Forty-nine players returned to their seats in the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh on Sunday lunchtime to complete the penultimate day of the PokerStars UKIPT Edinburgh main event. Ten-and-a-half hours later these 49 hopefuls had been reduced to the final table of eight.
When play resumes at 12:00 today, the final table will be lead back into battle by Przemyslaw Dajer and his 2,083,000 stack. A large percentage of Dajer’s stack used to belong to Kevin Williams, however, Williams chose the wrong moment to five-bet shove for 40 big blinds with because Dajer was sat there with . Obviously, Dajer snap-called, his aces held and the chip lead was his.
Although Dajer is the overall chip leader, the eyes of the media will be fixated on two of the better-known players who will be seated with him. Former European Poker Tour London champion David Vamplew and fellow top pro Jamie Sykes have both managed to navigate their way through the vast majority of the Edinburgh crowd and are now only seven eliminations from winning this fantastic event and the £101,000 first place prize.
UKIPT Edinburgh Final Table Seat Draw
The minimum any of the eight final table members will walk away with is £9,750 but none of them will want to claim that amount. Anyone reaching heads-up will lock up £61,000 and the champion will find £101,000 transferred to his PokerStars account.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews tomorrow morning to discover who the UKIPT Edinburgh champion is.
Lead image courtesy of Mickey May and the PokerStars Blog.