After two days of action-filled poker, the field of 49 entries in the 2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague €50,000 Super High Roller has been whittled down all the way to the last six hopefuls. A prize pool of €2,352,735 has been created and all finalists have €152,915 locked up for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the first-place payout of €741,100 and becoming the last ever EPT Super High Roller champion before the rebranding in 2017.
Leading the final table line up is King's Casino Rozvadov owner Leon Tsoukernik with 4,330,000 followed by two-time EPT High Roller champion Charlie Carrel with 3,565,000. Both won huge pots late on Day 2 to eliminate Jean-Noel Thorel and Mustapha Kanit respectively to establish a decent lead over the remaining four hopefuls. Tsoukernik and Carrel clashed several times on Day 1 already and Tsoukernik had to re-enter as a result, before over taking the spotlight after Day 2.
Juha Helppi (1,615,000) and Viacheslav Buldygin (1,230,000) are in the middle of the pack while Paul Newey (955,000) and Germany's Julian Thomas (535,000) are the two short stacks. Newey finished runner up to Leonid Markin in this very event in 2014, while Thomas' biggest cash to date comes from one year prior after taking down the 2013 WPT Prague Main Event.
EPT13 Prague Super High Roller Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Leon Tsoukernik||Czech Republic||4,330,000||87|
|2||Paul Newey||United Kingdom||955,000||19|
|3||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||3,565,000||71|
The action will resume in 90 minutes from now at 12 p.m. local time with almost 50 minutes left in level 18 and blinds of 25,000-50,000 with a running ante of 5,000. The PokerStars live stream with cards up will be on a security delay of one hour and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide hand-for-hand updates until a winner is crowned.