Twenty-four players returned with the day scheduled to end once nine men (and/or women) were still standing, and the whole kit and kaboodle was wrapped up within four drama-packed levels.
U.K. and Irish hopes were dealt a double blow in the opening level, as both Josh Gould and Click here to read our interview with him.
The day was brought to a close with the elimination of the short-stacked Danish player Uffe Holm, who finished tantalizingly close to, but ultimately short of, a final-table berth.
Here are the other players who battled successfully through to the final table, along with their chip stacks and seat placements.
Seat 1: Arnaud Mattern - $328k
Seat 2: Ludovic Lacay - $296.5k
Seat 3: Andrea Benelli - $100k
Seat 4: Michael Muheim - $89k
Seat 5: Joao Barbosa - $123k
Seat 6: Dario Minieri - $359.5k
Seat 7: Nico Behling - $343.5k
Seat 8: Sergey Shcherbatskiy - $349k
Seat 9: Atanas Gueorguiev - $186.5k
If today's precursor to the final was indicative of what we can expect tomorrow, then we are in for an outstanding day of quality poker when we reconvene to play down to the champion.
Click here for a full accounting in live update form of how today's poker went down.
So, join us tomorrow for the final playdown of what has proved another action-packed EPT event full of intrigue. The final curtain awaits, although no one knows who will be the next champion. Let us bring all the excitement of the climactic finish to the comfort of your home as we follow the players down the road to glory and riches.