Sure there were only eight people in the event, the exact number of seats at the final table on the EPT, but who are we to rain on their parade?
Making the final table is a big accomplishment, regardless of how many players enter. To your right is Sami Kelopuro at his most excited, stoked about making a real live EPT final table. This is the happiest we've seen him in years.
Dario Minieri, Florian Langmann, Gianni Giaroni, Illia Kainov, Michael Lundell, Oleh Okhotskyi, David Steicke and the aforementioned Kelopuro were the only ones to drop the €13,000 to get a seat.
The action just got going in this event and it's scheduled for three days of play which is probably a bit generous. We're not sure how long it's actually going take but check back here on the blog for more updates.
-- Matthew Showell