Boatman, MacPhee Star at EPT San Remo Final Table

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The 2011 PokerStars EPT San Remo main event has reached a final table and the two biggest names among the final eight are UK old-schooler Barny Boatman and EPT Berlin champion Kevin MacPhee.

Exiting on the final table bubble and setting the stage for tomorrow’s finale was Norwegian superstar Johnny Lodden.

837 players bought into this tournament five days ago, building a total prize pool of €3,734,694. Just eight now remain in contention for the €800,000 first-place prize.

Entering the final table as chip leader with 6.7 million is Daniel Neilson from Australia and he’s followed closely by Dimitar Danchev of Bulgaria.

Neilson is an accomplished online pro and managed to crack the top 100 at the 2010 WSOP Main Event. Neilson has earned more than $700,000 playing live tournaments and is looking to record his biggest score by far tomorrow in San Remo.

Entering the final table in fourth place is Russian Andrey Pateychuk, who finished 15th in the 2011 WSOP Main Event for close to half a million dollars.

Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman is in fifth with just under 2.5 million.

Rounding out the roster of familiar face is Kevin MacPhee, who plays online under the alias ImaLuckSac. MacPhee has big results live, including a win at EPT Berlin for over $1.3 million.

He also has roughly $4.2 million in online poker earnings including a third-place finish in this year’s $10k WCOOP High Roller event.

Just missing out on his second EPT final table was Johnny Lodden. He went broke in ninth.

Making deep runs but ultimately busting short of the final table were Lex Veldhuis (15th), Mike McDonald (18th) and 2011 WSOPE main event champion Elio Fox (23rd).

Action will continue tomorrow in San Remo to decide a champion.

Here are the full final table chip counts.

  • 1 - Daniel Neilson 6,700,000
  • 2 - Dimitar Danchev 4,435,000
  • 3 - Jan Bendik 3,980,000
  • 4 - Andrey Pateychuk 3,105,000
  • 5 - Barny Boatman 2,490,000
  • 6 - Yorane Kerignard 2,145,000
  • 7 - Rocco Palumbo 1,160,000
  • 8 - Kevin MacPhee 1,115,000

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