Déjà vu: Rasmus Nielsen in Denmark EPT final

Rasmus Nielsen
Rasmus Nielsen will be looking to close the deal this year after making back-to-back final tables at EPT Copenhagen

Widely considered the best player at last year's final table before a bad beat ended his title hopes, Rasmus Nielsen will have a shot at redemption in Denmark Saturday.

The emerging Danish poker star made it back-to-back final tables at PokerStars' EPT Copenhagen by booking a seat in the final eight Friday night.

He will no doubt be looking to better his 2008 run, which ended when eventual champion Tim Vance hit a miraculous six-outer to bust him in fourth.

"I'm feeling very good," he told PokerListings after the final table was set."It's a home field and it's back-to-back with last year."

Nielsen, who also made runner-up at one of the many $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'em events at the 2008 WSOP and fifth at the 2008 Amsterdam Master Classics of Poker, will come into the final neck and neck for the chip lead with Norwegian Anders Langset.

He's hopeful this will be the major tournament where he finally gets over the hump and books the win.

"I would really like to go one better here," he said.

To no one's surprise, the final eight is filled with Scandinavians, as Swedes Petter Petersson and Peter Hedlund, Finns Jens Kyllonen and Jussi Nevanlinna and Dane Jonas Klausen also made it through.

France's Eric Larcheveque is the only non-Scandinavian in the final eight.

A first-place prize of 6,541,920 DKK, or close to €878,000, will be up for grabs when the final plays out in Denmark Saturday.

The action will begin just after 2 p.m. Copenhagen time and you can follow it from start to finish from our Live Tournaments page.


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