Local Pro Adeniya Leads EPT London Final Table

Martins Adeniya
Martins Adeniya is looking for the biggest score of his career at tomorrow's final table.

The 2011 PokerStars.com EPT London main event has reached the final table and London local Martins Adeniya is in the lead.

Day 5 played out at the Hilton Metropole in England’s capitol today and saw the final 24 players return to fight for a spot among the final eight and a shot at the £750,000 first-place prize.

After almost nine hours of play the final table has been reached, guaranteeing everyone who survived the evening a £64,000 payday.

For much of the afternoon Germany’s Benny Spindler controlled the action and was personally responsible for more eliminations than any other individual at the final table.

Spindler’s biggest score in live poker so far is the seven-figure windfall he had when he finished third in the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Since then he’s recorded a slew of significant scores and proved to be a regular deep-finisher in EPT events.

Chip leader Martins Adeniya was a city trader here in London before switching to poker full time three years ago and has since recorded nearly $250,000 in live results.

He’s got the biggest opportunity of his young career here in London and he'll be looking to take full advantage of the chip lead he snagged when he busted Adria Balaguer with a huge cooler to end the day today.

Also making an appearance at a very international final table is American Steve O’Dwyer.

Known as MrTimCaum online, O’Dwyer has been a regular on the big buy-in tournament circuit for several years and has earned over $1.1 million in live scores.

He also has a chance to blow his biggest score - a $260k victory in a side event at the Bellagio Cup - out of the water at the final table tomorrow.

Among those who made the top 24 but couldn’t secure a seat at the final table were 2010 Irish Open champion James Mitchell, EPT Warsaw winner Joao Barbosa and Sebastian Blom, older brother of Swedish sensation Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

Final-table action resumes at noon tomorrow and will continue until a winner has been crowned. Click through here to follow along with PokerListings.com.

Here are the full final table chip counts:

Martins Adeniya


Mattias Bergstrom


Benny Spindler


Andre Klebanov


Kevin Iafocano


Juan Manuel Pastor


Stephen O'Dwyer


Miroslav Benes


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