Salter Leads EPT Grand Final, Firsau Busts 10th for Second Straight Year

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Vasili Firsau

English pro Jack Salter will take the chip lead to the EPT Grand Final final table while Vasili Firsau had the dubious distinction of being eliminated in 10th place for the second year in a row earlier today.

Salter finished with 5.1 million chips with Colombian Mayu Roca his closest competition with 4.6 million.

Both Salter and Roca distanced themselves from the rest of the field on Day 6 with the next closest player, Sweden’s Magnus Karlsson, holding 2.5 million.

The USA’s Kenny Hicks, who finished with the chip lead on Day 5, held on to make the final table but will begin play as one of the middle stacks.

They are all still chasing a €1.2 million first-place prize.

International Final Table Features Three Germans

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Jack Salter

As one might expect the EPT Grand Final is an international affair with players from six different countries although Germany certainly has solid representation with three of the final eight.

Unfortunately for German poker fans, Sebastian von Toperczer, Malte Moennig and Sebastian Bredthauer round out the bottom three spots as far as chip counts go.

Incredibly Vasili Firsau finished 10th for the second straight year in the EPT Grand Final. Last year the Belarusian finished 10th for €76,000. If it’s any consolation he received slightly more this year, earning €83,200.

Noted pro Mark Teltscher and Steven Silverman (who won the $25k HR in Monaco last year) were both eliminated on Day 6. Silverman was the first player to go bust, landing in 17th, while Teltscher held on to 12th place.

To follow the final table live tomorrow be sure to check out the EPT Grand Final livestream, which begins at 14:00 CET.

Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:

  • 1. Jack Salter - 5.1 million
  • 2. Mayu Roca - 4.6 million
  • 3. Magnus Karlsson - 2.5 million
  • 4. Antonio Buonanno - 2 million
  • 5. Kenny Hicks - 1.8 million
  • 6. Sebastian von Toperczer - 1.2 million
  • 7. Malte Moennig - 1.1 million
  • 8. Sebastian Bredthauer - 755,000
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