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Schemion, Lodden, Mateos Crash Final Six at EPT Grand Final
As the wrap-up to another memorable season on the EPT, you couldn't find a much better representation of what the tour's come to be than the final six at the Grand Final Main Event.
Leading the chip counts?
Hady El Asmar and Muhyedine Fares, two recreational players from Lebanon and Senegal, respectively, having the time of their lives going deep in an EPT major.
The short stacks? Two of Europe's leading young guns in Jose Carlos Garcia from Poland and former WSOPE Main Event champ Adrian Mateos from Spain.
Right smack in the middle? Two of the most renowned pros in the game in Germany's Ole Schemion and Norway's Johnny Lodden.
Put it all together and it should add up to one of the most entertaining final tables in EPT history.
€1,082,000, First EPT Title to the Winner
No matter their overall status in the game's pecking order all six have their eyes firmly trained on the ultimate goal tomorrow - securing the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event title.
The favorites - Mateos, Schemion and Lodden - are all looking to claim their first EPT main event title.
At least nine other players began the day with the same dream but seven of them had to hit the rail before the official final table was reached.
The UK's Tom Hall went out first in 15th. Notables Christopher Frank and Juan Martin Pastor were out in 12th and 11th before Dmitry Ivanov became the final table bubble boy in ninth.
Japan's Koichi Nozaki and Germany's Markus Ross won the mixed joy/anguish of making the final table but failing to see the final day.
Watch the full replay of the day's action and tune in for the final playdown tomorrow on the live stream. The final six and chip counts:
1. Hady El Asmar 3,970,000
2. Muhyedine Fares 3,955,000
3. Ole Schemion 3,530,000
4. Johnny Lodden 2,250,000
5. Adrian Mateos 1,770,000
6. Jose Carlos Garcia 1,435,000