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Chris Moorman, Jake Cody and Shawn Buchanan Highlight 2011 WSOPE Main Event Final Table

Winner Will Earn €1.4 Million on Thursday


Jake CodyAfter four days of action, the final table of the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is set. The remaining eight players will all regroup on Thursday to battle down to a champion who will earn a coveted bracelet along with a first-place prize of €1.4 Million.

Leading the way is Elio Fox, winner of the 2011 WPT Bellagio Cup this summer. Fox scored a double elimination late in the day when his pocket tens were able to outrun Arnaud Mattern’s pocket aces and Alexander Dovzhenko’s big slick. The massive pot gave Fox the momentum he needed to finish the day with 3,990,000, which is nearly 50 percent more chips than his closest competitor, Jake Cody.

Cody, fresh off of his Triple Crown winning performance at this summer’s WSOP, is looking to add a second bracelet to his growing collection. The Brit is joined by fellow countryman Chris Moorman, who will enter the final table looking to take over the 2011 Card Player Player of the Year lead entering the race’s final months.

Chris MoormanIncredibly, Moorman is currently ranked in the top ten for both POY and Online Player of the Year (OPOY) standings. To date, the young pro has amassed over $4.1 million in tournament earnings.

Other notables at the final table include Brian Roberts, Max Silver, Moritz Kranich and Shawn Buchanan, who will have some work to do as the table’s shortest stack.

Those interested in watching all of the action can see a nearly live stream of the final table, with holecards, on both ESPN3 and The broadcast is set to start at 8 a.m. EST.

Here’s a look at the final table and their chip counts.

1 Elio Fox 3,990,000
2 Jake Cody 2,685,000
3 Dermot Blain 2,405,000
4 Chris Moorman 2,230,000
5 Brian Roberts 2,000,000
6 Max Silver 1,825,000
7 Moritz Kranich 1,660,000
8 Shawn Buchanan 1,015,000

Watch Card Player TV’s preview of the final tablists below.