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Coren And Naujoks In World Poker Championship Final

IFP World Championship To Crown Winner Later Today; Vicky Coren And Sandra Naujoks Among Final Nine

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The much anticipated final tableThe International Federation of Poker’s World Poker Championship event, The Table, kicked off yesterday with an invite-only field of 135 to the $500,000 freeroll.

In a little over 11 hours, nine players were remaining with familiar names such as Sandra Naujoks and Vicky Coren in contention. The final table plays down to one today and tension builds as the crowning of the IFP’s first world poker champion grows ever closer.

The blinds should have started today at 4,000-8,000 but were pulled back slightly to 2,000-4,000 with a 400 ante. The levels were also reduced from 45 minutes to 40.

Here is the final table and their chip counts:

Seat 1: Igor Trafane (Brazil) 369,000
Seat 2: Sandra Naujoks (Germany) 167,000
Seat 3: Takuo Serita (Japan) 41,000
Seat 4: Kinichi Nakata (Japan) 29,000
Seat 5: Victoria Coren (United Kingdom) 204,000
Seat 6: Slavko Tomic (Serbia) 44,000
Seat 7: Marsha Waggoner (Australia), 32,000
Seat 8: Tim Reese (Germany) 44,000
Seat 9: Raul Mestre (Spain) 426,000

With Germany taking down the IFP’s Nations Cup it will be interesting to see if Germany can do it once again in the World Championship. Check back tomorrow to find out who will be crowned king, or indeed queen, of The Table.