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Final Table Set In European Poker Tour €100,000 Super High Roller

Jason Mercier Leads Stacked Final Seven In Battle For €1,746,400 First-Place Prize


A total of 50 entries were made in the 2013 European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 ($130,250 USD) buy-in super high roller, building a prize pool of €4,851,000 ($6,275,253 USD). From this elite field only seven players now remain to battle it out for the title and the €1,746,400 ($2,259,143 USD) first-place prize in Monte Carlo.

The chip leader heading into the final table is Jason Mercier with 4,165,000 or roughly a third of the chips in play. Mercier was the largest stack of the 30 players who returned for day 2, and he remained out in front for much of the day. In fact, he knocked out the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th place finishers to ensure that the remaining seven were guaranteed a payday of at least €218,300.

Mercier is fresh off a seventh-place finish in the EPT Grand Final main event and a win in the €2,000 open-face Chinese poker re-entry event just days earlier. The American poker pro already has lifetime live tournament earnings of more than $8.2 million, and if he were to win he would overtake Men Nguyen for the 16th spot on the all-time live tournament earnings list.

Other notables at the final table include Sorel Mizzi, World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Timothy Adams, reigning PokerStars Caribbean Adventure super high roller champ Scott Seiver and 2013 Card Player Player of the Year contender Mike Watson.

The final table will be streamed on EPTlive with hole cards and commentary on an hour delay, with the broadcast beginning at 2:00 PM CET.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final day:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Jason Mercier 4,165,000
2 Vladimir Troyanovsky 2,150,000
3 Sorel Mizzi 2,140,000
4 Max Altergott 2,110,000
5 Timothy Adams 830,000
6 Scott Seiver 625,000
7 Mike Watson 480,000