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Kevin MacPhee Leads Final Six Of 2015 WSOP Europe Main Event

Andrew Lichtenberger and JC Alvarado Also Alive Chasing €883,000 First-Place Prize


The final table is set in the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €10,450 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. A total of 313 players made their way to the Spielbank Berlin to play in the first ever WSOPE main event held in Germany. From that field now only six remain to battle it out for the title, the championship gold bracelet and the first-place prize of €883,000.

The distribution of chips among the final six can best be described as polarized. Kevin MacPhee’s is the runaway leader with 5,015,000, which is nearly five times larger than the three shortest stacks combined. Andrew Lichtenberger has the second largest stack with 2,135,000 while JC Alvarado enters the final day in third with 1,070,000.

The final table was set when Erik Seidel was eliminated in seventh place. The eight-time WSOP bracelet winner got all-in preflop with the ASpade SuitKSpade Suit only to run into the AHeart SuitADiamond Suit of MacPhee. The 3.3 million chip pot was sent MacPhee’s way after the flop and turn came down 7Diamond Suit5Heart Suit2Heart Suit8Spade Suit, leaving Seidel drawing dead going into the river.

The remaining six players are all now guaranteed at least a €130,000 payday, which is right around the amount of money that current third-place occupant Alvarado has riding on an upcoming MMA match with fellow poker pro Olivier Busquet.

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

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Kevin MacPhee 5,015,000
2 Andrew Lichtenberger 2,135,000 
3 JC Alvarado 1,070,00
4 David Lopez 520,000 
5 Kilian Kramer 435,000 
6 Felix Bleiker 215,000