Golden Prague Poker - EPT Prague: Finger and Levi neck and neck for final table
Image The final table for the last event of the European Poker Tour in 2011 is set in Prague`s Hotel Hilton and The Golden Prague Poker Room, the Czech Republic, as German Martin Finger holds a slim lead over Nicolas Levi for today`s action...

31 players came back to the tables on Friday, looking to get down to the traditional eight handed EPT final table, with Patrick Renkers holding down the chip lead. There were several contenders looking to knock him off the top of the mountain, such as Canada’s Mike McDonald (looking to become the first player to ever win two EPT events), Ireland’s Jude Ainsworth and the United Kingdom’s Chris Moorman. Up for grabs for the combatants on Friday was a seat at the final table and a shot at the €775,000 first place prize.

The first player eliminated on the day was Sharon Volfer. That elimination was followed by the busting of Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor in 30th place. The other Team Pro still remaining, Jude Ainsworth ran all the way down to the final two tables before he fell in 14th place.

Other notables falling short of the final table included former EPT champion Mike McDonald (27th), Australia's Jason Gray (19th) and young British superstar Chris Moorman (15th).

On the final elimination of the day, start-of-the-day chip leader Patrick Renkers was eliminated. His ninth-place finish solidified an official final table appearance for the other eight players at EPT Prague and sent everyone home from the day.

The final table will line up like this:
Seat 1: Mads Wissing, 420,000
Seat 2: Guillem Cavaller, 1.405 million
Seat 3: Nicolas Levi, 5.69 million
Seat 4: Martin Finger, 5.8 million
Seat 5: Andreas Wiese, 1.615 million
Seat 6: Ari Engel, 1.67 million
Seat 7: Denys Drobyna, 1.18 million
Seat 8: Danyel Boyaciyan, 3.77 million

Levi and Engel have the experience edge at this final table (and Levi has the chips), but it will take a Herculean effort for someone other than Finger or Levi to take down this championship. By today evening, we will know who the final champion of 2011 is for the European Poker Tour.

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