Welcome to the final day of the €5,300 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour Main Event.
Out of a 2,294 entry strong field, only 6 players will return at 12:30 p.m. local time to their seats on the feature stage to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned.
Patrik Jaros will begin the day as the chip leader with a stack of 14,975,000. Jaros was steadily building throughout Day 5 and will be looking to continue to do so today in order to try and close it out.
Jaros's closest competitor is Kayhan Mokri with 14,575,000. Mokri, who finished second after a penultimate day that saw him move from the bottom to the top, will have his eyes on his first live title through this record-breaking Main Event.
Brazil's established player Fabiano Kovalski will return in third place and a win would almost triple his total career live earnings. Kovalski, whose fourth time it is cashing in this tournament, will try to be the last one standing this time.
They are joined at the final table by Giuliano Bendinelli (10,700,000), Neville Costa (10,550,000), and Jimmy Guerrero (5,100,000).
Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Patrik Jaros||Czech Republic||14,975,000||60|
The action is scheduled to recommence with 19:28 minutes remaining in Level 33 at blinds of 125,000/250,000 and with a big blind ante of 250,000. Levels will last 90 minutes each with a 20-minute break after each level and with a dinner break at the discretion of the tournament directors.
The biggest slice of the €11,125,900 prize pool is still up for grabs and the six finalists have locked up a payday of €334,480. However, the prestigious Main Event title and the top prize of €1,714,000 are reserved for the winner.
Remaining Final Table Payouts
|8||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||€198,000|
The final showdown will be broadcasted on a security delay of 30 minutes on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channels. All PokerNews live updates will be published according to the delayed cards-up coverage.