Season 11 of the European Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars.com kicked off in fine style with a record number of entrants for an EPT in Europe. A field of 1,496 generated a prize pool of €7,255,600 with 239 players getting paid and the winner is set to receive €1,261,000.
With the final table of eight set to play down to a winner today it won’t be long before we know just who will be walking away with that huge pay day and the title of EPT 2014 Barcelona champion.
Hossein Ensan begins the day as chip leader, having won his seat via a live satellite as well as taking down the inaugural EPT Seniors event only days ago. Ensan is one of three German players to have made it through to the official final table of eight, the others being third placed amateur Ji Zhang and Andre Lettau, an online professional, who lies in fourth.
Samuel “buckguy 2200” Phillips is another online professional who has over $3,000,000 cashes to his name. Phillips is the sole American left in the field and this is his biggest live cash of his poker career.
Coverage of the final table with hole cards begins at 2 p.m. today and PokerNews will bring you all the action on the way to crowning the first champion of the season. We hope you’ll join us then and stay with us in what is sure to be a hard fought and dramatic final day of play.