10/2/09 – The final table of eight players has been decided in the PokerStars European Poker Tour High-Roller Event, with French Canadian pro and WSOPE bracelet winner Erik Cajelais holding the chip lead having bagged 893 000 in chips overnight.
 
The final table make-up looks like this:
 
Seat 1: Eugene Katchalov, USA, 530,000
Seat 2: Shane Reihill, Ireland, 236,000
Seat 3: Matt Glantz, USA, 647,500
Seat 4: Dennis Phillips, USA, 218,500
Seat 5: Ilari Sahamies, Finland, 311,000
Seat 6: Leo Fernandez, Argentina, 460,000
Seat 7: Adolfo Vaeza, Uruguay, 468,000
Seat 8: Erik Cajelais, Canada, 893,500
 
At stake is the GBP 542 000 main prize generated by the substantial buy-in of GBP 20 000 levied on each of the 75 original players.
 
Second day play ended relatively early in the evening as the 31 survivors were whittled down to the final 8 players.
 
Big name casualties include Alex Kravchenko, Humberto Brenes, Joe Hachem, William Thorson, Dario Minieri and Vicky Coren.