203 entries from 33 countries have ponied up around Euro 6 000 each for a crack at the over Euro 1 million prizepool on offer at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Warsaw tournament, which this weekend comes to a climax with a very competitive final table.
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Entrants to the event included Alexander Kravchenko, Luca Pagano, Arnaud Mattern, Angel Guillen and JC Alvarado. Defending WSOP-champion Peter Eastgate was there, along with EPT Barcelona-champion Carter Phillips, Internet star Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Katja Thater, Florian Langmann, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Dario Minieri, Vitaly Lunkin, Antony Lellouche, Thierry Van Den Berg, Scotty Nguyen, Gus Hansen, Shaun Deeb and Ludovic Lacay, arriving after third placing at the WPT Marrakech.
Few of the stars were to make the final table, however, which starts play Sunday comprised of Oleksandr Vaserfirer holding the chip lead on 1 854 000, followed by Luca Pagano and Clayton Mozdzen on 984 000 and 978 000 respectively, Ruslan Prydryk (658 000), Alfio Battisti (552 000), Christophe Benzimra (465 000), Anatoly Gurtoyov (332 000) and Alexander Klimashin (266 000).