WSOPE 2012 Main Event: The Final Table

A total of 420 players entered the €10,450 buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event to create a prize pool worth €4,032,000. Day 4 of the tournament then saw the remaining 24 competitors reduced to a final table of eight all now in great shape to win a prestigious gold bracelet, as well as the €1,022,376 first-place prize.
Losers
Amongst the 24 hopefuls who cashed in on Day 4 but fell short of a final table appearance was 2 times WSOP bracelet winner Andy Frankenberger in 22nd (€26,611) and Liv Boeree who was busted by Joseph Cheong in 18th (€26,611), before later tweeting:
“AAAARGH get it in pre with AQ vs A 10 for 650k. He binks a ten on the river. Out in 18th. Sad panda. So annoying, just wasn’t my day I guess..Beach and mojito time! Who wants to be stuck inside playing poker anyway ;-)”
Also following Boeree out of the competition was David Benyamine in 15th (€32,256), Scott Seiver in 10th (€66,528) and Tim Adams in 9th (€66,528).
Winners
On the other side of the coin, we now have one of the most exciting final tables yet seen at the WSOP Europe Main Event, with 12 times bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth ahead of his competitors on a 3.434m stack. However, Hellmuth still has some work to do if he is to take down his first WSOP Main Event title since his famous victory in 1998 for $755,000. Just behind him is the  hyper-aggressive Ukranian Sergii Baranov (3.339m), followed by 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong (1.966m).
The host country also has three French pros to add their home support to in the guise of Stephane Albertini, Stephane Girault and Paul Tedeschi. In addition, the incredibly talented Jason Mercier will be in the hunt for his third WSOP bracelet although a good start will be necessary as he begins the day as the second shortest stack. Finally, no final table would be complete without a Brit at the table, in this case online grinder Chris Brammer, who has over $2.5 million in online tournament winnings, as well as $654,320 in live winnings since 2008.
The final table will now get underway later today at 1:30 pm local time when the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event winner will be crowned.  All the action can be seen via a delayed live stream available on ESPN3.
The finalists will line-up as follows:
1 Phil Hellmuth 3,434,000
2 Sergii Baranov 3,339,000
3 Joseph Cheong 1,966,000
4 Stephane Albertini 1,162,000
5 Chris Brammer 851,000
6 Stephane Girault 664,000
7 Jason Mercier 652,000
8 Paul Tedeschi 543,000

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