Local rivalries are the name of the game in Copenhagen as three Swedes and a Finn make the final table to put pressure on the only home-grown talent who is also the second shortest stack.
Swedish player Per Linde started Day 4 as chip leader and didn’t let much slide all day. He goes into the final table way out in front with almost five points million in chips. Linde can rest fairly soundly knowing the closest player in the chase is approximately three million chips behind and just ahead of the main pack; American Kevin Iacafano managed to leave the building holding 1,844,000 points in chips with the Finn and the other two Swedes holding the middle order together (an apology to our States-side readers for the cycle tour and cricket references).
The whole of Day 4 took only seven levels of play to turn 64 hopefuls into nine newly-rich men. Stretching out his lead, Linde is coming off the back of a good year last year with a third place at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Grand Prix event in Paris and a deep run at EPT stop in San Remo, Italy.
These nine will They return tomorrow at noon, Central European Time, to see who had the courage to take a shot or few at Linde while they still can in the earlylevels. Grabbing the EPT Copenhague title and the first prize of DKK 3,700,000 (€496,271) will be are Copenhagen
The final table of the EPT Copenhagen, 26 February 2011 (points in chips):
Seat 1 – Andrea Dalle Molle, Italy, 417,000
Seat 2 – Per Linde, Sweden, 4,980,000
Seat 3 – Nikolas Liakos, Sweden, 1,493,000
Seat 4 – Mudassar Khan, Denmark, 823,000
Seat 5 – Kevin Iacofano, USA, 1,844,000
Seat 6 – John Eames, UK, 1,060,000
Seat 7 – Michael Tureniec, Sweden, 1,310,000
Seat 8 – Juha Helppi, Finland, 1,470,000