Seven Davids Face A Chip Goliath At EPT San Remo Final Table
April 20, 2022
The final table for the PokerStars European Poker Tour San Remo main event has officially been determined and despite the presence of a well known, often talked about- and who are we kidding- awfully pretty UB pro, most eyes are still forced to focus on one Swedish player, who has greedily claimed way more than his fair share of tournament chips.

Sweden’s Jakob Carlsson, after more than 10 hours of Day 5 play, now finds himself the chip leader and then some of the EPT San Remo, after a day of fortunate eliminations and big hands including one major 10 million+ chip pot, where he was able to river a full house, to send the chip leader at the time Alexy Rybin from “first to worst.”  Rybin, who started the hand with around 7 million in tournament chips, flopped the second best straight on a board showing King-Ten-Queen, only to get out drawn once the money went all in by Carlsson’s flopped second best set of Queens- that eventually became Queens over Kings.  Thanks to that hand and others, Carlsson will enter tomorrow’s final table with over 13.5 million in tournament chips, about 8.5 million more than his closest rival Toni Pattersson.

Rybin, for the record did survive the day to make the final table as well, despite the epic hand with Carlsson, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for the 16 players that were eliminated throughout the long day of play including the chip leader when the day began, Allan Baekke.  Baekke, who yesterday was being discussed as the EPT’s first ever  possible back-to-back champion, was eliminated in 12th place after a disappointing day where little seemed to go right for the EPT Snowfest title holder.

The story of Baekke, once again proves that no matter how well things go early on, poker tournaments can only be won on the last day; a hopeful lesson that should be remembered by the seven other players staring up at Carlsson’s huge stack at tomorrow’s final table, including UB’s Liv Boeree, who was one of the chip leaders for much of the day but will now enter the final table right in the middle of the pack, after doubling up Claudio Piceci around the end of the night’s play.

The final eight players of the PokerStars EPT San Remo main event are as follows:

Seat 1: Claudio Piceci- 4,460,000

Seat 2: Alexey Rybin- 1,890,000

Seat 3: Atanas Georgiev- 2,520,000

Seat 4: Jakob Carlsson- 13,525,000

Seat 5: Giuseppe Diep- 1,830,000

Seat 6: Liv Boeree- 3,440,000

Seat 7: Toni Pettersson- 5,035,000

Seat 8: Michael Piper- 4,600,000

For more information on the PokerStars EPT San Remo final table, set to kick off tomorrow at noon local time, visit the official PokerStars blog.
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