Soulier Leads Epic Poker League Main Event Final Table
The Epic Poker League's second main event since its inception is down to the final table at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. As the four players remaining head to the dinner break, it is Fabrice Soulier who is currently the chip leader with just under two million in chips.
Soulier is joined at the dinner break by David Paul Steicke, Mike McDonald, and Erik Seidel. The latter is the fan favorite, but that does not mean the other three players are not receiving support from the fans that are in attendance and watching the main event final table live.
The final day of competition has been filled with ups and down for many of the eight players that began the day at the final table. While all of the players were guaranteed to cash at the event, the prestige and the big money stood at the top, where the winner will take home over $700,000 in prize money.
The first player to bow out of the final table was Dutch Boyd. The popular player finished the tournament in eighth place, winning $57,530. Sean Getzweiller was the next to go, picking up $69,040 in the process. Isaac Baron finished in sixth place, gaining a cash prize of $92,050, and Nam Thien Le was the last player to be ousted, taking home $126,570 for his fifth place finish.
Of the players remaining, Soulier is in the best position with his chip stack. Steicke is currently in second position, with 1,577,000. McDonald has 684,000, and Seidel is close behind, holding 665,000. None of the players have made much of a move in the current level of play, as the players have slowed down the action at the table leading into the dinner break.
The Epic Poker League was born out of the idea that the top professional poker players in the world needed a league to call their own. The first main event that was held had over 100 players entered, and the tally has fallen off in event number two. Less than 100 players entered the tournament at the Palms over the past week, but organizers still consider the event to be a success, as the league is only now growing in popularity in its early stages of existence.
September 10, 2011
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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