What started two days ago with 105 entries (88 unique/17 reentries) is now down to the final table of eight. The 2014 PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Sanremo High Roller is the last €10K buy-in High Roller of the season, and now just eight players remain in contention for the €265,000 first-place prize.
The man in the best positioned to capture it is Germany's Philip Sternheimer, who is the chip leader with 938,000. That said, he faces some stiff competition that includes Griffin Benger (892,000) and Ole Schemion (831,000).
Nearly a year ago, Benger won the EPT9 Berlin High Roller for €429,000, a trophy and of course, the Shamballa bracelet. Berlin didn't grace the schedule in Season 10, so Benger is doing his best to make up for it with another high roller win here in Italy. Likewise, Schemion is looking for a win, which would be the ninth of his career, though it'd be his first EPT High Roller win.
What's more, Schemion is in a heated race for EPT10 Player of the Year with Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst and Thomas Muhlocker. The former was eliminated from this event early on Day 2, while Muhlocker managed a 14th-place finish for €17,500. That means no matter where Schemion finishes, he'll be adding more points to his total. With a hefty lead over his aforementioned foes, it looks like Schemion is going to walk away with POY honors... the there is still the Grand Final to go.
Here's a look at the final table:
|5||Imed Ben Mahmoud||151,000|
The remaining eight players will return to action in Level 20 (8,000/16,000/2,000), and they will play down to a winner. Likewise, the EPT10 Sanremo Main Event will also be playing down to a winner, which you can follow by clicking here. Action will resume in about an hour, so be sure to join us then for all the latest and greatest from the Casino Sanremo.