Only six players are left in the hunt for the WSOP Europe Main Event Championship at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. It took five days to trim the field from 529 to six. The Main Event winner gets a small mound of cash worth €1.1M, plus the coveted bracelet. Niall Farrell already won a piece of blingilicous bling last week when he took down the €25K High Roller. Can he pull off a double bracelet win at the King's Casino in RozVegas? Or will Maria Ho finally break through to the winner's circle? Ho advanced to her fifth WSOP final table, but he yet to be the last person standing. Only five players stand in her way of fulfilling her quest for a bracelet.
Day 5 of the Main Event began with 12 players and Maria Ho with the big stack. Romania's Andrei Boghean was the first player to exit when he was picked off in 12th place. Super short Irishman Marc MacDonnell failed to launch a comeback on Day 5 and he headed to the rail in 11th place.
Defending WSOP Europe Main Event Champion Kevin MacPhee came into Day 5 as one of the short stacks. He needed massive help early on if he wanted to stay alive. Alas, MacPhee's run ended in tenth place.
Russia's Stepan Osinovskii hit the road in ninth place, followed by Luis Rodriguez from Spain in eighth place.
Day 5 concluded when British pro Jack Salter busted in seventh place. With six left, the official final table was set. Maria Ho bagged up the most chips with 7.8M followed by Marti Roca De Torres' 7.2M. Gianluca Speranza ended up with a third-biggest stack and 4.4M. Mathijs Jonkers bagged up fifth overall with 2.8M. And by default, Robert Bickley was the shorty with a shade over 1M.
Niall Farrell made the cut yet again. When he returns to fight, the Scottish pro will have 3M. Farrell's been at enough final tables to know that anything can happen. But the Triple Crown winner also has finishing skills. Can he pull off another victory in RozVegas? Or will his magical run come to an end?
First place in the Main Event pays out €1.1M, with the runner-up getting nearly €689K. Everyone remaining locked up a minimum of €174,365, which is what sixth place pays out. Who wants the cash and the bling?
Tune in at noon local time for the conclusion of the WSOP Europe Main Event final table. The live stream should be here.
2017 WSOP Europe - Main Event
Prize Pool: €5,025,500
Maria Ho 7,830,000
Marti Roca De Torres 7,260,000
Gianluca Speranza 4,400,000
Niall Farrell 3,025,000
Mathijs Jonkers 2,785,000
Robert Bickley 1,085,000
Final Table Payouts: