After 5 days of poker Emil Olsson was crowned the champion of the 2012 WPT Copenhagen Main Event. The Swedish youngster bested a field of 229 players and defeated Morten Klein from Norway heads-up to become the latest WPT Champions Club member. He received 1,200,000 DKK ($229,938) and a $25k seat in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio.
Final table results: 1 Emil Olsson $229,938 2 Morten Klein $145,164 3 Philip Jacobsen $93,080 4 Steve Barshak $68,316 5 Robin Ylitalo $51,237 6 Jan Djerberg $40,989
The final table of the 2012 WPT Copenhagen Main Event is not far away now as only 18 players remain. Stanislav Barshak (picture), from the U.S., is the current chip leader with 830,000 chips and Frei Dilling Kjaer, the Day 3 chip leader, is ranked 3rd with 691,000 chips. Barshak and Kjaer will be joined by the likes of Peter Jepson and WPT National Series Denmark winner Steve O'Dwyer.
Day 2 of the PartyPoker sponsored WPT Copenhagen is in the books with 45 survivors. During the last stages of Day 2 the battle for the chip lead was between these players: Steve O'Dwyer, Sergii Baranov, Peter Jepson and Frie Dilling Kjaer. All four players took turns at holding the lead, but at the end of the day it was Frei Dilling Kjaer who had the biggest stack (445,500).
The first day of the World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main event saw a field of 98 players and 56 of them made it through the day (7 levels of play). The chip leader at the end of Day 1a was Andre Petrovic, from Sweden, who managed to accumulate 220,400 chips and he led from start to finish. Day 1b begins in a few hours and, of course, a greater field of players is expected to show up today.
We will be back with another update tomorrow! Stay tuned!
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