The final day of the PokerStars European Poker Tour. After over a decade of putting on some of the most prestigious tournaments in poker, building a rich history in crowning over 100 champions, and awarding over $1 billion in total prize money, PokerStars will retire the EPT name in favor of its planned PokerStars Championships and PokerStars Festivals.
All that remains is the minor matter of crowning the last Main Event champion. There are six contenders left for that crown out of 1,192 runners, none of whom have tasted the ultimate EPT glory before.
Foremost among them in reputation and results is American David Peters. The Ohio native has put together a truly remarkable 2016, with more than $6.8 million in cashes, roughly doubling his career live total, and his first World Series of Poker bracelet. Adding the final EPT title to his trophy case would be the cherry on top of a year to remember.
However, he does trail Hungarian Marton Czuczor, who enters as the chip leader with just shy of 10 million. Czuczor will cede position on most hands to his American rival, though, since they're seated with Czuczor in Seat 1 and Peters in Seat 2.
The other contenders are Sam Cohen, Jasper Meijer van Putten, Marius Gierse and Sergei Petrushevskii. You can read more about each of them in the profiles below, courtesy of PokerStars.
Day 6 will get underway at noon local time, with play streamed via the PokerStars TV team on a one-hour delay. You can check out the action right here on PokerNews.com. The blinds will be 60,000/120,000/20,000 when play resumes, and cards and chips will continue to fly until the final EPT Main Event winner is determined.