The final stretch

The final table of the EPT Dublin is coming from the Royal Dubin Society (RDS) in the Ballsbridge district of this wonderful city.

The television set has been created in the centre of a wooden-floored concert hall, with books lining the walls and elegant statues posing flamboyantly to welcome us in.

Residents of Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, might like to note that these date from before 1996.

Players are taking a break before battle commences, but the bleachers are already full as the Irish poker crowd awaits the action. There are three Irishmen, three British players and two Swedes in the final eight.

John Duthie: EPT supremo

Full profiles to follow. In the meantime, here are a few more sights from the city.

This chap just missed the final table
Brad Willis
@BradWillis in European Poker Tour