EPT8 Madrid: Day 4 seat draw and it's a cracking final 24

ept-thumb-promo.jpgLadies and gentlemen, we heard the early rumblings and we saw the flashes in the sky. This morning the storm hit Madrid as a thundering final 24 players prepare to sit down and battle their way down to eight last players. There's a good mix of established players (McDonald yet again, Nic Levi, Taylor Paur etc) and players breaking through who have skill and character in equal measure (particularly Simao and Boujenah). There's been hushed rumours that this could be a classic final table since the end of Day 1B, it's still looking a strong possibility.

*There isn't actually a storm here in Spain. The weather is surprisingly clement, making for a pleasant wander - in relative terms - down the side of the dual carriageway to the Super Mercado and Starbucks.

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From 24 down to 8

Table one
1. Jean-Pierre Petroli, France, 307,000
2. Fraser Macintyre, UK, PokerStars qualifier, 717,000
3. Siyu Sha, Germany, 848,000
4. Andrei Stoenescu, Romania, 263,000
5. Clayton Mozdzen, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 783,000
6. Nicolas Levi, France, 526,000
7. Tristan Clemencon, France, 395,000
8. João Paulo Simão, Brazil, PokerStars qualifier, 1,973,000

Table two
1. Frederik Jensen, Denmark, 410,000
2. Javier "El_Cañonero" Dominguez, Spain, PokerStars Team Online, 161,000
3. Yury Gulyy, Russia, PokerStars qualifier, 235,000
4. Ben Spraggons, UK, PokerStars qualifier, 245,000
5. Juan Navarrete, Spain, 516,000
6. Ivan Tikhov, Russia, PokerStars player, 614,000
7. Borge Dypvik, Norway, PokerStars player, 179,000
8. Jason Duval, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 946,000

Table three
1. Jordi Martinez, Spain, 284,000
2. Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes, France, 1,103,000
3. Ricardo Ibanez Rodriguez, Spain, 635,000
4. Ilan Boujenah, Israel, 1,153,000
5. Yordan Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 227,000
6. Ruben Setien Herrera, Spain, 175,000
7. Taylor Paur, USA, 734,000
8. Mike McDonald, Canada, 883,000

Tournament snapshot
Level 21: blinds 6,000-12,000, ante 1,000
Players: 24 of 477
Average stack: 596,000
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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour