EPT9 Berlin Day 4: Seat draw

Morning all. It's seat draw time again. Here are the table assignments for the final 55 players. The general idea is usually to reduce this field to 24 -- ie, the last three tables -- but I suspect we may go a little further and just play five 90-minute levels regardless. That, however, is the decision of the tournament officials, and we'll let you know what they come up with.

Our chip-leader is still Finland's Aku Joentausta, and there are still four former EPT champions in the mix: Liv Boeree, Sandra Naujoks, Kevin Stani and Thang Duc Nguyen. Should be an exciting day.

One other point: there are still 22 Germans in this field, accounting for precisely 40 per cent of the players left. The home nation has thus increased its presence as a percentage of the field day-by-day, which has never happened before.

Their average stack is now 422,000, which is slightly below the tournament average of 500,000 however. So can they keep up this remarkable showing into tomorrow? Only one way to find out, and that's to watch today. Here's the cast-list:

Day four seat draw for EPT Berlin
Table, seat, name, country, chips

1 1 Anaras Alekberovas Lithuania 805,000
1 2 Sandra Naujoks Germany 202,000
1 3 Philippe Barouk France 159,000
1 4 Sebastian Trisch Germany 333,000
1 5 Erik Scheidt Germany 246,000
1 6 Max Lehmanski Germany 169,000
1 7 Johannes Toebbe Germany 386,000
1 8 Ramil Yusupov Russia 958,000

2 1 Yakov Onuchin Russia 322,000
2 2 Thomas Richter Germany 189,000
2 3 Khiem Nguyen Germany 531,000
2 5 Jose Maria Galindo Lopez Spain 496,000
2 6 Arian Ghofrani Far Germany 328,000
2 7 Freerk Post Netherlands 615,000
2 8 Matias Juhani Kesanen Finland 938,000

3 1 Roman Herold Germany 816,000
3 2 Harri Koskenkorva Finland 690,000
3 3 Bryn Kenney USA 220,000
3 4 Robert Haigh Germany 617,000
3 5 Dmitry Chop Russia 402,000
3 6 Yngve Steen Norway 225,000
3 7 Roman Korenev Russia 626,000
3 8 Thomas Julian-Simon Germany 499,000

5 1 Pratyush Buddiga USA 365,000
5 2 Lasse Christiansen Denmark 761,000
5 3 Alexander Helbig Germany 622,000
5 4 Pascal Vos Netherlands 972,000
5 5 Artur Rudziankov Belarus 358,000
5 6 Oleksii Khoroshenin Ukraine 380,000
5 7 Kai Uwe Lach Germany 262,000
5 8 Thang Duc Nguyen Germany 779,000

6 1 Aliev Dashgyn Russia 668,000
6 2 Boris Becker Germany 116,000
6 3 Emil Ohlsson Sweden 1,011,000
6 4 Pal Koppegodt Norway 434,000
6 5 Florian Schleps Austria 230,000
6 6 Olivier Busquet USA 719,000
6 7 Calvin Anderson USA 744,000
6 8 Colin Moffatt Canada 568,000

7 1 Lukasz Golczyk Poland 466,000
7 2 Daniel-Gai Pidun Germany 401,000
7 3 Mihai Manole Romania 236,000
7 4 Liv Boeree UK 279,000
7 5 Thomas Hall UK 449,000
7 6 Marc Witt Germany 640,000
7 7 David Cabrera Spain 341,000
7 8 Theodoros Aidonopoulos Greece 336,000

8 1 Aku Joentausta Finland 1,039,000
8 2 Natalie Hof Germany 199,000
8 3 Robert Auer Germany 781,000
8 4 Ronny Voth Germany 332,000
8 5 Yasar Guden Germany 721,000
8 6 Kevin Stani Norway 681,000
8 7 Daniel Reijmer Netherlands 505,000
8 8 Jerome Kobina Evans Germany 123,000

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Howard Swains
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