Chip Counts

Talal Shakerchi went from the outhouse to the penthouse and then the outhouse again in Level 5 as he went from chip leader to out in eighth place. He collects $45,000 for his eighth place finish, whilst another double up has given Antonio Esfandiari the chip lead

The players chip stacks are as below. The +/- figure in brackets is their profit/loss since the end of the last level and the big blind figure is how many they have for the current level. The blinds during Level 6 will be 8,000/16,000/2,000.

Antonio Esfandiari – 670,000 (+352,000) 42 big blinds
Jonathan Duhamel – 585,000 (-18,000) 36.5 big blinds
Daniel “Jungleman” Cates – 490,000 (+141,000) 30. 625 big blinds
Dan Shak – 298,000 (-29,000) 18.625 big blinds
Tobias Reinkemeier – 227,000 (-257,000) 14 big blinds
Sam Trickett – 169,000 (-60,000) 10.5 big blinds
Jennifer Tilly – 141,000 (+47,000) 8.8 big blinds

Good level for

Antonio Esfandiari He got a huge double up through Talal Shakerchi (see below) to claim the chip lead and all but eliminate Shakerchi.

Jungleman – Cates won a few pots, including four-betting Jonathan Duhamel when he had pocket kings and has chipped up steadily to lie third in the chip charts.

Bad level for

Talal Shakerchi The Brit was eliminated in eighth place and becomes the first player to be eliminated from the final table.

Hand of the level

Talal Shakerchi moved all-in from the button with and Antonio Esfandiari made the call with . He was the all-in player with 328,000 on the line.

The board gave the pot to the Magician and left Shakerchi with just 48,000. The next hand Jennifer Tilly shoved with and Shakerchi called all-in with pocket kings. However an ace on the flop was the end of him and he exited in eighth.

Premier League final table payouts

1st – $450,000
2nd – $200,000
3rd – $150,000
4th – $125,000
5th – $100,000
6th – $70,000
7th – $60,000
8th – Talal Shakerchi, $45,000

View from the booth

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