The final table of the 2016 Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) Main Event in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam saw nine players take their seats to battle for the €275,608 first-place prize. The final table, which started extremely deep after a relatively short Day 3, was meant to play down to a winner. In the end, that didn’t come to be as two players remained when the government-owned casino closed at 3 a.m.
While Juha Helppi started out as the chipleader and Charlie Carrel headlined the event after making two final tables earlier this festival, they didn’t get close to the title and busted well before the final hand was played. After a hopefully good night of rest, Hakim Zoufri (photo) and Fabio Sperling will return to the casino on Saturday for the heads-up portion of the event.
What was supposed to be the final day of the 2016 MCOP Main Event started out with nine players still in contention for the first-place prize, the MCOP plate and the coveted trophy unique to Holland’s biggest annual poker tournament.