The final table is set for PokerStars Championship Prague €5,300 Main Event. The French poker heavyweight Kalidou Sow is currently in pole position to add yet another triumph to his extensive career portfolio. Currently, Sow has a stranglehold on the long-anticipated PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event, leading a pack of 6 survivors to the closing stage of the event.
The festival kicked off on 8th December to culminate with crowning the Main Event’s champion, which is to happen later today. Throngs of poker fans and supporters are in eager anticipation to hear the name of the latest winner, who is to take the last ever PokerStars Championship title and snare the lion’s share of the prize pot, announced to be €775,000. Kalidou Sow is holding the reigns after Day 5 of the event. The player managed to move his stack of 640,000 to 8,135,000 and claim the commanding chip lead.
Things didn’t look good for Sow, as he entered Day 4 of the event as one of the shortest stacks. After 8 exhausting hours of play, the Frenchman managed to climb the ladder of success and emerge on the top position of the leaderboard among all other players. He is leading his opponents by the skin of his teeth, with his nearest rival Jason Wheeler holding a stack of 8,100,000 in chips. The chip leader from the previous day Michal Mrakes is to enter the final stage of the event as the third-biggest stack with 5,010,000 in chips. The other players that made it to the six-handed battle include Gabriele Lepore, Colin Robinson and Harry Lodge, who is to enter the contention as the shortest stack.
Sow’s Long and Thorny Road to the Chip Lead
Sow became responsible for the elimination of Matas Cimbolas, who succumbed in 7th place. However, this gave the French player the much-needed steam to come from the bottom to the top. It is interesting to note that the Sow and Wheeler had a totally different strategy to find the same result at the end. Sow played mostly on the outer table, while Wheeler masterminded an aggressive strategy. However, the two opponents have fairly even close stack of chips, and Sow leads the way by a narrow margin.
Day 3 of the event completed with Michal Mrakes bagging the chip lead. He entered Day 4 of the event as the player with the biggest stack of chips. Eventually, the Czech started to run out of steam to pave the way for Kalidou Sow to take over the chip lead. Action is set to resume later today and the remaining hopefuls are to play down to a champion.