Posted on 14 May 2017
Located in the entertainment area of Amsterdam and facing one of the Dutch capital’s many canals, Holland Casino is a favorite meeting spot for casino enthusiasts. And the gambling venue has been host to the WPT Amsterdam festival for the past several days.
The major poker festival is set to end today with the conclusion of the €3,300 Main Event. After four days of play, there are six players left in contention for the first-place prize of €152,600. The six finalists emerged from a field of 224 entries.
Local player Jan Jansma will be leading what had remained from the pack of contenders into the final table. A quick look at Jansma’s HendonMob profile tells us that the player has passed the $100,000 milestone in live tournament earnings. He has 18 in-the-money results over the past several years. And if the player wins the WPT Amsterdam Main Event, he will more than double his poker bankroll of $141,597.
Final-table play is scheduled to begin today at 2 pm local time and will continue until a winner is laurelled. Being the overnight chip leader, Jansma will kick off the day with 2.365 million in chips and a good advantage over the next in the rank, Daniel Danivar with 1.8 million.
Jansma took hold of the chip lead late on Friday when there were only seven players left. However, he lost momentum for a very little while to eventually regain advantage with the elimination of Sebastian Malec in seventh place. It was that final pot for the evening that secured Jansma with a good start to the Main Event’s last day.
German Andreas Klatt was the player to have quite a lot of eyes set on. He entered the WPT Amsterdam fresh from a Main Event runner-up finish in PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo. However, it was not meant for Klatt to make it to the final table and he was eventually eliminated in 10th place.
Aside from Danviar, Jansma will also be joined at the final table by Dutch poker pro Jorn Walthaus, British player Louis Salter, who is following in the footsteps of his bigger brother Jack, Jonathan Rozema, yet another Dutch player, and Shyngis Satubayev, who is coming fresh from a seventh-place finish in the WPT Amsterdam €6,000 High Roller.
The six players will be contending for the €152,600 lion’s share of the €672,000 prize pool, the tournament trophy, and a $15,000 ticket into the Tournament of Champions, which will take place next spring, marking the end of the WPT’s Season XVI.
And here are the six finalists and their respective chip counts:
Jan Jansma – 2,365,000
Daniel Danivar – 1,800,000
Jorn Walthaus – 845,000
Louis Salter – 735,000
Jonathan Rozema – 495,000
Shyngis Satubayev – 430,000