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EPT13 Barcelona: Reichenstein leads the last seven going into final day

At an hour like this, it's hard to wrap up 13 hours of play, and it's pointless to even try.

At one point, we had imagined the story tonight to be all about Adam Owen holding a big lead going into the final table, which will be seven handed when play reconvenes at 1pm tomorrow for 2pm live cards up coverage. But a hand minutes from the end changed that.

So then we imagined the story would Thomas De Rooij snatching the lead from Owen with one of those ace-high hero calls that proves aesthetics has a part to play in poker. That alone would have been one of the stories of the day, although arguably the horrific bad beats suffered by Morten Mortensen and Stephen Malone earlier trumped that.

But none of this provides tonight's headline. That instead belongs to Uri Reichenstein, who snatched the lead at the bell tonight by about one big blind.

uri_reichenstein_d5.jpgUri Reichenstein

Here's how things stand with seven left:

Uri Reichenstein - 11,325,000
Thomas De Rooij - 11,175,000
Andreas Chalkiadakis - 5,050,000
Zorlu Er - 7,075,000
Harcharan Dogra Dogra - 1,760,000
Adam Owen - 9,800,000
Sebastian Malec - 7,325,000

When play began at 12 noon, there were 21 nations represented in the last 24, and no American players at all.

Vojtech Ruzicka was the first to depart; Pavel Plesuv would be the last. In between we'd seen promising performances from previously unknown players, among them Anthony Chimkovitch, Andrea Cortellazzi, Alexandru Baron, and of course Mortensen and Malone, who may find sleep a little difficult tonight.

If you're not quite ready to call it a day our live updates from the €10K High Roller continue into the early hours. Follow those by clicking here. In the meantime you can find the results so far and pay-outs still to come in the Main Event by clicking here. For action from today, including all the gut-wrenching moments from the day, simply scroll down for all Day 5 updates.

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