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Seat 5: Christian Harder
Level 26: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
7,425,000 (2nd in chips, 61 big blinds)
Christian Harder (online name: "charder") is one of two 21-year-olds at this final table, and one of three who haven't reached their 24th birthday. From Annapolis, Maryland, Harder is an online poker pro who has just started the live tournament circuit here in the United States.
But that hasn't stopped him from playing overseas, and in January, 2008, Harder reached back-to-back final tables on the European Poker Tour, earning $325,000 between them. If he finishes fifth or higher here, he'll beat that number and nearly equal his career earnings in a single event.
But Harder isn't thinking about fifth place. Entering the day second in chips, Harder is eyeing the top spot, and the $2.15 million prize.
Biggest Live Tournament Cash: $200,000 (7th, 2008 EPT Bahamas)
Career Earnings in Live Tournaments: $409,565
02:44 PM, 04/25/09