Final Table Profiles: Henri Kasper, 50, Estonia
Chips: 1.725 million
Henri Kasper owns a PR company in Tallinn, and was formerly PokerStars PR partner in the Baltic region, responsible for bringing the EPT to Estonia. With the PokerStars Swedish execs, he arranged and promoted the PokerStars Baltic Festival in 2009, which then became the EPT in 2010 and 2011. He still runs the PR company, and is having to attend to some work during tournament breaks.
He describes himself as an amateur player, who plays mostly PLO cash games at home, but who goes on four or five poker trips per year. His best other EPT results have come in Monte Carlo, where he has run deep in the Main Event twice, and Barcelona, where he chopped the senior’s event last year. That was the first time he was eligible, having just turned 50, and it was his biggest tournament score before this run.
If he comes first or second, he goes to the top of the Estonian money list. He was due to be going on holiday with his wife and two kids tomorrow, but said they will fly here instead of Barcelona if he makes the final.