EPT to crown king (or queen) of mixed games

ps_news_thn.jpgIt was if it was an eight-handed game that went on for 10 months and left everybody with the exact same number of chips. Now it's time to settle the score.

At the end of the European Poker Tour's sixth season, there was a curious eight-way tie that included: Katja Thater, Benjamin Kang, Alex Kravchenko, Joe Hachem, Scott Clements, Mike Gorodinsky, Matthias Kuerschner, and Ilari Tahkokallio.

During Season 6, each of the above players won a mixed game event on the EPT. When the season was over, there was an eight-way tie for Mixed Game Player of the Year.

Now, they will face each other on PokerStars in a tough online Deep Stack 8-game tournament. Sunday under Tournament ID 274402666, the eight players will face off at 2pm EST to determine the champion.

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Joe Hachem, contender

The EPT Mixed Game Award acknowledges the achievement of players with talents stretching across a variety of disciplines. PokerStars began offering its 8-Game mix online more than 18 months ago and now has numerous daily tournaments as well as cash games ranging from play money to $400/$800.

Whoever comes up with the title will win a an EPT Awards trophy and a free seat into the first Main Event of EPT Season 7 in Tallinn, Estonia. Satellites for Season 7 start on PokerStars in June.

Good luck to the eight players in this weekend's 8-Game showdown.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in European Poker Tour