EPT9 Prague: Ankush 'pistons87' Mandavia wins the heads-up

You may recognise the name Ankush Mandavia from the Season 7 EPT Grand Final. He finished 13th there for €60,000, his single largest live result. If you follow online poker results closely you'll more likely know him by his User ID 'pistons87', under which he's won SCOOP and WCOOP titles.


Mandavia playing at the EPT Grand Final

One victory saw him rake in $106,336 and the other, the 2011 WCOOP $10,300 NLHE Heads-Up, banked him $119,000. That kind of performance would set to up well for a €1,100 side event.

Event #22, 14-15 December
Buy-in: €1,100
Game: NLHE Heads-up
Players: 45
Prize pool: €43,650


Ankush Mandavia

1. Ankush Mandavia, USA, €19,600
2. Georgios Zisimopoulos, Greece, €13,110
3. Elias Gutierrez Hernandez, Spain, €5,470
3. Rui Ferreira, Portugal, €5,470

Click through to see all side event results, live reporting, news and interviews of the main event here and coverage of the €10k High Roller right here. Follow the @PokerStarsBlog Twitter account to keep up to date wherever you are.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour