EPT9 Prague: Pim de Goede beats the champs to the trophy in the €2k turbo
Dutchman Pim de Goede beats the EPT champs to the cheese in the €2k turbo
The final tournaments of any EPT stop are always well favoured; they're fast, juicy and a great way to get out of it at the end of a week of the pokers. This is not our opinion, but that of Steve O'Dwyer, who told us so at the end of EPT Barcelona (he ended up finishing 3rd for €39,090).
O'Dwyer was at it again in Prague and managed to claw back some of his buy-ins with a sixth-place finish for €6,700. Two former EPT champs managed to do every better than that; Anton Wigg finished third for €17,400 while EPT London winner David Vamplew chopped to win €33,500. Coming out on top was Dutchman Pim de Goede, whose previous largest result was a €200,000 victory in a €5,000 side event at the EPT Grand Final (where he beat the ever-present Finn Juha Helppi).
Event #30, 15 December
Game: NLHE turbo
Prize pool: €133,860
1. Pim de Goede, Netherlands, €42,800
2. David Vamplew, UK, €33,500
3. Anton Wigg, Sweden, €17,400
4. Thomas Mercier, Belgium, €12,700
5. James Carroll, USA, €9,400
6. Steve O'Dwyer, USA, €6,700
7. Mikael Erixon, Sweden, €5,960
8. Simon Mattsson, Sweden, €5,400
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.