EPT12 Malta: The champion of champions table

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So what have you won lately?

There are many ways to keep score in poker but the most traditional one is winnings. Money talks after all. So imagine having accumulated over $1,100,000 in live tournament earnings and being the pauper of the bunch as everyone else at your table had accumulated at least $2,500,000. That sounds insane, unbelievable even, but it was the situation that Chris Hunichen found himself in when he sat down at the start of Day 2 in the €25,000 High Roller and was faced with this motley crew of opponents.

TableSeatNameCountryChips
61Bryn KenneyUSA184,000
62Mike McDonaldCanada226,000
63David PetersUSA212,000
64Chris HunichenUSA220,000
66Thomas MuehloeckerAustria230,000
67Jason MercierUSA291,000
68Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland246,000

Before you shed a tear for Hunichen whilst he might 'only' have won a little over $1,100,000 in live tournaments he's racked up over $7,750,000 in online winnings under the screename 'Big Huni'. He's a multiple online Triple Crown winner and there aren't too many major online tournaments he hasn't won. He's not exactly the sucker in this line-up, but then who is? EPT12_malta_25K_high_roller_day2_peters_hunichen.jpg

David Peters and Chris Hunichen

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Here's a look at some of their collective achievements: - Over $48,000,000 in live tournament earnings - 47 outright tournament victories (Mercier has 18 alone) - six victories in $10k+ buy-ins outside of PokerStars tours. - four EPT High Roller titles - four WSOP bracelets - two EPT titles - two NAPT Bounty Shootout titles - two Eureka High Roller titles In short they know how to close. There are no easy tables in events with a buy-in of €25,000, but if there's a harder one in the room we're yet to find it. EPT12_malta_25K_high_roller_day2_kenney_mcdonald.jpg

Just another day at the office

Everything about EPT Malta is on the main EPT Malta page. More specifically, all the hand-by-hand coverage of the €25,000 High Roller is on the €25,000 High Roller page and everything from the IPT Main Event is on the IPT Main Event page. Begin plotting your own bid for EPT glory by downloading the PokerStars client and having a crack. Follow this EPT event via the EPT app. There you will get all the latest news, chip counts and payouts. You can download it on Android or IOS


Nick Wright
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour