EPT12 Prague: Jungleman swings into Czech Republic, wins

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Daniel Cates, Event #7 winner

This wouldn't be an EPT/Eureka festival without a whole host of side events going on, and in the true spirit of these things, we've kicked off today with a ton of them.

The pick of the crop is the €5,000 8-Game event, which attracted some of the top stars. I had earlier wondered why Dan Cates had been spotted just outside the security checkpoint, being asked to empty his pockets as if boarding a plane. (This is the procedure for everyone.) I foolishly pondered if Jungleman fancied a go at a €1,000 five-day no limit hold'em tournament. It would have been a shock if he had.

But no, Cates was here to play the 8 Game and, at time of writing, is heads up with Vladimir Troyanovskiy for the title.

STOP PRESS: Jungleman wins!

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Vladimir Troyanovskiy and Dan Cates: Heads up

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The winner will get €26,675 with the runner up in line for €16,005. Tobias Hausen has already picked up €10,670 for third. Dzmitry Urbanovich and Stephen Chidwick were also involved in this 11-strong field.

Event #9 is already done and dusted. That was a €1,000 no limit hold 'em turbo, which attracted 60 runners. The very specific joy of a turbo event is that it doesn't take long to get done and Thom Crombach, of The Netherlands, is now €17,460 richer.

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Thom Crombach, winner of event 9

Today's other events continue too, with the Prague Poker Cup playing its first and second flights and a €500 PLO attracting a healthy fields. There's also a €2,000 8 Handed + 6 Handed tournament that got under way at 10pm and a €500 Hyper Turbo at 11pm.

We'll have results from them all on the results page tomorrow.

You can find German language coverage with Robin Scherr on PokerStarsBlog.de. All the schedule information is on the EPT App, which is available on both Android or IOS. The Eureka coverage is all handily organized on the Eureka Prague page.

Howard Swains
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