EPT Deauville: Jelinek claims victory in the €2k; van den Bijgaart tops the Limit
Petr Jelinek, who finished 30th at EPT11 Prague, scored his biggest ever victory when he managed to defeat former EPT finalist Ludovic Geilich to claim the €82,050 first prize. Jelinek began the heads-up battle with the chip lead after knocking out Jesper Feddersen with A♣6♣ against 9♦8♠ with all the chips going in on the turn of a 9♣8♥7♣Q♦3♣ board.
Geilich managed to take the lead at one point when he doubled up with A♣J♦ against Jelinek's Q♣J♥ but then lost it back later on. The Scot called Jelinek's all-in on the river of a 6♥K♦A♦3♦J♥ board with K♠T♦ only to find his Czech opponent with 6♦6♠ for a flopped set.
Despite another double-up, Geilich was left fairly short and his remaining chips went in with Q♦J♠ against Jelinek's A♦7♦ with the board coming 9♥6♦8♠A♠5♣. For his part, Geilich can add another €55,400 to his bankroll - another good result.
Dominik Nitsche (5th - €24,790) was among those who made the final table and the German player followed it up by becoming one of 17 qualifiers into tomorrow's €10k EPT High Roller Event, Alex Goulder also joins him while Simeon Naydenov was the unlucky bubble.
In the €1k Limit Championships, the title was won by EPT7 Berlin finalist Joep van den Bijgaart. The Dutch player defeated Maxim Panyak after a prolonged heads-up battle, Panyak eventually getting the last of his chips in with 8♥7♦ against van den Bijgaart's K♠J♦ on a 2♦J♥7♣ flop. Nothing changed on the 5♦ turn or 6♦ river and van den Bijgaart was rewarded with a healthy €8,470.
There were 298 entries in today's €500 NL Single Re-entry tourney across two flights; a total of 274 unique players and 24 re-entries. The field generated a €142,560 prize pool and 92 players still have a stab at the €28,680 first prize - or at least becoming one of the 39 players to cash. Cedric Angosto from France is the current chip leader with 84,400, with Ismail Babayev from Kazakhstan in second place on 77,500. Others through to Day 2 include Fabio Sperling, Ilan Boujenhan, Bernd Vogelhuber, Jonas Lauck, Govert Metaal, Kent Roed and Bryan Paris.
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