EPT9 Prague in review: No deal! Jelassi's persistence pays off to the tune of €835,000

Rick Dacey

Ramzi Jelassi was very matter-of-fact when telling his final two opponents, David Boyaciyan and Sotirios Koutoupas, that he felt he was the best player and most likely to win. There was no arrogance, just a clarity that he had twice the stack of Boyaciyan and the advantage of years of experience over both. The Swede was still prepared to make a deal though, a wise decision given the huge jumps in money; €310,000 to €510,000 to €835,000. But he was not prepared, or even going to entertain the thought, to give up any hard-fought equity.