EPT9 Sanremo: Faraz Jaka leads monster €2k event #15, €210,000 for the win

ept-thumb-promo.jpgFaraz Jaka will sit down at 3pm (local time) with the largest stack in Event #15: €2,200 No-Limit Hold 'em. All 38 players are now in the money but the huge 450-man field has created a mammoth €210,000 first place prize which many of the remaining field will feel entitled to, none more so than Dan Smith who obliterated the side events at EPT9 Barcelona. A list of payouts at the bottom of this article, which includes the first 11 players knocked out in the money.

Jaka, who finished third in the PCA main event this January for $755,000, has a long string of big results to his name and a large stack of chips (628,000), but so do many of the chasing crowd: Jonathan Little, who has $4,885,197 in live winnings, is sat in third (485,000), Melanie Weisner is chipped up in fifth (478,000) while EPT Tallinn winner and high stakes grinder Ronny Kaiser is in sixth (460,00).

And they're not the only dangers names. Pick a few at random; WSOP Main Event final table bubble Gaelle Baumann, EPT champs Kevin MacPhee and Michael Eiler, French power player David Benyamine, LAPT crusher Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero... The list goes on. We've lost ten players in the money so far. More will fall when play starts at 3pm today.


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Faraz Jaka: looking suave at the PCA final table

Table 46
1. Sam Chartier, Canada, 293,000
2. Kent Lundmark, Sweden, 277,000
3. Gaelle Baumann, France, 338,000
4. Kevin MacPhee, Canada, 185,000
5. Vojtech Ruzicka, Czech Republic, 120,000
6. Javier Gomez Zapatero, Spain, 344,000
7. Giacomo Fundaro, Italy, 224,000
8. Melanie Weisner, United States, 478,000

Table 47
1. Mats Eriksson, Sweden, 106,000
2. Oliver Speidel, Australia, 223,000
3. Jonathan Little, United States, 485,000
4. Ronny Kaiser, Switzerland, 460,000
5. Radoslaw Jacek Morawiec, Poland, 209,000
6. Jan Bendik, Slovakia, 361,000
7. Giulio Astarita, Italy, 388,000
8. Dan Smith, United States, 173,000

Table 48
1. Sofianos Vergitsis, Greece, 89,000
2. Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Canada, 129,000
3. Pawel Brzeski, Poland, 10,000
4. Sergey Baburin, Russian Federation, 82,000
5. David Benyamine, France, 123,000
6. Enver Abduraimov, Ukraine, 508,000
7. Manolo De Vecchis, Italy, 214,000

Table 49
1. Tomasz Cybulski, Poland, 479,000
2. Michael Eiler, Germany, 159,000
3. Andrii Nadieliaiev, Ukraine, 78,000
4. Ognjen Sekularac, Serbia, 101,000
5. Vesa Leikos, Finland, 346,000
6. Andras Nemeth, Hungary, 23,000
7. Michal Polchlopek, Poland, 255,000

Table 50
1. Nacho Barbero, Argentina, 97,000
2. Denys Drobyna, Ukraine, 159,000
3. Faraz Jaka, United States, 628,000
4. Patrick Fortin, Canada, 89,000
5. JC Alvarado , Mexico, 167,000
6. Jeffrey Rossiter, Australia, 333,000
7. Dmitry Stelmak, Russian Federation, 263,000

Prizes and payouts
1. €210,000
2. €115,000
3. €71,600
4. €57,600
5. €43,700
6. €35,000
7. €27,000
8. €18,940
9-10. €14,800
11-12. €12,800
12-13. €11,400
15-16. €10,000
17-20. €8,900
21-24. €7,900
25-28. €7,000
29-32. €6,100
33-37. €5,200
38. Jose Carlos Garcia, Poland, €5,200
39. Marco Leonzio, Italy, €5,200
40. Calvin Anderson, USA, €5,200
41. Andrey Gulyy, Russian Federation, €4,370
42. Vincent Van der Fluit, Netherlands, €4,370
43. Dmitry Vitkind, Russian Federation, €4,370
44. Timothy Adams, USA, €4,370
45. Jacek Ladny, Poland, €4,370
46. Nikolay Tyurin, Russian Federation, €4,370
47. Konstan, Russian Federation, €4,370
48. Wilfried Hareg, Germany, €4,370


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