Eureka5 Prague: Stars assemble as field grows beyond 400

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Eugene Katchalov: Tempted to arrange a 400-way chop (probably)

You're only as good as your last tournament, which means it's going to be very difficult to decide who is the form player sitting in the Eureka Main Event field in Prague this afternoon.

Last time Niall Farrell showed up on the European Poker Tour, he won the EPT Malta Main Event and earned €534,300. Farrell is back at the tables today, lurking in a dark corner of the Eureka-zone.

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Yeah, but what's Niall Farrell done since?

Niall Farrell: Back at it

Only a few paces across the room sits Mateusz Moolhuizen, the Dutchman who won the Unibet Open in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, beating 320 others to his second title on that tour.

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Farrell's payday far eclipses Moolhuizen's €71,000, but Farrell's triumph was more than a month before Moolhuizen's, and things move fast. Each man has a decent claim to warrant the form-player label. (Although, stop press, I've just noticed that Moolhuizen is now out.)

Farrell and Moolhuizen are only two names among what is already becoming a field of some repute. Andrew Chen, Vojcech Ruzicka, Artem Metalidi, Malte Monnig, Alex Kravchenko, Ari Engel and Ami Barer are also involved.

The Red Spade is in attendance too. Liliya Novikova, a fairly recent inductee to Team PokerStars Online is playing and Eugene Katchalov, of Team Pro is here. Katchalov's last trip to Prague ended in bizarre circumstances, when he was involved in a seven-way chop to decide the winner of the €2,000 Eureka High Roller event.

Katchalov would likely be happy with a similar result.

Tournament update:

- We are now up to 415 players registered for Day 1A.
- We are in Level 4
- Registration closes at the end of this level

We will soon have a list of eliminations.

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
@howardswains in Eureka Poker Tour