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TODAY’S LIVE ACTION: Wednesday, November 18
Event #16: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – Day 4 (Final Table)
Nineteen of 20 EPT Online trophies have now been awarded. Just one remains… and it’s a big one.
From 1,304 entries just nine players remain in the first ever $5,200 EPT Online Main Event. Tuesday saw the field cut down from 72 players, with PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas among the early knockouts in 53rd. Others making it closer to the final table were Christopher “Apotheosis92” Kruk (19th, $41,794), Liviu “0Human0” Ignat (15th, $51,631), 2005 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final champion Rob “batoelrob” Hollink (14th, $51,631), Marton “noirduck” Czuczor (13th, $51,631), and Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit (11th, $63,784).
Here’s how the chips stack up to begin Wednesday’s finale:
1. tikidiii (Finland) — 60,602,479
2. WhatIfGod (Sweden) — 59,560,859
3. Viacheslav “VdV1990” Buldygin (Russia) — 54,038,702
4. Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams (Canada) — 49,203,980
5. Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou (Netherlands) — 26,582,982
6. David “MissOracle” Yan (New Zealand) — 24,927,164
7. Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet (Canada) — 20,733,422
8. Enio “Bozzano JNR” Bozzano (Brazil) — 16,577,500
9. vip25459 (Kazakhstan) — 13,772,912
Both “tikidiii” and “WhatIfGod” are known for their online successes, as is Yan. So is Van Fleet, who for the last 15 years has carved out a name for himself as one of the best online tournament players ever.
Meanwhile Buldygin, Yan, and Adams each arrive at the final table having enjoyed EPT High Roller successes in the past. Both Adams and Christoforou have made EPT Main Event final tables before as well, with both finishing eighth (Adams at Monte Carlo in 2019, Christoforou at Barcelona in 2013).
The first player out in ninth today will earn $78,796.80. Meanwhile a seven-figure prize of $1,019,081.90 sits up top for the winner along with the coveted EPT Main Event trophy.
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In the Mini:
The Mini EPT Online Main Event (with a $55 buy-in) is down to 44 players from a whopping field of 18,412 entries. They’ll play down to a winner today as well, with the champion taking away a cool $95,805.04.
Event #19: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Progressive Knockout – Day 2
From 1,000 entries (exactly), Event #19 played down from 120 to a winner Tuesday night with Mexico’s Dani “danipesis” Palau taking away the top prize for a total cash of $71,852, just over half of which came from bounties. 2015 EPT Deauville Main Event champion Ognyan “cocojambo0” Dimov finished fourth in the event, while Marc-Andre “FrenchDawg” Ladouceur bubbled the final table to finish ninth.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Event #20: $1,050 NLHE, Last Chance
The one-day “Last Chance” tournament played out on Tuesday as well, where Argentinian sensation Damian “pampa27” Salas topped a 678-entry field including Phillipe “takechip” D’Auteil heads-up to win the title and a $117K first prize. Artur “mararthur1” Martirosyan took seventh.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen is EPT Online’s first-ever Super High Roller champion after topping a 81-entry field to win the title and almost $540K. Meanwhile Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle (third) donated 10% of his winnings to charity, David “MonkeyBausss” Laka (fourth) just missed winning a second title, and Jamie “jamienixon90” Nixon (eighth) won $71K after qualifying for $75. Read the full story of Parssinen’s Super High Roller triumph and the final table’s other side stories.
- Speaking of charity, Rolle’s generosity was inspired by a campaign begun by fellow Super High Roller combatant PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis whom Rolle knocked out of the SHR. Learn about how Veldhuis was raising in more ways than one in the SHR.
- Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski became the newest EPT High Roller champion after topping a field of 109 in Event #6, the $10K High Roller. Read all about how he topped a 109-entry field for a $222K score.
- “Online” is the 25th host “city” for the EPT. There are plenty more weird and wonderful facts and stats in this close analysis of the tour’s history.
- Read all about it! Here’s how we announced the European Poker Tour would be making its return — this time to the virtual tables.