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See below for all tournament results for EPT Season 12. There are statistics and results from each stop. Click on the tournament name for more details, or use the right-hand menu for more results from past EPT seasons.

EPT Grand Final (26/04/2016 - 06/05/2016)

Player Lists, Payouts, and Final Table information for the Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments will be available, as well as full Side Event results.

Full reports from the Monaco are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page and follow @PokerStarsEPT.

FPS: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
7 NL
27/04/2016
€500 + €50
26 €12,610 Aleksandr Denisov
€4,660
8 NL Shootout
27/04/2016
€300 + €30
32 €9,312 Giovanni Rosadoni
€3,910
11 Monaco Poker Cup
27/04/2016
€300 + €30
863 €251,133 Oliver Mihajlovski
€27,488
13 NL Hyper Turbo
27/04/2016
€300 + €30
136 €39,576 Mario Lopez
€9,500
21 NL Hyper Turbo
29/04/2016
€2,000 + €200
575 €1,115,500 Walter Treccarichi
€188,850
22 PLO Hyper Turbo
29/04/2016
€500 + €50
108 €52,380 Harrazi Saber
€13,500
23 Flipout
29/04/2016
€100 + €10
31 €3,007 Cedric Decourt
€1,020
24 Flipout
29/04/2016
€100 + €10
34 €3,298 Christoph Koehnen
€1,120
30 PLO Hyper Turbo
01/05/2016
€200 + €20
83 €16,102 Irina Petrova
€3,640
34 PLO Hyper Turbo
28/04/2016
€500 + €50
286 €138,710 Karim Abdelmoumene
€27,810
38 Seniors Event
29/04/2016
€200 + €20
93 €18,042 Bernd Vogelhuber
€4,800
44 NL Turbo
02/05/2016
€500 + €50
177 €85,845 Pierre Merlin
€19,020
46 Open Face Chinese
02/05/2016
€500 + €50
33 €16,005 Vyacheslav Pryadkin
€5,450
48 NL Turbo Progressive
02/05/2016
€500 + €100 + €50
113 €53,110 Brian Ganon
€13,360
49 PLO Turbo - Knockout
02/05/2016
€500 + €100 + €50
119 €55,930 Daniele Primerano
€14,060
50 NL Turbo, Unl. RBs, Deuces Wild- Quack Quack
02/05/2016
€100 + €20
67 €8,536 Valeriy Skudar
€1,616
51 NL Hyper Turbo
02/05/2016
€500 + €50
167 €80,995 Sonny Franco
€18,830
53 NL Turbo - Super Knockout
02/05/2016
€200 + €200 + €40
161 €30,268 Fabrice Halleux
€6,300
55 PL - Sextuple Omaha
02/05/2016
€500 + €50
57 €27,645 Viatcheslav Ortynskiy
€7,560
58 PL Omaha Turbo
03/05/2016
€500 + €50
67 €32,495 Benny Glaser
€8,730
59 NL Turbo - Unl. RBs - High Hand Instant Win
03/05/2016
€100 + €20
58 €8,099.5 Sergei Firsov
€1,230
62 EPT Cote dAzur Open
04/05/2016
€200 + €20
267 €64,214 Manuel Fischer
€12,630
65 PLO Hi/Lo
04/05/2016
€500 + €50
44 €21,340 Viatcheslav Ortynskiy
€7,250
67 NL Turbo - Short Stack Knockout
04/05/2016
€500 + €100 + €500
125 €58,750 Yuguang Li
€13,770
68 NL Hyper Turbo - Win the Button
04/05/2016
€500 + €50
177 €85,845 Ivan Gabrieli
€17,840
71 Deuce to Seven Mixed NL Single/Limit Triple Draw
05/05/2016
€500 + €50
19 €9,215 Naoya Kihara
€3,870
72 NLH/PLO Turbo - Allin or Fold
05/05/2016
€100 + €20
19 €4,171 Harrazi Saber
€1,296
74 NL Turbo
05/05/2016
€300 + €30
138 €40,158 Payam Ansarian
€9,640
77 NL Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event
06/05/2016
€300 + €30
155 €45,105 Dinesh Alt
€10,480

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
6 PLO
27/04/2016
€1,000 + €100
59 €57,230 Nikolaos Panopoulos
€17,170
25 Hyper Turbo
29/04/2016
€1,000 + €75
182 €176,540 Maxence Debar
€39,100
29 Seniors Event
01/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
103 €99,910 Philippe Zunino
€26,530
41 NL Turbo Super Knockout
29/04/2016
€2,000 + €2,000 + €200
124 €233,120 Yang Wang
€58,650
42 NL Hyper Turbo
29/04/2016
€2,000 + €150
83 €161,020 Maxim Panyak
€44,280
45 PL Sextuple Omaha "6 handed"
02/05/2016
€5,000 + €300
20 €176,540 Andre Dos Santos
€40,740
47 NL Holdem
02/05/2016
€2,000 + €200
376 €729,440 Justin Bonomo
€110,600
54 NL Hold'em
02/05/2016
€5,000 + €300
148 €717,800 Charlie Carrel
€172,300
56 NL Hold'em
03/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
298 €355,020 Enrico Fiorentin
€68,870
60 NL Hyper Turbo
03/05/2016
€5,000 + €200
65 €315,250 Salman Behbehani
€92,210
64 NL - Holdem - Big Ante
04/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
151 €146,470 Ioannis Angelou Konstas
€35,150
66 PLO Single Re-Entry
04/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
63 €67,900 Seamus Cahill
€19,860
69 NL - Turbo
05/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
119 €115,430 Matas Cimbolas
€29,040
70 NL Holdem
05/05/2016
€2,000 + €200
225 €436,500 Alex Difelice
€92,300
73 NL Turbo
05/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
161 €156,170 Weiyi Zhang
€36,310
75 PLO Hyper Turbo
05/05/2016
€1,000 + €100
74 €71,780 Leo Nordin
€19,740
76 NL Turbo Super Knockout
06/05/2016
€5,000 + €5,000 + €200
74 €347,800 Dan Smith
€95,640
79 NL Turbo
06/05/2016
€10,000 + €200
73 €708,100 Vladimir Troyanovskiy
€194,730

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Jan Bendik Live satellite winner 961,800
2 Adrien Allain   577,800
3 Jimmy Guerrero Live satellite winner 406,850
4 Asan Umarov PokerStars qualifier 305,660
5 Pierre Calamusa   233,800
6 Oren Rosen PokerStars player 170,950
7 Antoine Saout   128,340
8 Dario Sammartino PokerStars qualifier 91,860
9 Ben Philipps PokerStars qualifier 71,620
10 Enver Abduraimov PokerStars player 59,500
11 Mohamed Aissani Live satellite winner 59,500
12 Loc Tu Spin & Go qualifier 53,310
13 Joao Vieira PokerStars qualifier 53,310
14 Thi Xoa Nguyen   47,980
15 Andjelko Andrejevic   47,980
16 Ariel Celestino PokerStars player 42,650
17 Fabio Sperling PokerStars qualifier 42,650
18 Erwann Pecheux   37,330
19 Roman Korenev PokerStars qualifier 37,330
20 Kiryl Radzivonau   37,330
21 Apostolos Bechrakis PokerStars qualifier 32,010
22 Natan Chauskin PokerStars player 32,010
23 Jan Bengelmann Spin & Go qualifier 32,010
24 Benjamin Pollak   26,850
25 Paul-Francois Tedeschi   26,850
26 Vanessa Selbst Team PokerStars Pro 26,850
27 Kyle Frey PokerStars qualifier 26,850
28 Iacopo Brandi   22,740
29 Andrea Rocci   22,740
30 Randy Lew Team PokerStars Pro Online 22,740
31 Chris Dowling PokerStars player 22,740
32 Marcin Chmielewski   19,760
33 Ihar Soika PokerStars qualifier 19,760
34 Neil Strike   19,760
35 Aaron Gustavson PokerStars qualifier 19,760
36 Omar Lakhdari Live satellite winner 19,760
37 Evangelos Terzoudis PokerStars qualifier 19,760
38 Albert Daher   19,760
39 Gun Taljo Spin & Go qualifier 19,760
40 Koichi Nozaki PokerStars player 16,830
41 Hani Bahna   16,830
42 Youssef Finianos PokerStars qualifier 16,830
43 Andrei Boghean PokerStars qualifier 16,830
44 Fatima Moreira de Melo Team PokerStars SportStars 16,830
45 Markus Durnegger PokerStars qualifier 16,830
46 Govert Metaal   16,830
47 Pierre Tilmant   16,830
48 Matthew Davenport   16,830
49 Erik Van Hoek Spin & Go qualifier 16,830
50 Ruediger Weber   16,830
51 Ivan Soshnikov PokerStars player 16,830
52 Jason Gray PokerStars qualifier 16,830
53 Alexios Zervos   16,830
54 Rintaro Kagawa PokerStars player 16,830
55 Thiago Nishijima PokerStars player 16,830
56 Georges Hallak PokerStars qualifier 14,110
57 Michel Abecassis   14,110
58 Diego Zeiter PokerStars player 14,110
59 Samu Riihela PokerStars qualifier 14,110
60 Kristen Bicknell PokerStars player 14,110
61 Oleh Cherepianyi PokerStars player 14,110
62 Fady Kamar   14,110
63 Nicolas Cardyn PokerStars qualifier 14,110
64 Paolo Compagno PokerStars qualifier 14,110
65 Nacho Barbero PokerStars qualifier 14,110
66 Tomas Jozonis PokerStars player 14,110
67 Juan Etcheverry PokerStars qualifier 14,110
68 Joseph Mouawad   14,110
69 Albert Sebag PokerStars qualifier 14,110
70 Nikolas Menke   14,110
71 Pascal Faivre Spin & Go qualifier 14,110
72 Marco De Vincenti   11,820
73 Antonio Rutigliano Live satellite winner 11,820
74 Sebastien Lebaron PokerStars qualifier 11,820
75 Andreas Vlachos Live satellite winner 11,820
76 Arnaud Peyroles   11,820
77 Igor Pihela PokerStars qualifier 11,820
78 Yucel Eminoglu   11,820
79 Usman Siddique Live satellite winner 11,820
80 John Gale   11,820
81 Sam Chartier PokerStars qualifier 11,820
82 Bertrand Guenoun   11,820
83 Stephan Zesiger   11,820
84 Frank Romanello   11,820
85 Jeremy Palvini   11,820
86 Nariman Yaghmai   11,820
87 Enzo Del Piero PokerStars qualifier 11,820
88 Markku Koplimaa PokerStars qualifier 11,820
89 Joseph Prichard PokerStars qualifier 11,820
90 Jonathan Bensadoun   11,820
91 Zoltan Szabo   11,820
92 Steven van Zadelhoff PokerStars qualifier 11,820
93 Yann Pineau   11,820
94 Nicolino Di Carlo   11,820
95 Kamran Aliyev PokerStars player 11,820
96 Dermot Blain PokerStars player 10,650
97 Andrea Cortellazzi   10,650
98 Paul Hoefer PokerStars player 10,650
99 Davidi Kitai   10,650
100 Davide Settecasi Live satellite winner 10,650
101 Marko Neumann PokerStasr player 10,650
102 Mael Lepage PokerStars qualifier 10,650
103 Mikael Guenni Live satellite winner 10,650
104 Laurent Polito Live satellite winner 10,650
105 Yannick Del Curto   10,650
106 Alexandre Luneau   10,650
107 Arne Coulier Live satellite winner 10,650
108 David Susigan Live satellite winner 10,650
109 Kenneth Hicks PokerStars qualifier 10,650
110 Erik Seidel   10,650
111 Ami Barer PokerStars qualifier 10,650
112 Pierre Huter PokerStars player 10,650
113 Eddy Maksoud   10,650
114 Knut Karnapp PokerStars qualifier 10,650
115 Roman Verenko   10,650
116 Philippe Wettstein PokerStars player 10,650
117 Jonathan Abdellatif Live satellite winner 10,650
118 Aleksei Platonov PokerStars player 10,650
119 Peter Akery PokerStars qualifier 10,650
120 Anders Tangen PokerStars qualifier 9,530
121 Isabel Baltazar   9,530
122 Miguel Silva PokerStars player 9,530
123 Massimo Mauri PokerStars qualifier 9,530
124 Ivan Deyra   9,530
125 Andreas Hoivold   9,530
126 Dimitar Danchev PokerStars qualifier 9,530
127 Willliam Arruda PokerStars player 9,530
128 Tobias Reinkemeier PokerStars qualifier 9,530
129 Faraz Jaka   9,530
130 Andrew Abernethy   9,530
131 Tomas Chudomsky PokerStars qualifier 9,530
132 Maksim Kolosov   9,530
133 Stephen Chidwick PokerStars qualifier 9,530
134 Michel Dattani PokerStars player 9,530
135 Fernando Brunca Garcia PokerStars player 9,530
136 Simon Deadman   9,530
137 Alejandro Perez Torres   9,530
138 Mike Andreassen Spin & Go qualifier 9,530
139 Herve Boulan Live satellite winner 9,530
140 Thomas Popov PokerStars qualifier 9,530
141 Frank Werder   9,530
142 David Lascar   9,530
143 Dominykas Karmazinas PokerStars player 9,530
144 Jeremy Routier   8,890
145 Patricio Rojas Parra PokerStars player 8,890
146 Max Silver PokerStars player 8,890
147 Jack Salter   8,890
148 Vincent Gueneau Live satellite winner 8,890
149 Jake Cody Team PokerStars Pro 8,890
150 Clemente Malheiro Carreira   8,890
151 Ophir Nadav Spin & Go qualifier 8,890
152 Jean Koja   8,890
153 Freddy Darakjian   8,890
154 Denys Shafikov   8,890
155 Ranno Sootla PokerStars qualifier 8,890
156 Felix Lambertz PokerStars player 8,890
157 Marco Giulini PokerStars qualifier 8,890
158 Povilas Zavistanavicius Spin & Go qualifier 8,890
159 Nikita Nikolaev PokerStars player 8,890

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Jimmy Guerrero, 33, France
Jimmy Guerrero, a former PokerStars Supernova, is mainly a cash game player but also has some good results in multi-table tournaments and is a France Poker Series regular. Guerrero’s girlfriend Thi Xoa Nguyen also had a deep run in the event, finishing 14th for € 47,980. The couple met at a cash game table in 2012 and Guerrero was impressed because Nguyen had €5k in front of her. He thought: "I have to know this girl!" The pair are now engaged, and will be moving to London later this year in order to focus on playing cash games - at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino, former home of EPT London. Guerrero only has one EPT Main Event cash to date: 76th at EPT100 in Barcelona for €13,900. His biggest live result before now was for €29,990 for a 30th place in the 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final in Cannes.

Seat 2: Pierre Calamusa, 27, France
Calamusa discovered poker while still a teenager. The son of a teacher, he started playing online and quickly turned NL home games into a significant hobby. He made a few €50 online deposits and then manage to spin that up – in just six months – to some €20,000, a sum he used to pay his tuition fees at Toulouse Business School. However, a month after starting his studies he dropped out to focus on poker. He’s had some dips in his career and, in 2011, lost his entire bankroll; however a big win at the Parisian Aviation Club de France put him back in the saddle. Calamusa, a former Maison Du Bluff candidate, is now considered a rising star of the French poker scene. His live cashes include fourth place at the FPS4 Cannes High Roller for €15,440 and 39th at the EPT12 Dublin Main Event in February for another €13,200.

Seat 3: Adrien Allain, 29, France
Breton player Adrien Allain says it feels like he’s “living in a dream" by making it this far in the EPT Grand Final Main event. Allain came to Monaco last Friday with his girlfriend Laura. She’s now had to head home but is following his progress via the EPTLive stream. His best poker friend is Paul-Francois Tedeschi who finished 25th for 26,850. Allain grew up in Rennes, Brittany, but now lives in London. He discovered poker in 2009 by winning €190 in an online cash game during an evening with friends. From then on, he developed a passion for the game and starting playing both online and live. He honed his game while he was convalescing after hand surgery. Allain, who turns 30 next month, already has more than $1.6 million in live tournament winnings. He won WPT Amneville in 2011 for €336,133 and APT Macau in 2009 for the equivalent of $391,580. His best EPT result to date is fourth in the €2k NL at EPT7 Sanremo. This season, he also cashed during three EPT festivals: Dublin, Prague and Barcelona festivals. Allain took a photo of his chip bag at the end of Day 4 and then high-fived Italian player Iacobo Brandi who had been sitting next to him: Brandi entered Day 5 with the shortest stack, 226,000 and finished 28th for €22,740.

Seat 4: Antoine Saout, 31, France
Saout made his poker debut at online tables in 2007 under the username ‘tonio292’. A year and a half later, he decided to register to his eighth live tournament: the WSOP Main Event, and became the first French player to ever make the November Nine. While awaiting the final, he played the WSOP Europe Main Event and pocketed £114,228 for seventh place after losing a coin flip against Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Then it was back to Vegas for the WSOP where Saout finished third for a massive $3,479,485 payday.  Saout is currently ranked #6 on France’s All Time Money List with a total of $4.4 million in live tournaments winnings.

Seat 5: Oren Rosen, 39, Ramat Gan, Israel
Prior to the EPT12 Grand Final, 39-year-old Oren Rosen had amassed just $50,840 in live cashes and was barely in the top 100 in Israel’s all-time money list. Three players from Israel have made it to an EPT final before now, but there has yet to be an Israeli champion. (Eyal Avitan came close at EPT6 Prague, finishing second to Jan Skampa). Rosen hails from Ramat Gan, located east of Tel Aviv. He's already picked up a trophy this season, winning the $600 Turbo Event at PCA 2016, taking $15,720 along with the silverware. Rosen's biggest results to date however have come in the online realm. He has both SCOOP & Sunday Warm-Up titles and also made final tables in the Super Tuesday and Sunday Million.

Seat 6: Jan Bendik, 51, Slovakia
Currently ranked #1 in the Slovakia all time money list, Bendik absolutely dominated the Player of the Race in Season 9. Most of his points that season came thanks to great performances in side events.  He won three €1k side events and enjoyed deep runs in a further six. His biggest cash, netting him more than €60,000 was winning the €1k No Limit in Deauville ... however what really cemented his lead was taking down the €1k NL Turbo tourney in Monaco. He has been an EPT regular for the last eight years and co-owns a poker room in Kosice, Slovakia’s third biggest city, near border with Ukraine.  Poker has been very fruitful for him as he has amassed over €2 million in tournament winnings including fifth at EPT8 Sanremo for €170,000, runner-up in the EPT10 Prague Eureka High Roller and sixth at EPT7 Prague. He has been playing various card games since his childhood but first got in touch with poker in 2001 when he discovered five-card draw. He switched to Texas Hold'em about ten years ago and his first success came soon after, when he was runner-up in the 2006 Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam, banking €97,000. If he makes the final eight, he will also be the first Slovak player to make three EPT Main Event final tables.

Seat 7: Ben Philipps, 32, London, UK – PokerStars qualifier
British player Ben Philipps qualified for the EPT Grand Final on PokerStars in a €320 NLHE Deep Hyper-Turbo. There were four seats guaranteed in the April 17 satellite – and he managed to snag one of them. Philipps is a Pot Limit Omaha specialist and, until now, had just $4,550 in live cashes to his name, including third in the EPT12 Dublin €500 HORSE event for €1,830.

Seat 8: Asan Umarov, 38, Kazakhstan – PokerStars Spin & Go qualifier
Umarov goes in to the history books as the first ever EPT Main Event finalist from Kazakhstan. He is also the last Spin & Go qualifier left in the tournament after winning his €9k prize package in PokerStars’ special €10 promotion. There were 120 players who won their trip to Monaco in the promotion and seven have cashed, netting €163,330 between them. Umarov works for the Kazakh sports news site SportPokerKz and lives in Almaty. Prior to this Grand Final, he only had two live cashes to his name, totalling $4,155 – one of these was fifth place in the $300 Kazakhstan Poker Cup in his home city for $2,400.

Seat 9: Dario Sammartino, 29, Naples, Italy – PokerStars qualifier
Sammartino, who won his Main Event seat in a €215 NL 1R1A satellite on PokerStars, is no stranger to final tables here in the Salle des Etoiles. He finished fourth at last season’s €100k Super High Roller for €709,500 (having won his seat in a €10k live satellite), and then followed that up at the end of the festival with a sixth place in the €25k High Roller for €257,400. In January, he was third in the $25k High Roller at the PCA, earning $542,160. He has cashed at every stop this season including 13th in the EPT12 Malta €10k High Roller for €23,395. Sammartino has also won two stops of the Italian Big Game, during IPT Saint Vincent and IPT Nova Gorica, for combined winnings of nearly €50k. He is currently ranked #4 in the Italy all time money list with well over $3.2 million in live tournament winnings. Sammartino first took up poker playing in cash games at university and, for a while, juggled studies in Economics, work as a Napolitan club promoter and playing poker. To reach certain goals, Sammartino says, " you are born rich or you build a career."  His main priority remains online cash games but he is also a regular in live tournaments.

EPT €25K High Roller Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Alexandru Papazian   1,197,000
2 Alexandros Kolonias   805,900
3 Rafael Da Silva Moraes   568,200
4 Zvi Stern   460,700
5 Eddy Maksoud   364,500
6 Anthony Zinno   276,750
7 Max Silver   202,050
8 Imad Derwiche   147,710
9 Saar Wilf   122,250
10 Ivan Deyra  Live satellite winner  103,570
11 Thomas Miller   103,570
12 Ramin Hajiyev   92,250
13 Byron Kaverman   92,250
14 Julian Stuer   83,760
15 Daniel Negreanu Team PokerStars Pro 83,760
16 Enrico Coppola   75,270
17 Stefan Schillhabel   75,270
18 Quan Zhou   66,780
19 Andrey Bondar   66,780
20 Niall Farrell   66,780
21 Alain Goldberg   61,120
22 Dan Smith   61,120
23 Mikhail Korotkikh   61,120
24 Amit Makhija   55,460
25 Igor Yaroshevskyy   55,460
26 Ivan Luca   55,460
27 Shaan Siddiqui   55,460
28 Dominykas Karmazinas   49,800
29 Vladimir Troyanovskiy   49,800
30 Pablo Melogno   49,800
31 Steve O'Dwyer   49,800

EPT Super High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Ole Schemion   1,597,800
2 Mustapha Kanit   1,462,000
3 Ali Reza Fatehi   828,500
4 Igor Kurganov   627,300
5 Paul Newey   485,300
6 Stephen Chidwick   378,750
7 Sam Greenwood   301,820
8 Ivan Luca   236,750

EPT €10K High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Chance Kornuth   351,108
2 Philipp Gruissem   292,750
3 Sergey Lebedev   291,162
4 Fedor Holz   169,000
5 Murad Akhundov   133,680
6 Anthony Zinno   101,500
7 Felipe Ramos   74,100
8 Dmitry Yurasov   54,180
9 Christian Christner   44,840
10 Tom Hall   37,980
11 Pavel Plesuv   37,980
12 Steffen Sontheimer   33,830
13 Samuel Panzica   33,830
14 Isaac Haxton   30,720
15 Jean-Noel Thorel   30,720
16 Imad Derwiche   27,610
17 Adrian Mateos   27,610
18 Alexandre Rivero   24,500
19 Alexandru Papazian   24,500
20 Ognyan Dimov   24,500
21 Dan Shak   22,420
22 Diego Ventura   22,420
23 Ozgur Arda   22,420
24 Sergey Sergeev   20,340
25 Bryn Kenney   20,340
26 Imed Mahmoud   20,340
27 Sam Chartier   20,340
28 Hassan Fares   18,270
29 Ole Schemion   18,270
30 Daniel Dvoress   18,270
31 Paul Hoefer   18,270

 

EPT Dublin (09/02/2016 - 20/02/2016)

Player Lists, Payouts, and Final Table information for the Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments will be available, as well as full Side Event results.

Full reports from the Dublin are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page and follow @PokerStarsEPT.

UKIPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
4 NL
10/02/2016
€300 + €30
111 €32,301 Tyler Longo
€6,189
6 H-O-R-S-E- 8 Handed
10/02/2016
€500 + €50
21 €10,185 Jan Bendik
€4,280
11 NL Hyperturbo
10/02/2016
€500 + €50
50 €24,250 David Abreu
€7,640
13 UKIPT Main Event Turbo Edition
11/02/2016
€200 + €20
266 €51,604 Kyle Roberts
€10,350
15 NL - Turbo
12/02/2016
€500 + €50
198 €96,030 Stephen Woodhead
€21,270
17 PLO Turbo
12/02/2016
€200 + €20
143 €27,742 Daniel Stacey
€6,600
18 NL Flipout
12/02/2016
€100 + €10
32 €3,200 Pierre Zerbib
€1,055
19 NL Flipout
12/02/2016
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Bart Maes
€1,150
20 NL Flipout
12/02/2016
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Dex De Jong
€1,150
23 UKIPT High Roller
13/02/2016
€2,000 + €200
416 €807,040 Dominik Nitsche
€156,160
25 Quadruple Stud
13/02/2016
€500 + €50
27 €13,095 Jeff Madsen
€4,840
37 €500 Limit Stud Hi/Lo & Omaha Hi/Lo
15/02/2016
€500 + €50
25 €12,125 Viatcheslav Ortynskiy
€4,490
39 €500 NL Hyper Turbo
15/02/2016
€500 + €50
126 €61,110 Marco Leonzio
€15,370
44 €300 NL Turbo
16/02/2016
€300 + €30
166 €48,306 Felipe Gonsalves Costa
€7,749
45 €500 NL Hyper Turbo Bounty
16/02/2016
€500 + €50
123 €57,810 Adrian Szuman
€11,585
47 €100 NL Turbo - Unltd Rebuys, Irish Holdem
17/02/2016
€100 + €20
68 €16,393 Joseph Nelson
€3,360
50 €300 NL Turbo - Win the Button
17/02/2016
€300 + €30
120 €34,920 Thomas Lentrodt
€5,887.5
55 €500 PL - Omaha Hi/Lo
18/02/2016
€500 + €50
52 €25,220 Mathieu Kuhne
€7,940
56 €100 Turbo "Deuces Wild"
18/02/2016
€100 + €20
51 €25,220 Roger Szarek
€2,315
68 Chess Poker Mixed Tournament
12/02/2016
€200 + €20
30 €5,820 David Murray
€2,150

UKIPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Vladas Tamasauskas   176,900
2 Dave Pollock   107,010
3 Mark Reilly   75,230
4 Adalsteinn Karlsson   56,470
5 Samuel Vousden   43,440
6 Quentin Dellis   31,880
7 Jelcides Monteiro   23,520
8 Marc Foggin   16,840
9 Christophe Bouziane   13,160
10 Patrick Rooney   10,930
11 Jeffrey Sauren PokerStars qualifier 10,930
12 Mahmood Rasheed PokerStars qualifier 9,790
13 Stefan Schillhabel PokerStars player 9,790
14 Vladimir Velikov   8,810
15 Paul Michaelis PokerStars player 8,810
16 Adam Owen PokerStars qualifier 7,840
17 Jeffrey Brouwer PokerStars player 7,840
18 Jose Ortiz   6,870
19 Jean Dufau   6,870
20 Thomas Finneran PokerStars qualifier 6,870
21 Samuel Panzica PokerStars player 5,900
22 Thomas Bolvin   5,900
23 Benjamin Saada   5,900
24 James Akenhead   4,950
25 Casey Kastle   4,950
26 Tomas Nasarre   4,950
27 Padraig O'Neill PokerStars qualifier 4,950
28 Reda Benhaddou   4,210
29 Nikolay Tsanev   4,210
30 Simon Nash PokerStars qualifier 4,210
31 Kevin Pascal Barden PokerStars qualifier 4,210
32 Paul Romain   3,655
33 Kevin Killeen PokerStars qualifier 3,655
34 Andras Korodi PokerStars qualifier 3,655
35 Nathan Gallagher   3,655
36 Heinz Traut   3,655
37 Vladas Burneikis PokerStars qualifier 3,655
38 Bart Lybaert PokerStars qualifier 3,655
39 Mathieu Kuhne PokerStars player 3,655
40 Erik Olofsson PokerStars qualifier 3,110
41 Kevin Monroe   3,110
42 Henry McGrath   3,110
43 Toby Joyce PokerStars player 3,110
44 Neil Van Der Merwe PokerStars qualifier 3,110
45 Enrico Etienne Rudelitz PokerStars player 3,110
46 Vojtech Ruzicka PokerStars qualifier 3,110
47 Jason Ward PokerStars player 3,110
48 Francisco Gordillo Live satellite winner 3,110
49 Edward Tombs   3,110
50 Daniel Carter   3,110
51 Patrick Leonard PokerStars qualifier 3,110
52     3,110
53 David Clarkson PokerStars qualifier 3,110
54 Oskar Szwed PokerStars qualifier 3,110
55 Krzysztof Gluszko PokerStars qualifier 3,110
56 Anders Nordbaelk PokerStars qualifier 2,630
57 Dario Cannistra   2,630
58 Arto Lehtonen PokerStars player 2,630
59 Yung Hwang   2,630
60 Darren Cooper   2,630
61 Jakub Gora PokerStars qualifier 2,630
62 Antonis Poulengeris PokerStars qualifier 2,630
63 Andrew Chen PokerStars player 2,630
64 Sadan Turker   2,630
65 Wei Li   2,630
66 Dean Hutchison PokerStars player 2,630
67 Brett Angell   2,630
68 John Bagnal   2,630
69 Giovanni Cantatore Live satellite winner 2,630
70 Olivier Ferrero   2,630
71 Michal Urbanski PokerStars player 2,630
72 Felipe Gonsalves Costa PokerStars player 2,220
73 Benjamin Burnhill PokerStars qualifier 2,220
74 Bartosz Jablonski PokerStars qualifier 2,220
75 Dara O'Kearney PokerStars qualifier 2,220
76 Andrew Gillett   2,220
77 Stephen Malone PokerStars qualifier 2,220
78 Egor Prokop PokerStars qualifier 2,220
79 Ranno Sootla   2,220
80 Laszlo Papai   2,220
81     2,220
82 Florian-Dimitrie Duta   2,220
83 Anthony Borde PokerStars qualifier 2,220
84 Joel Micka   2,220
85 Aurelio Martin Garcia   2,220
86 Andrew Dwyer PokerStars qualifier 2,220
87 Dermot Blain PokerStars player 2,220
88 Charlie Carrel   2,220
89 Parham Ahoor   2,220
90 Christopher Gordon   2,220
91 Marcin Wydrowski PokerStars qualifier 2,220
92 Michael Mathieu   2,220
93 Mark Clifford PokerStars player 2,220
94 Jean-Philippe Goulet-Ratelle PokerStars player 2,220
95 Lloyd Muir   2,220
96 Matan Elgazar   1,970
97 Jasper Lucas PokerStars player 1,970
98 Keith Cummins PokerStars qualifier 1,970
99 Daniel Harwood Live satellite winner 1,970
100 Peter Eichhardt PokerStars player 1,970
101 Jeff Madsen PokerStars player 1,970
102 Adrian O'Donoghue   1,970
103 Michael McNelis   1,970
104 Stephane Gabarre   1,970
105 Carter Swidler PokerStars qualifier 1,970
106 Alfred Karlsson PokerStars player 1,970
107 Antoine Saout   1,970
108 Chris Dowling   1,970
109 Remco Brok PokerStars qualifier 1,970
110 Riku Koivurinne PokerStars qualifier 1,970
111 Adam Milewski   1,970
112 Stefan Jansson PokerStars player 1,970
113 Peter Johnston PokerStars player 1,970
114 Anthony Galloway PokerStars qualifier 1,970
115 Marc Bebawi   1,970
116 Emma Caddy   1,970
117 Mark James PokerStars qualifier 1,970
118 Jan Kacur PokerStars qualifier 1,970
119 Alex Difelice PokerStars qualifier 1,970
120 James Grogan PokerStars qualifier 1,770
121     1,770
122 Zachary Sloper   1,770
123     1,770
124 Christian Thiry   1,770
125 Jerome L'Hostis   1,770
126 Gerard Harraghy PokerStars qualifier 1,770
127 John Power Live satellite winner 1,770
128 Jose Lopez Tapia   1,770
129 Maximos Pertsinidis PokerStars player 1,770
130 Francisco Salvador Flores PokerStars qualifier 1,770
131 Niko Kettunen PokerStars qualifier 1,770
132 Joao Simao PokerStars qualifier 1,770
133 Andreas Chalkiadakis PokerStars player 1,770
134 Stephen Dunnett PokerStars qualifier 1,770
135 Marian Catalin Cantea Live satellite winner 1,770
136 Ilia Gianno   1,770
137 Kenny Hallaert PokerStars qualifier 1,770
138 Andreas Bolling PokerStars qualifier 1,770
139 Marco Niederdeppe PokerStars qualifier 1,770
140 Rein Koov   1,770
141 Vincent Gabel PokerStars qualifier 1,770
142 Niko Koop PokerStars qualifier 1,770
143 Paul Carr PokerStars qualifier 1,770
144 Dimitri Pembroke   1,710
145 Andrew Hawksby   1,710
146 Philip Baker Live satellite winner 1,710
147 Alfie Adam   1,710
148 Russell Wood PokerStars qualifier 1,710
149 Garrett Boyle   1,710
150 Regis Burlot   1,710
151 Pim Gieles PokerStars player 850
152 Idris Ambraisse PokerStars player 850

UKIPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Mark Reilly, Ireland – 845,000
Mark Reilly, 36, has been a poker pro for the last 11 years, mainly playing medium stakes PLO, both cash games and tournaments. The €16,840 he's now guaranteed for making this final table will be the third biggest cash of his live poker career – and brings his lifetime live tournament winnings to nearly $200k. His best live result to date was winning the $1k NL Hold'em Championship at Binions during the World Series in 2014 for nearly $41k. He also finished tenth in a €1k event at EPT Prague in December. Online, he has a Sunday Warm-Up victory under his belt. He said: "I also final tabled a SCOOP or WCOOP event – I actually can't quite remember which!"

Seat 2: Dave Pollock, Ireland (PokerStars Qualifier) – 4,335,000
Dave Pollock, 40, has been commuting (with the exception of last night) back and forth from his hometown Cork in order to participate in the UKIPT Main Event. He's no stranger to a streamed final table, having finished 2nd in the Irish Open in 2014 for €130,500 (although tomorrow's top prize exceeds that). Pollock, a factory worker, has been playing poker for 10 years (live tournaments), and still competes weekly with friends in Cork, although says, "I can't seem to win there, against them. They know me too well!" Here on a UKIPT final table, he says he is more comfortable, and comes back as one of four very close top stacks.

Seat 3: Adalsteinn Karlsson, Iceland (PokerStars Player) – 4,420,000
Adalsteinn Karlsson, from Husavik, Iceland, started playing poker in 2010, first on Full Tilt Poker and then on PokerStars, recently transitioning to live poker. He became the Icelandic Poker Champion in November 2015, beating a field of 140 players for more than £9,000, and this enabled him to take his game on the road. Karlsson competed at UKIPT5 Edinburgh and came third in the Edinburgh cup for £5,225. Away from poker Karlsson is a self-taught computer programmer and likes to travel. He's able to work from his laptop so can take his job on the road. He's been living, on and off, in Thailand for past four years, training in Muay Thai and enjoying life there.

Seat 4: Jelcides Monteiro, Luxembourg – 1,025,000
Jelcides Monteiro will be celebrating not only his first live final table on Sunday, but his first ever live cash. The 28-year-old has been a full time poker player for the last three years but mainly plays cash games. He was born in Cape Verde, a volcanic archipelago lying 500km off the coast of West Africa, but moved to Luxembourg when he was four years old (and now speaks six languages fluently). This isn't his first PokerStars live event – he also competed in the EPT and Eureka Prague Main Events in December but failed to cash. He's had considerable success online though including a deep run in the Sunday Million last week. A few months ago, he finished fourth in the Hot $109 on PokerStars, and was then runner-up the following day.

Seat 5: Vladas Tamasauskas, Lithuania (PokerStars Player) – 4,255,000
Vladas Tamasauskas is a 21 year old Lithuanian poker pro who cut his teeth online playing the unusual combination of No Limit tournaments and Razz, before heading out on the live tour. He's only made two trips so far, the first being to the Bahamas (where he could legally play poker before his 21st birthday). At Eureka5 Prague he finished 11th for €19,460 and now here in Dublin he's about to cash for at least €16,840. Tamasauskas intends to stay for the full EPT Dublin Poker Festival (which runs until the 20th February). He may be new to the non-virtual felt but having found friends in Lithuania to discuss strategy with early on, he's comfortable heading into the final a close third in chips.

Seat 6: Marc Foggin, United Kingdom – 2,220,000
Marc Foggin, 32, was supposed to be flying to Las Vegas tomorrow for his friend's birthday and some deep-stack tournaments, but has had to cancel after making the UKIPT Dublin final. Foggin is a semi-professional poker player based in Newcastle who runs a property business with his dad – whom he is debating flying over to watch the final live on Monday. Foggin found the poker room in a casino while trying to hide from a friend of his one night, and having sat down at a table found the game suited him; he has almost $400,000 in live tournament cashes from America to Australia.

Seat 7: Quentin Dellis, Belgium – 4,150,000
Quentin Dellis, a 27 year old poker professional, came to Dublin for the UKIPT and its side events (the PokerStars Cup and High Roller) but has only been able to concentrate on the Main Event. It's worked out well for him; he'll soon add a UKIPT final table prize to his five cashes in EPT side events so far in the last year. Dellis was introduced to poker by friends, thought it was fun, and gradually became intrigued by its intricacies. He's been playing for 5-6 years, professionally for three (mainly tournaments) and although he is a fan of Turbo online tourneys, "can be more patient" when it's called for.

Seat 8: Samuel Vousden – 3,675,000
Born in Hong Kong, Samuel Vousden grew up in Salo, south Finland. He flew under the radar until last December, when he fell just shy of the EPT12 Prague final table finishing 14th and earning €45,930 - his biggest live result to date. Vousden has played only a few live tournaments just and on Monday he'll experience his first ever live final table. However, he's arguably one of the most experienced players among the final eight; he's been crushing the online realm for several years. Vousden has earned opponents' respect on PokerStars, having a Sunday Million title as well as a SCOOP title under his belt. Away from poker, he's a Manchester United supporter, and a big fan of David Beckham.

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
5 NL Holdem
10/02/2016
€5,000 + €300
15 €72,750 Joao Vieira
€36,370
9 NL Turbo
10/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
96 €93,120 Jasper Wetemans
€24,725
24 Womens Event
13/02/2016
€200 + €20
49 €9,506 Patty Pei Yu Lai
€3,000
29 €1k NL Holdem
14/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
213 €206,610 Andreas Bolling
€43,700
30 €5k 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo
14/02/2016
€5,000 + €300
10 €48,500 Kim Kallman
€19,800
31 €200 Seniors Event
14/02/2016
€200 + €20
74 €14,356 Tomas Jauring
€3,940
34 €1k NL Hyper Turbo
14/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
76 €73,720 Peyman Luth
€20,270
36 €10k Single-Day High Roller
15/02/2016
€10,000 + €200
66 €863,300 Charlie Carrel
€164,500
38 €2k Turbo - 8 Handed
15/02/2016
€2,000 + €150
81 €157,140 Sam Chartier
€43,220
41 €1k NL Turbo
16/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
97 €94,090 Gediminas Cizauskas
€24,980
42 €5k PLO 8 Handed
16/02/2016
€5,000 + €300
14 €67,900 Felix Stephensen
€33,950
43 €2k NL Holdem
16/02/2016
€2,000 + €200
229 €444,260 Kacper Pyzara
€93,960
48 €2k PLO
17/02/2016
€2,000 + €200
77 €149,380 Jonathan Abdellatif
€41,080
49 €1k NL Holdem - Single Re-Entry
17/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
205 €237,650 Christopher Symesko
€50,260
51 €5k NL Hyper Turbo
17/02/2016
€5,000 + €200
25 €121,250 Jason Mercier
€37,890
57 €1k NL Hyper Turbo
18/02/2016
€1,000 + €100
77 €74,690 Jyri Merivirta
€20,540

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Dzmitry Urbanovich   561,900
2 Gilles Bernies   349,800
3 Kully Sidhu   250,300
4 Patrick Clarke   193,650
5 Iliodoros Kamatakis PokerStars qualifier 152,600
6 Rhys Jones PokerStars qualifier 119,450
7 Alexandre Meylan   88,300
8 Ivan Banic PokerStars qualifier 60,750
9 Mikhail Petrov   47,830
10 Adrian Mateos PokerStars qualifier 39,320
11 Alex Goulder   39,320
12 Matias Ruzzi PokerStars player 32,870
13 Tomas MacNamara   32,870
14 Frank Williams   28,760
15 Jiachen Gong PokerStars player 28,760
16 Christopher Kruk   25,820
17 Luca Pagano Team PokerStars Pro 25,820
18 Jean-Philippe Goulet-Ratelle PokerStars player 22,880
19 Scott Margereson PokerStars qualifier 22,880
20 Bernardo Dias PokerStars qualifier 22,880
21 Cathal Shine PokerStars player 19,950
22 David Boyaciyan Live satellite winner 19,950
23 Francisco Oliveira PokerStars player 19,950
24 Yang Zhang Live satellite winner 17,310
25 Antoine Saout   17,310
26 Guy Goossens PokerStars qualifier 17,310
27 Charles La Boissonnire PokerStars qualifier 17,310
28 Stephen Malone PokerStars qualifier 14,960
29 Dominik Panka Live satellite winner 14,960
30 Jakub Michalak PokerStars qualifier 14,960
31 Anton Wigg PokerStars qualifier 14,960
32 Mikael Jean   13,200
33 Joao Baumgarten PokerStars qualifier 13,200
34 Pierre Neuville   13,200
35 James Akenhead   13,200
36 Lucas Reeves PokerStars qualifier 13,200
37 Artem Litvinov PokerStars qualifier 13,200
38 Or Hadad PokerStars player 13,200
39 Pierre Calamusa   13,200
40 Nick Petrangelo PokerStars player 11,440
41 Willliam Arruda PokerStars player 11,440
42 Nikolaus Teichert PokerStars player 11,440
43 Jaime Staples Team PokerStars Pro Online 11,440
44 Raiden Kan PokerStars player 11,440
45 Adrien Allain   11,440
46 Thiago Nishijima PokerStars player 11,440
47 Thomas Lentrodt Live satellite winner 11,440
48 Mazin Khoury PokerStars player 11,440
49 Alex Difelice PokerStars qualifier 11,440
50 Yiannis Liperis   11,440
51 Timothy Adams PokerStars player 11,440
52 Vebjorn Monstad PokerStars qualifier 11,440
53 Brian Ganon PokerStars player 11,440
54 Orpen Kisacikoglu   11,440
55 Gaelle Baumann   11,440
56 Andras Koroknai PokerStars player 10,270
57 Andrew Abernethy   10,270
58 Maria Lampropulos PokerStars player 10,270
59 Benjamin Winsor   10,270
60 Mike McDonald PokerStars qualifier 10,270
61 Ivan Deyra   10,270
62 Anthony Zinno PokerStars qualifier 10,270
63 Stefan Schillhabel PokerStars player 10,270
64 Richard Dubini PokerStars player 10,270
65 Alexandre Rivero PokerStars player 10,270
66 Simen Birkelund PokerStars player 10,270
67 Felix Lambertz   10,270
68 Andrew Chen PokerStars player 10,270
69 Alex Komaromi PokerStars player 10,270
70 Patrick Schopf PokerStars qualifier 10,270
71 Fabrice Soulier   10,270
72 Michal Rudnik PokerStars player 9,100
73 Przemyslaw Piotrowski   9,100
74 Liv Boeree Team PokerStars Pro 9,100
75 Rodrigo Perez PokerStars qualifier 9,100
76 Fergal Cawley Live satellite winner 9,100
77 Sadan Turker   9,100
78 Kevin Killeen PokerStars qualifier 9,100
79 Cornelius Van Gent PokerStars qualifier 9,100
80 Rodrigo Portaleoni   9,100
81 Bart Lybaert PokerStars qualifier 9,100
82 David Vamplew PokerStars qualifier 9,100
83 Koray Aldemir   9,100
84 Christoph Vogelsang   9,100
85 Fabrice Halleux   9,100
86 Nikolay Tsanev   9,100
87 Tudor Purice PokerStars qualifier 9,100

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Gilles Bernies, 27, Bretten/Düsseldorf, Germany, PokerStars qualifier
Born in Bretten, Gilles Bernies is currently living in Düsseldorf where he's studies international Management at university. As an EPT first-timer, the 27-year-old German has already achieved something many regs on the tour can only dream about. He was the overall Day 1 chip leader and his run hasn't stopped since as he marches towards the final table. Although still only playing poker for fun, Bernies already has two significant results under his belt. They both came last year in the Dutch city of Breda. In October, Bernies won the Breda Poker Series for €23,571 and two months later, topped that prize with a runner-up finish in the Dutch Open Poker Series for €29,688.
At the end of Day 4, Bernies described his run as "weird", pointing out that he's an amateur among some very well-respected pros. He's now guaranteed to take back home at least €60,750 but making the EPT final table hasn't changed his poker ambitions - he has no immediate plans to turn pro. Bernies is also a keen musician, creating electronic music.

Seat 2: Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, 20, Poland, PokerStars qualifier
If you'd been asked to describe Dzmitry Urbanovich results a year ago, his bio would have looked very different to the one we see today. Up until February last year, Urbanovich had won just over $200k in live events; since then he's added a further $3.6 million! Although live results tally goes back to July 2013, it was at EPT11 Malta last year when he stunned the European poker community by taking down a record four events in one festival, including the €25k High Roller. Suddenly, Urbanovich was the brightest star on the tour and many poker aficionados were eager to see what he'd achieve next. They didn't have to wait long. At the EPT11 Grand Final, he was second (to Erik Seidel) in the €100k Super High Roller for a €1,446,000 payday, which remains his biggest single cash to date. Still only 19 years old at the time, this massive win was instrumental in his being awarded the EPT11 Player of the Year title at the end of the festival. A superstar was born, and Urbanovich joined the likes of Ole Schemion and Steve O'Dwyer who relentlessly crush tourneys on the EPT circuit. Urbanovich is already #1 in Poland's all-time money list with most of his $4.2 million winnings earned in the past twelve months. Here in Dublin, he's made it to his first EPT Main Event final table and this summer, he will become eligible to play the World Series for the first time, after turning 21 in May. Confident about his abilities, the youngster has already made a bet with Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst that he'll bring three bracelets back home. He won his seat for EPT Dublin on PokerStars in a €530 NL satellite last month.

Seat 3: Alexandre Meylan, 34, Lausanne, Switzerland, Live satellite winner
Meylan only came to EPT Dublin to play a €1k event but after failing to cash in that, he thought he'd try his hand in a satellite for the €2k UKIPT High Roller. He made in to that event but after failing to make the money, thought he'd have just one more go in a live satellite. Boom! In the Main Event for an investment of just €800. He said: "I don't play many tournaments – I'm mainly a cash game player - but I have been to Prague twice and also Barcelona." Meylan, whose been playing poker for around 10 years, cashed in both the Eureka Prague Main Events he competed in, finishing 15th for € 15,500 in December, and 28th in Season 4 for €6,600. He said: "I'm enjoying Dublin and very happy to have made the final. Have I seen much of the city? Yes, every night! I've been going to Temple Bar and having a great time."

Seat 4: Patrick "clickii10" Clarke, 27, Ardee, Ireland
Patrick Clarke is the last Irishman standing and bears the Emerald Isle's hopes on his shoulders. While home soil might be considered an advantage for the 27-year-old from Ardee, there hasn't been an EPT champion winning at home for the last twenty stops (the last was Daniel Pidun at EPT9 Berlin). But Clarke has already tasted success here in Dublin - he won the Irish Poker Open in April 2014, for a lifetime best cash of €200,000. A year later, Clarke made the final of UKIPT5 Nottingham, finishing fourth for £58,100. Prior to the EPT12 Dublin Poker Festival, Clarke was 47th on Ireland's alltime money list with $396k in live tournament winnings. So far, Ireland has one former EPT champion: Steve O'Dwyer, who took down the EPT9 Grand Final Main Event.

Seat 5: Kully Sidhu, 33, Walsall, UK
Kully Sidhu is a professional poker player who's already experienced the EPT limelight when he made the final at EPT10 London, Season 10. He was the first to depart on that occasion, winning £60,640 for eighth place. However, Main Event finals aside, it was at EPT12 Barcelona where the 33-year-old from Walsall banked by far his biggest cash. Sidhu took part in a three-way deal in the €10k High Roller along with Mustapha Kanit and Nick Petrangelo and was awarded second place. The €640,000 prize accounts for the better part of his $1.3 million in live tournament winnings to date and he's currently ranked 74th in the England's all-time money list. Three months ago, he took down the €10k High Roller at Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam for €161,172. Sidhu also has a plethora of achievements on local tours in the UK, having won the GUKPT Manchester in 2010. In April last year, he was up against Patrick Clarke on the final table of UKIPT5 Nottingham and the two Brits will face each other again here in Dublin.

Seat 6: Ivan "BanicIvan" Banic, 23, Split, Croatia, PokerStars qualifier
The EPT has yet to crown a Croatian champion but that might all change here at EPT12 Dublin with 23-year-old Ivan Banic on the final table. This is Banic's first time in the spotlight at a live event; his two previous recorded results were small cashes in side events at EPT12 Prague. However, online it's a very different story. Playing under the screen name "BanicIvan" on PokerStars, he's currently ranked Croatia's #1 player on PocketFives' leaderboard, and #52 worldwide. Banic won The Big $162 twice last year but the biggest online result of his career came two years ago when he won The Bigger $55 for $38,218. Banic is only the fourth player from Croatia to make an EPT Main Event final; his predecessors were Dragan Galic (5th at EPT5 Sanremo), Zdravko Duvnjak (7th at EPT10 Prague) and Andrija Martic (7th at EPT10 Sanremo).#

Seat 7: Iliodoros "ILIOS72" Kamatakis, 43, Preveza, Greece, PokerStars qualifier
The oldest player on the EPT Dublin final table is Iliodoros Kamatakis who hails from Preveza, northwest Greek town located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. The 43-year-old is known as "ILIOS72" on PokerStars, and also on Twitch, where he's streaming his poker sessions. At EPT12 Prague, Kamatakis earned his career's biggest prize when he finished fifth in the €10k High Roller, taking €180,890. With $626k in live tournament winnings, he's currently ranked #8 in the Greece's all-time money list. Before he arrived here in Dublin, he had four EPT Main Event cashes to his name, the best result being 19th at EPT7 Prague. Kamatakis's online accolades include fourth in the Sunday Million for $69,624 (March 2009), fourth in the Super Tuesday for $40k (December 2015) and he also made the final table of the 2016 TCOOP $2k High Roller, finishing eighth for $35,581.

Seat 8: Rhys "floppinhell" Jones, 25, Portsmouth, UK, PokerStars qualifier
Rhys Jones is a professional poker player from Portsmouth in the UK who splits his time between playing live tournaments and online MTTs, with much success in both fields. Jones' biggest cash in the live field to date was for $85,131, for a third place finish at the 2014 WSOP in Vegas. Since 2011, he has 10 $20k+ cashes in live tournaments and is no doubt a feared player online as well. His largest online score came in 2014, coincidentally just two months after his largest live win. Jones beat a field of 76 players in a $2,100 FTOPS event on Full Tilt, earning himself over $93k in the process. Jones has a whopping 84 tournament wins documented online, with over $3,500,000 in earnings. Jones, who got engaged to girlfriend Kristy a month ago, is currently ranked 148th on the all England all-time money list with $618,390 in live winnings to date. He won his seat for EPT Dublin on PokerStars in a €215 NL satellite last month. Fun fact: Jones was once a competitor on The Weakest Link, a popular TV game show in the UK.

EPT €25K High Roller Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Mustapha Kanit   501,640
2 Chance Kornuth   360,150
3 Charlie Carrel   234,100
4 Anton Bertilsson   176,640
5 Jeff Rossiter   137,200
6 Keith Johnson   106,330
7 Nick Petrangelo   84,040
8 Ivan Luca   65,170
9 Martin Jacobson   49,730

 

EPT Prague (05/12/2015 - 16/12/2015)

Player Lists, Payouts, and Final Table information for the Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments will be available, as well as full Side Event results.

Full reports from the Prague are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page and follow @PokerStarsEPT.

EUREKA: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
2 NL Turbo
05/12/2015
€500 + €50
169 €81,965 Lauri Pesonen
€15,980
10 PL Omaha
06/12/2015
€500 + €50
129 €62,565 Amir Mozaffarian
€11,475
13 NL Hyper Turbo
06/12/2015
€500 + €50
132 €64,020 Serhii Popovych
€16,110
18 NL Shoutout
08/12/2015
€500 + €50
64 €31,040 Anaras Alekberovas
€9,310
21 Quintuple Draw
08/12/2015
€500 + €50
25 €12,125 Konstantin Maslak
€4,485
24 NL Hyper Turbo
08/12/2015
€500 + €50
273 €132,405 Jouni Huovila
€24,190
25 NL Full Tilt Flipout
08/12/2015
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Emile Geodjenian
€1,150
26 NL Full Tilt Flipout
08/12/2015
€100 + €10
34 €3,298 Henrique Pinho
€1,120
27 NL Full Tilt Flipout
08/12/2015
€100 + €10
32 €3,104 Przemyslaw Misztela
€830
31 NL Eureka High Roller
09/12/2015
€2,000 + €200
748 €1,451,120 Ibrahim Ghassan
€151,240
33 PL Sextuple Omaha
09/12/2015
€500 + €50
91 €44,135 Jens Hansen
€11,720
34 NL Turbo Unl. Rebuys Super Holdem
09/12/2015
€100 + €20
148 €23,280 Pavlos Benakis
€5,160
40 NL Turbo
10/12/2015
€500 + €50
350 €169,750 Oliver Huber
€26,100
41 Limit Razz
10/12/2015
€500 + €50
43 €20,855 Krzysztof Gluszko
€7,100
47 NL Turbo
10/12/2015
€300 + €30
438 €127,458 Francesco Delfoco
€16,775
52 Limit Stud Hi/Low
11/12/2015
€500 + €50
32 €15,520 David Spencer
€5,280
55 NL Hyper Turbo
11/12/2015
€500 + €50
204 €98,940 Diogo Cardoso
€17,505
57 NL Turbo
12/12/2015
€500 + €50
143 €69,355 Sebastian Barber
€13,140
58 NL and Chess Mixed Tournament
12/12/2015
€200 + €20
22 €4,268 Vytenis Salickas
€1,800
61 Limit 7 Card Stud
12/12/2015
€500 + €50
16 €7,760 Benny Glaser
€3,260
62 NL Women's Event
12/12/2015
€200 + €20
86 €16,684 Mariia Dviniatina
€4,584
64 NL Full Tilt Flipout
12/12/2015
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Adam Milewski
€1,150
65 NL Full Tilt Flipout
12/12/2015
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Ivan Neiaskin
€1,150
66 NL Full Tilt Flipout
12/12/2015
€100 + €10
35 €3,395 Zhao Wei
€1,150
67 NL Turbo Deepstack
12/12/2015
€300 + €30
313 €91,083 Mauro Pacheco Ferreira
€17,750
70 NL Turbo - High Hand Instant Win
13/12/2015
€500 + €50
53 €25,705 Wei Zhao
€6,840
72 Seniors Event
13/12/2015
€200 + €20
67 €12,998 Klaus Gortz
€2,680
73 Single Draw - Deuce to Seven
13/12/2015
€500 + €50
17 €8,245 Tony Birger Kennheden
€3,460
75 NL Turbo - Unl. Rebuys Deuces Wild
13/12/2015
€100 + €20
51 €7,615 Roland Loos
€2,050
77 NL Turbo - Win The Button!
13/12/2015
€300 + €30
167 €48,597 Cristian Bala
€8,940
82 Prague Open
14/12/2015
€200 + €20
404 €78,376 Fabian Wolf
€15,200
83 NL Deepstack
14/12/2015
€500 + €50
200 €97,000 Yitshak Bahar
€20,520
84 Quadruple Stud
14/12/2015
€500 + €50
30 €14,550 Stanislav Parkhomenko
€5,390
85 Unltd Rebuys Double Board
14/12/2015
€100 + €20
21 €3,638 Paul Georg Michaelis
€1,530
88 Unlimited Rebuys - Irish Holdem
15/12/2015
€100 + €20
12 €2,765 Wei Zhao
€2,765
90 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
15/12/2015
€500 + €50
71 €34,435 Stanislav Tukov
€7,925
91 Turbo All In or Fold - Antes only
15/12/2015
€100 + €20
12 €7,227 Koert Scholten
€2,460
92 Unlimited Rebuys - Irish Holdem
15/12/2015
€300 + €30
167 €48,597 Virgo Laansoo
€11,300

EUREKA Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Javier Rojas Mederos   311,000
2 Martin Staszko PokerStars qualifier 172,600
3 Simon Persson PokerStars player 120,090
4 Vladas Burneikis   86,850
5 Mihaita Croitoru   70,490
6 Meir Ben Shimon   56,520
7 Gianluca Speranza PokerStars qualifier 43,210
8 Cosimo Sabatini   30,460
9 Igor Untilov PokerStars player 24,150
10 Torsti Kettula   19,460
11 Vladas Tamasauskas  PokerStars player 19,460
12 Maximos Pertsinidis PokerStars player 17,330
13 Maximiliano Gallardo   17,330
14 Peter Charalambous   15,500
15 Alexandre Anibal Meylan   15,500
16 Christian Schwenk   13,660
17 Dmitry Zotov   13,660
18 Francesco Delfoco   11,830
19 Ari Engel PokerStars player 11,830
20 Roman Nikulin PokerStars player 11,830
21     9,990
22 Mitch Johnson   9,990
23 Benjamin Lamprecht PokerStars qualifier 9,990
24 Petr Hlavacek   8,240
25 Constantin Cosmin Calea PokerStars player 8,240
26 Dawid Grabinski   8,240
27 Francis-Nicolas Bouchard PokerStars player 8,240
28 Malte Monnig PokerStars qualifier 7,030
29 Clemens Manzano PokerStars player 7,030
30 Xavier El Fassy   7,030
31 Klas Krueger Live satellite winner 7,030
32 Simeon Naydenov   5,990
33 Jan Przysucha Live satellite winner 5,990
34 Manuel Fernandes Live satellite winner 5,990
35 Esben Guenther   5,990
36 Tomas Jozonis PokerStars player 5,990
37 Andrius Bielskis PokerStars qualifier 5,990
38 Andrei Grigoras   5,990
39 Stephen Graner   5,990
40 Mustafa Biz   4,960
41 Miltiadis Kyriakides   4,960
42 Rytis Praninskas PokerStars player 4,960
43 Gerret Van Lancker   4,960
44 Andrew Chen PokerStars player 4,960
45 Frank Williams   4,960
46 Akseli Paalanen PokerStars qualifier 4,960
47 Dietrich Fast PokerStars player 4,960
48 Stefan Ivanov   4,960
49 Martin Romba PokerStars player 4,960
50 Anthony Picault   4,960
51 Krysztof Laprus PokerStars qualifier 4,960
52 Diogo Cardoso   4,960
53 Diego Menceyra Alonso Live satellite winner 4,960
54 Marc Goeschel PokerStars player 4,960
55 Andrea Dato   4,960
56 Mariano Martiradonna   3,950
57 Nikola Kovacevic   3,950
58 Florin Ilies PokerStars player 3,950
59 Mario Eder PokerStars player 3,950
60 Alexander Ivarsson PokerStars player 3,950
61 Mykola Ugryn   3,950
62 Leo Pietila PokerStars player 3,950
63 Oyvind Efraimsen   3,950
64 Tomasz Wrobel PokerStars qualifier 3,950
65 Aleksander Pakhomov   3,950
66 Alexandrakis Stergios   3,950
67 Michael Vainshtain   3,950
68 Mikhail Filatov   3,950
69 Gerald Haslauer   3,950
70 Steven Worr PokerStars qualifier 3,950
71 Nusret Atmaca   3,950
72 Jonatan Hellman PokerStars player 3,340
73 Karim Zerrougui   3,340
74 Roger Szarek PokerStars qualifier 3,340
75 Shakhabiddin Muradov   3,340
76 Bartosz Piesiewicz PokerStars qualifier 3,340
77 Franck Lini   3,340
78 Eliana Shapovalova Live satellite winner 3,340
79 Cyprien Berger   3,340
80 Adam Tuk PokerStars player 3,340
81 Keith Christie PokerStars qualifier 3,340
82 Grigorii Ignatiuk   3,340
83 Aleksandr Pakhotin PokerStars player 3,340
84 Mateusz Kosowski PokerStars player 3,340
85 Selim Citak   3,340
86 Hamza Miri Live satellite winner 3,340
87 Quentin Lecomte   3,340
88 Lubos Antalik   3,340
89 Sultan Ahmed   3,340
90 Karen Grigoryan   3,340
91 Arnando Collado Lanuza   3,340
92 Paul Martin PokerStars qualifier 3,340
93 Luka Drakic PokerStars qualifier 3,340
94 Yakov Bar El PokerStars qualifier 3,340
95 Vasile Cosmin Stancu   3,340
96 Diego Ventura PokerStars player 2,860
97 David Duoek   2,860
98 Dariusz Szoen PokerStars qualifier 2,860
99 Fabio Sperling PokerStars qualifier 2,860
100 Rickard Rohani   2,860
101 Henrik Johansson PokerStars player 2,860
102 Kevin MacPhee PokerStars player 2,860
103 Jean Montury   2,860
104 Hans Kersebom   2,860
105 Pierre Neuville   2,860
106 Sergio Remuinan   2,860
107 Andriy Lyubovetskiy PokerStars player 2,860
108 Christophe Pereira   2,860
109 Jonathan Heller PokerStars player 2,860
110 Maksim Petrov   2,860
111 Dirk Haferkorn   2,860
112 Maxime Chilaud   2,860
113 Michael Wang   2,860
114 Shimon Raviv   2,860
115 Dany Kreidieh   2,860
116 Lijo Lander PokerStars qualifier 2,860
117 Vitezslav Cech PokerStars qualifier 2,860
118 Henrik Unverricht   2,860
119 Timo Pfutzenreuter PokerStars player 2,860
120 Bertrand Guenoun Live satellite winner 2,420
121 Jens Hansen   2,420
122 Julien Lamaison   2,420
123 Michal Havavka PokerStars qualifier 2,420
124 Martin Greizinger PokerStars qualifier 2,420
125 Daniel Orłowski PokerStars player 2,420
126 Niall Farrell PokerStars player 2,420
127 Vinko Smokrovic   2,420
128 Riccardo D`Urso   2,420
129 Raymond Forsland   2,420
130 Kaan Okar   2,420
131 Vazha Kometiani   2,420
132 Farid Chati   2,420
133 Andreas Olympios   2,420
134 Joseph Houayek   2,420
135 Igor Kunitskiy   2,420
136 Tomas Stasek   2,420
137 Alex Kravchenko PokerStars player 2,420
138 Filip Szpak PokerStars qualifier 2,420
139 Antonios Koukouras   2,420
140 Emil Hegedus PokerStars qualifier 2,420
141 Nick Neese PokerStars qualifier 2,420
142 Maciej Wojcicki PokerStars player 2,420
143 Marc Convey PokerStars qualifier 2,420
144 Felix Bleiker   2,170
145 Morten Mortensen PokerStars qualifier 2,170
146 Cristian Munteanu PokerStars qualifier 2,170
147 Ismael Bojang PokerStars player 2,170
148 Arvin Ravindran   2,170
149 Mikhail Iakovlev PokerStars player 2,170
150 Ahmed Al Barwani   2,170
151 Andrii Nadieliaiev PokerStars player 2,170
152 Nuno Capucho PokerStars qualifier 2,170
153 Marcos Fernandez Martinez   2,170
154 Zoltan Gal   2,170
155 Babak Manesh PokerStars qualifier 2,170
156 Zoltan Szabo   2,170
157 Petr Horak   2,170
158 Gerd Mueller PokerStars player 2,170
159 Volkan Aydin   2,170
160 David Novak   2,170
161 Emil Lukac   2,170
162 Haik Tougu   2,170
163 Luis Rodriguez Cruz PokerStars player 2,170
164 Niels Van Leeuwen   2,170
165 Kevin Lee Sharp PokerStars qualifier 2,170
166 Lars Jurgens   2,170
167 Igor Kotyk   2,170
168 Dmitry Ponomarev   2,170
169 Raigo Aasmaa PokerStars player 2,170
170 Julian Rudland   2,170
171 Frank Fechner   2,170
172 Soren Hansen   2,170
173 Martrtin Kepepes   2,170
174 Alexander Lind PokerStars player 2,170
175 Tezer Cetindag   2,170
176 Peter Gelencser PokerStars player 2,170
177 Grzegorz Tryba Live satellite winner 2,170
178 Michel Sterk   2,170
179 Ryan McEathron PokerStars player 2,170
180 Nico Frenn   2,170
181 Markus Leuzinger   2,170
182 Jacek Bozio   2,170
183 Alexander Dmitrienko Live satellite winner 2,170
184 Thomas Klaus PokerStars player 1,960
185 Rasmus Vogt   1,960
186 Michal Mrakes   1,960
187 Rafael Ubeda   1,960
188 Yaniv Rabiner   1,960
189 Andrey Shtern PokerStars qualifier 1,960
190 Neividas Biriukovas PokerStars qualifier 1,960
191 Raymond Xu   1,960
192 Geoffrey Mcneely   1,960
193 Dariusz Beres PokerStars player 1,960
194 Sebastien Bidinger   1,960
195 Surka Marian   1,960
196 Milan Simko PokerStars player 1,960
197 Stephane Noel   1,960
198 Balasz Botond PokerStars player 1,960
199 Tomasz Pieta PokerStars qualifier 1,960
200 Pavel Zuev PokerStars player 1,960
201 Jaroslav Miklik PokerStars qualifier 1,960
202 Jonathan Dimmig   1,960
203 Andre Hungerkamp   1,960
204 Lukas Jebavy   1,960
205 Sale Ibarra Serrano PokerStars player 1,960
206 Eshed Hadaya   1,960
207 Andrei Shablyka PokerStars qualifier 1,960
208 Nikola Ivanovic   1,960
209 Alessandro Benazzo   1,960
210 Masayuki Hakoda   1,960
211 Marton Czuczor PokerStars player 1,960
212 Ivan Arbatskii   1,960
213 Maciej Nowakowski PokerStars player 1,960
214 Vitalij Zabelovic PokerStars qualifier 1,960
215 Arne Kern PokerStars qualifier 1,960
216 Itai Levy   1,960
217 Lukas Hnizdo   1,960
218 Nils Jonssonn PokerStars qualifier 1,960
219 Yew Kan   1,960
220 Peter Mattern   1,960
221 Stanley Lee PokerStars player 1,960
222 Bjorn Gustafsson   1,960
223 Vojtech Susta PokerStars player 1,960
224 Jean Barrere   1,800
225 Pawel Kulak PokerStars qualifier 1,800
226 Leonardo Parmiggiani   1,800
227 Salvatore Bonavena   1,800
228 Toth Roland PokerStars player 1,800
229 Martin Sloboda PokerStars qualifier 1,800
230 Vladimir Velikov   1,800
231 Moshe Costa   1,800
232 Robert Kokoska PokerStars player 1,800
233 Rune Kongeroed   1,800
234 Mads Bertelsen   1,800
235 Manuel Zapf   1,800
236 Victorio Piturca   1,800
237 Yang Zhang Live satellite winner 1,800
238 Sergey Vasilyev   1,800
239 Gergo Gecsek PokerStars qualifier 1,800
240 Alexander Lakhov PokerStars player 1,800
241 Magnus Karlsson PokerStars player 1,800
242 Enio Bozzano PokerStars player 1,800
243 Bohumil Valenta   1,800
244 Fahredin Mustafov PokerStars qualifier 1,800
245 Odysseas Theofilou Live satellite winner 1,800
246 Scott Augustine PokerStars player 1,800
247 Jabulane Sekano Live satellite winner 1,800
248 Valentin Messina PokerStars qualifier 1,800
249 Matej Sestak PokerStars qualifier 1,800
250 Oliver Hardt   1,800
251 Andras Stumpf   1,800
252 Osman Ihlamur   1,800
253 Constantin Georgescu   1,800
254 Navot Golan PokerStars player 1,800
255 David Lorenzen PokerStars qualifier 1,800
256 William Hani Live satellite winner 1,800
257 Daragh Davey PokerStars qualifier 1,800
258 Frederik Reusch PokerStars player 1,800
259 David Lappin PokerStars qualifier 1,800
260 Cosmin Tabusca   1,800
261 Adam Chochola PokerStars qualifier 1,800
262 Bartosz Ziolkowski PokerStars player 1,800
263 Yehuda Bardugo   1,800
264 Oleh Cherepianyi   1,740
265 Samuel Sjöqvist PokerStars player 1,740
266 Andreas Hostrup   1,740
267 Simon Cuq   1,740
268 David Tous Rosich PokerStars qualifier 1,740
269 Sergey Perelygin   1,740
270 Din Cohen   1,740
271 Espen Solaas PokerStars player 1,740
272 Anton Sulymka PokerStars player 1,740
273 Jesse Cohen PokerStars player 1,740
274 David Burghardt PokerStars qualifier 1,740
275 Christian Grundtvig PokerStars qualifier 1,740
276 Michal Starzec PokerStars player 1,740
277 Dariusz Marcinkowski PokerStars qualifier 1,740
278 Arlind Hazizi   1,740
279 Giorgio Soceanu   1,740

EUREKA Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Gianluca Speranza, 28, from Italy, lives in Vienna, PokerStars qualifier - 4,750,000
Speranza comes from a family of poker players – his brother Alessandro and father Giampiero also play and Gianluca himself has been attending EPTs since Season 5. Since his first cash in 2007, Speranza has amassed close to $600k in live tournament winnings, a haul which includes three IPT final tables: fourth at IPT6 Saint Vincent for €25k, fifth at IPT2 Malta for €23,000 and seventh in Sanremo in Season 5 for €16,700. He is currently ranked #36 in the Italy all-time money list.

Seat 2: Martin Staszko, 36, Czech Republic, PokerStars qualifier - 6,430,000
No Czech player has ever won the Eureka Main Event but Martin Staszko is in a good position to change that tomorrow. The 36-year-old pro from Trinec, an industrial town near the Czech/Polish border, doesn't need much introduction. He's by far the most successful live tournament player from the Czech Republic and leads his country's all-time money list with $5.9 million in winnings. Staszko's biggest achievement came in the 2011 WSOP Main Event when he was runner-up to Pius Heinz. Two months back, Staszko  snagged his first EPT trophy when he took down the €500 Quintuple Draw event in Malta. Among tomorrow's finalists, he's the only player with a home soil advantage. 

Seat 3: Meir Ben Shimon, Israel, 30, Israel - 1,670,000
While Staszko aims to become the first Czech Eureka champ ever, Israeli player Meir Ben Shimon has two fellow countrymen who have already won a Eureka Main Event. The 30-year-old hails from Tel Aviv, and reaching tomorrow's final is the biggest success of his career so far. With 1,670,000 in chips, Ben Shimon has a mountain to climb though as he is the shortest stack going in to the finale. Ben Shimon mainly plays live, both tournaments and cash games. When asked what his hobbies were outside of poker, he answered "Poker!", clearly confirming his deep passion for the game.

Seat 4: Mihaita Croitoru, from Romania, lives in Spain - 3,120,000
Croitoru was born in Romania, but when he turned ten, his family moved to Spain and he has been living there since then. He considers himself mainly a tournament player and says he started taking poker seriously at the beginning of this year. Croitoru plays online on PokerStars.es and banked nearly €6k in an ESCOOP event back in July. The 22-year-old is playing the biggest tournament of his career and is the youngest player on the final table. He's already got some ambitions beyond tomorrow's final - and says if he finishes fifth or better, he'll play the EPT Main Event as well. He's enjoying Prague a lot and is already thinking of coming back next year.

Seat 5: Cosimo Sabatini, 48, Italy - 1,875,000
Cosimo Sabatini is the oldest player at this year's Eureka Prague final table, aged 48. He's an accountant from the small Italian town of Cassino and his poker CV includes cashes from Italy, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic. None of them have been particularly big until the Eureka 5 Prague Main Event, which has already brought him by far best result. Sabatini is enjoying back-to-back cashes in this event, but this time, he'll bank way more than he did for last year's 196th place.

Seat 6: Javier Rojas Mederos, Spain - 6,145,000 
Javier Rojas Mederos is another poker pro coming to the final table from Spain. He plays pretty much everything - tournaments, cash games and sit & go's. His greatest poker achievement to date came when he won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $83k. The 25-year-old will need to get at least fourth place to beat that result tomorrow.

Seat 7: Simon Persson, 33, Sweden, PokerStars player - 12,565,000
It was a massive clash between Simon Persson and Igor Until that ended Day 3. The Swede knocked out his opponent in ninth place in the biggest pot of the tournament so far and give himself the chip lead going in to the final table. Persson is no newcomer to the live poker scene, he's been competing for years. Two years ago, he was runner-up in the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam for €182,913. Online on PokerStars, Persson's best result came five years ago when he banked $144k for first place in the Sunday Warm-Up.

Seat 8: Vladas Burneikis, 40, Lithuania - 10,800,000     
When questioned if he's a pro or an amateur, Burneikis answered with a smile and said: "I'm a fish." Hailing from Lithuania, he has been playing poker for a few years, mainly live because - as he says -  "live, it's real". Making the Eureka Prague final table is the best result of his career to date. Burneikis is combining business with pleasure on this trip to the Czech Republic - as well as playing poker, he is also here to meet potential business partners.

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
7 8-Game
06/12/2015
€5,000 + €300
11 €53,350 Daniel Cates
€26,675
9 NL Turbo
06/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
60 €58,200 Thom Crombach
€17,460
12 NL Turbo 8-Handed, 6-Handed
06/12/2015
€2,000 + €150
71 €137,740 Juha Lauttamus
€40,290
16 NL Hyper Turbo
07/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
177 €171,690 Victorio Piturca
€25,000
23 NL Turbo
08/12/2015
€2,000 + €150
156 €302,640 Victor Dobrovolskiy
€70,360
36 NL Hyper Turbo
09/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
174 €168,780 Mikhail Molchanov
€39,240
43 NL Deepstack - Big Ante
10/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
241 €233,770 Lilia Novikova
€49,440
53 PL Omaha Turbo
11/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
118 €114,460 Rumen Nanev
€28,800
54 NL Turbo
11/12/2015
€2,000 + €150
152 €294,880 Francesco Delfoco
€68,550
59 PL Omaha - 8 Handed
12/12/2015
€5,000 + €300
47 €227,950 Jussi Nevanlinna
€77,500
63 NL Turbo
12/12/2015
€2,000 + €200
307 €595,580 Stephen Chidwick
€119,400
68 NL Hyper Turbo
12/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
153 €148,410 Andres Herrada Forestani
€34,500
71 PL Omaha 8
13/12/2015
€5,000 + €300
24 €116,400 Jeffrey Duvall
€116,400
74 NL - Holdem - Single Re-Entry
14/12/2015
€1,000 + €100
240 €266,750 Fahredin Mustafov
€53,490
78 NL Hyper Turbo
13/12/2015
€5,000 + €200
54 €261,900 Georgios Zisimopoulos
€75,000
86 NL Turbo Bounty
14/12/2015
€1,000 + €150 + €1,000
216 €203,040 Shakeeb Kazemipur
€42,940
87 NL Hyper Turbo Bounty
14/12/2015
€500 + €50 + €500
232 €109,040 Stefan Ivanov
€23,060

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Hossein Ensan   754,510
2 Gleb Tremzin   724,510
3 Ilkin Amirov   391,910
4 Thomas Butzhammer   294,180
5 Slaven Popov   226,330
6 Olivier Ferrero   166,080
7 Onur Unsal PokerStars player 122,530
8 Vlado Banicevic   87,700
9 Ivan Deyra   68,560
10 Gavin O'Rourke PokerStars player 56,950
11 Javier Gomez Zapatero PokerStars qualifier 56,950
12 Chris Walker PokerStars qualifier 50,990
13 Marc Macdonnell PokerStars player 50,990
14 Samuel Vousden PokerStars player 45,930
15 Enio Bozzano PokerStars player 45,930
16 Sebastian Gohr PokerStars qualifier 40,860
17 Benjamin Lamprecht PokerStars player 40,860
18 Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes   35,800
19 Dominik Paus   35,800
20 Abbas Moradi   35,800
21 Tomas Pleticha Live satellite winner 30,730
22 Preben Stokkan PokerStars player 30,730
23 Henri Jaakkola   30,730
24 Roman Korenev PokerStars qualifier 25,770
25 Christopher Andler   25,770
26 Ori Miller Live satellite winner 25,770
27 Sam Chartier PokerStars player 25,770
28 Foeke Deinum PokerStars qualifier 21,920
29 Robert Layne III PokerStars player 21,920
30 Andrei Boghean PokerStars qualifier 21,920
31 Anton Sulymka PokerStars player 21,920
32 Tomasz Kowalski   19,040
33 Iaran Lightbourne   19,040
34 Dobromir Nikov   19,040
35 David Sa De Abreu   19,040
36 Vyacheslav Stoyanov   19,040
37 Lukasz Mroczek Live satellite winner 19,040
38 Andrew Chen PokerStars qualifier 19,040
39 Terence Stevens   19,040
40 Niall Farrell PokerStars player 16,200
41 Sonny Franco   16,200
42 Federico Sztern PokerStars player 16,200
43 Anton Astapau PokerStars player 16,200
44 Andrea Cortellazzi Live satellite winner 16,200
45 Ramin Hajiyev PokerStars player 16,200
46 Iliodoros Kamatakis PokerStars qualifier 16,200
47 Kitty Kuo Live satellite winner 16,200
48 Vegar Myren PokerStars qualifier 16,200
49 Daniel Wilson PokerStars player 16,200
50 Ka Kwan Lau PokerStars qualifier 16,200
51 Aki Virtanen PokerStars qualifier 16,200
52 Ambrose Ng PokerStars player 16,200
53 Ghattas Kortas   16,200
54 Beka Iordanishvili PokerStars player 16,200
55 Goran Mandic PokerStars qualifier 16,200
56 Yonatan Ben Zvi Live satellite winner 13,720
57 David Boyaciyan   13,720
58 Paul Michaelis PokerStars player 13,720
59 Kacper Pyzara   13,720
60 Joao Vieira PokerStars qualifier 13,720
61 Jeffrey Hakim PokerStars qualifier 13,720
62 Ben Dobson PokerStars qualifier 13,720
63 Jacques Torbey   13,720
64 Jaroslaw Sikora PokerStars qualifier 13,720
65 Frans Claesson PokerStars qualifier 13,720
66 Ivan Demidov Team PokerStars Pro 13,720
67 Clyde Foe   13,720
68 Moritz Dietrich PokerStars player 13,720
69 Stefan Ivanov Live satellite winner 13,720
70 Yury Gulyy   13,720
71 Alexander Reard   13,720
72 Walter Treccarichi   11,540
73 Shlomi Elimeleh   11,540
74 Matthias De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 11,540
75 Idris Ambraisse PokerStars player 11,540
76 Yung Hwang   11,540
77 Ruben Visser   11,540
78 Mikolaj Zawadzki Live satellite winner 11,540
79 Bryan Paris PokerStars player 11,540
80 Sam Greenwood PokerStars qualifier 11,540
81 Adrian Mateos PokerStars qualifier 11,540
82 Elena Stover PokerStars qualifier 11,540
83 Marius Gierse PokerStars qualifier 11,540
84 Jude Ainsworth   11,540
85 Tomasz Chmiel Live satellite winner 11,540
86 Alexandru Waleed Gavrilut PokerStars player 11,540
87 Jens Lakemeier PokerStars qualifier 11,540
88 Javier Rojas Mederos   11,540
89 Ivan Soshnikov   11,540
90 Jan Latka   11,540
91 Kenneth Smaron PokerStars qualifier 11,540
92 Andrius Bielskis PokerStars qualifier 11,540
93 Eduards Kudrjavcevs PokerStars player 11,540
94 Julian Stuer PokerStars player 11,540
95 Georgios Kapalas PokerStars qualifier 11,540
96 Valerii Lubenets Live satellite winner 10,280
97 Ollie Price PokerStars qualifier 10,280
98 Oleg Vasylchenko PokerStars qualifier 10,280
99 Simon Persson PokerStars qualifier 10,280
100 Stephen Woodhead PokerStars qualifier 10,280
101 Oyvind Efraimsen   10,280
102 Kilian Kramer PokerStars qualifier 10,280
103 Walid Bou Habib PokerStars qualifier 10,280
104 Belmehel Dja Daouadji Live satellite winner 10,280
105 Anton Yakuba PokerStars player 10,280
106 Alexander Nemchin Live satellite winner 10,280
107 Diogo Veiga PokerStars qualifier 10,280
108 Joseph El Khoury   10,280
109 Brian Benhamou   10,280
110 Christophe Larquemin   10,280
111 Pietro Alerci Live satellite winner 10,280
112 Yigit Aktulga   10,280
113 Zevola Marco PokerStars player 10,280
114 Juha Helppi PokerStars player 10,280
115 Nikolaos Iliakis   10,280
116 Frank Williams   10,280
117 Johnny Lodden Team PokerStars Pro 10,280
118 Miguel Moreno Vico PokerStars qualifier 10,280
119 Kent Roed PokerStars player 10,280
120 Gustav Nordh PokerStars player 9,220
121 Jerry Odeen PokerStars player 9,220
122 Mihai Niste PokerStars qualifier 9,220
123 Ariel Mantel PokerStars player 9,220
124 Adrian Ionescu PokerStars qualifier 9,220
125 Jannick Wrang PokerStars qualifier 9,220
126 Jorma Nuutinen PokerStars qualifier 9,220
127 Abumuslym Gabaiev Live satellite winner 9,220
128 Grzegorz Wyraz PokerStars qualifier 9,220
129 Colin Lovelock PokerStars qualifier 9,220
130 Philipp Kober PokerStars qualifier 9,220
131 Gaspare Nastasi   9,220
132 Mitch Johnson   9,220
133 Anton Wigg PokerStars qualifier 9,220
134 Aleksandar Denishev   9,220
135 Mark Wagstaff PokerStars qualifier 9,220
136 Andrii Nadieliaiev PokerStars player 9,220
137 Maksim Lobzhanidze PokerStars qualifier 9,220
138 Jonas Klausen PokerStars qualifier 9,220
139 Mike McDonald PokerStars player 9,220
140 Sergio Da Silva Veloso PokerStars qualifier 9,220
141 Vitalijs Zavorotnijs PokerStars player 9,220
142 Antonin Duda PokerStars qualifier 9,220
143 Lars Persson   9,220
144 Rainer Kempe PokerStars qualifier 8,910
145 Kuljinder Sidhu   8,910
146 Andrei Konopelko   8,910
147 Benoit Jean   8,910
148 Dara O'Kearney PokerStars player 8,910
149 William Foxen PokerStars qualifier 8,910
150 Vitaly Lunkin PokerStars player 8,910
151 Viacheslav Goryachev PokerStars qualifier 8,910

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Hossein Ensan, 51, Munster, Germany
German player Hossein Ensan is fast becoming a big name at EPTs, and is celebrating his third Main Event final nine appearance in just 16 months. He first came to attention when he took down the first EPT Seniors event at EPT11 Barcelona. He then won a seat in to the Main Event in a live satellite and finished third for €652,667. In March, he finished sixth in the inaugural EPT Malta Main Event for €153,700 and then just a couple of months later, won two side events at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final. He min-cashed EPT Barcelona this season and is now on yet another unofficial final table. Originally from Iran, Ensan moved to Germany when he was 25 and lives in Münster. His home casino is Dortmund-Hohensyburg where the EPT was held in Seasons 3, 4 and 5. Ensan started playing NL 11 years ago, but still considers himself an amateur. He started playing live tournaments in 2013.

Seat 2: Ilkin Amirov, 43, Baku, Azerbaijan
Ilkin Amirov is the first ever player from Azerbaijan to reach the final nine of an EPT Main Event The 43-year-old businessman from Baku has been competing on the live poker circuit for five years, and this is his sixth EPT Main Event cash – his previous best finish coming last December, when he finished 40th here in Prague. Amirov has amassed nearly $800k in live tournament winnings so far. His best result was €105,336 for a third place in the €3k Berlin Cup High Roller in Season 9 and this year Amirov has twice fallen just short of a six-figure prize: he was 13th in January in the $25k PCA High Roller for $98,780 (while his fellow countryman Ilkin Garibli triumphed) and in the summer he made the final table of a WSOP $1,500 NL Event, finishing fifth for an additional $91k. Amirov now seems very likely to achieve another personal best as he's chip leader for the final nine, and will only needs two more pay jumps for a career-best cash. Amirov also has a solid online CV which includes a sixth place in the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Seat 3: Onur Unsal, 28, Turkey
Unsal’s unofficial final table appearance here in Prague has already made him the most successful live tourney player ever from Turkey. Prior to arriving in Prague, Unsal had $686,110 in lifetime tournament winnings and was just $67k short of the top spot (formerly held by London-dwelling EPT regular Osman Mustanoglu.
Unsal has been playing EPTs since Sanremo in Season 9 and has several results on the tour. However his best results – indeed, most of his cashes - have come from events in Cyprus and include his winning four major events on the Merit and Lebanese poker tours in the last three years. His best EPT cash before now was 29th place in the EPT12 Barcelona €10k High Roller for €28,500.

Seat 4: Slaven "Suarez_BG" Popov, 40, Bulgaria
SCOOP champion Slaven Popov has made the final nine of his second EPT Main Event in just over a year and is, yet again, up against Germany’s Hossein Ensan. Popov was eighth at EPT11 Barcelona (Ensan was third) and his €121,300 cash there remains his best live result to date. Prior to arriving in Prague, Popov – who has been playing for around ten years - had close to $430k in lifetime live tournament winnings and was ranked 12th in the Bulgaria all-time money list. His achievement today means he is now guaranteed to make the top ten in his country's list. Popov’s achievements in the live arena are easily matched by his online results which include $560k for winning the 2012 SCOOP-M Main Event and fifth in a $2,100 SCOOP earlier this year for $108,158. After that his 2012 SCOOP victory, Popov invited his former coach Daniel Carlsson to play the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event in Varna, and they both made the final table of the 246-runner event, with Carlsson eventually finishing sixth for €11,900 and Popov fourth for €17,300. The EPT has already had two Bulgarian champions - Dimitar Danchev at the 2013 PCA and Ognyan Dimov in Deauville last season – while four Bulgarians have already picked up trophies here in Prague in side events. Popov, who started playing EPTs in Season 10, is a popular figure in Bulgaria’s poker community and writes lots of blogs, including articles for PokerNews.

Seat 5: Vlado "gorcilo" Banicevic, 37, Kotor, Montenegro
The EPTLive graphics team have had to drum up yet another new “flag” graphic here at EPT Prague with Vlado Banicevic becoming the first ever player from Montenegro to make the final nine in an EPT Main Event. Hailing from Kotor, a small medieval town located in a secluded part of the famous Bay of Kotor, Banicevic already has the top spot on his country’s all-time money list with $466k in live tournament winnings. He’s now extending his lead with a guaranteed €68,560 for making the final nine - the biggest single cash of his live poker career. Banicevic has competed at EPT Prague the last four years and picked up his first (and thus far only) EPT Main Event cash here, finishing 133rd last season. Banicevic made the EPT12 Malta €10k High Roller final table two months ago, pocketing €57,840 for seventh place; his other biggest cash was at Poker EM in Baden in October 2014, where he banked €80k for third.

Seat 6: Thomas Butzhammer, 26, Germany
Originally from Trauenstein in Bavaria, Thomas Butzhammer moved to Vienna in 2011. Many German players have relocated to Austria however Butzhammer's move was more to do with his academic studies than poker. He was already quite well-known in poker circles as in 2010 he competed in the Full Tilt Poker Million Euro Challenge. Out of over 40,000 participants, it was Butzhammer who won a seat to play in a TV show against Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson and Gus Hansen. Butzhammer had to play a heads-up match against each and - if he won all three matches, he'd receive one million euros. Unfortunately, he lost all of them, but was still got €30,000, a sum that later helped him kick off his professional career. Now 26, Butzhammer’s live tournament winnings already amount to $800k with making the EPT12 Prague final nine his the single biggest achievement to date. Last year, he had a deep run in Prague, finishing 16th for €43,010.

Seat 7: Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin, 27, Arkhangelsk, Russia, PokerStars player
Russian poker pro Gleb Tremzin hails from Arkhangelsk on the White Sea, one of the northernmost cities in the world. Now 27, he first came to attention at the PCA in 2013 when he finished fourth in the $10k Six Handed Event, earning $157,765. That result is his best to date, but only on the live scene. Tremzin is an online beast playing as "Ti0373" on PokerStars with an online resumé that includes three WCOOP titles and six six-figure results. Tremzin cashed in last year's EPT Prague Main Event but has totally eclipsed that 83rd place with his performance this season. There have already been three Russian EPT champions and now Tremzin is aiming to become the fourth; the last was Andrey Pateychuk who won EPT Sanremo back in Season 8.

Seat 8: Olivier Ferrero, 33, France
The 33-year-old player from Marseille started playing live events recently; his first cash was back in September 2013 at the France Poker Series Cannes Main Event, where he finished in 11th position for €6,100. He has attended a bunch of other live events since then in France, bringing his total live tournament winnings up to $42,991 - not including the €68,560 he has already secured for reaching the final nine at the EPT12 Prague.
For a third consecutive season, the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event has attracted more than a thousand players. This year, 1,044 took their seats and created a €5,063,400 prize pool to be shared by top 151 finishers. While defending champion Stephen Graner was eliminated on Day 1b, his successor will take home a juicy €921,540 first prize together with the title and coveted EPT trophy.

EPT €25K High Roller Event Lists

EPT €25K High Roller Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Rainer Kempe   539,000
2 Jean-Noel Thorel   383,200
3 Ramin Hajiyev   250,900
4 Adrian Mateos   193,050
5 David Yan   152,900
6 Kitson Kho   119,550
7 Tobias Reinkemeier   94,050
8 Luuk Gieles   73,500
9 Piotr Franczak   55,850
10 Vladimir Troyanovskiy   49,000
11 Steve O'Dwyer   49,000

EPT Super High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Steve O'Dwyer   746,543
2 Sam Greenwood   643,607
3 Igor Kurganov   376,400
4 Dzmitry Urbanovich   285,000
5 Thomas Muehloecker   220,500
6 Daniel Dvoress   172,100
7 Luuk Gieles   137,140
8 John Juanda   107,550

EPT €10K High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Kenneth Smaron   595,500
2 Jaroslaw Sikora   378,280
3 Felix Bleiker   283,550
4 Ihar Soika   229,470
5 Iliodoros Kamatakis   180,890
6 Daniel Cates   138,110
7 Rocco Palumbo   101,440
8 Vanessa Selbst Team PokerStars Pro 74,550
9 Davidi Kitai   61,110
10 Kevin MacPhee   51,330
11 Aleksandr Denisov   51,330
12 Mihails Morozovs   45,220
13 Luc Greenwood   45,220
14 William Foxen   40,640
15 Mikkel Lokkegaard Hansen   40,640
16 Bryan Paris   36,060
17 Nicholas Palma   36,060
18 Artem Metalidi   31,480
19 Alexandru Papazian   31,480
20 Mike Watson   31,480
21 Simon Mattsson   28,420
22 Stevan Chew   28,420
23 Stephen Chidwick   28,420
24 Mikhail Rudoy   25,360
25 Ivan Soshnikov   25,360
26 Govert Metaal   25,360
27 Pavel Plesuv   25,360
28 Alexandr Komarov   22,300
29 John Juanda   22,300
30 Vojtech Ruzicka   22,300
31 Andrew Chen   22,300
32 Keith Johnson   19,550
33 Anton Wigg   19,550
34 Rasmus Vogt   19,550
35 Kacper Pyzara   19,550
36 Viacheslav Goryachev   19,550
37 Tamer Kamel   19,550
38 Darrell Goh   19,550
39 Artem Kobylinskiy   19,550
40 Simon Deadman   17,420
41 Senh Ung   17,420
42 Aliaksei Boika   17,420
43 Jesper Feddersen   17,420
44 Iaron Lightbourne   17,420
45 Craig McCorkell   17,420
46 Donald Rae   17,420
47 Chady Merhej   17,420

 

EPT Malta (20/10/2015 - 31/10/2015)

Player Lists, Payouts, and Final Table information for the Main Event, €25k High Roller and High Roller tournaments will be available, as well as full Side Event results.

Full reports from the Malta are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page and follow @PokerStarsEPT.

IPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
4 IPT Main Event
21/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
947 €918,590 Natan Chauskin
€149,560
5 NL - Hyperturbo
21/10/2015
€200 + €20
108 €20,952 Charles Chattha
€4,540
7 NL - Hyperturbo
21/10/2015
€500 + €50
56 €27,160 Eric Lescot
€7,315
9 Malta Cup
21/10/2015
€300 + €30
894 €260,154 Roman Skudar
€48,155
11 NL – Hyperturbo Turbo
21/10/2015
€500 + €50
82 €39,770 Matthias De Meulder
€9,842
15 NL Turbo
21/10/2015
€500 + €50
233 €113,005 Ulf Rikard Andersson
€23,900
17 PL Omaha Hi/Lo - Turbo
23/10/2015
€200 + €20
85 €16,490 Viktor Celikovsky
€4,540
18 Flipout
23/10/2015
€100 + €10
34 €3,298 Yann Pineau
€1,120
19 Flipout
23/10/2015
€100 + €10
32 €3,104 Marcin Horecki
€1,055
20 Flipout
23/10/2015
€100 + €10
33 €3,201 David Vedral
€1,090
23 IPT High Roller
24/10/2015
€2,000 + €200
403 €781,820 Darrell Goh
€151,670
25 Quintuple Stud
24/10/2015
€500 + €50
31 €15,035 Peter Gelencser
€5,560
26 Flipout
24/10/2015
€100 + €10
34 €3,298 Tsugunari Toma
€1,120
27 Flipout
24/10/2015
€100 + €10
32 €3,104 Raffaele Gaetano
€1,055
28 Flipout
24/10/2015
€100 + €10
32 €3,104 Alessio Peciarolo
€1,055
30 NL Hyper Turbo
24/10/2015
€500 + €50
176 €85,360 Benjamin Chiss
€16,670
33 NL Turbo
25/10/2015
€200 + €20
160 €77,600 Andrey Kotelnikov
€18,040
36 HORSE Dealer's Choice
25/10/2015
€500 + €50
40 €19,400 Stavros Karyofyllis
€6,600
46 Quintuple Draw
27/10/2015
€500 + €50
18 €8,730 Martin Staszko
€3,670
48 PLO Turbo
27/10/2015
€500 + €50
85 €41,225 Anton Wigg
€11,340
49 NL Turbo
27/10/2015
€300 + €30
173 €50,343 Quentin Laugt
€11,705
52 NL Turbo
28/10/2015
€500 + €50
50 €24,250 Blazej Przygorzewski
€7,640
54 OE Stud Hi/Lo & Omaha Hi/Lo
28/10/2015
€500 + €50
43 €20,855 Pasquale Gregorio
€7,090
57 Turbo - Win the Button
28/10/2015
€200 + €20
196 €38,024 Gianluca Grasso
€8,420
60 NL Holdem
29/10/2015
€300 + €30
325 €94,575 Gianfranco Visalli
€18,400
63 Limit Splitsville Dealers Choice
29/10/2015
€500 + €50
21 €10,185 Kenneth Po
€3,284
64 Unltd. ReBuy Deuces Wild
29/10/2015
€100 + €20
99 €14,986 Mirko De Biasio
€3,980
67 Crazy Pineapple Turbo
30/10/2015
€200 + €20
34 €6,596 Luca Beretta
€2,240
68 Pot Limit Sextuple Omaha
30/10/2015
€500 + €50
38 €18,430 Tobias Hausen
€6,260
71 NL (Friday Night Frankenstack)
30/10/2015
€200 + €20
188 €36,472 Bart von Meijenfeldt
€8,080
73 Main Event Turbo
31/10/2015
€300 + €30
141 €41,031 Clint Sammut
€9,841
76 Haunted Hyperturbo
31/10/2015
€100 + €20
113 €10,961 Harri Lehtiniemi
€2,760

IPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Natan Chauskin   149,560
2 Govert Metaal PokerStars player 124,000
3 Christopher Brammer PokerStars qualifier 72,660
4 David Gomez   54,570
5 Joep Raemaekers PokerStars player 42,440
6 Tobias Garp PokerStars qualifier 31,420
7 James Grogan PokerStars qualifier 22,500
8 Denis Timofeev PokerStars qualifier 16,030
9 Franco Arlotta Live satellite winner 12,660
10 Elias Moukawem   10,460
11 Alessio Peciarolo   10,460
12 Georgios Mylonas   9,360
13 Salvatore Agliozzo Live satellite winner 9,360
14 Yann Dion PokerStars qualifier 8,440
15 Gorki Oliveira PokerStars qualifier 8,440
16 Henry Broens   7,520
17 Julian Stuer PokerStars qualifier 7,520
18 Pierre Chambon   6,600
19 Luigi Serafin   6,600
20 Massimo Di Cicco Live satellite winner 6,600
21 Gediminas Uselis PokerStars qualifier 5,690
22 Klaus Gortz   5,690
23 Mohamad El-Rais   5,690
24 Timotheos Georgios   4,780
25 Ciampo Nicola   4,780
26 Milan Cicka PokerStars player 4,780
27 Giuseppe Polichetti   4,780
28 Jacki Benhaim Live satellite winner 4,100
29 Russell Thomas PokerStars player 4,100
30 Benjamin Richardson PokerStars qualifier 4,100
31 Tyrone Harfield PokerStars qualifier 4,100
32 Hyunwoo Kang PokerStars qualifier 3,550
33 Vanni Desenzani PokerStars qualifier 3,550
34 Gaelle Baumann   3,550
35 Roi Pereira PokerStars qualifier 3,550
36 Andreas Chalkiadakis   3,550
37 Pietro Pellegrino Live satellite winner 3,550
38 Sotirios Kakatolis   3,550
39 Eros Nastasi   3,550
40 Roi Milrad   3,050
41 Massimo Mosele   3,050
42 Francesco Ruffo   3,050
43 Biagio Lecce   3,050
44 Frederick Field   3,050
45 Yohan Cohen   3,050
46 Alessandro Benazzo PokerStars qualifier 3,050
47 Martin Dahle PokerStars player 3,050
48 Pedro Lamarca PokerStars qualifier 3,050
49 Leonid Lerner   3,050
50 Alessandro Pichierri   3,050
51 Giuseppe Zarbo   3,050
52 Christian Cipriano   3,050
53 Procida Francesco   3,050
54 Louis Cartarius   3,050
55 Tomasz Chmiel PokerStars qualifier 3,050
56 Olgun Ercan   2,630
57 Francesco Lombardo   2,630
58 Luciana Manolea PokerStars qualifier 2,630
59 Marcin Iskrowicz PokerStars qualifier 2,630
60 Denis Strebkov PokerStars player 2,630
61 Edouard Sadoun   2,630
62 Alessandro Barone   2,630
63 Kaddouri Mounim   2,630
64 Peter Chien PokerStars player 2,630
65 Guillermo Pena   2,630
66 Simone Maglianella   2,630
67 Antonio Mitrotta   2,630
68 Roberly Felicio   2,630
69 Simon Sennhauser   2,630
70 Remi Wyrzykiewicz PokerStars qualifier 2,630
71 Robert Hana PokerStars player 2,630
72 Mirko De Biasio   2,210
73 Piotr Shautsou PokerStars player 2,210
74 Peter Eichhardt PokerStars qualifier 2,210
75 Ricardo Alvarado   2,210
76 Hiroyuki Sasaki PokerStars player 2,210
77 Matthias De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 2,210
78 Ben Heath   2,210
79 Quentin Lecomte   2,210
80 Matias Knaapinen PokerStars player 2,210
81 Frederic Vacher Live Satellite 2,210
82 Martin Lourido PokerStars player 2,210
83 Bastian Harbo PokerStars qualifier 2,210
84 Alessio Russo   2,210
85 Wojciech Lozowski   2,210
86 Tomasz Wrobel PokerStars qualifier 2,210
87 Luca Pagano Team PokerStars Pro 2,210
88 Pier Paolo Fabretti Team PokerStars Pro 2,210
89 Bela Toth PokerStars qualifier 2,210
90 Bartosz Jablonski PokerStars qualifier 2,210
91 Francesco Modafferi   2,210
92 Federico Rapisarda   2,210
93 Alfio Rotella Live Satellite winner 2,210
94 Alexandre Bey   2,210
95 Danut Chisu PokerStars player 2,210
96 Michael Ho   1,980
97 Marcin Dziubdziela Live satellite winner 1,980
98 Francois Evard   1,980
99 Claudio Pagano   1,980
100 Lucio Gentili   1,980
101 Moritz Honig PokerStars qualifier 1,980
102 Dylan Gessel PokerStars qualifier 1,980
103 Simone Bontempi PokerStars qualifier 1,980
104 Alberto Lapena   1,980
105 Nils Maibaum PokerStars qualifier 1,980
106 Alberto Borsoi   1,980
107 Maksim Shulga PokerStars qualifier 1,980
108 Stefanos Troumouchis   1,980
109 Giovanni Palma   1,980
110 Sanan Dovlatov   1,980
111 Fabrizio Ambrosino   1,980
112 Deborah Haddad   1,980
113 Enrico Camosci PokerStars qualifier 1,980
114 Alessandro Bardaro   1,980
115 Daniel Courreges PokerStars qualifier 1,980
116 Toumas Jalonen   1,980
117 Orpen Kisacikoglu   1,980
118 Mudasser Hussain Live satellite winner 1,980
119 Pierre Joubert PokerStars qualifier 1,980
120 Lukasz Mroczek   1,810
121 Victor Herrezuelo PokerStars qualifier 1,810
122 Mohamed Almani Live satellite winner 1,810
123 Marcin Wydrowski PokerStars player 1,810
124 Eshed Esh Hadaya   1,810
125 Nihat Karyagdi PokerStars qualifier 1,810
126 Marc Pliska   1,810
127 Dmitrii Nazarov PokerStars player 1,810
128 Andrea Cannizzaro   1,810
129 Nicolas Proust PokerStars qualifier 1,810
130 Mickey Petersen Team PokerStars Pro Online 1,810
131 Andrew Chen PokerStars player 1,810
132 Jonathan Roy PokerStars player 1,810
133 David De Abreu   1,810
134 Andrea Dato   1,810
135 Adam Jaguscik   1,810

IPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer, 27, UK - 3,580,000
Arguably the most notable finalist of the IPT7 Malta2 Main Event is UK player Chris Brammer. The 27-year-old  online pro, who plays as "NigDawG" on PokerStars, recently enjoyed a highly successful WCOOP, winning two 2nd Chance events worth close to $150k combined. One of these was the $1k Super K.O. and Brammer siad he took $120k for first place with around half of it coming from the knockouts. Brammer is no stranger to the live scene either and he has already cashed for over $1 million in live tournament winnings. His best live result came in the 2012 WSOPE Main Event when he collected €207,648 for a fifth place finish.

Seat 2: Denis "NEWFlat" Timofeev, 28, Perm, Russia - 2,090,000
Playing as "Newflat" on PokerStars, Denis Timofeev had a good summer finishing third in the Sunday Million for nearly $100k in August. September was sweet for the Russian as well. Timofeev specializes in buying action from other poker players and made a profit on that during the WCOOP as he had bought percentages of both Nopaleva and Ravik85, the €50k Super High Roller and Main Event finalists respectively. Most of Timofeev's live results have come in Cyprus, but the best 28-year-old's hometown is Perm. Timofeev, who finished 53rd at EPT Barcelona for €22k, originally only planned to play two events at EPT Malta but has admitted that making the final table in the very first one might make him change his mind and play more; he has already confirmed he'll take part in the EPT Main Event.

Seat 3: Govert "montecarlo13" Metaal, 56, Netherlands - 750,000
The 56-year-old Dutch pro is originally from Haag, but now lives in Monte Carlo with his wife. The couple travel together a lot, enjoying the advantages of retirement. Metaal is a familliar name on the EPT circuit, playing poker at many events all around the world. The former real estate businessman has always been a passionate poker player and this hobby suits him perfectly; he has already amassed over $2 million in live tournament winnings. So far, Metaal's best results have come in PCA $25k High Rollers. He made back-to-back final tables in 2011 and 2012, finishing fifth for $240k and sixth for $181k respectively. Metaal also plays online and two months ago took down the Super Tuesday event on PokerStars, earning over $100k as "montecarlo13". When he's not sitting at the poker tables, he's mostly watching football games and enjoys sports betting.

Seat 4: David "HUELESABUSTO" Gomez, 24, Spain - 2,525,000
Originally hailing from Leon, David Gomez now lives in the United Kingdom along with numerous other online Spanish poker players. The 24-year-old started playing freerolls on PokerStars during his Telecommunication Engineering studies at university in Madrid. It took him two years to build a solid bankroll after which he started playing more frequently, eventually became a professional player. Known as "HUELESABUSTO on PokerStars, he mainly plays NL ZOOM $500 on PokerStars and also the major Sunday tournaments. Only two weeks ago, he finished second in the Sunday Million. Being on the IPT7 Malta2 final table is Gomez's biggest live tournament result so far.

Seat 5: Tobias Garp, 27, Stockholm, Sweden - 1,690,000
Tobias Garp lives just outside the Sweden's capital, Stockholm and, until a year ago, he shared an apartment with some poker-playing buddies including EPT7 Barcelona champ Kent Lundmark. Garp has been a EPT regular for several years; he won the €2k Turbo Event back at EPT8 Tallinn and is now chasing another PokerStars trophy by making the IPT7 Malta2 Main Event final table. Describing his performance during this IPT Malta event as a "roller coaster", Garp has had some ups and downs during last three days. He'll be sharing the final table with UK pro Chris Brammer; the pair may not have encountered each other much on the live scene, but the Swede says he has a long online history with his British rival.

Seat 6: James Grogan, 41, Castlebar, Ireland - 890,000
Already excited to be competing at the EPT Malta Poker Festival, James Grogan has made the experience even better by making the final eight of IPT Malta. It's been a tough tournament for the Irishman who admit to being impatient playing live - he usually plays turbo and hyper turbo events online. Although the shortest stack, coming in to the final, Grogan is certainly enjoying the deepest run of his live tournament career. Whatever happens at the final, Grogan won't be staying much longer in Malta; he has to head home to Ireland right after the IPT. He won't miss the next EPT stop though and has already confirming he'll be taking part at EPT Prague.

Seat 7: Natan Chauskin, 27, Minsk, Belarus
Natan Chauskin has let his huge stack speak for itself as he's marched on to the final table with a commanding chip lead, nearly three times as much as his closest opponent. The 27-year-old from Minsk strengthened his position when he eliminated Franco Arlotta in ninth place with aces versus kings. Chauskin is relatively unknown to the European circuit so far, playing live tournaments mainly on home soil in Belarus. However last August, he travelled to EPT Barcelona and cashed in the Barcelona Cup; he's now he's about to add another flag to his results and already guaranteed his biggest live cash.

Seat 8: Joep Raemaekers, 25, Roggel, Netherlands - 2,235,000
Although hailing from the Netherlands, Joep Raemaekers is playing on home soil now as he moved to Malta four years ago, together with his Thai girlfriend Vanida. The Dutchman started playing online cash games seven years back, but switched to MTTs two years ago. His favourite tournament on PokerStars, where he plays under the screen-name "Rofllolktree", is the 82 Hyper 6-max. Last year, it took him less than four months to reach the Supernova Elite. Raemaekers also has a background as a semi-professional table tennis player but has switched his focused to tennis since moving to Malta.

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
6 NL - Win the Button
21/10/2015
€5,000 + €300
5 €67,900 Charlie Carrel
€15,760
10 NL - Turbo
21/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
97 €94,090 Marc Pliska
€24,980
16 €25k High Roller
23/10/2015
€25,000 + €750
63 €1,813,000 Mike McDonald
€498,575
24 Women's Event
24/10/2015
€200 + €20
55 €10,670 Caroline Pillet
€3,360
32 EPT Main Event
25/10/2015
€5,000 + €300
63 €1,813,000 Niall Farrell
€534,330
34 Mixed Games Event
25/10/2015
€5,000 + €50
5 €24,250 Dzmitry Urbanovich
€15,760
35 Senior Event
25/10/2015
€200 + €20
106 €20,564 Jackie Cachia
€5,300
37 NL Big Ante Turbo
25/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
83 €80,510 Leo Pietila
€22,140
41 €10k Single-Day High Roller
26/10/2015
€10,000 + €200
99 €186,240 Steve O'Dwlyer
€327,030
42 NL Turbo
26/10/2015
€2,000 + €150
96 €186,240 Sven Andersson
€45,975
44 NL Turbo
27/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
92 €89,240 Niccolo Ceccarelli
€23,690
45 10 Game Mix
27/10/2015
€5,000 + €300
9 €43,650 Sampo Ryynanen
€21,825
47 NL Holdem
27/10/2015
€2,000 + €200
235 €455,900 Justin Bonomo
€96,410
50 Hyper Turbo Bounty
27/10/2015
€500 + €100 + €500
155 €72,850 Theo Jorgensen
€16,940
53 PLO - 8 Handed
28/10/2015
€5,000 + €300
41 €198,850 Anthony Zinno
€67,610
55 NL Holdem (Single Re-Entry)
28/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
234 €266,980 Dietrich Fast
€48,000
58 NL Hyper Turbo
28/10/2015
€5,000 + €200
55 €266,750 Niko Soininen
€84,030
61 EPT High Roller
29/10/2015
€10,000 + €300
168 €2,037,000 Byron Kaverman
€430,800
62 PL Omaha
29/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
64 €62,080 Laszlo Bujtas
€18,160
65 NL Hyper Turbo
28/10/2015
€1,000 + €100
92 €89,240 Gianluca Escobar
€23,700
66 NL (6 Handed)
30/10/2015
€1,500 + €150
135 €196,425 Vicente Delgado
€49,420
70 NL Turbo Bounty
30/10/2015
€1,000 + €150 + €1,000
174 €163,560 Anton Astapau
€18,030
72 NL Hyper Turbo
30/10/2015
€2,000 + €150
73 €141,620 Lauri Varonen
€38,950
74 NL "Spookystack" Turbo
30/10/2015
€5,000 + €200
47 €227,950 Craig Varnell
€77,500
75 Turbo - 6 Handed
31/10/2015
€2,000 + €150
103 €199,820 Anton Wigg
€53,050

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Niall Farrell PokerStars player 534,330
2 Alen Bilic PokerStars player 440,000
3 Jaroslaw Sikora PokerStars player 265,840
4 Giulio Spampinato Live satellite winner 203,640
5 Rainer Kempe PokerStars qualifier 161,340
6 Sam Greenwood PokerStars player 125,660
7 Daniel Dvoress PokerStars qualifier 91,550
8 Nabil Cardoso   62,570
9 Alexander Ivarsson PokerStars player 49,560
10 Antonio Chemi   40,410
11 Gianluca Escobar   40,410
12 Akim Aouine Live satellite winner 33,440
13 Bjorn Geissert PokerStars player 33,440
14 Darrell Goh   30,280
15 Apostolos Bechrakis PokerStars qualifier 30,280
16 Kitty Kuo PokerStars qualifier 27,120
17 Ferdinand Le Pichon   27,120
18 Michael Ho   23,960
19 Faraz Jaka PokerStars qualifier 23,960
20 Natasha Barbour   23,960
21 Jens Lakemeier PokerStars qualifier 20,800
22 Shannon Shorr PokerStars player 20,800
23 Anton Bertilsson PokerStars qualifier 20,800
24 Erik Scheidt PokerStars player 17,840
25 Antonio Mitrotta Live satellite winner 17,840
26 Kevin Sharp PokerStars qualifier 17,840
27 Mike McDonald PokerStars qualifier 17,840
28 Mikko Turtiainen PokerStars qualifier 15,620
29 Johnny Lodden Team PokerStars Pro 15,620
30 Mikael Jean Live satellite winner 15,620
31 Andreas Chalkiadakis Live satellite winner 15,620
32 Thomas Muehloecker PokerStars qualifier 13,730
33 Ivan Luca PokerStars qualifier 13,730
34 Bryn Kenney PokerStars qualifier 13,730
35 Pierre Chevalier   13,730
36 Marcin Wydrowski PokerStars qualifier 13,730
37 Hani Bahna   13,730
38 Enrico Camosci PokerStars player 13,730
39 Ezequiel Kleinman PokerStars qualifier 13,730
40 Paul Berende PokerStars qualifier 11,840
41 Max Silver   11,840
42 Ludovic Riehl   11,840
43 Adam Jaguscik PokerStars qualifier 11,840
44 Samuli Sipila   11,840
45 Pawel Brzeski PokerStars qualifier 11,840
46 Dara O'Kearney PokerStars player 11,840
47 Andrey Kotelnikov PokerStars player 11,840
48 Carmelo Crucitti PokerStars qualifier 11,840
49 Stefan Vagner   11,840
50 Khorshid Sakhra PokerStars qualifier 11,840
51 Ludovic Heinry   11,840
52 Peter Chien PokerStars player 11,840
53 Patrick Jann   11,840
54 Mihails Morozovs PokerStars player 11,840
55 Dan Smith PokerStars qualifier 11,840
56 Przemyslaw Piotrowski PokerStars qualifier 10,580
57 Steve O'Dwyer PokerStars player 10,580
58 Dominik Nitsche   10,580
59 Christoph Vogelsang   10,580
60 Jeremy Routier   10,580
61 Jordan Mitev   10,580
62 Jesper Feddersen PokerStars qualifier 10,580
63 Narutoshi Otsuka   10,580
64 Ivan Skoblov PokerStars qualifier 10,580
65 Joona Linna PokerStars qualifier 10,580
66 Govert Metaal PokerStars player 10,580
67 Isaac Haxton Team PokerStars Pro Online 10,580
68 Nihat Karyagdi PokerStars qualifier 10,580
69 Koray Aldemir   10,580
70 Nikolaus Teichert   10,580
71 Antoine Saout   10,580
72 Chris Hunichen   9,320
73 Eros Nastasi   9,320
74 Michael Gathy PokerStars player 9,320
75 Jeffrey Rossiter PokerStars qualifier 9,320
76 Laurent Cessy   9,320
77 Atanas Kavrakov   9,320
78 Joni Jouhkimainen PokerStars qualifier 9,320
79 Matthias De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 9,320
80 Antonio D'Alessandro   9,320
81 Giacomo Fundaro   9,320
82 Cristiano Blanco   9,320
83 Carlos Chadha PokerStars qualifier 9,320
84 Mamouni Smain   9,320
85 Shaan Siddiqui PokerStars player 9,320
86 Darie Vlad PokerStars player 9,320
87 Nichan Khorchidian PokerStars player 9,320
88 David De Abreu   9,320
89 Salim Alibas PokerStars qualifier 9,320
90 Alexander Rocha PokerStars player 9,320
91 Adrian Tivadar PokerStars qualifier 9,320
92 Brian Yoon PokerStars player 9,320
93 Brian Roberts PokerStars player 9,320
94 Andrew Atkinson PokerStars qualifier 9,320
95 Younas Yousaf PokerStars qualifier 9,320

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Niall "firaldo87" Farrell, 28, Glasgow, UK
Affable Scotsman Niall Farrell has reached the unofficial final table at EPT Malta as chip leader with 4,350,000 in chips. Farrell already has more than $1.3m in live tournament winnings, with his biggest result being runner-up in the 2013 WSOP $3k NLH event for $366,815. He has twice fallen shy of EPT Main Event finals however – he was tenth at EPT9 London and 15th at EPT Barcelona in Season 10. He’s no slouch online either; PocketFives report he has more than $2.4 million in cashes, results that include becoming the FTOPS Main Event champion in 2014 for $266,232. He’s been an online pro since graduating in law from Dumfries University. You can follow Farrell on twitter - @Firaldo87poker

Seat 2: Rainer Kempe, 26, Berlin, Germany, now UK – PokerStars qualifier
Rainer Kempe must be getting pretty used to the limelight at EPTs. He’s now made back-to-back Main Event finals, after finishing fifth in Barcelona for €320,400. He’s been thriving ever since the Season 12 debut event; not only did he qualify online for Malta (again in a €320 Deep Hyper-Turbo), he has also had time to nip up to Nottingham where he had a small cash in a £300 NL Deepstack. His most recent cash came only a few days ago though when he finished 16th in the one-day EPT Malta €10k High Roller for €20.405. Kempe is one of numerous German players who have moved to the UK to play online. Most settle in London but Kempe has relocated to the seaside resort of Brighton on the South Coast, a city which is also home to EPT Berlin champion Robert Haigh and British pro James Dempsey. Kempe, who hails from Berlin but studied at the University of Potsdam, has live tournament winnings of $636,731, which include his seventh place finish in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop in Vegas for $90,189.

Seat 3: Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, 27, Toronto, Canada
Greenwood, who turned 27 three weeks ago, is one of Canada’s best-known live players and – along with brother Max – a regular competitor on the European Poker Tour. Greenwood has well over $1.7m in live tournament winnings, $1.25m of that gained this year alone - and €110,590 in the last week after he finished sixth in the €25k High Roller. His year began in style when he was sixth in the PCA $100k SHR for nearly $400,000, and enjoyed a spectacular visit to Vegas for the World Series, gaining his first bracelet in the $1k NL event for $318,977 and fifth in the $10k NL Six-Handed Championship for a further $126,745. Greenwood also has stunning online credentials; with five €100k+ career cashes, all during 2015, he is over $1m in profit on PokerStars. Other accolades include winning the SCOOP $2k NL-H for $377,280 two years ago, runner-up in the WCOOP Super Tuesday for $221,760 last year and taking down the SCOOP $2k PLO 6-max Turbo Zoom for $141,960 this year. He came in to Day 5 as one of the shorter stacks but has made the final nine partly thanks to winning a 805,000 pot when he shoved on a four-betting Alexander Ivarsson forcing him to fold. You can follow Greenwood via twitter - @samgreenwood14

Seat 4: Giulio Spampinato 34, Catania, Italy – live satellite winner
Spampinato hails from Italy but now lives with his wife Daniela in Malta. He works full-time as a sports trader plays poker for fun; he won his seat for the Main Event in a €500 live satellite at Portomaso Casino. Online, he plays MTT and has had some good results, including winnng the Big $55 two years ago for $17k. The € 49,560 he’s now guaranteed for making the unofficial final table is nearly ten times his total live tournament winnings to date. Because of his work, he can't make many poker plans so thinks it’s unlikely he’ll be able to go to EPT Prague. However if he wins, he says he and Daniela will use the money to buy a home and start planning a family.

Seat 5: Alen Bilic, 26, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bilic has reached the unofficial final table of the EPT Malta Main Event in second place with 3,375,000 in chips. With $91,704 in total live tournament winnings, the 26-year-old is already ranked #4 in the Bosnia & Herzegovina all time money list but his live achievements pale in comparison to his online results. PocketFives has Bilic ranked as his country’s #1 online tournament player with a string of amazing results on PokerStars and more than $2 million in lifetime cashes. His results include winning the Sunday 500 last year for nearly $80k, back-to-back wins in the Big $162, and winning the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $71,000 in March last year.

Now guaranteed at least €49,560 for making the final nine, Alen Bilic has already exceeded his previous best live cash of €18,320 when he finished 69th at EPT Barcelona in August. Bilic’s other big live cashes have all come during WSOP events including a deep run in the 2014 $3k NL event, finishing 15th for $19,547. Bilic has been a poker pro since graduating in Business Management and Economics in 2010. He first start playing in online free-rolls but, after defeating a 7,000-strong field, started playing for real money (mainly heads-up Sit & Goes) while honing his knowledge via poker training sites and forums. He switched to MTTs in 2012.

Seat 6: Nabil Cardoso, 25, Spain – now living in UK
Like many Spanish poker pros – including PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final champion Adrian Mateos - Cardoso has relocated to the UK and is currently living in Manchester. He mainly plays online cash games, plus MTTs on Sundays. He’s been a poker pro since the beginning of 2013, and his biggest tournament win online to date is around €30k.

Seat 7: Jaroslav "husajn54" Sikora, 27, Krakow, Poland
It’s been another memorable trip to Malta for Jaroslaw Sikora. His first EPT Malta last March wasn’t planned at all as he was supposed to be on holiday in Thailand. However, unable to get a visa in time, he decided to check out the debut EPT Malta stop instead. Good decision! He came second in the IPT Main Event for €97,975 - just a day after celebrating his 27th birthday. Since his return here for the EPT12 festival, Sikora has had some big online scores as well. Playing as "husajn54" on PokerStars, he notched up another second place finish, this time in the SCOOP €2k NLH event for $256k. His first EPT Main Event cash came in Barcelona and now he's now reached the final nine with 2,500,000 in chips.

Seat 8: Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress, 27, Toronto, Canada
Like fellow finalist Sam Greenwood, Dvoress also hails from Toronto but is ranked slightly lower then his fellow Canadian in the country’s all time money list: he is #96 to Greenwood’s #42. Dvoress’s live tournament winnings total more than $650k, a sum largely acquired during the EPT’s debut stop in Malta in March where he cashed five times for a combined €330k, including a monster €263,000 for third place in the €25k High Roller. His best Main Event result before now was 17th place at EPT11 Barcelona for €54,700. Dvoress is also a poker coach and has sizeable online results to his name, including winning the SCOOP $2k NLH event last year for $317,911.

EPT €25K High Roller Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Mike McDonald   498,575
2 Juha Helppi   354,440
3 Nicholas Petrangelo   232,065
4 Jason Wheeler   178,580
5 Byron Kaverman   141,415
6 Sam Greenwood   110,590
7 Benjamin Pollak   87,025
8 Sylvain Loosli   67,990
9 Christopher Frank   51,670
10 Dietrich Fast   45,325
11 Andrew Chen   45,325

EPT €25K High Roller Event Final Table

Seat 1: Juha Helppi, Finland, 2,215,000
Seat 2: Nick Petrangelo, USA, 650,000
Seat 3: Sam Greenwood, Canada, 4,775,000
Seat 4: Jason Wheeler, USA, 930,000
Seat 5: Sylvain Loosli, France, 2,065,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Pollak, France, 1,365,000
Seat 7: Byron Kaverman, USA, 2,970,000
Seat 8: Mike McDonald, Canada, 3,520,000

EPT High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Byron Kaverman   430,800
2 Mukul Pahuja   290,100
3 Mikalai Vaskaboinikau   204,500
4 Ihar Soika   165,800
5 Vladimir Dobrovolskiy   131,180
6 Roberto Romanello   99,620
7 Bryn Kenney   72,730
8 Kevin MacPhee   53,150
9 Dominik Nitsche   44,000
10 Patrick Uzan   37,280
11 Martin Finger   37,280
12 David Yan   33,200
13 Ezequiel Kleinman   33,200
14 Leslie Packer   30,150
15 Igor Yaroshevskyy   30,150
16 David Peters   27,090
17 Senh Ung   27,090
18 Mikita Badziakouski   24,040
19 Sean Winter   24,040
20 Vladimir Troyanovskiy   24,040
21 Bertrand Grospellier Team PokerStars Pro 22,000
22 Felix Stephensen   22,000
23 Przemyslaw Piotrowski   22,000
24 Adam Jaguscik   19,960
25 Iacopo Brandi   19,960
26 Sylvain Loosli   19,960
27 Brian Yoon   19,960
28 Nick Petrangelo   17,930
29 Dan Smith   17,930
30 Jason Mercier Team PokerStars Pro 17,930
31 Diogo Cardoso   17,930

 

EPT Barcelona (18/08/2015 - 30/08/2015)

Player Lists, Payouts, and Final Table information for the Main Event, High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments will be available, as well as full Side Event results.

Full reports from the Barcelona are available on the PokerStars Blog and EPT facebook page and follow @PokerStarsEPT.

ESPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
5 Estrellas Main Event
19/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
3,292 €3,193,240 Mario Lopez
€408,000
7 Barcelona Cup
19/08/2015
€300 + €30
3,011 €876,201 Thomas Scholze
€122,110
11 NL - Hyperturbo
19/08/2015
€500 + €50
189 €91,665 Miguel Seoane Iglesias
€20,300
21 Women's Event
22/08/2015
€200 + €20
148 €28,712 Lynn Gilmartin
€5,890
24 Estrellas High Roller
23/08/2015
€2,000 + €200
1,055 €2,046,700 Javier Tazon
€202,630
25 Seniors Event
23/08/2015
€200 + €20
140 €27,160 Sergio Soler Medem
€6,520
37 Limit Razz - 8 Handed
25/08/2015
€500 + €50
42 €20,370 Sebastian Pauli
€6,930
40 NL Turbo
26/08/2015
€500 + €50
251 €121,735 Vitek Pesta
€25,750
42 Limit Stud Hi/Lo - 8
26/08/2015
€500 + €50
66 €32,010 Matthew Grapenthian
€9,360
44 PLO - Turbo
26/08/2015
€500 + €50
79 €38,315 Mecit Turan
€10,530
45 NL Turbo
26/08/2015
€200 + €20
624 €121,056 Marek Grzeska
€21,600
50 PL - Omaha
27/08/2015
€500 + €50
255 €123,675 Ove Stenberg
€26,155
51 Limit Holdem
27/08/2015
€500 + €50
41 €19,885 Paul-Francois Tedeschi
€6,760
53 NL Turbo - Win the Button
27/08/2015
€200 + €20
514 €99,716 Karam Alfonse
€19,245
57 Holdem - (One Entry Per Flight)
28/08/2015
€500 + €50
476 €296,335 Florian-Dimitrie Duta
€39,000
59 H-O-R-S-E - 8 Handed
28/08/2015
€500 + €50
79 €38,315 Sven Michael Lucha
€10,540
61 Deuces Wild
28/08/2015
€100 + €20
225 €32,398 Asker Aloev
€6,850
63 Saturday SuperStack
29/08/2015
€200 + €20
344 €66,736 Jose Antonio Torres
€13,000
64 PL - Omaha Hi/Lo - 8 Handed
29/08/2015
€500 + €50
78 €37,830 Thomas Cazayous
€10,400
66 Saturday Night SuperStack
29/08/2015
€200 + €20
312 €60,528 Daniel Peche
€11,800
68 Turbo Edition EPT Main Event
30/08/2015
€300 + €30
350 €101,850 Danilo Patella
€19,850
71 Hyper Turbo
30/08/2015
€100 + €20
264 €25,608 Gregory Torrents
€5,130

ESPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Mario Lopez PokerStars qualifier 408,000
2 Jonn Forst PokerStars qualifier 338,000
3 Knut Nystedt   168,000
4 Jose Carlos Garcia   139,500
5 Eduard Sanchez PokerStars qualifier 116,540
6 Kondah Abdelhadi   93,600
7 Simon Peter Sennhauser   71,400
8 Daniel Selles Climent   52,100
9 Slav Sariyski   39,600
10 Esa Juhani Karttunen PokerStars player 33,000
11 David Stocker   33,000
12 Ivan Ruban PokerStars qualifier 29,300
13 Padraig O'Neill PokerStars qualifier 29,300
14 Christopher Frank PokerStars player 26,100
15 Laurent Olive Live Satellite 26,100
16 Maximillian Sneft PokerStars qualifier 22,900
17 David Longmate   22,900
18 Jude Ainsworth PokerStars player 19,700
19 Eugen Fritzler PokerStars player 19,700
20 Oleksii Kravchuk PokerStars player 19,700
21 Dermot Blain PokerStars player 16,500
22 Peter Traply PokerStars player 16,500
23 Mark Kelsall   16,500
24 Kirill Solovev   13,650
25 Luis Cortes Heredia Live Satellite 13,650
26 Virgil-Cristian Nicelescu PokerStars player 13,650
27 Benjamin Garcia Rivera PokerStars qualifier 13,650
28     11,600
29     11,600
30 Albert Mykhaylyuta PokerStars qualifier 11,600
31 Mikael Jean   11,600
32 Guillermo Torrens Ballabriga PokerStars qualifier 9,550
33 Daniele Primerano   9,550
34 Antonina Anapolska PokerStars player 9,550
35     9,550
36 Konstantinos Stratopoulos   9,550
37 Lucas Monnier   9,550
38 Fernando Heredia Live Satellite 9,550
39 Andrey Demidov   9,550
40 Kristjana Gudjonsdottir PokerStars player 7,560
41 Carl Martel   7,560
42     7,560
43 Jose Luis Urrutia Beorlegui   7,560
44 Carmelo Romeo   7,560
45 Ivan Arbatskii   7,560
46 Brian Altman PokerStars player 7,560
47 Ivan Ortega   7,560
48 Joe Konrad Krumhard PokerStars player 7,560
49 Mario Puccini PokerStars qualifier 7,560
50 Nikolay Fal PokerStars player 7,560
51 Lars Kjestrup   7,560
52 Francisco Jose   7,560
53 Per Joel Andre Wikstrom PokerStars player 7,560
54 Kaido Koorits   7,560
55 Ezequiel Kleinman PokerStars player 7,560
56 Joao Barbosa PokerStars player 6,000
57 Hugo Pingray PokerStars player 6,000
58 Christophe Mertens   6,000
59 Juan  Santacruz   6,000
60 Liliya Novikova Team PokerStars Pro Online 6,000
61 David Robert Jakobson PokerStars qualifier 6,000
62 Shahaf Hadaya   6,000
63 Marko Boskovic   6,000
64 Matias Jansson PokerStars player 6,000
65 Michael Clifford HIll   6,000
66 Kamil Wiercinski PokerStars qualifier 6,000
67 Vitalii Gurianov PokerStars player 6,000
68 Guillem Cusco Bach PokerStars qualifier 6,000
69 Patrice Brandt PokerStars qualifier 6,000
70 Marti Roca De Torres PokerStars player 6,000
71 Farid Chati   6,000
72 Marcel Steffen Kessler PokerStars player 4,950
73 Pierre Zerbib   4,950
74 Nicolas Moiny   4,950
75 Nunzio Vanoncini   4,950
76 Lukasz Mroczek   4,950
77 Dumitru Adrian Pora PokerStars player 4,950
78 Salvatore Bianco PokerStars qualifier 4,950
79 David San Juan PokerStars qualifier 4,950
80 Andre Akkari Team PokerStars Pro 4,950
81 Scott Montgomery   4,950
82 Alexandru Farcasanu PokerStars player 4,950
83 Marcus Hennemann   4,950
84 Mathieu Rabalison   4,950
85 Paulo Roberto Alves Da Silva   4,950
86 Carl Wlliam Watts   4,950
87 Adrian Espinosa PokerStars player 4,950
88 Jan Dentler PokerStars player 4,950
89 Delfino Novara   4,950
90 Daniel Le Clainche   4,950
91 Kenneth Hicks PokerStars player 4,950
92 Javier Garcia Concha PokerStars qualifier 4,950
93 Daniel Chitakhov PokerStars player 4,950
94 Robert Rezner PokerStars player 4,950
95 Florent Mondoloni PokerStars qualifier 4,950
96     4,150
97 David Vedral PokerStars qualifier 4,150
98 Kenneth Kui PokerStars qualifier 4,150
99 Siarhei Kremerau PokerStars player 4,150
100 Emrah Cakmak PokerStars player 4,150
101 Katarzyna Malinowska PokerStars qualfier 4,150
102 Jesus Xabier Arteta Cadinanos PokerStars qualfier 4,150
103 Guelfi Nicola   4,150
104     4,150
105 Joaquin Exposito   4,150
106 Vladimir Troyanovskiy PokerStars player 4,150
107 Karen Aghajanyan   4,150
108 Edgar Almeida Rachi PokerStars player 4,150
109 Florence Mazet   4,150
110 Sergey Perelygin   4,150
111 Lars Romundstad PokerStars player 4,150
112 Anna Krawczuk PokerStars player 4,150
113 Jose Luis Cordero   4,150
114 Gay Tan Peng   4,150
115 Benjmin Roland Richardson PokerStars qualfier 4,150
116 Angel De Carolis Live Satellite 4,150
117 Yakov Bar El PokerStars qualfier 4,150
118 Christian Sargues   4,150
119 Jonas Magdalinski   4,150
120 Hans Rasmussen   3,385
121 Joao Rodrigues Tunes   3,385
122 Mikis Sonderriis   3,385
123 Niall Murray PokerStars qualfier 3,385
124 Eduardo Serrano Gonzalez PokerStars qualfier 3,385
125 Cedric Weinberg   3,385
126 Valentino  Konakchiev PokerStars qualfier 3,385
127 Mehran Zandi   3,385
128 Denys Shafikov   3,385
129     3,385
130 Kristoffer Edberg PokerStars qualfier 3,385
131 Maxim Lykov PokerStars qualfier 3,385
132 Pascal Hartmann PokerStars player 3,385
133 Mikhail Molchanov PokerStars qualfier 3,385
134 Lluis Mercader   3,385
135 Florian Kossler PokerStars qualfier 3,385
136 Steeven Douat   3,385
137 Alexis Abreu PokerStars qualfier 3,385
138 Igor Kunitskiy   3,385
139 Federico Carrasco Platas PokerStars player 3,385
140 Istvan Magyar PokerStars qualfier 3,385
141 Charbel Salloum   3,385
142 Leszek Piotr Wojtyla PokerStars qualfier 3,385
143 Sonny Franco PokerStars qualfier 3,385
144 Diogo Cardoso   2,940
145 Edo Naftaly PokerStars player 2,940
146 Dmitry Ponomarev   2,940
147 Didier Le Neindre   2,940
148 Roberto Morra   2,940
149 Matthias De Meulder   2,940
150 Marc-Philip Fehsenfeld   2,940
151 Bruno Bays   2,940
152 Rafael Canoira Amador   2,940
153 Karen Nazarian   2,940
154 Jean Testoni   2,940
155 Majid Iqbal PokerStars qualfier 2,940
156     2,940
157 Michael Allgaeuer   2,940
158 Jose Perez Perez   2,940
159 Manlio Iemina   2,940
160 Marcel Buissink PokerStars qualfier 2,940
161 Aleksandr Val   2,940
162 Fabien Francini PokerStars qualfier 2,940
163 Joakim Molin   2,940
164 Jean Bros   2,940
165 Mathieu Pierre J Duprez   2,940
166 Georgy Gukasyan PokerStars player 2,940
167 Ludovic Moryousef Live Satellite 2,940
168 Claus Carlsen   2,940
169 Raphael Marzuoli   2,940
170 Roberto Suarez   2,940
171 Philip Hollederer   2,940
172 Mindaugas Satkauskas PokerStars qualfier 2,940
173 Amit Karny   2,940
174 Danny Li Yong Hu   2,940
175 Luis Julian Garcia Movellan Live Satellite 2,940
176 Bjoern Nyman PokerStars player 2,940
177 Michael Kopietz PokerStars qualifier  2,940
178 Toumas Mikael Jalonen   2,940
179 Fabio Cortes Gago Live Satellite 2,940
180 Thijs Sake Van Loon PokerStars player 2,940
181 Erik Sturkenboom   2,940
182 Isabel Baltazar   2,940
183 Ranno Sootla   2,940
184 Knut Hatle   2,585
185 Pablo Lucaya Montes   2,585
186 Rodrigo Diniz Mascarenhas   2,585
187 Abdelkader Medjahed   2,585
188 David Debue   2,585
189 Marcelo Valadares De Resende Costa   2,585
190 Cesare Merletti   2,585
191 Stephane Henri Said   2,585
192 David Rosenbloom   2,585
193 Marc Pascual Colome   2,585
194 Mohamed El Bakkouri   2,585
195 Agron Hajrusi   2,585
196 Lutz Klinkhammer PokerStars player 2,585
197 Emil Ohlsson PokerStars player 2,585
198 Sebastian Pablo Bibas PokerStars qualifier  2,585
199 Marcin Cholota PokerStars qualifier  2,585
200 Terje Juliussen Live Satellite 2,585
201 Maciej Kondraszuk PokerStars player 2,585
202 Camilla Reventlow   2,585
203 Jamel Hassani   2,585
204 Brian Maximiliano Ganon PokerStars player 2,585
205 Philipp Teipel PokerStars qualifier  2,585
206 Daniel Patzner PokerStars player 2,585
207 Mikael Azoulay   2,585
208 Joseph Chetrit   2,585
209 Jerome Zerbib   2,585
210 Robert Topham   2,585
211 Carlos Mestre López PokerStars qualifier  2,585
212 Nicolas Dumont   2,585
213 Manuel Ignacio Martin Ballesteros   2,585
214 Martin Dahle PokerStars player 2,585
215 Jeroen Goddijn PokerStars player 2,585
216 Ivan Iliev PokerStars qualifier  2,585
217 Alex Stevic   2,585
218 Maurizio Pili   2,585
219     2,585
220 Ali Amelipour PokerStars qualifier  2,585
221     2,585
222 Jaroslaw Lipien   2,585
223 Rafael Gil Civico PokerStars qualifier  2,585
224 Yves Kupfermunz   2,270
225 Samuel Fridolin Muller PokerStars qualifier  2,270
226 Mary Michelle Reyes Ludena PokerStars player 2,270
227 Aliaksei Boika PokerStars player 2,270
228 Adrian Veghinas PokerStars player 2,270
229 Achille Voltolina   2,270
230 Enrico Etienne Rudelitz PokerStars player 2,270
231 Jose Antonio Bordas Neriz   2,270
232 Morten Mortensen   2,270
233 Anatoly Korochenskiy Live Satellite 2,270
234 Benoit Albiges   2,270
235 Perego Michele   2,270
236 Joan Fabregas Capellas PokerStars qualifier  2,270
237 Adrian Hernandez Muñoz PokerStars qualifier 2,270
238 Waheed Ashraf   2,270
239 Thomas Nicolas Lust PokerStars qualifier  2,270
240 Chris Da-Silva Oduntan   2,270
241 Yuliyan Kolev   2,270
242 Gerard Cordier   2,270
243 Michal Vesely PokerStars qualifier 2,270
244     2,270
245 Thomas Toetzl   2,270
246 Jaouad Smahi   2,270
247 Michiel Jonker   2,270
248 Albert Gorman   2,270
249 Alexander Beresnev PokerStars player 2,270
250 Neil Strike   2,270
251 Miguel Fernandez Gascon PokerStars qualifier  2,270
252 Kleber Da Silva   2,270
253 Ed Shani PokerStars qualifier  2,270
254 Gianluca Speranza PokerStars qualifier  2,270
255 Cosimo Sabatini   2,270
256 Georgii Gudzhabidze   2,270
257 Tomi Brouk PokerStars qualifier  2,270
258 Philip Petersen   2,270
259 Angel Delgado Miguel   2,270
260 William Hani   2,270
261 Peter Muehlbek   2,270
262 Genis Lopez Torralbo   2,270
263 Marian Virlanuta PokerStars player 2,270
264 Idan Raviv PokerStars qualifier  2,075
265 David Narvaez Moreno   2,075
266 Nader Alfred   2,075
267 Carlos Mora Alvarez PokerStars qualifier  2,075
268 David Vamplew PokerStars qualifier  2,075
269 Nazario Fernandez PokerStars qualifier  2,075
270 Manuel Cuberos   2,075
271 Abel Martinez Live Satellite 2,075
272 David Andersson PokerStars player 2,075
273 Brett Kennedy   2,075
274 Nicolas Cardyn PokerStars player 2,075
275 Radek Zatloukal PokerStars qualifier  2,075
276 Marcos Perez Gomez   2,075
277 Fabien Motte   2,075
278 Adam Picken PokerStars player 2,075
279 Pavel Berka   2,075
280     2,075
281 Peter Horkay   2,075
282 Martin Mccabe   2,075
283 Leith Rashid   2,075
284 Yves Sanchez   2,075
285 Berdugo Saul   2,075
286 Alfredo Carbajal Albisu PokerStars player 2,075
287 Rytis Sandaras PokerStars qualifier  2,075
288     2,075
289 Gianfranco Ironico   2,075
290 Christian Campan PokerStars qualifier  2,075
291 Jean-Loup Didier   2,075
292 Tamu Kero PokerStars qualifier  2,075
293 Igor Kasyanov PokerStars qualifier 2,075
294 Cosmin Tabusca   2,075
295 Juan Franco   2,075
296 Stephan Fajg   2,075
297 Jozef Bartalos   2,075
298 Sebastian Barhs Malec PokerStars qualifier  2,075
299 Aaron Lim PokerStars player 2,075
300 Ivan Sebeledi   2,075
301 Joao Ribeiro PokerStars player 2,075
302 Alfonso Martinez Rivas   2,075
303 Daniel Duthon PokerStars player 2,075
304 Ami Barer PokerStars qualifier 2,075
305 Danilo Paesano   2,075
306 Sascha Nottmeier PokerStars qualifier  2,075
307 Piotr Zawadzki PokerStars qualifier  2,075
308 Gerardus Englebert   2,075
309 Alejandro Perez Torres PokerStars qualifier  2,075
310 Santiago López Barros PokerStars qualifier 2,075
311 Roberto Gomez Ruiz PokerStars qualifier  2,075
312 Knut Berntsen PokerStars player 2,075
313 Laurent Torres   2,075
314 Michele Gobbin   2,075
315 Jokin Herrero Fernandez PokerStars qualifier  2,075
316 Bekim Murtezi   2,075
317 Julian Alexander Selinger PokerStars qualifier  2,075
318 Patrick Van Den Dries   2,075
319 Arni Gunnarsson PokerStars player 2,075
320 Luis Miguel Tier   2,075
321     2,075
322 Ivan Robles   2,075
323 Sergey Rodin   2,075
324 Jose Salazar Ferreras PokerStars qualifier  2,075
325 Gerret Van Lancker Live Satellite 2,075
326 Sebastian Wisniewski PokerStars qualifier  2,075
327 Cyril Montoya   2,075
328 Gal Fridman PokerStars player 1,915
329 Adrian Nuñez Paradelo PokerStars qualifier  1,915
330 Ioannis Koulopoulos Live Satellite 1,915
331 Alberto Marangoni   1,915
332 Pawel Chmiel   1,915
333 Bartosz Jabłonski PokerStars qualifier  1,915
334 Mehdi Cherif Alami   1,915
335 Laurent Mouchnino   1,915
336 Rodrigo Padilha Valente Live Satellite 1,915
337 Hakim Hadj Belgacem   1,915
338 Shalom Turgeman   1,915
339 Mourad Mezibra   1,915
340 Giulio Astarita   1,915
341 Francois Billard PokerStars player 1,915
342 Andreas Corneliusson   1,915
343 Juan Manuel Pastor   1,915
344 Carmen Zainescu   1,915
345 Fahd Kaabat   1,915
346 Christophe Palmeri   1,915
347     1,915
348 Maciej Nowakowski PokerStars player 1,915
349 Melchor Salas   1,915
350 Augusto Evangelisti PokerStars qualifier  1,915
351 Sergei Popov PokerStars qualifier  1,915
352 Kare-Petri Kaukomaa   1,915
353 Stefano Ferrara   1,915
354 Erik Van Den Berg PokerStars player 1,915
355 Michal Polchlopek PokerStars player 1,915
356 Bartosz Stasiewicz   1,915
357 Jiri Noga PokerStars qualifier  1,915
358 Jamie Martin Live Satellite 1,915
359 Rodrigo Requiao Strong PokerStars qualifier  1,915
360 Danyl Amri   1,915
361 Jonathan Fahima PokerStars qualifier  1,915
362 Alfredo Ricarco Amyach Vicent   1,915
363 Giovanni Salvatore   1,915
364 Dario Carrion Morenilla   1,915
365 Alejandro Teran Fuertes PokerStars qualifier  1,915
366 Andrew Leathem   1,915
367 Gaspare Triolo   1,915
368 Tatiana Nikitina   1,915
369 Anthony Parreau   1,915
370 Milan Milovanovic   1,915
371 Andre Morath   1,915
372 Jordi Corominas   1,915
373 Benjamin Soule   1,915
374 Fabrice Tam Sone Yet Live Satellite 1,915
375 Thierry Navarro   1,915
376 Simeon Naydenov   1,915
377 Francisco Javier Salazar Vivanco   1,915
378 Julian Galan Romero   1,915
379 Alain Medesan   1,915
380 Grzegorz Grochulski PokerStars player 1,915
381 Olaf Dominic Langenfeld PokerStars player 1,915
382 Adriano Torregrosa   1,915
383 Cosmin Mihai Petrica PokerStars qualifier  1,915
384 Aleksandr Mamaev PokerStars qualifier 1,915
385 Kai Kresovic PokerStars player 1,915
386 Pavel Chalupka PokerStars qualifier  1,915
387 Ismail Yetis   1,915
388 Federico Cirillo PokerStars qualifier  1,915
389 George-Cristian Malancu PokerStars player 1,915
390 Jeffrey Szlanyinka   1,915
391 Evgenii Shnaider Live Satellite 1,915
392 Joni Mattila PokerStars player 1,820
393 Gonzalo Renau PokerStars qualifier  1,820
394 Leo Nordin PokerStars player 1,820
395 Ibrahim Guessous   1,820
396 Frederik Reusch PokerStars qualifier  1,820
397 Jesper Onrust PokerStars qualifier  1,820
398 Marie-Pier Simard PokerStars player 1,820
399 Christophe Dartagnan   1,820
400 Eric Rabl   1,820
401 Adria Bertran Martin   1,820
402 Emmanuelle Perrin Live Satellite 1,820
403 Dljan Jovanovic   1,820
404 Oriol Valls Garcia PokerStars qualifier 1,820
405 Jaime Samuel Gonzalo Santos PokerStars qualifier  1,820
406 Peter Hegedus PokerStars qualifier  1,820
407 Jouni Huovila   1,820
408 Pasquale Nitz   1,820
409 Ait Hssain Youness   1,820
410 Sergi Serra Camprubi   1,820
411 Roi Milrad   1,820
412 Hak-Hyun Lee PokerStars qualifier  1,820
413 Steven Barrie Heron PokerStars qualifier  1,820
414 Carlos Gomez Antelo   1,820
415 Zoltan Purak PokerStars player 1,820
416 Peter Mancini   1,820
417 Clement Genon-Catalot   1,820
418 Gabriel Gusetoiu   1,820
419 Jose Luis Galera Navarro PokerStars qualifier  1,820
420 Meelis Vist   1,820
421 Ricardo Ibanez   1,820
422 Gheorge Gradinaru   1,820
423 Roberto Musu   1,820
424 Manuel Santos PokerStars qualifier  1,820
425 Dylan Kehoe PokerStars qualifier  1,820
426 Renee Xie   1,820
427 Robert Hana PokerStars qualifier  1,820
428 Harald Voss PokerStars qualifier  1,820
429 Jean Pascal Luberriaga   1,820
430 Martins Adeniya   1,820
431 Chang Yphan   1,820
432 Pablo Mari Juan Orcato   1,820
433 Nikolaos Karkas   1,820
434 Ryan Riess PokerStars player 1,820
435 Niels Van Leeuwen   1,820
436 Christopher Bozzo   1,820
437 Reda Moutawakkil   1,820
438 Etienne Even Live Satellite 1,820
439 Jasper Van Vlasselaer PokerStars qualifier  1,820
440 Dmitriy Rumyantsev   1,820
441 Nektarios Panagopoulos   1,820
442 Mikael Andersson PokerStars qualifier  1,820
443 Velizar Gardasevic   1,820
444 David Foldy   1,820
445     1,820
446 Ramon Colillas PokerStars qualifier  1,820
447 Hartmann Jérôme PokerStars player 1,820
448 Francisco Gomet Martin Live Satellite 1,820
449 Pablo Julian Miguel PokerStars qualifier  1,820
450 Pawel Zawadowicz PokerStars qualifier  1,820
451 Rodolphe Toupain   1,820
452 Aitor Araimendi Live Satellite 1,820
453 Tiago Carvalho Gassen Live Satellite 1,820
454 Airam Gonzalez Garcia   1,820
455 Tim Gruber Live Satellite 1,820
456 Alexander Helbig   1,755
457     1,755
458 Andrei Nikitinskii PokerStars player 1,755
459 Dominykas Mikolaitis PokerStars qualifier  1,755
460 Remi Andre Aadlannd   1,755
461 Cornelis De Moree PokerStars qualifier  1,755
462 Tommaso Casagrande   1,755
463 Ulf Hakan Delin   1,755
464 Jairo Arias Menendez PokerStars qualifier  1,755
465 Alex Casals   1,755
466 Christophe Benzimra   1,755
467 David Novak PokerStars player 1,755
468 Stefan Mitic   1,755
469 Ricardo Zabaleta   1,755
470 Ben Cade PokerStars player 1,755
471 Tonny Van Eck   1,755
472 Ioannis Panagiotopoulos PokerStars qualifier  1,755
473 Hoai Nguyen PokerStars player 1,755
474 Seun Oluwole PokerStars qualifier  1,755
475 Pavel Plesuv PokerStars player 1,755
476 Carlos Casaprimia Ferrer Live Satellite 1,755
477 Niko Soininen PokerStars player 1,755
478 Manfred Sierke PokerStars qualifier  1,755
479 Sandy Denis   1,755
480 Arie Kliper   1,755
481 Wilhelm Sascha   1,755
482 Rumen Nanev PokerStars player 1,755
483 Syarhei Hulevich Live Satellite 1,755
484 Gabriel Otranto   1,755
485 Lubos Antalik   1,755
486 Daniel Alvin Effendy   1,755
487 Martin Lategui Lourido PokerStars player 1,755

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
6 Limit Razz - 8 Handed
19/08/2015
€5,000 + €300
14 €67,900 Andrey Zhigalov
€25,925
8 NL - Turbo
19/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
209 €202,730 Jack Salter
€44,910
10 NL - Turbo - 8 Handed
19/08/2015
€2,000 + €150
114 €221,160 Ville Mattila
€55,640
13 8 Game
20/08/2015
€5,000 + €300
29 €140,650 Zhao Wei
€52,040
15 NL - Hyperturbo
20/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
220 €213,400 Roberto Morra
€45,140
19 Super High Roller
22/08/2015
€50,000 + €1,500
85 €4,753,485 Sylvain Loosli
€1,224,000
20 Seniors Event
22/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
164 €159,080 Heinz Traut
€36,990
27 Hyper Turbo Bounty
23/08/2015
€500 + €100 + €500
530 €249,100 Pedro Lamarca
€36,260
30 PL - 5 Card Omaha
24/08/2015
€5,000 + €300
14 €164,900 Jens Lakemeier
€56,070
34 NL Hyper Turbo
24/08/2015
€2,000 + €150
169 €325,920 Anas Caudroy Belatik
€61,035
36 One-Day High Roller
25/08/2015
€25,000 + €500
118 €3,724,000 Martin Finger
€865,900
41 PLO - 8 Handed
26/08/2015
€5,000 + €300
74 €358,900 Pedro Zagalo
€98,700
43 NL
26/08/2015
€2,000 + €200
510 €989,400 Richard Dubini
€142,376
46 NL Hyper Turbo
26/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
244 €236,680 Jannis Brauer
€50,060
48 Holdem (1 Entry Per Flight)
27/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
575 €654,750 Clement Thumy
€113,993
49 H-O-R-S-E - 8 Handed
27/08/2015
€5,000 + €300
26 €126,100 Andrey Zhigalov
€40,332
54 NL Hyper Turbo
27/08/2015
€5,000 + €200
105 €509,250 Murad Akhundov
€131,130
56 PLO 8 Handed
28/08/2015
€1,500 + €150
135 €196,425 Marcos Fernandez
€49,420
60 Turbo Bounty
28/08/2015
€1,000 + €150
296 €278,240 Daniele Primerano
€44,870
65 NL Deepstack
29/08/2015
€2,000 + €200
188 €364,720 Jenya Gavrilovich
€75,300
67 NL – Turbo
29/08/2015
€1,000 + €100
245 €237,650 Luigi Curcio
€50,260
69 NL Turbo - 6 Handed
30/08/2015
€5,000 + €200
92 €446,200 Benjamin Pollak
€118,460
70 Turbo - 6 Handed
30/08/2015
€2,000 + €150
203 €393,820 Farid Jattin
€70,870

EPT Super High Roller Event Lists

EPT Super High Roller Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 Sylvain Loosli   1,224,000
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich   841,500
3 Christoph Vogelsang   551,485
4 JC Alvarado   446,800
5 Michael Egan   358,900
6 Ivan Luca   280,500
7 Steve O'Dwyer   221,000
8 Paul Newey   168,700
9 Byron Kaverman   123,600
10 Ben Tollerene   99,800
11 Fedor Holz   99,800
12 Mike McDonald   87,900
13 Max Altergott   87,900
14 Stephen Chidwick   80,800
15 Igor Kurganov   80,800

EPT Super High Roller Event Final Table

Seat Name Country Chips
Seat 1 Dzmitry Urbanovich Poland 4325000
Seat 2 Steve O'Dwyer Ireland 2450000
Seat 3 Chistoph Vogelsang Germany 4765000
Seat 4 JC Alvarado Mexico 2485000
Seat 5 Byron Kaverman USA 495000
Seat 6 Sylvain Loosli France 1200000
Seat 7 Ivan Luca Argentina 2580000
Seat 8 Paul Newey UK 1035000
Seat 9 Michael Egan Australia 5410000

EPT Main Event Payouts

Position Name Status Prize (€)
1 John Juanda   1,022,593
2 Steve Warburton   941,613
3 Frederik Jensen   810,294
4 Denys Shafikov   405,100
5 Rainer Kempe   320,400
6 Andreas Samuelsson   253,900
7 Amir Touma   194,100
8 Mario Sanchez   137,080
9 Victor Bogdanov   104,800
10 Peter Eichhardt PokerStars qualifier 87,750
11 Joao Brito Live Satellite 87,750
12 Pascal Lefrancois PokerStars player 78,300
13 Oleksii Khoroshenin PokerStars player 78,300
14 Dominykas Karmazinas PokerStars player 70,050
15 Sebastian Tejada   70,050
16 Stuart McDonald Live Satellite 61,800
17 Roman Korenev PokerStars player 61,800
18 Rui Sousa   53,570
19 Chris Walker PokerStars qualifier 53,570
20 Mario Lopez   53,570
21 Cristinel Sandu PokerStars qualifier 45,350
22 Mikhail Petrov PokerStars player 45,350
23 Roman Voronin PokerStars player 45,350
24 Scott Margereson PokerStars qualifier 37,550
25 Jonas Palsgaard   37,550
26 David Gonzalez Delgado PokerStars qualifier 37,550
27 Philipp Kober PokerStars qualifier 37,550
28 Matthias De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 32,125
29 Shyam Srinivasan PokerStars qualifier 32,125
30 Jonathan Abdellatif Live Satellite 32,125
31 Daniel Dvoress PokerStars qualifier 32,125
32 Andre Akkari Team PokerStars Pro 27,400
33 Rodney Ramalho PokerStars qualifier 27,400
34 Jude Ainsworth   27,400
35 Diego Casco Del Riego Live Satellite 27,400
36 Mikalai Vaskaboinikau   27,400
37 Dietrich Fast PokerStars player 27,400
38 Eric Jean Lescot Live Satellite 27,400
39 Sergio Alonso Camunas Live Satellite 27,400
40 Jasper Wetemans PokerStars player 22,840
41 Anthony Zinno   22,840
42 Rafael Wantanabe Do Prado Live Satellite 22,840
43 Mike McDonald PokerStars player 22,840
44 Markus Cerny PokerStars player 22,840
45 Jaroslav Sikora PokerStars player 22,840
46 Aleksei Ponomarev PokerStars player 22,840
47 Vebjorn Monstad PokerStars player 22,840
48 Alessandro Furneri PokerStars qualifier 22,840
49 Alexander Ivarsson PokerStars player 22,840
50 Heinz Traut PokerStars player 22,840
51 Abd El Mannan Qasem   22,840
52 Boghean Andrei Lucian PokerStars qualifier 22,840
53 Denis Timofeev PokerStars player 22,840
54 Jens Kyllonen PokerStars player 22,840
55 Pakinai Lisawad PokerStars player 22,840
56 Robert Fenner   18,320
57 Matthew Volosevich PokerStars qualifier 18,320
58 Joep van den Bijgaart PokerStars qualifier 18,320
59 Dong Kim PokerStars player 18,320
60 Florian-Dimitrie Duta PokerStars qualifier 18,320
61 Steven Watts   18,320
62 Goran Mandic PokerStars player 18,320
63 Maksim Semisoshenko PokerStars qualifier 18,320
64 Kirill Shugai PokerStars qualifier 18,320
65 Ran Niv   18,320
66 Jamel Hassani Live Satellite 18,320
67 Alexey Bilyuchenko PokerStars player 18,320
68 Elliot Smith PokerStars player 18,320
69 Alen Bilic PokerStars player 18,320
70 Nick Petrangelo PokerStars qualifier 18,320
71 Patrik Antonius PokerStars player 18,320
72 Mateusz Zbikowski PokerStars qualifier 15,600
73 Nir Levy PokerStars qualifier 15,600
74 Dmitry Yurasov PokerStars qualifier 15,600
75 Miguel Cieri Di Pentima PokerStars player 15,600
76 Sebastian Malec PokerStars qualifier 15,600
77 Tom Hall PokerStars qualifier 15,600
78 Jesper Feddersen PokerStars player 15,600
79 Michael Eiler PokerStars player 15,600
80 Nikolay Fal PokerStars player 15,600
81 Aki Virtanen PokerStars qualifier 15,600
82 Michel Leibgorin PokerStars qualifier 15,600
83 Ryan Riess PokerStars player 15,600
84 Saar Wilf Cash buyin 15,600
85 Jerome Evans PokerStars player 15,600
86 Bernd Vogelhuber PokerStars qualifier 15,600
87 Jiachen Gong PokerStars player 15,600
88 Christian Campan Live Satellite 15,600
89 Kitty Kuo PokerStars player 15,600
90 Thore Nordboe PokerStars qualifier 15,600
91 Jeremy Ausmus PokerStars player 15,600
92 Liviu Ignat PokerStars qualifier 15,600
93 Concepcion Tacoronte   15,600
94 Kimmo Kurko PokerStars player 15,600
95 Bernd Gleissner   15,600
96 Mohamed Mamouni   13,475
97 Benjmin Roland Richardson PokerStars qualifier 13,475
98 Yin Zhang PokerStars player 13,475
99 David Novak PokerStars qualifier 13,475
100 Samir Moukawem PokerStars qualifier 13,475
101 Jason Les PokerStars player 13,475
102 Bruno Soutavong   13,475
103 Imad Derwiche   13,475
104 Adrien Tantaro   13,475
105 Jason Mo PokerStars player 13,475
106 Neil Van Der Merwe PokerStars qualifier 13,475
107 Jaime Rueda Sampedro   13,475
108 Noah Novick   13,475
109 Lauri Varonen   13,475
110 Patrick Caveriviere Live Satellite 13,475
111 Johnny Lodden Team PokerStarsPro 13,475
112 Omar Dahmani   13,475
113 Ben Heath   13,475
114 Jason Lavallee   13,475
115 Yaxi Zhu   13,475
116 Robert Askarov   13,475
117 Karol Radomski   13,475
118 Kiryl Radzivonau PokerStars player 13,475
119 Ryan McEathron   13,475
120 Simeon Naydenov   11,500
121 Igor Dubinskyy   11,500
122 Todor Borisov   11,500
123 Daniel Carlsson PokerStars qualifier 11,500
124 Nacho Barbero   11,500
125 Pavel Plesuv   11,500
126 Helge Pedersen   11,500
127 Adam Lounis   11,500
128 Aku Joentausta   11,500
129 Govert Metaal PokerStars player 11,500
130 Dan Murariu PokerStars player 11,500
131 Luca Pazzaglini   11,500
132 Adam Milewski Live Satellite 11,500
133 Alberto Garcia PokerStars player 11,500
134 Carlos Vallve Arias   11,500
135 Natalie Hof Friend of PokerStars 11,500
136 Dario Sammartino PokerStars qualifier 11,500
137 Zhao Wei PokerStars player 11,500
138 Oliver Weis PokerStars qualifier 11,500
139 Jean Paul Zaffran   11,500
140 Sergio Coutinho PokerStars qualifier 11,500
141 Adrien Allain   11,500
142 Stephane Benadiba   11,500
143 Michalis Konstantinou PokerStars qualifier 11,500
144 Glib Kovtunov Live Satellite 10,350
145 Lutz Klinkhammer PokerStars player 10,350
146 Adam Jaguscik PokerStars qualifier 10,350
147 Aleks Dimitrov PokerStars player 10,350
148 Andre Moreira PokerStars qualifier 10,350
149 Jani Sointula   10,350
150 Jussi Nevanlinna PokerStars player 10,350
151 Pieter Aerts   10,350
152 PedroLamarca PokerStars qualifier 10,350
153 Arne  Coulier   10,350
154 Rayan Chamas   10,350
155 Michael Ferrari   10,350
156 Boris Yanpolskiy PokerStars qualifier 10,350
157 Stephan Kjerstad PokerStars player 10,350
158 Eric Rabut   10,350
159 Tobias Rohe PokerStars player 10,350
160 Niklas Astedt PokerStars qualifier 10,350
161 Matias Jansson   10,350
162 Peter Chien   10,350
163 Aurelien Guiglini   10,350
164 Amerigo Santoro Live Satellite 10,350
165 Fatima Travanca Live Satellite 10,350
166 Erwann Pecheux   10,350
167 Marius Cazacu Live Satellite 10,350
168 David Tavernier   10,350
169 Niclas Adolfsson PokerStars player 10,350
170 Dara O'Kearney PokerStars player 10,350
171 Yevgen Chernenko PokerStars qualifier 10,350
172 Jeffrey Hakim   10,350
173 Morten Jespersen PokerStars qualifier 10,350
174 Luiz Duarte PokerStars player 10,350
175 Kacper Pyzara Live Satellite 10,350
176 Bo Erichsen PokerStars qualifier 10,350
177 Jason Lee   10,350
178 Dan Chisu PokerStars qualifier 10,350
179 Natasha Barbour   10,350
180 Nikoaos Skiadas   10,350
181 Akim Aouine Live Satellite 10,350
182 Hugo Pingray   10,350
183 Niste Mihai PokerStars qualifier 10,350
184 Rik Alebregtse PokerStars player 9,450
185 Jorge Abreu   9,450
186 Mustafa Biz   9,450
187 Teun Kuilboer PokerStars sponsoredplayer 9,450
188 Tobias Peters PokerStars qualifier 9,450
189 Philippe Souki   9,450
190 Emil Ekvardt   9,450
191 Henri Parviainen PokerStars qualifier 9,450
192 James Juvancic   9,450
193 Adrian Schuh PokerStars player 9,450
194 Miguel Gomes Silva   9,450
195 Kent Roed   9,450
196 Samuli Sipila   9,450
197 Frederic Bertrand   9,450
198 Sven Andersson PokerStars player 9,450
199 Marius Irimia PokerStars qualifier 9,450
200 Fergal Coyle Live Satellite 9,450
201 Hugo Lemaire   9,450
202 Mikal Blomlie PokerStars player 9,450
203 Denis Pisarev PokerStars player 9,450
204 Emran Hussain PokerStars qualifier 9,450
205 Hossein Ensan   9,450
206 Wuyong Xu PokerStars player 9,450
207 Pablo Harfouche PokerStars player 9,450
208 Andras Nemeth PokerStars player 9,450
209 Georgios Zisimopoulos   9,450
210 Oleksandr Gnatenko   9,450
211 Alexandre Coussy   9,450
212 Charalampos Tsivikos   9,450
213 Andries Swart PokerStars qualifier 9,450
214 Sabina Hiatullah PokerStars player 9,450
215 Patrik Persson PokerStars qualifier 9,450
216 Chun Ho Law   9,450
217 William Kassouf   9,450
218 Luca Falco   9,450
219 Rotondo Claudio PokerStars qualifier 9,450
220 Pierre Chevalier   9,450
221 David Varga   9,450
222 Guillaume Diaz   9,450
223 Jorge Arias Ortega   9,450
224 Tobias Fischer Live Satellite 8,800
225 Antonin Duda PokerStars qualifier 8,800
226 Christopher Symesko PokerStars player 8,800
227 Vadzim Markushevski PokerStars player 8,800
228 Matthias Brandner Team PokerStars ProOnline 8,800
229 Winfred Yu PokerStars player 8,800
230 Stefan Schillhabel PokerStars player 8,800
231 Lukasz Jankowski PokerStars qualifier 8,800
232 Francois Goulet PokerStars qualifier 8,800
233 Mike Watson PokerStars qualifier 8,800
234 Chakib Bennani   8,800
235 Stefanita Fechete   8,800
236 Tomasz Sumek PokerStars player 8,800
237 Pasquale Braco Live Satellite 8,800
238 Peter Murphy PokerStars player 8,800
239 Martin Meciar PokerStars player 8,800
240 Fatima Moreira deMelo Team PokerStarsSportStar 8,800
241 Manuel Nunez   8,800
242 Beka Iordanishvili   8,800
243 Haresh Thaker   8,800
244 Roberto Romanello   8,800
245 Emmanuel Lopez Carmen   8,800
246 Alejandro PerezTorres   8,800
247 Vittorio Dicrisco   8,800

EPT Main Event Final Table

Steve Warburton, 28, UK
Warburton is a 28-year-old pro from Manchester in the UK. He travels the world playing live poker events and became such good friends with Team PokerStars Pro Matthias de Meulder at the WSOP this summer that the pair decided to share an apartment for EPT Barcelona (Scott Margereson and Eric Lescot are also in the flat which they have dubbed “The Orphanage”). Warburton has played EPTs in London, Prague, Deauville and Malta but this is his first in Barcelona. His best result before now was runner-up in the WPT Amsterdam Main Event in May for €150,000; he also had a deep run at EPT London in Season 10 finishing 22nd for £19,920 and made the final of the UKIPT Nottingham High Roller last year for £11,200. Warburton is also something of a pundit and has appeared on Sky Sports talking about poker.  

Amir Touma, 41, Lebanon
Touma’s biggest result to date was just $23,251 for making the final of the Merit Middle East Poker Championship in Cyprus back in 2011. This is only his second EPT – he also played the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final back in May and has also cashed in a few side events. Nearly all his recorded results come from events in Kyrenia, Cyprus however. His live tournament winnings amount to $71,596 so far – a sum totally dwarfed by the life-changing €253,900 he’s guaranteed for making the final six. If Touma takes it down, he will be our third EPT champion from Lebanon after EPT London winner Joseph Mouawad and EPT Grand Final champ Nicolas Chouity.

Denys Shafikov, 36, Ukraine
Shafikov is principally a cash game player and has played relatively few EPTs however Barcelona is clearly becoming a favourite stop – he was here last season as well. He’s already notched up one result during this season’s festival, finishing 128th in the €1,100 Estrellas Main Event for €3,385. That was his best ever cash and brought his lifetime live tournament winnings up to the grand total of $23,826; he’ll be getting at least ten times that amount for making the final six in the EPT Main Event. Aside from Estrellas, all Shafikov’s other recorded results have come in the Ukraine capital of Kyiv.

Victor Bogdanov, 42, Russia
Victor Bogdanov has been a recreational poker player for the last five years, but is now coming straight in to the spotlight at EPT Barcelona. The 42-year-old Russian businessman has won a few small tournaments, but this is his first EPT cash. This could almost be considered a “home soil” appearance as Victor and his family moved to Barcelona just two weeks ago. His wife and two sons are supporting him right here in the casino. Bogdanov only speaks a little English, but his younger son willingly helped translate for our interview. Both his sons are enrolled to study at Barcelona University but the family plan to split living 50/50 between here and Moscow. Bogdanov says if he wins the Main Event, the celebrations will be back in Russia where a ton of friends are following his progress via the live coverage. When asked what would he do with the first prize, he answered simply – “I would buy some champagne!”

Frederik Jensen, 33, Denmark – PokerStars qualifier
EPT Madrid Grand Final champion Frederik Jensen has been playing EPTs since Season 4 and was already a regular face when he took down the EPT Grand Final in Madrid in Season 8 for €495,000. Madrid was actually his second final table – he finished sixth at EPT Vilamoura two years earlier for €74,496. His best live result however remains the $1m he won for a runner-up finish in the 2010 Aussie Millions. Most recently, Jensen – who is ranked #4 in the Danish all-time money list with nearly $2.7m in winnings – picked up a nice cash at EPT Malta last season when he was runner-up to Pratyush Buddiga in a €2k side event for €44,730. Jensen has made the final six partly thanks to a hand which has been dubbed “The Biggest Hero Call of the Tournament”. Facing elimination, the 33-year-old Dane called a massive shove by Uruguay player Daniel Casco in one of the last hands of the night on Day 4. It put him in the top ten for the start of play today with 2,280,000. Jensen won his seat in to EPT Barcelona in a €320 Deep Hyper-Turbo back in June.

Andreas Samuelsson, 29, Sweden – PokerStars qualifier
EPT regular Samuelsson has had a good year at EPTs so far. Back in January, he finished 20th in the PCA Main Event for $58,020 and then won a €2k side event at EPT Malta for €53,000 – his best live cash to date. Barcelona is clearly one of his favourite EPT stops – he first competed here in Season 8 and has been every year since. He won his €5,300 prize package for the Main Event in a €530 qualifier back in June.

Mario “LostToRiver” Sanchez, 27, Spain
Like so many Spanish internet pros, Mario Sanchez has moved to London to carry on playing online. The 27-year-old is an EPT and Estrellas regular but also competes at in the States, especially the World Series. His best live result prior to now came in Marbella however – close to his home city of Malaga -  when he took down a GSOP event in 2013 for €74,150. Mario Sanchez is living in London. He usually plays cash in PokerStars and he is Supernova Elite. This isn't his first EPT he was ITM in EPT10 montecarlo (76' €8.434). He’s had good results online playing as 'LostToTiver' (and he’s @ ario_lostto on Twitter).

John Juanda, 44, Indonesia
John Juanda is by far the highest-earning player to make the final six at EPT Barcelona, with more than $16m to his name already in live tournament winnings. The 44-year-old is almost certainly the most experienced as well with recorded cashes going back nearly 20 years. His biggest win on the European Poker Tour came when was runner-up to David Vamplew in the EPT7 London Main Event. London was also the scene for another celebrated event when he was runner-up to Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier in the £20k High Roller in 2008. His other big EPT cash was fourth place in the EPT Grand Final €25k High Roller for €426,800 last season and 11th in the Main Event in Monaco in Season 10.

Rainer Kempe, 26, Berlin, Germany, now UK – PokerStars qualifier
Kempe is one of numerous German players who have moved to the UK to play online. Most settle in London but Kempe has headed down to the lovely seaside resort of Brighton on the South Coast, a city which is also home to EPT Berlin champion Robert Haigh and British pro James Dempsey. Kempe, who hails from Berlin but studied at the University of Potsdam, already has a string of good live results including seventh in the $1.111 Little One for One Drop in Vegas this summer for a lifetime best cash of $90,189. His best EPT result was fifth in a €2k NL Turbo side event at the EPT Grand Final in May, cashing for €15,820. Kempe won his seat in to EPT Barcelona in a €320 Deep Hyper-Turbo back in June.

 

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