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EPT Results - Season 9

See below for all tournament results for EPT Season 9, including details on Ruben Visser’s success in London, and Dimitar Danchev’s massive victory at the 2013 PCA. Plus, see how much Steve O’Dwyer won in the most star-studded final table in EPT history, the 2013 PokerStars and MONTE-CARLO®Casino EPT Grand Final. Click on the tournament name for complete results from that event.

EPT Barcelona (18/08/2012 - 25/08/2012)

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
1 Super High Roller
55 €3,072,960 Dan Smith
€962,925
3 NL - Holdem - Women's Event 63 €31,500 Liya Gerasimova
€10,700
6 NL - Turbo 101 €96,030 Tobias Garp
€31,700
7 Main Event 1,082 €5,247,700 Mikalai Pobal
€1,007,550
11 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed" 66 €128,040 Peter Dragar
€44,800
13 NL - Holdem 261 €506,340 Ivaylo Damyanov Peevski
€141,800
14 PLO 108 €104,760 Miltiadis Kyriakides
€34,590
15 NL - Turbo 353 €102,723 Killian Kramer
€26,773
16 NL - Turbo - Bounty 120 €58,200 Nicco Maag
€19,230
17 Heads Up Championships - 64 Cap 31 €303,700 Terje Augdal
€136,700
18 NL - Holdem 339 €328,830 Robert Haigh
€85,590
19 NL - Turbo - Win the Button! 254 €73,914 David Martirosyan
€20,744
20 NL - Holdem - "6 Handed" - Win the Button! - 30 Minute Levels 116 €112,520 Juan Maceiras
€37,160
21 NL - Holdem - High Roller - Single Reload - "8 Handed" 101 €1,087,800 Laurent Polito
€270,229
22 PLO - Unlimited Rebuys 62 €76,145 Vladislav Mitrofanov
€26,675
23 NL - Turbo Bounty 144 €41,904 Makram Saber
€13,150
24 NL - Holdem - 30 Minute Levels 163 €158,110 Eduards Rakuss
€46,640
25 NL - Heads Up - 64 Cap 58 €56,260 Jorma Nuutinen
€22,500
26 NL - Holdem - Deepstack 201 €97,485 Timur Margolin
€27,780
27 NL - Turbo 122 €35,502 Mika Pekka Hallstrom
€11,540
28 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed" 62 €300,700 Bryn Kenney
€105,250
29 NL - Summer Deepstack Turbo - €30K GTD - 30K Stack / 15 Min levels 161 €46,851 Margarita Gonzales Dominguez
€13,830
30 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed" 127 €246,380 Jonathan Karamalikis
€80,100
31 NL - Hyper Turbo - €10K GTD - 10K Stack / 10 Min levels 181 €17,557 Marcus Kreysch
€5,200

EPT Super High Roller Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Dan Smith   962,925
2 JC Alvarado   788,674
3 Mike Watson   399,500
4 Ilari Sahamies   291,900
5 Mike McDonald   215,100
6 Erik Seidel   153,600
7 Talal Shakerchi   138,300
8 Jim McCrink   122,960

EPT Super High Roller Event Final Table

Seat Name Country Chips
1 JC Alvarado Mexico 3,116,000
2 Mike McDonald Canada 4,650,000
3 Erik Seidel USA 698,000
4 Mike Watson Canada 604,000
5 Dan Smith USA 5,108,000
6 Jim McCrink USA 500,000
7 Ilari Sahamies Finland 685,000
8 Talal Shakerchi UK 670,000

EPT Main Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Mikalai Pobal   1,007,550
2 Ilari Sahamies   629,700
3 Joni Jouhkimainen   404,050
4 Anaras Alekberovas PokerStars qualifier 301,750
5 Samuel Rodriguez PokerStars qualifier 230,900
6 Sinel Anton   178,400
7 Antonin Duda PokerStars qualifier 125,950
8 John Juanda   76,100
9 Ole Schemion PokerStars qualifier 55,100
10 Morten Mortensen   55,100
11 Jonathan Karamalikis PokerStars qualifier 46,700
12 Mikolaj Zawadzki PokerStars qualifier 46,700
13 Alex Casals   40,400
14 Aku Joentausta PokerStars qualifier 40,400
15 Elias Gutierrez Hernandez PokerStars player 34,650
16 Fatima Moreira de Melo Team PokerStars SportStar 34,650
17 Javier Piazuelo   29,400
18 Mauro Canavese PokerStars qualifier 29,400
19 Saveikis Algirdas   29,400
20 Ibon Merino Borbolla PokerStars qualifier 29,400
21 Lucille Cailly PokerStars player 29,400
22 Roberto Romanello EPT Award winner 29,400
23 Alain Roy   29,400
24 Luis Rufas   29,400
25 Ilan Boujenah   24,650
26 Farid Chati   24,650
27 Roberto Fernandez   24,650
28 Anatoly Gurtovoy   24,650
29 Konstantin Streletskiy   24,650
30 Jens Weigel   24,650
31 Eddie Tasbas PokerStars qualifier 24,650
32 Marcos Fernandez PokerStars qualifier 24,650
33 Guy Thomas   20,000
34 Jakob Moesslacher   20,000
35 Roman Herold PokerStars player 20,000
36 Daniel Rudd   20,000
37 Rodrigo Caprioli PokerStars player 20,000
38 Jean-Jacques Mars   20,000
39 Felix Kretchmann   20,000
40 Evgeny Kharchenko   20,000
41 Joao Vieira   16,800
42 Leo Margets   16,800
43 Sean Prendiville   16,800
44 Zimnan Ziyard PokerStars player 16,800
45 Andrey Zaichenko PokerStars player 16,800
46 Bjorn Lindberg   16,800
47 Konstantin Uspenskiy   16,800
48 Konstantin Puchkov   16,800
49 Florian Kossler PokerStars qualifier 16,800
50 Morten Christensen PokerStars qualifier 16,800
51 Ugnius Simelionis PokerStars qualifier 16,800
52 Olvedo Heinze   16,800
53 Ben Jackson   16,800
54 Francisco Izquierdo   16,800
55 Regis Burlot PokerStars player 16,800
56 Kevin Weiland   16,800
57 Yuri Gulyy PokerStars qualifier 14,150
58 Waldemar Nowak PokerStars qualifier 14,150
59 Shahriar Soltaninassab   14,150
60 Konstantin Tolokno   14,150
61 Matthias De Meulder Team PokerStars Pro 14,150
62 Yves Pierre Maison   14,150
63 Dmitry Vitkind   14,150
64 Michael Johnson PokerStars qualifier 14,150
65 Ludovit Fischer   14,150
66 Andrei Stonescu   14,150
67 Mathew Frankland PokerStars qualifier 14,150
68 Josef Samanek PokerStars player 14,150
69 Jorge Luque Pinana   14,150
70 Saab Rachad   14,150
71 Emanoil Savin   14,150
72 Mikhail Soltanov   14,150
73 Nikolas Segredakis PokerStars qualifier 11,550
74 Harcharan Dogra Dogra   11,550
75 Heinz Kamutzki   11,550
76 Dany Parlafes   11,550
77 Guy Bachar PokerStars qualifier 11,550
78 Mads Amot PokerStars player 11,550
79 Alexander Debus PokerStars qualifier 11,550
80 Randal Flowers PokerStars qualifier 11,550
81 Daniele Scatragli   11,550
82 Charalampos Tsivikos   11,550
83 Denys Larin PokerStars player 11,550
84 Oleg Bychkov   11,550
85 Jean-Philippe Rohr   11,550
86 Alexander Luber PokerStars player 11,550
87 Josh Hart PokerStars player 11,550
88 Xuan Liu   11,550
89 Bernd Vogelhuber   11,550
90 Robin Ylitalo PokerStars qualifier 11,550
91 Clement Bonin   11,550
92 Juan Manuel Pastor Team PokerStars Pro 11,550
93 Vishal Pundjabi   11,550
94 jens kaiser PokerStars player 11,550
95 Torunn Smedstad PokerStars qualifier 11,550
96 David Andersson PokerStars qualifier 11,550
97 Alexander Beck   9,950
98 Jason Tompkins   9,950
99 Achille Voltolina   9,950
100 Fabian Deimann   9,950
101 Juho Jokinen PokerStars qualifier 9,950
102 Adolfo Balado   9,950
103 Marco Caza   9,950
104 Emin Aghayev   9,950
105 Alejandro Perez Torres   9,950
106 Julian Hirt PokerStars qualifier 9,950
107 Robert Cezarescu   9,950
108 Pascal Hartmann PokerStars qualifier 9,950
109 Nicholas Augustino   9,950
110 Walter Matura PokerStars qualifier 9,950
111 Oleh Okhotskyi   9,950
112 Mihai Manole PokerStars player 9,950
113 Jake Cody PokerStars player 9,950
114 Vladimir Troyanovskiy   9,950
115 Ana Marquez Team PokerStars Pro 9,950
116 Isak Eriksson   9,950
117 Liutauras Armanavicius PokerStars qualifier 9,950
118 Daniel Negreanu Team PokerStars Pro 9,950
119 Anders Hansen PokerStars player 9,950
120 Lukas Berglund PokerStars player 9,950
121 George Ana   8,400
122 Max Greenwood PokerStars player 8,400
123 Mohsin Charania PokerStars player 8,400
124 Dennis Otten PokerStars qualifier 8,400
125 Tauras Narmontas PokerStars player 8,400
126 Carlos Mejia   8,400
127 Enver Khvitia   8,400
128 Sturla Gahre   8,400
129 Oscar Romero   8,400
130 Jorge Ufano   8,400
131 Mario Nagel PokerStars player 8,400
132 Dzmitry Shorakh PokerStars qualifier 8,400
133 Ibrahim Ghassan   8,400
134 Aurangzeb Monsoor Sheikh   8,400
135 Isabel Baltazar   8,400
136 Petter Northug PokerStars sponsored player 8,400
137 Henrique Pinho Team PokerStars Pro 8,400
138 Ivan Gluschkov PokerStars qualifier 8,400
139 Stanislav Labutkin   8,400
140 Florens Feenstra   8,400
141 Jason Wheeler   8,400
142 Daniel Reijmer   8,400
143 Dieter Thielen PokerStars qualifier 8,400
144 Jani Sointula   8,400
145 Alexandar Gvodev PokerStars qualifier 8,400
146 Kai Herold   8,400
147 Elisar Serbu   8,400
148 Osvaldo Cebada   8,400
149 Hila Dan   8,400
150 Marko Neumann   8,400
151 Joerg Drummer PokerStars qualifier 8,400
152 Bernard Graffouillere   8,400
153 Angel Guillen Team PokerStars Pro 8,400
154 Ruben Setien   8,400
155 Carlos Mora Alvarez PokerStars qualifier 8,400
156 Ismael Bojang PokerStars qualifier 8,400
157 João Nunes Team PokerStars Pro 8,400
158 Mikel Diaz Allende   8,400
159 Fabrice Maltez   8,400
160 Antonio Luft   8,400

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Anaras Alekberovas, 21, Vilnius, Lithuania – PokerStars.fr qualifier - 4,430,000
The 21-year-old Anaras Alekberovas is a full-time online poker player from Vilnius. He picked up the game back in 2008 and has been playing ever since. When he turned 18, Alekberovas started playing poker online. He scored his biggest win so far in an online tournament when he collected around $47,000 for finishing second. The EPT 9 Barcelona Main Event marks his first long run in a big live poker tournament as well as the biggest cash of his career to date. Alekberovas prefers playing online poker over live tournaments, mostly taking part in NL heads-up cash games.

Seat 2: Ilari Sahamies, 29, Helsinki, Finland - 7,885,000
Ilari Sahamies is most commonly known as "Ziigmund," a high-stakes Finnish professional poker player known for frequenting the highest games in the world, especially online. Sahamies' specialty is both Pot-Limit Omaha and trash talking - often to be found in the chat boxes of an online poker room. Sahamies first got into poker at age 15 when he reportedly hopped in to the home game of another famous Finnish player, Patrik Antonius. From there, Sahamies began playing more and more live poker before transitioning into becoming an online phenom.

Online Ziigmund mainly plays cash games and is a fixture in the largest games running, regularly winning or losing six- or seven-figure sums. He also has $816,687 in live tournament earnings. In 2009, he recorded two big scores - the two largest of his live career at the time. The first was in January when he took second in the Helsinki Freezeout Main Event for €125,126. The other was a sixth-place finish in the £20,000 EPT London High Roller for £74,000. Thanks to a fourth-place finish just a few days ago in the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller for €291,900, this year is already Sahamies' best to date.

Seat 3: Antonin Duda, 25, Jablonec, Czech Republic – PokerStars qualifier - 3,445,000
Describing himself as a "mid-stakes" chess player, who only began playing poker regularly one year ago, Antonin Duda was the chip leader at the end of Day 3 in Barcelona and has navigated all the way to the final. He is an economics student, who supplements his income by playing chess and online poker, specialising in multi-table tournaments of buy-ins from $200-$2,000. This is by far his biggest live score - his previous best result before now was a $723 min-cash in a tourney in Prague last year. He won his seat to EPT Barcelona in a €22 re-buy event on PokerStars in early June.

Seat 4: Samuel Rodriguez, 25, Barcelona, Spain – PokerStars qualifier - 6,450,000
Local student Samuel Rodriguez won his seat to EPT Barcelona online on PokerStars for just €100. He is now the only Spanish player left remaining and in line, not only to win a life-changing €1,007,550, but also become the first ever Spanish EPT champion. Rodriguez plays in local poker games, but as far as high stakes events are concerned, the EPT is a whole new world. This is his first major tournament and just happens to be the biggest ever held in Spain with a starting field of 1,082. Rodriguez has now outlasted 1,074 of them – including some of the biggest names in poker. Rodriguez, who also works in a hotel, was chip leader at the start of Day 5 and in good shape going into the final.

Seat 5: John Juanda, 41, California, USA – lives in Tokyo - 1,890,000
John Juanda is far and away the most decorated player at the EPT 9 Barcelona Main Event final table. Juanda has been playing poker professionally since 1996 and has amassed career earnings in excess of $12.4 million, which puts him eighth on the all-time money list - a far cry from his days as a door-to-door salesman selling bibles. The 41-year-old owns five WSOP bracelets, including one he picked up last summer for winning the $10,000 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven World Championship. Juanda will be looking to top his best finish on the EPT to date – a second place showing at the 2010 EPT London Main Event (£545,000). John Juanda moved from Indonesia to the USA 20 years ago to study.

Seat 6: Joni Jouhkimainen, 20, Helsinki, Finland - 1,510,000
Jouhkimainen, turned pro aged 18, playing events across Europe. Already he is turning heads in the Finnish poker community, impressing with a string of live results that many think will elevate him to the ranks of countrymen Antonius, Helppi, Kelopuro, Wahlbeck and Sahamies. In 2012 he has begun to show signs of stepping up in stature.

In March he won the European Masters of Poker, before returning to his home town of Helsinki in June, going deep in two events at the Midnight Sun 2012. A month later he came second in the iGame Open in Prague, heading to Barcelona last week to bag third place in the Estrellas High Roller final for € 35,690. Now he’s poised to record the biggest live cash of his career.

Seat 7: Mikalai Pobal, 28, Minsk, Belarus - 4,410,000
Relatively new to the live poker scene, Minsk has just one live cash on record to date – a 104th place finish at the EPT Berlin Main Event back in April (€7,500). Pobal plays on PokerStars under the name ‘leanod,’ and says his best result online is a third place finish in the Sunday Million, though he has won a handful of smaller re-buy events. The young Belarusian studied International Economic Relations at Belarus State Economic University – a decision that seems to be paying early dividends. Already guaranteed to win at least €76,100, Pobal’s yet-to-be-determined result in the Main Event will no doubt be the largest cash of his young poker-playing career.

Seat 8: Sinel Anton, 43, Bucharest, Romania - 2,355,000
Guaranteed at least €76,100 for making the final, Anton would instantly jump to from 113th to third on the Romania all-time money list if he won EPT Barcelona – two steps behind his brother Ionel, who leads the table, and EPT regular Mihai Manole. Anton, who co-runs an estate agency with his Ionel, has been playing poker for around two years. He mainly plays live, and always tournaments. His best result before now was 85th at EPT Prague last season for €9,000.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Laurent Polito   270,229
2 Alex Bilokur   295,451
3 Tobias Reinkemeier   119,660
4 Stanislav Labutkin   95,180
5 Carlos Mora   73,430
6 Jean-Noel Thorel   54,390
7 Bertrand Grospellier PokerStars Team Pro 43,150
8 Joao Vieira   32,630
9 Kristijonas Andrulis   27,190
10 Jonathan Duhamel PokerStars Team Pro 27,190
11 Andrew Lichtenberger   24,470
12 Gurgen Melkonyan   24,470

 

EPT Sanremo (03/10/2012 - 11/10/2012)

EPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
2 NL - Holdem - IPT High Roller - "8 Handed" - Single Reload
€5,000 + €300
03/10/12 - 04/10/12
75 €390,000 Marc-Andre Ladouceur
€132,400
4 NL - Turbo
€300 + €30
03/10/12
78 €22,698 Mohamed Akeb
€8,000
6 NL - Turbo
€900 + €90
04/10/12
143 €126,585 Manig Loeser
€39,600
9 Main Event
€5,000 + €300
05/10/12 - 11/10/12
797 €3,865,450 Ludovic Lacay
€744,910
10 PLO - Turbo - "8 Handed" - Double Chance
€2,000 + €100
05/10/12
75 €145,000 Chris Sly
€51,000
13 NL - Holdem - Women's Event
€300 + €30
06/10/12
56 €16,296 Svetlana Orlik
€5,850
14 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
€2,000 + €100
06/10/12
153 €306,000 Keven Stammen
€92,900
15 NL - Holdem - 60 Min Levels / 20K Stack - Single Re-Entry
€2,000 + €200
07/10/12 - 09/10/12
450 €873,000 Vesa Leikos
€210,000
17 NL - Turbo
€900 + €90
08/10/12
165 €144,045 Vincent van der Fluit
€42,500
19 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack - 10 Minute Levels
€200 + €20
08/10/12
172 €32,980 Miguel Silva
€4,770
20 NL - Holdem
€900 + €90
09/10/12 - 10/10/12
111 €96,903 Oleksii Kravchuk
€32,000
21 NL - Holdem - High Roller - Single Reload - "8 Handed"
€10,000 + €300
09/10/12 - 10/10/12
74 €823,200 Benny Spindler
€253,000
22 PLO - "8 Handed"
€900 + €90
09/10/12 - 10/10/12
94 €82,062 Philippe Boucher
€28,700
23 NL - Turbo - Antes Only
€300 + €30
09/10/12
110 €32,010 Balazs Botond
€10,500
24 NL - Heads Up (64 cap)
€900 + €90
10/10/12
32 €27,936 Roger Hairabedian
€12,556
25 NL - Holdem - 30 Minute Levels
€900 + €90
10/10/12 - 11/10/12
123 €107,379 Dominik Nitsche
€35,000
26 NL - Holdem - Win the Button! - 30 Minute Levels
€900 + €90
10/10/12 - 11/10/12
71 €61,983 Sebastian Ghor
€21,700
27 NLH / PLO - Turbo
€300 + €30
10/10/12
75 €21,825 Rumen Nanev
€7,600
28 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
€5,000 + €200
11/10/12
38 €184,300 Kilian Kramer
€68,200
30 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
€2,000 + €100
11/10/12
104 €201,760 Jose Garcia
€58,900
31 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack - 10 Minute Levels
€100 + €20
11/10/12
87 €8,439 Mathias Weiss
€3,000

EPT Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Ludovic Lacay   744,910
2 Jason Lavallee PokerStars qualifier 538,089
3 Artem Litvinov   283,000
4 Angelo Recchia   225,000
5 Jason Tompkins   171,000
6 Micah Raskin   132,000
7 Adrian Piasecki PokerStars qualifier 96,000
8 Ismael Bojang   65,450
9 Amerigo Santoro Live satellite winner 50,000
10 Charly Maracchione PokerStars qualifier 50,000
11 Carmelo Vasta   40,000
12 Iulian Ruxandescu   40,000
13 Jonas Mackoff   32,000
14 Michael Benvenuti PokerStars player 32,000
15 Imed Mahmoud   27,000
16 Matt Salsberg   27,000
17 Alberto Musini Live satellite winner 23,000
18 Thomas Gabriel PokerStars qualifier 23,000
19 Negjdel Avdylaj   23,000
20 Giuseppe Cefalu PokerStars player 23,000
21 Yevgeniy Timoshenko PokerStars qualifier 23,000
22 Andrea Furlanetto   23,000
23 Inge Forsmo PokerStars qualifier 23,000
24 Michele Di Lauro   23,000
25 Luca Moschitta PokerStars Team Online 19,000
26 Isaac Haxton PokerStars player 19,000
27 Isaac Haxton   19,000
28 Artem Metalidi PokerStars qualifier 19,000
29 Francesco Lorenzini   19,000
30 Sofia Lovgren   19,000
31 Dimitar Danchev PokerStars qualifier 19,000
32 Adrian Veghinas Live satellite winner 19,000
33 Atanas Kavrakov   16,000
34 Sebastian Sturmer PokerStars player 16,000
35 Peter Dragar   16,000
36 Justin Bonomo PokerStars player 16,000
37 Ezio Ottaviani Live satellite winner 16,000
38 Ozzy Sheikh   16,000
39 Matteo Colantoni PokerStars player 16,000
40 Tiziano Mosca   16,000
41 Marco Fantini   14,000
42 Erik Olofsson PokerStars qualifier 14,000
43 Alexander Zayonts   14,000
44 Eric Nhouyvanisvong Live satellite winner 14,000
45 Mauro Mancin   14,000
46 Kent Roed PokerStars player 14,000
47 Simon Mattsson PokerStars player 14,000
48 Shaun Deeb PokerStars qualifier 14,000
49 Ioannis Kontonatsios PokerStars qualifier 14,000
50 Iurii Dzetsyna PokerStars qualifier 14,000
51 Morten Mortensen Live satellite winner 14,000
52 Erion Islamay   14,000
53 Sebastian Von Toperczer PokerStars qualifier 14,000
54 Alex Roumeliotis   14,000
55 Gabriele Nuzzo   14,000
56 Alexander Kell PokerStars qualifier 14,000
57 Lorenzo Sabato PokerStars qualifier 12,000
58 Michele Bianchi   12,000
59 Mike Watson PokerStars player 12,000
60 Fernando Cimaglia Live satellite winner 12,000
61 Tolik Shkoyan   12,000
62 David Vamplew PokerStars qualifier 12,000
63 Guillaume Rivet PokerStars player 12,000
64 Frederico Cipollini   12,000
65 Roberto Romanello   12,000
66 Ferdinando Lo Cascio   12,000
67 Eirik Lund Presterud PokerStars player 12,000
68 Roland Bachmann Live satellite winner 12,000
69 Maksim Semisoshenko PokerStars qualifier 12,000
70 Sam Razavi   12,000
71 Tom Alner   12,000
72 Benjamin Vinson   10,000
73 Ezio Ottaviani Live satellite winner 10,000
74 Walid Bou-Habib PokerStars qualifier 10,000
75 Mikolaj Zawadzki PokerStars qualifier 10,000
76 Guichard Paul   10,000
77 Simone Petrini   10,000
78 Antoine Junillon   10,000
79 Dermont Blain PokerStars player 10,000
80 Paul van 't Veer PokerStars qualifier 10,000
81 Alessandro Longobardi   10,000
82 Leonardo Parmiggiani PokerStars qualifier 10,000
83 Stephen Chidwick PokerStars qualifier 10,000
84 Marco Di Persio Live satellite winner 10,000
85 Oleksii Kravchuk PokerStars qualifier 10,000
86 Fabian Quoss   10,000
87 Alexander Ni   10,000
88 Ignat Liviu   10,000
89 Alessandro Pennisi   10,000
90 Nadir Yusupov PokerStars qualifier 10,000
91 Marc-Andre Ladouceur PokerStars qualifier 10,000
92 Massimo Di Cicco Live satellite winner 10,000
93 Rudi Van Mol   10,000
94 Samuel Panzica   10,000
95 Richard Loth   10,000
96 Silvio Crisari   10,000
97 Michael Ferrell Live satellite winner 8,000
98 Torsten Brinkmann PokerStars player 8,000
99 Rocco Busiello   8,000
100 Mihai Manole   8,000
101 Sebastian Gohr PokerStars qualifier 8,000
102 Paul Berende PokerStars player 8,000
103 Thomas Georg   8,000
104 Ana Marquez Team PokerStars Pro 8,000
105 Alexey Zakharov   8,000
106 Artur Koren PokerStars player 8,000
107 Sergey Baburin   8,000
108 Viliyan Petleshkov PokerStars player 8,000
109 Mathias Weiss PokerStars qualifier 8,000
110 Melvin Hendriks PokerStars qualifier 8,000
111 Lee Cockroft PokerStars qualifier 8,000
112 Kamal Choraria PokerStars qualifier 8,000
113 Michele Gaudiano   8,000
114 Chris Brammer PokerStars qualifier 8,000
115 Manig Loeser PokerStars player 8,000
116 Chris Moneymaker Team PokerStars Pro 8,000
117 Mikael Andersson Live satellite winner 8,000
118 Nicolas Lemaitre   8,000
119 Mikko Turtiainen PokerStars qualifier 8,000
120 Liv Boeree Team PokerStars Pro 8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Ludovic Lacay, 27, Toulouse, France - 5,366,000
Lacay has been playing EPTs since Season 4 and has already cashed in nine Main Events, including eighth at EPT5 Warsaw for € 32,843 and 21st at the EPT6 Grand Final for €52,000.

Like many other players, the 27-year-old got into online poker after enjoying success in the video game world where he played for one of the best French “Counter Strike” teams. Known as an aggressive poker player, Lacay first came to prominence in 2007 when he was runner-up in the WPT Spanish Championship for €295,200. But his best live cash to date was 16th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $500,557, a result that also put him in the spotlight outside Europe. Although he has yet to win a major title, he is considered one of the best players in France (11th in the All Time Money List) and has already accrued $2 million in live tournament winnings.

Seat 2: Jason Tompkins, 27, Kildare, Ireland - 3,605,000
Jason Tompkins has been among the chip leaders in Sanremo since day one, and has now become the first Irish player to reach an EPT main event final table since Mick Graydon in Deauville last season. Ireland is still searching for its first EPT champion and Tompkins has been followed throughout this event by numerous supporters on Irish poker forums and via Twitter. Known online as blaaaaaah666, Tompkins actually prefers live poker and has cashes dating from 2007. He has made numerous final tables, including one of the UKIPT, and his biggest score was sixth place finish in the World Series this summer, worth $86,000.

Seat 3: Adrian Piasecki, 23, Katowice, Poland, PokerStars qualifier  - 2,045,000
Piasecki may well be new to playing live poker, having only played “a few” €1,000 events but he says he’s warming up to playing live. Given that he’s guaranteed himself at least €65,450 here in Sanremo, that should come as little surprise. He certainly seems a man of understatement, admitting that poker was his only way of making money but drawing the line at calling himself a professional player. Piasecki currently lives with his parents but said that situation is likely to change following this deep run. “The money I win here tomorrow, it will help me to stand on my own feet,” said Piasecki, who comes into the tomorrow’s final table fifth in chips.

Seat 4: Micah Raskin, 44, New York, USA – 1,550,000
Micah Raskin is a 44-year-old businessman from New York, USA, who has become a regular fixture on the international poker circuit. He has amassed more than $1.1m in live tournament winnings in a relatively brief career at the tables, and is now at his first EPT final table. He grew up in Queens, New York, where he learnt poker from his father, Tommy, playing in the basement of the family home with his twin brothers. The twins - Logan and Roger - are here in Sanremo and have been supporting Raskin from the rail throughout the tournament.

Seat 5: Jason Lavallee, 26, Montreal, Quebec - PokerStars qualifier - 5,545,000
Jason Lavallee is a 26-year old professional poker player from Montreal, Quebec. Though he generally plays a mixture of both tournaments and cash games, Lavallee has heightened his focus on tournament play as of late. Lavallee had his first major tournament cash back in 2007, but he earned his greatest tournament cash by finishing in 2nd place in the $15,000 World Poker Tour Championship event at Festa al Lago for $795,150. Since then Lavallee has been able to bring his total tournament winnings up to an impressive $1,055,312. Winning today will give Lavallee the biggest tournament score of his life and he is in a good position to do so as he is the biggest stack at the table.

Seat 6: Ismael Bojang, 23, Hamburg, Germany - 2,845,000
Bojang, 23, has been playing poker for five years now. A former Economics student at Göttingen University, Bojang is mainly a live cash and tournament player and plays very little online. This he puts down to the entertainment value. It’s more fun to play live, he says, with fewer distractions. Living in Hamburg, he regularly travels to France and Austria to play Omaha cash games.

Despite this he still plays the occasional PokerStars tournament on a Sunday but it’s live poker that has brought him the most success, including four cashes at this year’s WSOP. To date his live tournament earnings amount to nearly $400,000.

Seat 7: Angelo Recchia, 29, Brindisi, Italy - 1,755,000
Recchia hails from San Vito dei Normanni, Brindisi and first started playing poker six years ago in online heads up SNGs and MTTs. His first live experience was in 2010 competing in the PokerStars.it All Stars Of Poke; he finished sixth for €12,000. Recchia graduated in linguistics, then did military service and worked as a barman all around Italy before becoming a poker pro. His best live result to date was winning a €1,000 IPT Sanremo side event in January for €32,000. He also has several other smaller cashes to his name from the PCA, WSOP and Eureka Poker Tour. Online, he came fifth in the PokerStars.it Sunday Special for almost €10,500 and third in the PokerStars.it Sunday High Roller for around €6,500.

Seat 8: Artem "roi kin23" Litvinov, 38, St Petersburg, Russia - 800,000
Russian player Artem Litvinov is an EPT regular with five Main Event cashes to his name already, including 16th at EPT8 Deauville for €26,000. Litvinov works in marketing but plays a lot of high stakes poker, both live and online. He first started playing poker about seven years ago, His best result to date was in April when he outlasted players such as Phil Ivey, Alex Bilokur and Martin Finger to finish fifth in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final High Roller for €216,000. His live tournament winnings already total nearly $500,000 - but would have been €122,960 more if he hadn’t bubbled the Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona. Online, he also has a string of tidy results including third in a $2k SCOOP NL event for $206,784 and third in a WCOOP event for $144,808.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Benny Spindler   253,000
2 Keven Stammen   200,000
3 Joel Nordkvist   98,500
4 Joseph Cheong   74,100
5 Kent Roed   57,600
6 Philipp Gruissem   41,200
7 Igor Kurganov   32,900
8 Igor Yaroshevskyy   24,700
9 Brandon Barnes   20,600
10 Mikalai Pobal   20,600

 

EPT Prague (05/12/2012 - 15/12/2012)

EPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
1 NL - Turbo
€1,000 + €100
07/12/12
131 €127,070 Kirill Telezhkin
€35,300
2 NL - One Rebuy One Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event
€550 + €50
08/12/12
169 €174,066 Alexey Porman
EPT 9 Main Event seat
3 EPT Main Event
€5,000 + €300
09/12/12 - 15/12/12
864 €4,190,400 Ramzi Jelassi
€835,000
4 NL - Holdem - Women's Event
€300 + €30
09/12/12
41 €12,300 Evgenia Lozovaya
€4,410
5 PLO - Turbo - "8 Handed"
€2,000 + €100
09/12/12
131 €118,340 Kayvan Payman
€36,475
6 NL - One Rebuy + One Addon Super Satellite to EPT Main Event
€550 + €50
09/12/12
168 €168,198 Olvedo Heinzev
EPT 9 Main Event seat
7 EPT8 Country of the Year Freeroll - Lebanon EPT 8 Main Players Only
Invitation
09/12/12
16 €10,000 Jacques Torbeyv
€3,000
8 NL - Last Chance Turbo Super Satellite to EPT Main Event Day 1B
€1,050 + €50
09/12/12
77 €78,425 Roger Hairabedianv
EPT 9 Main Event seat
9 NLO8 - "8 Handed" - Turbo
€1,000 + €10
10/12/12
54 €52,380 Thomas Duvel
€16,450
10 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
€2,000 + €100
10/12/12
161 €312,340 Alex Bilokur
€72,200
11 NL - Holdem
€2,000 + €150
11/12/12 - 12/12/12
306 €593,640 Simon Ravnsbaek
€128,700
12 NL - Turbo - Win the Button!
€300 + €30
11/12/12
233 €67,800 Tariel Robanishvili
€14,100
13 NL - Turbo
€1,000 + €100
12/12/12
119 €115,430 Juha Helppi
€38,100
14 NL - Holdem
€1,000 + €100
12/12/12 - 13/12/12
153 €148,410 Michel Abecassis
€46,400
15 PLO - Dealer's Choice 4/5 Cards - "8 Handed" - 30 Minute Levels
€1,000 + €100
12/12/12 - 13/12/12
49 €47,530 Dermot Blain
€17,100
16 NL - Turbo
€300 + €30
12/12/12
171 €49,760 Mykola Chornyi
€13,000
17 NL - Holdem - "6 Handed" - Win the Button! - 30 Minute Levels
€1,000 + €100
13/12/12
121 €117,370 Pawel Zawadowicz
€33,100
18 NL - High Roller - Single Reload - "8 Handed"
€10,000 + €300
13/12/12 - 14/12/12
108 €1,107,400 Marvin Rettenmaier
€365,300
19 PLO - One Rebuy + One Addon - "8 Handed"
€1,000 + €100
13/12/12 - 14/12/12
75 €154,230 Mikko Turtiainen
€45,900
20 NL - Turbo - Antes Only
€300 + €30
13/12/12
144 €41,900 Brahim Oubella
€13,100
21 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed" - Bounty
€1,000 + €1,000 + €100*
14/12/12
105 €101,850 Martin Finger
€33,600
22 NL - Heads Up (64 cap)
€1,000 + €100
14/12/12 - 15/12/12
45 €43,650 Ankush Mandavia
€19,600
23 NL - Holdem - 30 Minute Levels
€1,000 + €100
14/12/12 - 15/12/12
95 €92,150 Alexander Babich
€28,250
24 NLH / PLO / PLO8 - "6 Handed" - 15K Stack / 30 Min Levels
€1,000 + €100
14/12/12 - 15/12/12
25 €24,250 Andrei Nikonov
€9,800
25 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
€1,000 + €100
14/12/12
136 €131,920 Szymon Pieszczoch
€34,700
26 NL - Turbo
€300 + €30
14/12/12
80 €23,280 Glen Cymbaluk
€7,200
27 EPT Main Event - Turbo - 30K Stack / 15 Min Levels - €30K Guaranteed!
€300 + €30
15/12/12
42 €31,130 David Kolmberger
€10,300
28 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
€5,000 + €200
15/12/12
42 €203,700 Dan Smith
€68,120
29 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack - 10 Minute Levels
€100 + €20
15/12/12
55 €5,335 Jose Carlos Garcia
€1,920
30 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
€2,000 + €100
15/12/12
69 €133,860 Pim de Goede
€42,800

EPT Main Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Ramzi Jelassi   835,000
2 Sotirios Koutoupas   510,000
3 David Boyaciyan   310,000
4 Ben Warrington   250,000
5 Diego Gomez   196,000
6 Sergey Kuzminskiy   150,000
7 Aleh Plauski   108,400
8 Mark Herm   75,000
9 Mariusz Klosinski   53,000
10 Jorma Nuutinen   53,000
11 Andreas Berggren   42,000
12 Mikhail Petrov   42,000
13 Johnny Lodden PokerStars Team Pro 34,000
14 Marco Leonzio   34,000
15 Dany Parlafes   29,000
16 Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo   29,000
17 Sergio Aido Espina   25,000
18 Jeff Sarwer   25,000
19 Mads Amot   25,000
20 Iosif Beskrovnyy   25,000
21 Roberto Romanello   25,000
22 Nicholas Galtos   25,000
23 Manuel Bevand   25,000
24 Enrico Tau   25,000
25 Denis Pisorev   21,000
26 Radu Catoiu Romania   21,000
27 Martin Muslow   21,000
28 Danilo Donnini   21,000
29 Martin Hanowski   21,000
30 Jonathan Driscoll   21,000
31 Cesar Garcia Dominguez   21,000
32 Fabrice Soulier   21,000
33 Christopher Brammer   18,000
34 Eddie Tasbas   18,000
35 Glen Cymbaluk   18,000
36 Dominik Paus   18,000
37 Ramin Hajiyev   18,000
38 Marian Kulifaj   18,000
39 Eros Nastasi   18,000
40 Jesus Javier Sanchez Blanco   18,000
41 Michael Gross   15,000
42 Maksim Semisoshenko   15,000
43 Jonathan Khalifa   15,000
44 Robert Kokoska   15,000
45 Jonas Gutteck   15,000
46 Roger Hairabedian   15,000
47 Denys Drobyna   15,000
48 Mariek Tatar   15,000
49 Marius Pospiech   15,000
50 Jason Helder   15,000
51 Jan Suchanek   15,000
52 Enver Khvitia   15,000
53 Luca Giovannone   15,000
54 Todd Terry   15,000
55 Robert Peltecci   15,000
56 Sofianos Vergitsis   15,000
57 Vincent van der Fluit   12,000
58 Serge Matta   12,000
59 John Taramas   12,000
60 Olvedo Heinze   12,000
61 Andreas Wiese   12,000
62 Jeffrey Hakim   12,000
63 Michele di Lauro   12,000
64 Sirzat Hissou   12,000
65 Shannon Shorr   12,000
66 Ivar Vendelin   12,000
67 Ivaylo Peevski Bulg   12,000
68 Andreas Samuelsson   12,000
69 Andrew Teng   12,000
70 Michael Aron   12,000
71 Denys Larin   12,000
72 Tomas Pleticha   12,000
73 Konstantin Russkih   10,000
74 Samuli Johannes   10,000
75 Sergey Baburin   10,000
76 Andreas Vlachos   10,000
77 Marc-Andre Ladouceur   10,000
78 Mikhail Zabrovskiy   10,000
79 Andrey Gulyy   10,000
80 Emeric Styevlik   10,000
81 Nikolaus Teichert   10,000
82 Maroun Jazzar   10,000
83 Adrian Piasecki   10,000
84 Marton Czuczor   10,000
85 Roman Korenev   10,000
86 Mariano Martiradonna   10,000
87 John Eames   10,000
88 Mauri Dorbek   10,000
89 Sebastian Gohr   10,000
90 Alexander Goulder   10,000
91 Hans Mustafa Kersebom   10,000
92 Oleg Perepletchikov   10,000
93 Chulpan Garaev   10,000
94 Atanas Kavrakov   10,000
95 Tudor Purice   10,000
96 Petr Jelinek   10,000
97 Michal Medved   8,000
98 Georgios Stefanopoulos   8,000
99 Niklas Astedt   8,000
100 Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier   8,000
101 Erik Olofsson Sweden   8,000
102 Daniel Drescher   8,000
103 Alexander Stepin   8,000
104 Bastian Fischer   8,000
105 Ion Pavel   8,000
106 Vadim Belov   8,000
107 Oleksii Kovalchuk   8,000
108 Mathias Will   8,000
109 David Cabrera   8,000
110 Anders Wessman   8,000
111 Marat Begenov   8,000
112 Maxim Rybin   8,000
113 Juan Manuel Pastor PokerStars Team Pro 8,000
114 Aristeidis Pantelias   8,000
115 Oliver Wohlfart   8,000
116 Sergey Baranov   8,000
117 Theodoros Aidonopoulos   8,000
118 Ioakim Papadopoulos   8,000
119 Heinz Kamutzki   8,000
120 Joseph El Khoury   8,000
121 Christophe Malaurie   8,000
122 Grzegorz Wyraz   8,000
123 Guy Tomaselli   8,000
124 Muachev Ibraim   8,000
125 Mick Graydon   8,000
126 Dmitry Gromov   8,000
127 Tomas Nasarre   8,000
128 Apostolos Chatzopoulos   8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: David Boyaciyan, 33, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Live satellite winner - 4,635,000
It’s here we go again for Dutch banker David Boyaciyan, who was runner-up here at EPT Prague last season. Boyaciyan, a banker by trade, first took the poker world by storm when he won the Amsterdam Master Classics in November 2011 for €382,200. Not only had a total unknown bested some of the best players in the world, but he wasn’t even a pro. A month later and he was at it again, finishing second to EPT8 Prague champion Martin Finger. That €535,000 prize is still Boyaciyan’s biggest cash to date but he has also made two WPT Bellagio finals, the Partouche final and finished 11th in the PCA €2k NL Turbo in January.  Boyaciyan, who took a 12-month sabbatical from work this year to focus on poker, won his seat in a €550 live satellite in Prague. He has played all three EPTs this season as well as the WSOP in the summer. He is married with two children – Joel, 5, and Elina, 2.

Seat 2: Sergey Kuzminskiy, 22, Kemerovo, Russia – PokerStars qualifier - 1850000
Kuzminskiy is a 22-year-old linguistics student from Kemerovo. He first started playing five-card draw at the age of 12 with his younger brother. Then in 2008 he saw Poker After Dark on TV and start playing NLHE - freerolls, microlimit MTTs and 6-max turbo SNGs. In October, he won his seat to Prague in a special EPT Prague Social Networks freeroll for CIS players. This is his first live tournament.

Seat 3: Ramzi Jelassi, 26, Stockholm, Sweden - 5,675,000
Even though Ramzi Jelassi is still only 26, he is one of the old hands when it comes to the European Poker Tour, having first started on the tour way back in Season 2 when he won a seat online to EPT2 Barcelona. He went deep in two side events at that event and then cashed twice the following season – in Baden and Warsaw. Since then he has cashed a further nine times in EPT Main Events, including 19th at the EPT6 Grand Final in Monaco for €50,000, and 20th at EPT Barcelona in Season 5 for €24,700. His biggest victories to date though were winning IPT Sanremo in 2009 for €170,000 and winning a €2k side event at EPT Prague in Season 5. His live tournament winnings now total more than $1.2 million.
Before taking up poker in 2004, Jelassi was a successful soccer player, participating in the Boy’s Allsvenskan (the highest boy’s league in Sweden) as a 16-year old. This is his deepest EPT Main Event run to date.

Seat 4: Ben Warrington, 25, London, UK  - 2,200,000
Ben Warrington is a 25-year-old professional poker player, originally from Epsom in Surrey and now living primarily in London - when he's not travelling the international poker circuit. After making his mark online, where he won more than $2 million in tournaments alone, he is now focused on establishing himself as a live player. He considers his stellar performance here as evidence that he is getting close to achieving that goal. Warrington was tournament chip leader after day four and took a steady approach to day five, allowing players to bust around him. "I played very patiently," he said. "And I'm still only one double up from pretty much the chip lead." After a placement in Valencia, while studying Spanish at university, he lived in Spain for a few years before returning to his native UK in June. He is being supported in Prague by his girlfriend Yuresky, who played the ladies event here after qualifying on PokerStars.

Seat 5: Sotirios “SKWINNER” Koutoupas, 29, Thessaloniki, Greece – PokerStars qualifier - 3,775,000
Sotirios Koutoupas, 29, hails from Thessaloniki, Greece and qualified for the EPT9 Prague Main Event on PokerStars via a €82 satellite. Koutoupas made his presence known in the Main Event on Day 3 when he was one of only three players to bag up over a million in chips.
Koutoupas, who is single, plays primarily big buy-in tournaments on PokerStars under the screen name “SKWINNER” and has more than $190K in earnings. Prior to making the EPT9 Prague final table, Koutoupas’ only live cash was a runner-up finish to Kenny Hallaert in the EPT8 Loutraki €300 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo back in November 2011 for €5,200.
Despite his online success, Koutoupas is still a workingman back home where he works in the family business. Koutoupas is in Prague with his best friend, who was actually with him when he made the final table of the aforementioned EPT8 Loutraki event. “I can’t even imagine,” Koutoupas said when asked what it’d mean to win an EPT title.

Seat 6: Mark Herm, 27, Philadelphia, USA - 1,700,000
The lone American remaining in Prague, Mark Herm has had seven World Series cashes and one at the PCA but none on this side of the Atlantic. The 27-year-old from Philadelphia turned pro after leaving college seven years ago. He began with a $50 deposit online, grinding limit hold’em games and running it up to more than $1,000. After leaving college he took up poker professionally and has never looked back. Herm says he is primarily an online tournament player and this is his first EPT in mainland Europe, which he claimed was a good way to avoid being bored. It’s made for a profitable week. “There’s no online poker back home,” said Herm. “Prague is a cool city and we wanted to check it out, more for travelling rather than poker.”

Seat 7: Aleh Plauski, 28, Minsk, Belarus PokerStars qualifier - 4,705,000
Aleh ‘cooltwister’ Plauski has scored more than a million dollars online at PokerStars and $449,386 in live tournaments, most of which came from a sixth place finish at the EPT Grand Final for €300,000. Not only is Plauski obviously a tournament talent but he’s also keeps good company.
“I think it’s important for me [to win]. A friend of mine has this result, he’s my classmate,” said Plauski. That classmate, with whom he shared a maths class, is Mikalai Pobal, winner of EPT Barcelona earlier this season.
“There are two trophies that Belarus took, but only one for Russia. It would be nice to have a third result for Belarus. Let’s go!” added Plauski, aiming to follow in Pobal and Vadzim Kursevich’s footsteps.

Seat 8: Diego “ildieko” Gomez, 33, Oviedo, Spain – Live satellite winner - 1,380,000
If you were superstitious, you would say bowtie-wearing insurance broker Diego Gomez was destined to make the EPT Prague final table. Back in August, he was in Barcelona for work and dropped in to watch JC Alvarado on the Super High Roller final table. He decided it was his dream to make an EPT final table and set about winning a seat on PokerStars. After bubbling THREE EPT Prague satellites, he decided he should come here anyway and buy in direct. Within days, he had managed to win the first Eureka side event (for €5,550) and then win a seat to the EPT Main Event in a live satellite, even though he was down to one big blind at one point. Diego has been playing poker for around four years, mainly casino tourneys, although he did finish 12th at Estrellas San Sebastian. He is being supported in the final by a large group of Spanish mates, including his girlfriend Marina.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Marvin Rettenmaier   365,300
2 Fabian Quoss   210,300
3 Juha Helppi   121,800
4 Philippe Ktorza   96,900
5 Sorel Mizzi   74,800
6 Marcin Wydrowski   55,500
7 Jason Mercier PokerStars Team Pro 44,200
8 Andrey Gulyy   33,200
9 Aubin Cazals   27,700
10 Morten Klein   27,700
11 Gurgen Melkonyan   25,000
12 Eugene Katchalov PokerStars Team Pro 25,000

 

EPT Deauville (02/02/2013 - 09/02/2013)

EPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
2 NL - Turbo
02/02/13
€1,000 + €100
170 €170,000 Benjamin Nicault
€48,070
3 EPT Main Event
03/02/13 - 09/02/13
€5,000 + €300
782 €3,753,600 Remi Castaignon
€770,000
4 NL - Women's Event
03/02/13
€300 + €30
79 €22,752 Anais Lerouge
€7,500
5 PLO - Turbo - "8 Handed"
€2,000 + €150
03/02/13
57 €114,000 Anton Wigg
€39,100
7 NL - Turbo - Men's Event
03/02/13
€300 + €30
158 €47,400 Abdelkrim Brahmi
€13,420
9 NL - Turbo - Random Bounty
04/02/13
€800 + €200 + €100
183 €183,000 Martin Mulsow
€41,050
10 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
04/02/13
€2,000 + €150
83 €166,000 Samir Hadad
€55,750
12 NL - Holdem
05/02/13 - 06/02/13
€2,000 + €200 
283 €566,000 Jon Spinks
€141,200
13 NL - Turbo - Bounty
05/02/13
€300 + €100 + €40
133 €53,200 Kent Lundmark
€12,280
16 EPT PLO Championships - "8 Handed"
06/02/13 - 07/02/13
€10,000 + €300
19 €190,000 Ismael Bojang
€83,000
17 NL - Turbo - Bounty
06/02/13
€500 + €500 + €100
130 €130,000 Robert Haigh
€19,410
18 NL - Heads Up - 32 Cap
06/02/13 - 07/02/13
€1,000 + €100
32 €32,000 Pieter Aerts
€13,820
19 NL - Holdem 
06/02/13 - 07/02/13
€1,000 + €100
225 €225,000 Jan Bendik
€61,560
21 NL - Turbo
06/02/13
€300 + €30
91 €27,300 Cesar Enrique Aponte Rivas
€9,170
23 NL - Holdem - "6 Handed" - 30 Minute Levels
07/02/13
€1,000 + €100
135 €135,000 Bernard Guigon
€40,500
24 NL - Holdem - High Roller - Single Rebuy - "8 Handed"
07/02/13 - 08/02/13
€10,000 + €300
85 €850,000 Vojtech Ruzicka
€313,000
25 NL - Holdem - Bounty - 30 Minute Levels
07/02/13
€500 + €500 + €100
142 €71,000 Thibaud Guenegou
€20,445
26 PLO - "8 Handed"
07/02/13 - 08/02/13
€1,000 + €100
59 €59,000 Michel Leibgorin
€20,815
27 NL - Turbo
07/02/13
€400 + €40
72 €28,800 Isabel Baltazar
€9,670
29 NL - Holdem
08/02/13 - 09/02/13
€2,000 + €200
86 €172,000 Benjamin Juhasz
€57,800
32 NL - Holdem - DeepStack - 30 Minute Levels
08/02/13 - 09/02/13
€800 + €80
146 €116,800 Zimnan Ziyard
€33,000
33 PLO
08/02/13
€500 + €50
37 €18,500 Tobias Peters
€6,700
34 NL - Turbo
08/02/13
€300 + €30
54 €16,200 Alexander Dovzhenko
€5,600
36 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
09/02/13
€5,000 + €250
27 €135,000 Vladimir Troyanovskiy
€51,000
38 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
09/02/13
€2,000 + €150
78 €156,000 Jose Quintas
€52,400
39 NL - Hyper Turbo - €10K GTD - 10K Stack / 10 Min Levels
09/02/13
€100 + €20
114 €11,400 Matthias Gloppe
€3,524

EPT Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Remi Castaignon   770,000
2 Walid Bou Habib PokerStars qualifier 475,000
3 Robert Romeo   275,000
4 Enrico Rudelitz   215,000
5 Franck Kalfon   165,000
6 Joseph El Khoury   125,000
7 Noel Gaens   87,800
8 Jeffrey Hakim PokerStars player 60,000
9 Glen Cymbaluk   48,000
10 Jean Pierre Petroli   48,000
11 Cyril Andre   39,000
12 James Mitchell   39,000
13 Pascal Aznar   32,000
14 Aurelien Guiglini   32,000
15 Yury Gulyy PokerStars qualifier 27,000
16 Eilert Eilertsen   27,000
17 Joe Mouawad   23,000
18 Gordon Huntly   23,000
19 Matthieu Herve PokerStars qualifier 23,000
20 Fernand Michelet   23,000
21 Hugo Pingray PokerStars qualifier 23,000
22 Freerk Post   23,000
23 Eric Sfez   23,000
24 Samuel Grafton   23,000
25 Massimo Di Cicco   19,000
26 Alexander Dovzhenko   19,000
27 James Bills   19,000
28 Lucien Cohen   19,000
29 Pietro Amoroso   19,000
30 Mathew Frankland   19,000
31 Jan Horni   19,000
32 Shahaf Hadaya   19,000
33 Michel Abecassis   16,000
34 Mesbah Guerfi   16,000
35 Loic Fringant   16,000
36 Karim Abdelmoumene   16,000
37 Anaras Alekberovas   16,000
38 David Kilmartin   16,000
39 Jason Koon   16,000
40 Brian Benhamou   16,000
41 Romain Baert   13,500
42 Lucas Reeves   13,500
43 Thomas Butzhammer   13,500
44 Kristijonas Andrulis   13,500
45 Vladimir Velikov   13,500
46 Maxime Petitprez   13,500
47 Markus Ristola   13,500
48 Salvatore Bonavena   13,500
49 Ibrahim Ghassan   13,500
50 David Pishvafar   13,500
51 Ionel Anton   13,500
52 Christophe Lesage   13,500
53 Zoltan Purak   13,500
54 Pascal Lefrancois   13,500
55 Jean-Jacques Zeitoun   13,500
56 David Sonelin   13,500
57 David Ostrom   11,500
58 Pascal Leyo   11,500
59 Casey Kastle   11,500
60 Ferit Gabriellson   11,500
61 Philippe Boucher   11,500
62 Olivier Ferrage   11,500
63 Quentin Lecomte   11,500
64 Fergal Crawley   11,500
65 Sebastien Leclercq   11,500
66 Alexandre Reard   11,500
67 Andrei Konopelko   11,500
68 Karen Sarkisyan   11,500
69 Zimnan Ziyard   11,500
70 Nicolas Faure   11,500
71 Bernard Guigon   11,500
72 Jed Derkaoui   11,500
73 Andrei Stoenescu   9,700
74 Gaetano Dell'Aera   9,700
75 Matthias De Meulder PokerStars Team Pro 9,700
76 Abdelkader Kaychohi   9,700
77 Michele Beyret Dour   9,700
78 Fabrice Gouget   9,700
79 Ahmed Abd El Fatah   9,700
80 Mikhail Semin   9,700
81 Jesper Feddersen   9,700
82 Mikael Bilan   9,700
83 Yannick Bonnet   9,700
84 Simon Mattsson   9,700
85 Tobias Peters   9,700
86 Patrick Schuhl   9,700
87 Xavier Detournel   9,700
88 Gilbert Merheb   9,700
89 Atanas Gueorguiev   9,700
90 Timothy Reilly   9,700
91 Florian Ribouchon   9,700
92 Andreas Roos   9,700
93 Kevin Miannay   9,700
94 Andriy Lyubovetskiy   9,700
95 Stefano Garbarino   9,700
96 Fabrice Soulier   9,700
97 Samuel Ducoin   8,000
98 Shinya Shimada   8,000
99 Konstantin Tolokno   8,000
100 Christophe Benzimra   8,000
101 Artur Olczyk   8,000
102 Filip Mans   8,000
103 Fayad Ghassan   8,000
104 Segii Baranov   8,000
105 Jean Francois Rial   8,000
106 Paul Guichard   8,000
107 Jean Julien Stempffer   8,000
108 Remi Le Meur   8,000
109 Tobias Wenker   8,000
110 Bastian Fischer   8,000
111 Herve Santais   8,000
112 Rabah Ait Abdelmalek   8,000
113 Mihai Manole   8,000
114 Tobias Wenker   8,000
115 Benjamin Truzman   8,000
116 Sandra Naujoks PokerStars Team Pro 8,000
117 Roman Korenev   8,000
118 Lionel Rozenberg   8,000
119 Claude Metais   8,000
120 Marion Nedellec   8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Joseph El Khoury, 41, Beirut, Lebanon - 1,710,000
Travel agent Joseph El Khoury is one of 15 Lebanese players who competed at EPT Deauville and there are still three left – taking them from 1.92% of the field on Day 1 to 37.5% for the final.  Lebanon is the current EPT Country of the Year.  Like his fellow countrymen, Jeffrey Hakim and Walid Bou-Habbib, El Khoury is an EPT regular who has played around 20 EPTs in the last five years. He has cashed twice, both times in Prague, but his best live result before now was fifth place at WPT Cyprus last summer. That give him a $65,770 payday but he’s guaranteed at least €60,000 here in Deauville.

Seat 2: Jeffrey “jeff710” Hakim, 26, Beirut, Lebanon - 895,000
Since playing his first EPT in 2008, serial qualifier Jeff Hakim has attended around 30 EPTs. He said: “I almost always win my seat online, but now I come regardless, even if I don’t qualify. I’m not going to miss any EPTs.”  Hakim’s first EPT Main Event cash was at EPT Snowfest in Austria in Season 6, and his best result so far – out of six EPT cashes - was 16th at EPT Berlin in Season 7. He said: “I’ve definitely won more money online (he won the PokerStars 500 in 2008 for $91,500) but winning a live event means everything. I don’t think I will ever move on from poker, I won’t feel complete as a player, until I’ve won a major title.” He is the short stack going in to the final but he also started Day 5 as virtually the shortest stack – and then managed to turn 24 big blinds into more than 1.7 million in the space of 90 minutes.

Seat 3: Enrico Rudelitz, 25, Freisein/Saarland, Germany - 2,690,000
Chemistry student Rudelitz has been playing poker for four years. He mainly plays tournaments but doesn’t consider himself a professional and Deauville is his first EPT cash. His normal milieu is smaller buy-in events like FPS Amneville in May 2012, where he finished seventh for €11,800, his biggest live cash so far. Rudelitz came to Deauville with a group of German friends including PokerStars.de Snowfest champion Marius Pospiech and Jonas Lauck who won the FPS High Roller Event here in Deauville. All these guys will be cheering him on from the rail at the Deauville final table.

Seat 4: Franck Kalfon, 46, Saint-Brice en Forêt, France - 1,195,000
Franck Kalfon, who runs a textile firm, has been a regular fixture in Paris cardrooms – the famous Aviation Club in particular – for the last ten years. At first a cash game player, his eighth place finish in the 2008 Grand Prix de Paris (for €39,330) convinced him to dedicate more time to tournaments. In addition to multiple wins in Paris events, he has made the money twice before at EPTs, both times in Deauville (39th in Season 6 for €14,700, 40th in Season 7 for €17,000). Reaching this year's final table represents the best result of his career. “I'm living a dream”, Kalfon commented. “I'll play to win “he added, not worried about being short-stacked.

Seat 5: Robert Romeo, 41, Sambreville, Belgium – PokerStars qualifier - 1,440,000
Romeo started playing poker around 2007, first with friends and then online. Initially, he played just for fun but, as time went by, he started taking it more seriously. This is his first EPT but he didn't have to spend much to enter, having qualified on PokerStars in a €4 rebuy satellite. ”And I didn't take any rebuys, just the add-on”, he adds. Married with four children, Robert plans to buy a house and shower his family with presents if he wins – and would seriously consider taking up poker as a second job.

Seat 7: Walid Bou-Habib, 42, Beirut, Lebanon - 3,835,000
When Walid Bou-Habib first appeared on the scene back in 2008 he came close to making the final table, but he fell just short. That 19th place finish in the EPT Grand Final for €46,300 may have made him think it would be easy but it’s taken a further five years and Main Event cashes, including a very creditable 16th place at the PCA for $100,000, for that final table to appear. Understandably he’s thrilled.

“It’s a great pleasure, really, just to prove to myself that I can do it. It was always like a big wall that I could not cross. Now, I’m crossing it,” said Bou-Habib, an engineer in food science and technology by day. The Lebanese 'hobby' player is a serial online qualifier through PokerStars and has gone on to rack up $386,492 in live tournament cashes. Seventh place will guarantee him a career largest score but given the number of short stacks left in, he’s in rude health to go significantly deeper than that. He currently sits in second place with 3,835,000. Bou-Habib is married with two children (12 and 10).

Seat 8: Noël Gaens, 57, Heers, Belgium - 1,720,000
This is Noël Gaens’s second EPT – he also competed in one of the first EPTs in Dortmund. He plays a whole lot of poker though, but is by no means a professional, running his own building firm with a staff of 40. He consider poker a hobby but it's lucrative and he’s enjoyed a lot of cashes in his "career".

Gaens has been playing poker since 1995 and used to travel frequently to Germany in the early years because poker wasn’t on offer in Belgian casinos. However poker is now way more popular in Belgium and Gaens is a regular cash game player at the PokerStars-affiliated Casino de Namur. On Day 2, Gaens tripled up (with trips over trips) and hasn't looked back since, although he admits he got lucky several times. Gaens says he isn't easily intimidated and isn't afraid of anyone at the final table. “I’m just going to play my own game,” he said.

Seat 9: Remi Castaignon, 29, Saint Aunix Lengros, France
It's not very often that a player arrives at the final table holding more than 40% of the chips in play, but insurance broker Rémi Castaignon just accomplished this impressive feat with gusto, never losing his cool during a crucial Day 5 that saw him catching a few lucky breaks (including a massive KK vs AA suckout early during the day), eliminating several players in a row (including fellow countrymen Cyril André and Jean-Pierre Petroli) and displaying an overall excellent performance. Hailing from a tiny village in the Pyrenées, Castaignon has been playing poker since 2007, mostly online tournaments and satellites for big live events. Reaching the final table in Deauville is his best result to date.

 

EPT London (05/03/2013 - 16/03/2013)

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE
POOL
WINNER
A UKIPT Main Event
£700 + £70
05/03/13 - 10/03/13
1,099 £746,221 Sergio Aido
£144,555
1 NL - Turbo - Deepstack
£100 + £10
07/03/13
178 £17,266 Ian Simpson
£4,400
3 NL - Holdem
£300 + £30
08/03/13 - 09/03/13
244 £71,004 Paul Delaney
£14,083
4 NL - Turbo - Win the Button!
£1,000 + £100
08/03/13
65 £63,050 Jeffrey Rossiter
£19,545
C NL - Women's Only Event
£500 + £50
09/03/13
25 £12,125 Tina Abery
£4,550
D NL - UKIPT High Roller
£2,000 + £150
09/03/13 - 10/03/13
219 £422,920 Marc Daubach
£101,950
5 NL - Holdem
£200 + £20
09/03/13
189 £37,054 Ronnie Gustafsson
£8,038
E NL - Turbo
£1,000 + £100
09/03/13
86 £83,420 Nicolas Chouity
£21,630
F EPT Main Event
£5,000 + £250
10/03/13 - 16/03/13
647 £3,137,950 Ruben Visser
£595,000
7 PLO - Turbo - "8 Handed"
£2,000 + £100
10/03/13
21 £40,740 Markus Ristola
£16,300
10 NL - Turbo - Bounty - "8 Handed"
£1,000 + £1,000 + £100
11/03/13
65 £63,050 Yury Gulyy
£22,070
11 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
£2,000 + £100
11/03/13
59 £114,460 Lauri Personen
£40,060
12 NL - Holdem
£2,000 + £150
12/03/13 - 13/03/13
172 £333,680 John Eames
£98,430
G PLO8 - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips)
£500 + £50
12/03/13
55 £48,985 Robert Harkins
£17,625
13 NL - Turbo
£1,000 + £100
13/03/13
104 £100,880 Griffin Benger
£29,708
H EPT 8 Game Championships
£10,000 + £300
13/03/13 - 14/03/13
22 £215,600 Ville Wahlbeck
£76,720
14 NL - Holdem
£1,000 + £100
13/03/13 - 14/03/13
168 £162,960 Kent Lundmark
£48,050
J PLO - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips)
£1,000 + £100
13/03/13 - 14/03/13
48 £91,180 Miltiadis Kyriakides
£32,820
15 NL - Holdem - "8 Handed" - 30 Minute Levels
£1,000 + £100
14/03/13
77 £74,690 Matthias De Meulder
£22,580
K NL - High Roller - Single Reload - "8 Handed"
£10,000 + £300
14/03/13 - 15/03/13
112 £1,342,600 Talal Shakerchi
£436,330
L NLH / PLO - "8 Handed"
£1,500 + £100
14/03/13 - 15/03/13
22 £32,010 Rumen Nanev
£13,010
16 NL - Turbo
£1,000 + £100
14/03/13
70 £67,900 Georges Yazbeck
£23,750
M NL - Win the Button! - "8 Handed" - 30 Minute Levels
15/03/13
54 £52,380 Jan Bendik
£18,850
18 NL - Heads Up - 32 Player Cap
£1,000 + £100
15/03/13 - 16/03/13
20 £19,400 Regis Burlot
£8,730
N NL - Holdem - Deepstack
£500 + £50
15/03/13 - 16/03/13
105 £50,925 Dariusz Paszkiewicz
£13,149
19 NL - Turbo
£300 + £30
15/03/13
37 £10,767 Steven Lewzey
£3,116
20 Spring Fling Turbo - £25,000 GTD - 30K Stack / 15 Min Levels
£300 + £30
16/03/13
74 £25,000 Gioi Tran
£6,700
P NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
£5,000 + £200
16/03/13
40 £194,000 Ognjen Sekularac
£68,780
Q NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
£2,000 + £100
16/03/13
62 £120,280 Joao Vieira
£42,100

 

EPT Main Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (£)
1 Ruben Visser   595,000
2 Mantas Visockis   377,436
3 Olof Haglund   427,564
4 Theo Jorgensen PokerStars Team Pro 183,000
5 Steve O'Dwyer   146,000
6 Christopher Frank   112,000
7 Tamer Kamel   79,950
8 Chris Moorman   57,000
9 Bassel Moussa   44,000
10 Niall Farrell   44,000
11 Nicolas Chouity   33,000
12 Daniel Erlandsson   33,000
13 Mikhail Korotkikh   25,000
14 David Colin   25,000
15 Pasi Sormunen   20,000
16 Raoul Refos   18,750
17 Max Greenwood   18,750
18 Rory Mathews   17,500
19 Yury Gulyy   17,500
20 Mike McDonald   17,500
21 George Meitanis   17,500
22 Kitty Kuo   17,500
23 Annette Obrestad   17,500
24 John O'Shea   17,500
25 Jason Mercier PokerStars Team Pro 15,000
26 Russell Carson   15,000
27 Steve Silverman   15,000
28 Albert Daher   15,000
29 Giuseppe Sammartino   15,000
30 Rumen Nanev   15,000
31 Kent Andersson   15,000
32 Matthias Tikerpe   15,000
33 Adam Levy   12,500
34 Lauri Pesonen   12,500
35 Sebastian Mueller   12,500
36 Toby Lewis   12,500
37 Manig Loeser   12,500
38 Salvatore Bonavena   12,500
39 Martin Hanowski   12,500
40 Aleksander Spadijer   12,500
41 Alessandro Longobardi   12,500
42 Jonathan Concepcion   12,500
43 Stephen Lacey   12,500
44 Viktor Blom Full Tilt Poker Professional 12,500
45 Hiren Patel   12,500
46 Faraz Iqbal   12,500
47 Rasmus Agerskov   12,500
48 Anatoly Gurtovoy   12,500
49 Timothy Davie   11,000
50 Alex Christoper Lindop   11,000
51 Surinder Sunar   11,000
52 Philipp Gruissem   11,000
53 Renato Almeida   11,000
54 Nick Abou Risk   11,000
55 Jan Bendik   11,000
56 Jamie Burland   11,000
57 Rumit Somaiya   11,000
58 George Ana   11,000
59 Edwin Heemskerk   11,000
60 Carlo Citrone   11,000
61 Davide Suriano   11,000
62 Liv Boeree PokerStars Team Pro 11,000
63 Antoine Labat   11,000
64 Sandra Naujoks PokerStars Team Pro 11,000
65 Kamal Choraria 9,500
66 Carl Henriksson 9,500
67 Dan Abouaf 9,500
68 Flavien Kevin Luc Guenan 9,500
69 Barny Boatman 9,500
70 Sergio Aido 9,500
71 Marcin Horecki PokerStars Team Pro 9,500
72 Andrej Vrazic 9,500
73 Ian Simpson 9,500
74 Steve Jelinek 9,500
75 Shahaf Hadaya 9,500
76 Manfred Sierke 9,500
77 Marcel Delestrade 9,500
78 David Williams PokerStars Team Pro 9,500
79 Rino Mathis PokerStars Team Pro 9,500
80 Robert Haigh   9,500
81 Walid Bou-Habib   8,000
82 Nicolas Levi   8,000
83 Pawel Zawadowicz   8,000
84 Anton Wigg   8,000
85 Lars Bonding   8,000
86 Ben Jenkins   8,000
87 Daniel Laidlaw   8,000
88 Seun Oluwole   8,000
89 Ilkin Amirov   8,000
90 David Vamplew   8,000
91 Stefan Bormann   8,000
92 Pedro Pellicer   8,000
93 Timo Pfutzenreuter   8,000
94 Leo Margets PokerStars Team Pro 8,000
95 Jeff Sarwer   8,000
96 Yoni Basin   8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Mantas “KRAFTY_LT” Visockis, 23, Kaunas, Lithuania – PokerStars player - 1,510,000
Visockis has been playing poker for five years, almost exclusively in online MTTs. Although he was Day 3 overnight chip leader, he had a rocky Day 4 and was very short-stacked until he happily managed two double-ups in a row. He said: “It doesn’t matter how it ends now, I’m really happy. I don’t play many live events and this is my first EPT. I decided to buy in because I wanted to see how good I am.”
Online, Visockis has already notched up nearly $600,000 in online winnings on PokerStars, including $184,476 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Million just before Christmas. Visockis is a regular in local tournaments in Lithuania and well-respected in the country’s thriving poker community.

Seat 2: Olof Haglund, 26, Karlstad, Sweden - 2,755,000
Olof Haglund has been playing online poker full time since 2006 when he resigned from his job as a paperboy. He specializes in online mid-stakes heads-up cash games and seldom plays anything else. Poker takes up most of his time but he also tries to find time to travel and play golf. Haglund doesn't hang out much with the Swedish poker fraternity but instead travels with a small group of friends from the UK and Finland.
Haglund hasn't played many live events but likes to take part in major stops from time to time, including EPTs and the World Series of Poker. This is his first EPT main event cash, but he won an EPT side event in 2011, taking down the €3,000 NL event (against a FOUR-strong field). That €11,400 prize was his biggest live cash before this week at EPT London.

Seat 3: Ruben Visser, 24, Rotterdam, Netherlands – PokerStars qualifier - 3,640,000
Visser took up online poker while studying business and marketing at college. He is still at college but now combines studying for a Masters in “Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing” with playing poker.
His first live cash came in 2008 when he made the final of a €500 event in Prague. At the time, his online career was also hotting up and results included a win in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up event for $113,000.
In 2009, Visser finished 20th in a PCA side event and that June he finished 11th in the WPT Barcelona main event, before winning a €400 side event a few days later.
His biggest live result so far was runner-up in a €5,000k side event during the Season 6 EPT Grand Final, worth €171,450 – but a win here at EPT London would instantly take him from 12th to fourth place in the Dutch All Time Money List. Visser was also runner-up in the EPT Deauville High Roller last season for €152,000, and 44th in the 2011 WSOP Main Event for $196,174. His only EPT final table came last season at the PCA when he finished eighth for $156,400.
Only four days ago he finished eighth in the EPT London £2,000 NL Turbo and won a Master Classics side event last November. Visser won his seat to EPT London in a £320 Deep Hyper-Turbo qualifier on PokerStars.

Seat 4: Steve O’Dwyer, 30, Pennsylvania, USA - 5,270,000
American Steve O'Dwyer is about to sit down at his third EPT Main Event final table – and his second in a row at EPT London. As he put it, he’s “three for three in Main Event final tables!”
O’Dwyer’s first big score was in 2009 when he came sixth in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $200,000, but it was 2011 when the communications graduate had his breakthrough year. O’Dwyer won nearly $1.5 million in 2011 and the following year snagged a further $880,000, tearing through EPT Season 8 with a fifth place in the EPT Barcelona €10,000 High Roller, runner-up at EPT London for £465,000, and seventh at EPT Copenhagen for DKr 290,000.
However, despite a seventh place finish at WSOP-E in Cannes last October, worth another £130,000, O’Dwyer says that, poker-wise, the last eight months have “sucked”.
He said: “I’ve been having a nice time but poker-wise, it’s not gone well so this is a nice change of pace.” O’Dwyer hails from the States originally, but now lives in Ireland so he can play online.

Seat 5: Chris Moorman, 27, from Benfleet, Essex - 1,075,000
British online tournament legend Chris Moorman has won it all online, clocking up more than $9m in tournament winnings. While he’s been no slouch in live tournaments either picking up $2,707,836 in cashes he has yet to pick up a major trophy. He’s come close with runner-up spots in the EPT Berlin High Roller (€145,200), WSOPE Main Event (€800,000) and WSOP Six-Handed Championship ($716,282). He did finally managed to score a live win at EPT Madrid last season when he took down the €2,000 NL Turbo Bounty for €21,050, - but that first big live title could at last arrive tomorrow.
“It would mean everything to me,” said Moorman. “This is bigger than the Grand Final because it’s in London and all my friends would come down and rail. I’d love to put a show on for them and win it. Coming so close so many times just makes you more and more hungry.”

Seat 6: Theo Jorgensen, 41, Greve, Denmark - Team PokerStars Pro – 1,550,000
Team PokerStars Pro Jorgensen has become a regular feature on the European Poker Tour and is one of the most popular players. The Dane has yet to win an EPT title, but doing so would earn him poker’s Triple Crown – he has already won a WSOP Europe event and WPT Paris (a tournament he nearly won a second time in 2012 when he finished second).
Jorgensen’s appearance at EPT London marks his comeback to the poker world following a horrific experience when he was shot in the leg by intruders at his home in December. Having received successful treatment, Jorgensen has made an immediate return to form, and despite holding one of the shorter stacks, must remain one of the favourites.
EPT London will be his third final table on the tour, following EPT Deauville in Season 2 and Copenhagen in Season 4. His lifetime live tournament winnings already total more than $3.2 million and he is ranked third in the Danish All Time Money List.

Seat 7: Tamer Kamel, 28, Willesden, London, UK - 960,000
Kamel is certainly the most local player at the EPT London final table – he lives only 15 minutes away in Willesden. He is a regular at the Vic, having played here ever since taking up poker three-and-a-half years ago and will be hoping to emulate the success of another Vic regular, Vicky Coren, who won EPT London in Season 3.
Kamel, who runs his family’s Icco Pizzeria in Goodge Street, plays both online and live. His best live result was sixth place in a GUKPT event at the Vic in 2011. Online it was $15,000 in a $109 rebuy event.
This is Kamel’s third EPT but first time in the money - he was out first day at EPT London last year and in Prague last December. He is getting married at the end of this year but unfortunately fiancee Lucy won’t be here to support him tomorrow – she flew off to Seville this morning to see her best friend.

Seat 8: Christopher Frank, Germany, PokerStars qualifier – 2,570,000 chips
Not much was known about Christopher Frank prior to his appearance at EPT London, but the 18-year-old has made sure he’ll leave a lasting impression. Frank is playing his second EPT event after narrowly missing the money at the PCA in January, where he also won a side event. Now he’s poised to record the biggest cash of his career.
It makes Frank, who qualified on PokerStars, something of a fast learner, who has already notched up results live and online in the space of a few months. As for EPT London, it’s been quite a trip. “It’s a sick experience,” he said. “So deep and it takes such a long time. It’s nice to have chips but its super hard work.”
Should Frank win, he will become the second youngest EPT winner, behind Mike McDonald who won Dortmund in Season 4, aged several months younger than Frank is now.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (£)
1 Talal Shakerchi   436,330
2 Faraz Jaka   241,670
3 Fabian Quoss   147,690
4 Paul Volpe   107,410
5 Gautam Sabharwal   87,270
6 Vicky Coren PokerStars Team Pro 67,130
7 JC Alvarado   53,700
8 Eric Sfez   40,280
9 Dimitar Danchev   29,540
10 Johan van Til   29,540
11 Barry Greenstein PokerStars Team Pro 26,850
12 Albert Daher   26,850
13 Anaras Alekberovas   24,170
14 Scott Seiver   24,170

 

EPT Berlin (17/04/2013 - 27/04/2013)

EPT: Tournament Results

EPT Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE
POOL
WINNER
1 Berlin Cup - €500,000 GTD
17/04/13 - 21/04/13
€1,000 + €100
911 €883,670 Pieter de Korver
€145,400
5 NL - Holdem
19/04/13 - 20/04/13
€300 + €30
555 €161,505 Mantas Visockis
€30,473
7 NL - Turbo
19/04/13
€1,000 + €100
174 €174,000 Rupert Elder
€49,800
8 NL - Holdem - Berlin Cup High Roller
20/04/13 - 21/04/13
€3,000 + €200
194 €564,540 Micah Raskin
€105,368
10 PLO - "6 Handed" - Double Chance
20/04/13 - 21/04/13
€500 + €50
132 €64,020 Emil Eranosyan
€14,000
11 NL - Turbo - "Deepstack"
20/04/13
€300 + €30
272 €81,600 Rudolf Wilhelm Zintel
€15,000
13 EPT Main Event
21/04/13 - 27/04/13
€5,000 + €300
912 €4,423,200 Daniel Pidun
€880,000
14 NL - Women's Event
21/04/13
€300 + €30
39 €11,349 Kathrine Joann Weir
€4,200
15 PLO - Turbo - "8 Handed"
21/04/13
€2,000 + €100
58 €112,520 Sergey Selin
€39,300
18 PL 7 Card Stud - Turbo
22/04/13
€500 + €50
36 €17,460 Vincent Gabel
€5,660
19 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
22/04/13
€2,000 + €100
138 €267,720 Jason Wheeler
€69,500
20 NL - Holdem
23/04/13 - 24/04/13
€2,000 + €150
237 €459,780 Daniel Otto
€131,000
21 PLO - "8 Handed"
23/04/13 - 24/04/13
€1,000 + €100
119 €115,430 Marcel Luske
€32,000
22 NL - Turbo
23/04/13
€300 + €30
175 €50,925 Marcel Juneman
€8,035
23 NL - Turbo - Bounty
24/04/13
€500 + €500 + €50
175 €82,250 Jonas Lauck
€20,000
24 NL - Heads Up - 64 Player Cap
24/04/13 - 25/04/13
€1,000 + €100
32 €31,040 Ankush Mandavia
€11,870
25 NL - Holdem
24/04/13 - 25/04/13
€1,000 + €100
275 €266,750 Christopher Day
€74,700
26 NLH / PLO / PLO8 - Unlimited Rebuys - "8 handed"
24/04/13 - 25/04/13
€500 + €50
37 €46,075 Jannick Wrang
€17,000
27 NL - Turbo - Win the Button!
24/04/13
€300 + €30
121 €35,211 Ghattas Kortas
€9,280
28 PL 5 Card Stud - "Deepstack" - "6 Handed" - Turbo
24/04/13
€200 + €20
7 €1,358 Brian Trisler
€888
29 NL - Holdem - "6 Handed" - Win the Button! - 30 Minute Levels
25/04/13
€1,000 + €100
114 €110,580 Joseph Kuether
€36,500
30 NL - Holdem - High Roller - Single Re-Entry - "8 Handed"
25/04/13 - 26/04/13
€10,000 + €300
103 €1,372,000 Griffin Benger
€429,000
32 NL - Holdem - Turbo - "6 handed"
€1,000 + €100
166 €161,020 Nurmi Tuomas
€41,000
33 7 Card Stud - "DeepStack" - 30 Minute Levels
25/04/13 - 26/04/13
€1,000 + €100
21 €20,370 Marcel Luske
€7,170
34 NL - Turbo
25/04/13
€300 + €30
160 €46,560 Brahim Oubella
€14,570
39 NL - Holdem - Deepstack - "8 Handed" - 30 Minute Levels
26/04/13 - 27/04/13
€2,000 + €150
150 €291,000 Nicholas Verkaik
€79,000
41 NL - Turbo - Bounty
26/04/13
€300 + €100 + €30
160 €46,560 Ronny Voth
€14,400
42 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
27/04/13
€5,000 + €250
40 €194,000 Maxi Lehmanski
€66,800
43 NL - Spring Break Deepstack Turbo - €30,000GTD - 30K Stack/15min
27/04/13
€300 + €30
227 €66,057 Rinat Shakirov
€18,800
44 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
27/04/13
€2,000 + €100
88 €170,720 Jeffrey Rossiter
€59,700
45 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack / 10 Min Levels - €10,000GTD
27/04/13
€100 + €20
183 €17,751 Irfan Yelgin
€5,240

EPT Berlin Cup Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Pieter de Korver   145,400
2 Sebastian Gohr   93,600
3 Anatoly Filatov   126,000
4 Jonas Garstick   53,000
5 Esben Guenther   41,000
6 Erik Scheidt   31,000
7 Gokhan Onal   23,000
8 Vladimir Geshkenbein   16,870
9 Eddy Scharf   13,000
10 Jonas Klausen   13,000
11 Alexander Helbig   10,500
12 Ahmad Sameein   10,500
13 David Kolmberger   8,500
14 Frank Fingerle   8,500
15 Manfred Hammer   6,500
16 Tillmann Raschke   6,500
17 Stefano Rossomando   5,200
18 Frederic Vacher   5,200
19 Damir Bota   5,200
20 Paul Nunes   5,200
21 Joshua Marquardt   5,200
22 Radu Catoiu   5,200
23 Florian Schultz   5,200
24 Florian Maas   5,200
25 Upeshka DeSilva   4,300
26 Todor Petkov   4,300
27 Bernhand Gotz   4,300
28 Matthias Bausenwein   4,300
29 Nandor Solyom   4,300
30 Jerome Dumayet   4,300
31 Nezihi Kucuk   4,300
32 Nichan Khorchidian   4,300
33 Karl Andre Oddsen   3,700
34 Justas Semaska   3,700
35 Evgeny Ivanov   3,700
36 Michele Galatola   3,700
37 Davide Scafati   3,700
38 Florence Allera   3,700
39 Max Lykov Team Pro 3,700
40 Sebastian Gloger   3,700
41 Sangkhadech Fremming   3,200
42 Marco Drafehn   3,200
43 Rachid Chaouki   3,200
44 Ismael Bojang   3,200
45 Jan Thomas Dittscheid   3,200
46 Fabrizio Cuocci   3,200
47 Feldhuns Aleksandrs   3,200
48 Jan Schenk   3,200
49 Zoran Marinkovic   2,800
50 Vasileios Panagiotidis   2,800
51 Erich Kollmann   2,800
52 Philipp Salewski   2,800
53 Alessandro Laubinger   2,800
54 Pascal Hartmann   2,800
55 Torsten Hinze   2,800
56 Joao Brito   2,800
57 Len Lauwers   2,500
58 Deniz Ortacbayram   2,500
59 Przemyslaw Adam Dajer   2,500
60 Shai Shalom Halifa   2,500
61 Kevin Vandersmissen   2,500
62 Alfonso Amendola   2,500
63 Peyman Luth   2,500
64 Ara Melkistian   2,500
65 Patrice Brandt   2,500
66 Wilhelm Sascha   2,500
67 Marko Nalis   2,500
68 Leo David Otto Schulz   2,500
69 Oender Resber   2,500
70 Nijat Ramadani   2,500
71 Robert Auer   2,500
72 Paul Testud   2,500
73 Jerome Kobina Evans   2,200
74 Aaron Lim   2,200
75 Wojciech Barzantny   2,200
76 Martic Andrija   2,200
77 Alexander Huuk   2,200
78 Per Arne Liljedahl   2,200
79 Aditya Johannes Kumar   2,200
80 Katja Kukkasjarvi   2,200
81 Emilio Van Boxmeer   2,200
82 Nenad Kurtisevic   2,200
83 Michael Palauschek   2,200
84 Ghafoor Hossen   2,200
85 Thorsten Runge   2,200
86 Harry Maurer   2,200
87 Kay Anne Wookey   2,200
88 Piotr Romanczukiewicz   2,200
89 Daniel Erlandsson   2,000
90 Florian Schoettler   2,000
91 Emil Ohlsson   2,000
92 George Clyde-Smith   2,000
93 Ingo Hackbarth   2,000
94 Alexander Maurer   2,000
95 Svjatoslav Pojak   2,000
96 Geir Torsvik   2,000
97 Ioannis Konstantinidis   2,000
98 Yuriy Barna   2,000
99 Ljulj Sabani   2,000
100 Claus Rasmussen   2,000
101 Alexander Kell   2,000
102 Spivack Ariel   2,000
103 Borys Drabkin   2,000
104 Stephan Bier   2,000
105 Mario Puccini   2,000
106 Christoph Erdt   2,000
107 Huseyin Arkun   2,000
108 Felix Trau   2,000
109 Rachid Arbaoui   2,000
110 Christopher Ahrens   2,000
111 Ondrej Vinklarek   2,000
112 Daniel Melten   2,000

EPT Main Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Daniel Pidun   880,000
2 Robert Haigh   531,000
3 Lasse Frost   325,000
4 Pascal Vos   255,000
5 Alexander Helbig   202,200
6 Roman Herold   155,000
7 Julian Thomas   110,000
8 Roman Korenev   77,000
9 Dashgyn Aliev   56,000
10 Calvin Anderson   56,000
11 Robert Auer   47,000
12 Yasar Guden   47,000
13 Khiem Nguyen   40,000
14 Matias Kesanen   40,000
15 Olivier Busquet   33,000
16 Phillippe Barouk   33,000
17 Kevin Stani   27,000
18 Emil Ohlsson   27,000
19 Lukasz Golczyk   27,000
20 Jose Maria Galindo   27,000
21 Ramil Yusupov   27,000
22 Theodoros Aidonopoulos   27,000
23 Thang Duc Nguyen   27,000
24 Freerk Post   27,000
25 Pratyush Buddiga   22,000
26 Artur Rudziankov   22,000
27 Harri Koskenkorva   22,000
28 Dmitry Chop   22,000
29 Yngve Steen   22,000
30 Bryn Kenney   22,000
31 Aku Joentausta   22,000
32 Anaras Alekberovas   22,000
33 Kaw Uwe Lach   18,000
34 Pal Koppegodt   18,000
35 Marc Witt   18,000
36 Colin Moffatt   18,000
37 Johannes Toebbe   18,000
38 Daniel Reijmer   18,000
39 Natalie Hof   18,000
40 Erik Scheidt   18,000
41 Sebastian Trisch   15,000
42 David Cabrera   15,000
43 Jerome Kobina Evans   15,000
44 Yakov Onuchin   15,000
45 Mihai Manole   15,000
46 Max Lehmanski   15,000
47 Arian Ghofrani Far   15,000
48 Liv Boeree   15,000
49 Boris Becker   15,000
50 Ronny Voth   15,000
51 Thomas Hall   15,000
52 Florian Schleps   15,000
53 Oleksii Khoroshenin   15,000
54 Sandra Naujoks   15,000
55 Thomas Richter   15,000
56 Sotirios Koutoupas   15,000
57 Tamer Kamel   12,000
58 Marco Leonzio   12,000
59 Klas Simon Lofberg   12,000
60 Theo Jorgensen   12,000
61 Sascha Goldbaum   12,000
62 Juha Helppi   12,000
63 Barny Boatman   12,000
64 Mark Darner   12,000
65 Justas Semaska   12,000
66 Irina Batorevich   12,000
67 Sebastian Pauli   12,000
68 Fatih Aydin   12,000
69 Eilert Eilertsen   12,000
70 Philipp Hochhuth   12,000
71 Daniel Rauta   12,000
72 Alexander Dionys   12,000
73 Alex Kravchenko   10,000
74 Age Spets   10,000
75 Ali Azabdaftar   10,000
76 Stephane Benadiba   10,000
77 Denis Sagorski   10,000
78 Marcelo Bonanato   10,000
79 Robert Schulz   10,000
80 Manig Loeser   10,000
81 Walid Bou Habib   10,000
82 Simeon Naydenov   10,000
83 Boris Scepanovic   10,000
84 Kitty Kuo   10,000
85 Bastian Winde Harbo   10,000
86 Michael Song   10,000
87 Dominik Nitsche   10,000
88 Rameev Sergey   10,000
89 Teemu Autio   9,000
90 Jean-Philippe Rohr   9,000
91 Jan Bendik   9,000
92 Isaac Chapi Tolosa   9,000
93 Jasper Wetemans   9,000
94 Giuseppe Pantaleo   9,000
95 Salvatore Bonavena   9,000
96 Samir Merah   9,000
97 Marcin Wydrowski   9,000
98 Tomasz Kowalski   9,000
99 Alexander Zayonts   9,000
100 Kyosti Isberg   9,000
101 Bjorn Geissert   9,000
102 Todd Terry   9,000
103 Jose Carlos Garcia   9,000
104 Amir Mansouri   9,000
105 Jonas Gutteck   9,000
106 Stefano Rossomando   9,000
107 Tim Ulrich   9,000
108 Mikhail Korotkikh   9,000
109 Sven Krieger   9,000
110 Fabian Deimann   9,000
111 Marcus Tretter   9,000
112 Adam Levy   9,000
113 Benjamin Leblond   8,000
114 Jean Diderot   8,000
115 Jan Heitmann   8,000
116 Recep Dursen   8,000
117 Ville Mattila   8,000
118 Negjdel Avdylaj   8,000
119 Oliver Langner   8,000
120 Boris Graupner   8,000
121 Frederic Michael Eftim Schwarzer   8,000
122 Martijn Ardon   8,000
123 Tomasz Gluszko   8,000
124 John Eames   8,000
125 Giuseppe Sammartino   8,000
126 Ismail Erkenov   8,000
127 Gregor Daniel   8,000
128 Heinz Kamutzki   8,000
129 Davidi Kitai   8,000
130 Bart Lybaert   8,000
131 Lijo Lander   8,000
132 Janne Pohjola   8,000
133 Azad Jabrayilov   8,000
134 Mickey Petersen   8,000
135 Daniel Erlandsson   8,000
136 Milan Tomasz Rabsz   8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Julian Thomas, 32, from Karlsruhe, Germany - 1,735,000
Thomas works as a poker coach and mainly competes in Sit & Go and multi-table tournaments. He’s currently writing a Sit & Go strategy book called “Advanced Concepts in SNG Play” to be published in May next year. He won a live satellite here in Berlin for his seat in the Main Event.

Seat 2: Roman Korenev, 24, Krasnoyarsk, Russia - 2,995,000
Korenev hails from Krasnoyarsk in Russia. He’s been a professional player for the last three years playing multi-table tournaments. His best live result before making the EPT Berlin final was at EPT Deauville in February where he finished third in the €2,700 France Poker Series High Roller for €53,200. He also min-cashed the Main Events of both EPT Deauville (€8,000) and EPT Prague (€10,000).

Seat 3: Robert Haigh, 28, Germany - 5,495,000
Haight comes from Germany but lives in Brighton on the UK south coast. He’s an EPT regular whose biggest win to date was taking down a €1,100 NLHE side event at EPT Barcelona at the start of the season for €70,970. He was also runner-up in the Eureka Poker Tour High Roller at EPT Prague in December for €59,200 and won a €1k NL Bounty event at EPT Deauville in February.  His total live tournament winnings already total more than $260,000.

Seat 4: Alexander Helbig, 24, Marburg in Germany - 3,315,000
Helbig is playing his third EPT here in Berlin and it’s already proving an amazing week for the young Economics student. At the start of the Festival, Helbig took part in the inaugural €1,100 Berlin Cup and finished 11th for a €10,500 pay day. That was his best live result at the time but now he’s guaranteed at least €77,000 for making the EPT Berlin final table. Other results include winning a €250 NL turbo at the recent Masters Finale tourney in Dortmund, presented by the EPT.

Seat 5: Lasse Frost, 28, Arhus, Denmark - 3,700,000
Frost has been playing poker for seven years - but mainly just for fun. However last August, he decided to take a year off from his job in economics to play poker full time. However he says that even if he wins EPT Berlin, he will still go back to work after the summer. Even though Frost has been playing live poker for quite some time, this is his first ever EPT. It’s an impressive run and is also his biggest live cash to date. Frost considers himself both a cash game and tournament player. He lives in his native Denmark with his girlfriend.

Seat 6: Pascal Vos, 25, Netherlands – 1,750,000
Vos says he hasn’t had much experience playing poker live but he is certainly thriving here at EPT Berlin, the third time he’s competed in an EPT. He’s been playing for a couple of years and is now a full-time professional. He made the final of the WCOOP this year.

Seat 7: Daniel-Gai Pidun, 36, Lippstadt, near Dortmund, Germany – 5,250,000
Pidun rarely plays tournaments but when he does, he tends to do well. He takes a week’s holiday every year to play EPT Berlin – and always goes deep. Two years ago he bubbled the final to finish ninth for €45,000 and last season he came 17th for €20,000, which are his two best live results to date. He also competes in tournaments at Casino Bad Oeynhausen near his home. Most of the time though, Daniel-Gai is busy running a cell phone parts company with his brother Thomer, as well as spending time with his family. Thomer also plays poker and back in 2009 the pair found themselves on the same final table in a €200 Bad Oeynhausen tourney – Thomer finished second and Daniel-Gai fourth.

Seat 8: Roman Herold, 26, Germany – 3,050,000
Herold has four cashes to his name, one of which came at Barcelona at the beginning of Season 9 when he finished 35th for €20,000. His best live result before EPT Berlin was as a runner-up for €22,785 in a tournament here in Berlin earlier this year.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize(€)
1 Griffin Benger   429,000
2 Aaron Lim   240,100
3 Philippe Ktorza   144,000
4 Max Lykov   102,900
5 Martin Kabrhel   82,300
6 Joni Jouhkimainen   68,600
7 James Mitchell   54,900
8 Scott Seiver   41,200
9 Jan-Peter Jachtmann   30,300
10 Ronny Voth   30,300
11 AP Phahurat   27,500
12 Igor Kurganov   27,500
13 Artem Litvinov   24,700
14 Gautam Sabharwal   24,700
15 David Peters   22,000
16 Georgios Karakousis   22,000

 

PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
(06/05/2013 - 15/05/2013)

EPT: Tournament Results

Tournament results

# EVENT PLAYERS PRIZE POOL WINNER
1 Main Event
06/05/13 - 12/05/13
€10,000 + €600
531 €5,310,000 Steve O'Dwyer
€1,224,000
2 Chinese - Open Face - Unlimited Re-Entry
06/05/13
€2,000 + €150
52 €138,000 Jason Mercier
€48,000
3 PLO - "6 Handed" - Turbo
06/05/13
€5,000 + €200
28 €135,800 Gleb Privalov
€48,000
6 NL - "8 Handed" - Turbo
07/05/13
€5,000 + €200
36 €174,600 David Dayan
€64,600
7 NL - Turbo - Bounty - "8 Handed"
07/05/13
€1,000 + €1,000 + €100
143 €138,710 Siarhei Sharkota
€43,400
8 NL - Crazy Pineapple - "8 Handed" - Turbo
07/05/13
€300 + €30
70 €20,370 Japer Jan Onrust
€6,800
9 NL Hold'em - "8 Handed"
08/05/13 - 09/05/13
€5,000 + €300
151 €732,350 Zachary Korik
€152,020
10 NL - Holdem
08/05/13
€500 + €50
135 €65,475 Juan Mecho
€17,400
11 PL Big "O" (5 card O8) - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips) - "8 Handed"
08/05/13
€1,000 + €100
34 €62,080 Thomas Couquet
€18,900
12 NL - Turbo
08/05/13
€1,000 + €100
166 €161,020 Jan Bendik
€39,400
13 NL - Turbo - "Win the Button!"
08/05/13
€300 + €30
82 €23,862 Aleksei Krylov
€6,100
14 PL - 7 Stud High Low - Turbo
08/05/13
€200 + €20
12 €2,328 Japer Jan Onrust
€1,160
15 NL - Holdem
09/05/13 - 10/05/13
€2,000 + €150
200 €388,000 Max Lykov
€101,020
16 PLO - "8 Handed"
09/05/13 - 10/05/13
€5,000 + €300
33 €160,050 Ole Schemion
€59,200
17 8 Game
09/05/13
€1,000 + €100
31 €30,070 Chris Moneymaker
€12,000
19 NL - Turbo
09/05/13
€500 + €50
136 €65,960 Gregory Byard
€21,400
20 NL - 2-7 Single Draw - "6 Handed" - Turbo
09/05/13
€200 + €20
16 €3,104 Marcin Horecki
€1,552
21 NL - Holdem - High Roller - "8 Handed" - Single Re-Entry
10/05/13 - 12/05/13
€25,000 + €500
121 €3,871,000 Steven Silverman
€775,400
22 NL - Holdem - "6 Handed"
10/05/13
€1,000 + €100
180 €174,600 Andrey Volkov
€51,500
23 PLO - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips) - "8 Handed"
10/05/13 - 11/04/13
€1,000 + €100
76 €146,470 Mihails Morozovs
€37,110
24 NL - Turbo
10/05/13
€300 + €30
146 €42,486 Niccolo Ceccarelli
€13,300
25 NL - Five Card Single Draw High - "6 Handed" - Turbo
10/05/13
€200 + €20
9 €1,746 Johannes Vervuren
€873
26 Monaco Cup €500,000 Guaranteed - Re-Entry to 1B/1C
11/05/13 - 15/05/13
€1,000 + €100
287 €485,000 Giuliano Bendinelli
€100,000
27 NL - Heads Up - 32 Cap
11/05/13 - 12/05/13
€5,000 + €300
12 €58,200 Marijn Van Puffelen
€37,830
28 NL - Holdem - Women's Event
11/05/13 - 12/05/13
€1,000 + €100
35 €33,950 Irina Batorevich
€33,950
29 8 Game
11/05/13 - 12/05/13

€5,000 + €300
20 €97,000 Matthew Ashton
€43,600
30 NL - Turbo - Bounty - "8 Handed"
11/05/13
€1,000 + €1,000 + €100
147 €142,590 Ralph Oswald Isenegger
€20,000
31 NL - Turbo
11/05/13
€300 + €30
102 €29,682 Yann Belkheir
€9,800
32 NL - Omaha High - Turbo
11/05/13
€200 + €20
26 €5,044 Rumen Nanev
€2,020
33 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
12/05/13
€10,000 + €300
36 €352,800 Paul Volpe
€130,500
34 NL - Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event
12/05/13
€300 + €30
173 €50,343 Gilbert Diaz
€14,800
35 NL - Omaha High - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips) - "8 Handed"
12/05/13
€1,000 + €100
8 €15,520 Alexander Uskov
€10,100
36 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
12/05/13
€2,000 + €100
64 €124,160 Marvin Rettenmaier
€43,400
37 NL - Holdem - Super High Roller - "8 Max" - Re-Entry
13/05/13 - 15/05/13
€98,000 + €2,000
121 €3,871,000 Max Altergott
€1,746,400
38 NLH / NLO / NLO8 - One Rebuy or Addon (R or A = double chips) - "6 Handed"
13/05/13
€1,000 + €100
4 €7,760 Alexander Uskov
€7,760
39 HORSE
13/05/13
€1,000 + €100
13 €12,610 Alexander Dovzhenko
€5,040
40 NL - Turbo
13/05/13
€1,000 + €100
47 €45,590 Joe Kuether
€16,800
41 NL - Turbo
13/05/13
€300 + €30
56 €16,296 Patrick Van Den Dries
€5,870
42 NL - Omaha 8 or Better - Turbo
13/05/13
€200 + €20
15 €2,910 Paolo Mangeruca
€1,460
43 NL - Holdem - "8 Handed"
14/05/13 - 15/05/13
€1,000 + €100
40 €38,800 Joachim Haraldstad
€12,700
45 NL - Holdem - "Win the Button!" - 30 Minute Levels - "6 Handed"
14/05/13
€1,000 + €100
30 €29,100 Ole Schemion
€11,700
46 NL - Crazy Pineapple - "8 Handed" - Turbo
14/05/13
€300 + €30
30 €8,730 Ekaterina Samborskaya
€3,490
47 NL - Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event
15/05/13
€300 + €30
62 €18,042 Mickael Tribert
€6,300
48 NL - Turbo - "6 Handed"
15/05/13
€10,000 + €300
23 €225,400 Ole Schemion
€101,500
49 NL - Hyper Turbo - 10K Stack
15/05/13
€100 + €20
45 €4,365 Hicham Hachoumi
€1,610
50 NL - Turbo - "8 Handed"
15/05/13
€2,000 + €100
28 €54,320 Paul Volpe
€21,700

EPT Super High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Max Altergott   1,746,400
2 Jason Mercier PokerStars Team Pro 1,115,700
3 Sorel Mizzi   679,100
4 Timothy Adams   485,100
5 Vladimir Troyanovsky   339,500
6 Scott Seiver   266,900
7 Mike Watson   218,300

EPT Super High Roller Event Final Table

Seat 1: Timothy Adams, Canada - 830,000

Canadian Timothy Adams used to focus his skills online, where he is commonly known as "Tim0thee." Thanks to some friendly advice from fellow poker player Tristan Wade, Adams has started making more and more trips to live events around the world, and it's proven to be a decision that has really paid off.

Winning just a combined total of $182,845 between 2007 and 2011, Adams spiked his best year ever in 2012 by winning nearly $825,000 and earning his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Altogether in 2012, Adams cashed in five WSOP events. The event he won - $2,500 Four-Handed No-Limit Hold'em - earned him $392,476. He bubbled the final table of the $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em later in the Series, winning $100,696, and then ran deep in the WSOP Main Event, which was good for a 52nd-place finish for $52,718.

Adams wasn't done with his WSOP accomplishments there, either. After taking fourth place in the World Poker Tour Rendez-Vous à Paris Main Event for €125,775 in September, Adams bubbled another WSOP final table, but this one was a lot more important than the previous as it was the WSOP Europe Main Event. Adams finished ninth in that event for €66,528.

Adams will begin the final table fifth in chips with 830,000, and he spent a fair amount of the tournament as one of the shorter stacks in the field. Getting into the money has earned Adams the second largest score of his young poker career, but he won't be happy settling for just a min-cash here.

Just days prior at this 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, Adams took fifth in the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Turbo side event for €28,200.

Seat 2: Sorel Mizzi, Canada - 2,140,000

Sorel Mizzi can be a polarizing figure to many, having been involved in a few controversies, but also being a very successful poker player with nearly $5 million in live tournament earnings. In fact, this final table pushes Mizzi over the $5 million mark for his live career.
All other things aside, it's hard to argue against Mizzi's stout tournament record. Since his first live result in 2006, Mizzi has never cashed for less than $450,000 in a year. His best year was in 2010 when he won nearly $1.9 million thanks to a few big scores.

In January 2010, Mizzi final tabled the Aussie Millions Main Event and took third place for AU$715,000. He won the Borgata Spring Poker Open for $170,313 later that year in April before netting two more six-figure cashes at the EPT Grand Final and World Poker Tour Rendez-Vous à Paris.

The largest outright win of Mizzi's career came in 2011 when he won the WPT Rendez-Vous à Paris €15,000 High Roller event for €234,495. He's also made a handful of World Series of Poker final tables over the years.

Mizzi will enter the final table third in chips with 2.14 million, and he's right in the middle of the bunch that involves Vladimir Troyanovsky with 2.15 million and Max Altergott with 2.11 million.

Seat 3: Vladimir Troyanovsky, Russia - 2,150,000

Vladimir Troyanovsky has burst onto the poker scene here in 2013. He began frequenting more live poker events throughout Europe in 2012 and came across the PokerNews radar most prominently at the World Series of Poker Europe when he made two deep runs. First, he took 10th place in the €10,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em for €20,443, and then he placed 27th in the start-studded €10,000 Main Event for €22,982.

While more and more Russians are exploding onto the poker scene as of late, Troyanovsky's big bang came at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure back in January. He earned over $1 million at that event thanks to two very large scores in the biggest events on the festival's schedule, the $100,000 Super High Roller and the $25,000 High Roller. In the former, Troyanovsky placed seventh for $257,580. He then finished runner-up to Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst in the latter for $792,180.

In February, Troyanovsky earned the third outright win of his career and the largest of the trio by taking down the €5,000 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Turbo side event at the European Poker Tour's stop in Deauville for €51,000.

Troyanovsky will enter this final table second in chips, but heavily bunched together with Sorel Mizzi in third place and Max Altergott in fourth.

Seat 4: Jason Mercier, USA - 4,165,000

Last year, it was Justin Bonomo's name popping up all over the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. This year, it's Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier who is taking the entire festival by storm.

To begin the series, Mercier won the €2,150 OPen-Face Chinese Poker event for €48,000, a game he is widely considered the best player in. To follow that up, Mercier final tabled the €10,000 Main Event and won another €137,000 after finishing in seventh place. Now, he's the chip leader entering the €100,000 Super High Roller final table by more than 2 million in chips.

By making the money here in this event, Mercier has already made more in 2013 than he cashed for in the entire year of 2012. Given the sizable chip lead he holds, that number only looks like it's going to increase.

Over his career, Mercier has an EPT title, two World Series of Poker gold bracelets and a few wins in high roller events. One of the latter came in the final month of 2011 when he won the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $100,000 Super High Roller for over $700,000.

While Mercier is no stranger to the felt, momentum and confidence can mean a lot in poker. Despite a lack-lustre 2012, this EPT Grand Final serves as a big, fat "I'm back!" calling for Mercier to the rest of the poker world, and it's coming at just the right time of the year.

Following his finish here - whatever that ends up being - Mercier plans to grind as many PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker events as he can before jetting off to Las Vegas for the $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship and $100,000 Super High Roller. After those events, he'll hop back on a plane, leave the United States to grind the final events of SCOOP, and then return for the start of the 2013 WSOP. It's all about the "mashing" this year for Mercier, as he pushes harder to recover from last year's bashing.

Seat 5: Max Altergott, Germany - 2,110,000

Digging around online, it's hard to find much about Max Altergott, who enters the final table fourth in chips with 2.11 million. When you've got the defending World Series of Poker Main Event champion tweeting about you, though, you must be someone of notoriety.

Greg Merson tweeted the following yesterday: "Anyone watching EPTLive, this kid Max Altergott is one of the best I've ever played in hsnl online games #altifc #endboss"

Altergott is know as "altiFC" online and a regular in some of the largest games in the world, focusing the majority of his energy on high-stakes cash games. In 2011, though, Alergott took fourth in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $10,300 High Main Event for $369,581.04. Outside of that, there isn't much to be found in terms of records, as Altergott has opted to keep these private from many tracking sites, which is completely in his right.

We can tell you that Altergott late-registered this event and is new to the world of Super High Roller events, but he may just be making more appearances following this result here. He's already locked up €218,300, but with a hefty chip stack in his possession, that could result in much more for the German.

Seat 6: Scott Seiver, USA - 625,000

Scott Seiver is the second shortest stack returning to action today, but like Mike Watson, no one will be wanting to see him double up or start gaining any momentum towards a comeback. With $7.3 million in live tournament earnings, Seiver is one of the most successful players in the world.

For Seiver, he's already having his best year on the live felt, and it's only halfway through May with so much of the year left to come. He's earned over $2.3 million, with the bulk of that coming from the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January that he won to the tune of $2 million. The year prior at the PCA, Seiver had some success as well, winning the $5,000 Heads-Up Event for $78,210 and finishing fifth in the $5,000 8-Game Event for $13,810.

While Seiver is a recognizable face in today's poker world and a regular at the highest stakes around, many either forget or seem to not know that he is also a World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner from back in 2008. At the Series that summer, Seiver defeated David Seidman heads up in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event to take $755,891.

We mentioned that Seiver has over $2.3 million in earnings this year and the bulk of that came from his massive score at PCA, but you may be asking where the rest of the cash has been earned. Well, Seiver placed third in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in January for $100,000, cashed twice in World Poker Tour events, twice at European Poker Tour London in side events and twice at EPT Berlin.

Seat 7: Mike Watson, Canada - 480,000

Mike Watson bagged up the least amount of chips after Day 2, making him the short stack for the final day of play. Even with having just about 10 big blinds to work with to start the day, no one at the table will be wanting to see Watson double up.

With over $6.1 million in live tournament earnings - and already nearly $750,000 this year alone - Watson is one tough cookie on the felt. He's coming off a massive 2012 that saw him win nearly $2.1 million, including two very big scores in large buy-in events.

Watson began Season 9 of the European Poker Tour by making the final table of the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller. In that event, he placed third for €399,500. When Watson reached that final table, he had over $3.4 million in live earnings, so you can get an idea of the success he's had since.

Just a few months after his deep run in Barcelona, Watson won the World Series of Poker Europe €50,000 Majestic High Roller for a cool €1 million, and since then it's just been another result month after month.

In January, he placed third in the $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $462,320, then won a preliminary event at the Aussie Millions on the other side of the globe that same month. In March, he had two solid scores at EPT London in side events for £55,890 and £44,560.

Needless to say, the Canadian has quite the record in live events. Known to many as "SirWatts," Watson will be looking to turn it on for an electric come back here at the final table.

EPT Main Event Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Steve O'Dwyer   1,224,000
2 Andrew Pantling   842,000
3 Johnny Lodden PokerStars Team Pro 467,000
4 Daniel Negreanu PokerStars Team Pro 321,000
5 Jake Cody PokerStars Team Pro 251,000
6 Noah Schwartz   189,000
7 Jason Mercier PokerStars Team Pro 137,000
8 Grant Levy   103,000
9 Freddy Deeb   76,000
10 Vasili Firsau   76,000
11 John Juanda   60,000
12 Clyde Tjauw Foe   60,000
13 Victor Ramdin PokerStars Team Pro 47,000
14 Andrew Lichtenberger   47,000
15 Goran Mandic   37,000
16 Mateusz Moolhuizen   37,000
17 Kevin Iacofano   30,000
18 Mickey Petersen PokerStars Team Online 30,000
19 Dario Sammartino   30,000
20 Paul Volpe   30,000
21 Ismael Bojang   30,000
22 Luke Schwartz   30,000
23 Kevin Vandersmissen   30,000
24 Conte Francesco Paolo   30,000
25 Gerard Gardelli   25,000
26 Noah Boeken   25,000
27 German Dansker   25,000
28 Oleksii Kovalchuk   25,000
29 Ville Wahlbeck PokerStars Team Pro 25,000
30 Andreas Eiler   25,000
31 Didier Pitcho   25,000
32 Laurent Lagreve   25,000
33 Patrick Naxache   21,500
34 Guy Goossens   21,500
35 Matthew Ashton   21,500
36 Daniel Carlsson   21,500
37 Alex Klimashin   21,500
38 Calvin Anderson   21,500
39 Stephane Benadiba   21,500
40 Andrew Chen   21,500
41 Marcin Horecki PokerStars Team Pro 21,500
42 Emile Petit   21,500
43 Yury Gulyy   21,500
44 Kirill Telezhkin   21,500
45 Sebastian Mueller   21,500
46 Panagiotis Gavriilidis   21,500
47 Michael Friedrich   21,500
48 Alec Torelli   21,500
49 James Mitchell   18,500
50 Karl Andre Oddsen   18,500
51 TBC   18,500
52 Toni Judet PokerStars Team Pro 18,500
53 Flavien Guenan   18,500
54 Hendrik Latz   18,500
55 Victor Sbrissa   18,500
56 Lauri Pesonen   18,500
57 El Amir Ziad Chehab   18,500
58 Ignat Liviu   18,500
59 Pablo Fernandez   18,500
60 Mads Amot   18,500
61 Joe Mouawad   18,500
62 Konstantin Maslak   18,500
63 Slade Richard Fisher   18,500
64 Gintaras Simaitis   18,500
65 Robin Keston   16,000
66 Christophe De Meulder PokerStars Team Pro 16,000
67 Fiona Gaelle Acerbis   16,000
68 Per Ummer   16,000
69 Gabriel Otranto   16,000
70 Bulat Bikmetov   16,000
71 Robert Zipf   16,000
72 Miguel Cieri Di Pentima   16,000
73 Javier Etayo   16,000
74 Igor Kurganov   16,000
75 Ilkin Amirov   16,000
76 Andrey Gulyy   16,000
77 Alexander Dovzhenko   16,000
78 Christopher Frank   16,000
79 Alex Kravchenko PokerStars Team Pro 16,000
80 David Vamplew   8,000
81 Taylor Paur   8,000

EPT Main Event Final Table

Seat 1: Jake Cody, 24, Rochdale, UK - Team PokerStars Pro - 1,633,000
Jake Cody is one of the UK’s most successful poker players. He learned to play poker at home games with friends, turning pro in his late teens. He has achieved a phenomenal set of results since arriving on the circuit in 2009, with live career earnings of more than $3 million, plus hundreds of thousands of dollars more online. In January 2010, Cody won EPT Deauville for $1,213,194, kick-starting a run of major title wins including WPT London for $425,492 and a $2,100 NL SCOOP event for $234,738. In May 2011, Cody won his first World Series bracelet for $851,192, a victory that secured him the coveted Triple Crown of EPT, WPT and World Series titles. Cody also won the inaugural UKIPT Series event last month in the PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino.

Seat 2: Jason Mercier, 26, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Team PokerStars Pro - 824,000
Even given the stellar line-up of this season’s final table, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier stands out as exceptional. The 26-year-old from Florida already has 14 major tournament titles to his name and has earned more than $8 million in live tournament winnings. Mercier first came to attention in 2008 when he topped a field of 701 players to win EPT Sanremo and €869,000. Just six months later, he nearly won a second EPT title when he made the final of EPT Barcelona. Days later he came eighth in the WSOP-E £5k PLO event in London, followed a month later by victory in the £20,000 EPT London High Roller for £516,000.

This kind of phenomenal run has become a familiar story with Mercier. At the 2009 World Series, he had four cashes and won his first bracelet – in the $1,500 PLO event for $237,462. In 2010 he took down the PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun $25k Bounty Shootout before winning his first WCOOP bracelet for $435,862. He won the Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout event again the following year, before closing out EPT Season 7 by winning the EPT Champion of Champions event. His second World Series bracelet came in 2011 in a $5,000 PLO Omaha event for $619,575 and he snagged his second WCOOP title last year when he won the $10,300 8-Game High Roller event for $253,425. Mercier is currently at #31 in the all time money list.

Seat 3: Andrew Pantling, 30, Canada - 4,180,000
Canadian born Andrew Pantling is the CEO of sports betting website MatchBook.com, but for the longest time he made his money as a professional online poker player. Pantling, currently living in London, was known online as ClockWyze where he mostly played No Limit Hold’em Short Handed $25/$50 cap games. Over the years Pantling has also had his share of live tournament results. Back in 2009 he finished third in the Irish Open Main Event for €205,000, followed by a runner-up finish in the £2,500 Six Max No Limit Hold’em WSOPE event for £105,506. His only tournament victory came back in 2010 when he won the €5,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads Up event at the EPT Grand Final. In 2012 he also managed to cash the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final when he finished in 26th place. Pantling took up poker while in his early 20s. He was based in Malta at the time so was easily able to travel to live events around Europe. Although not as familiar as some of the faces at this season’s EPT Grand Final, Pantling is well-respected by his peers.

Seat 4: Grant Levy, 33, Australia - 786,000
Levy, a father and a teacher, enters the final table short on chips but has plenty of experience. In 2007, Levy shipped the inaugural Asia Pacific Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event, becoming the first Aussie to earn A$1,000,000 ($875,542) on home soil. In 2011, he also won an Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Main Event after beating 219 players in Perth to bank $130,175.

Levy’s third-largest career cash come in 2007, when he finished third in the PokerNews Cup at Crown Casino, earning $117,284. In January, at the tenth anniversary PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Levy made two final tables. He finished fifth in a $5,000 side event, earning $56,710, and won a separated $5,000 side event, pocketing $78,940. His lifetime live tournament winnings weigh in at $1.8 million.

Seat 5: Steve O’Dwyer, 31, Ireland – PokerStars qualifier - 4,452,000
Steve O'Dwyer is a familiar face on the European Poker Tour, thanks to making four EPT Main Event final tables, including this one, which is his second in two months following EPT London. He finished fifth there for £146,000 bringing his live tournament winnings to more than $3.2 million. O’Dwyer’s first big score was back in 2009 when he came sixth in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $213,796, but it was 2011 when the communications graduate had his breakthrough year. O’Dwyer won nearly $1.5 million that year and snagged a further $880,000 in 2012, tearing through EPT Season 8 with a fifth place in the EPT Barcelona €10,000 High Roller, a runner-up finish at EPT London for £465,000, and seventh at EPT Copenhagen for DKr 290,000.  O’Dwyer originally hails from the States but now holds an Irish passport and now lives in Dublin where he play poker online. 

Seat 6: Daniel Negreanu, 38, Las Vegas, Nevada – Team PokerStars Pro 1,581,000
Daniel Negreanu is arguably the biggest name in poker. He originally had aspirations to become a professional snooker player but after moving from his native Canada to Las Vegas, he instead became a professional poker player. Negreanu has one of the greatest live results records and is currently ranked sixth in the all-time money list with tournament winnings totaling more than $17.4 million. In 1998, aged just 23, Negreanu became the youngest ever player (at the time) to win a World Series of Poker bracelet, after taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event. That was the start of an incredible run that shows little sign of stopping.  The Team PokerStars Pro started 2013 with a bang, wining the inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event for $1,087,160. This is his second EPT final table appearance, his first was fourth place at EPT Vienna in Season 8. With five WSOP bracelets and two WPT wins under his belt, a win here in Monaco would complete his triple crown.

Seat 7: Noah Schwartz, 29, Miami Beach, Florida – 1,068,000
Schwartz has racked up $2,996,562 in live tournament winnings since 2006, highlights of which include a sixth place €166,000 finish in the EPT Grand Final High Roller last season. Schwartz had the best year of his career in 2012 with two WPT final tables, one of which he converted to a $402,972 win.  A top four finish for Schwartz will give the 29-year-old American his largest ever cash.

Seat 8: Johnny Lodden, 27, Oslo, Norway - Team PokerStars Pro – 1,402,000
Lodden took up cards playing Uno with his family before progressing to playing poker for money at school with his friends. By the time he was 20, Johnny had started crushing the cash games on PokerStars, moving up the levels to the highest stakes available. He won his first live tournament at the 2004 St Maarten Open, cashing for $26,430 in the $500 NL event. His first EPT cash was in 2006, the first in a run of EPT successes that would help him become one of the best rated players on tour. Since then, he’s cashed 13 times in EPT Main Events including eighth at EPT5 Budapest and 13th at EPT Prague in December.

Lodden’s biggest cashes have come in World Series events; 11th in the 2008 WSOP-E Main Event in London for £54,300 and 27th in the 2010 WSOP Main Event in Vegas for $317,161.  Away from poker Johnny is an avid sports fan, especially soccer. He and fellow finalist Jake Cody have both headed down to Monte Carlo’s Irish bar this evening to watch the FA Cup Final.

EPT High Roller Payouts

Place Name Status Prize (€)
1 Steven Silverman   775,400
2 Tony Gregg   760,000
3 Fadar Kamar   760,000
4 Vanessa Selbst PokerStars Team Pro 290,300
5 Toby Lewis   232,400
6 Chris Moore   193,500
7 Igor Kurganov   154,700
8 Victor Sbrissa   116,100
9 Kyle Cheong   85,400
10 Sorel Mizzi   85,400
11 Alex Bilokur   77,400
12 Davidi Kitai   77,400
13 Benny Spindler   69,600
14 Philip Sternheimer   69,600
15 Marc-Andre Ladouceur   61,900
16 Artem Litvinov   61,900
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