European Poker Tour News from Prague Chapter

This is the finals from the Europeon Poker Tour – Prague 2013:

Julian Track, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €725,700
George Sotiropoulos, Greece, €700,000
Stephen Chidwick, UK, PokerStars qualifier, €378,000
Ka Kwan Lau, Spain, PokerStars player, €283,800
Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €218,300
Max Silver, UK, PokerStars player, €160,200
Zdravko Duvnjak, Croatia, PokerStars player, €118,200
Jorma Nuutinen, Finland, PokerStars player, €84,600

German PokerStars qualifier Julian Track came out on top of a record-breaking 1,007 tourney entrants to win  the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event today for €725,700. As well as the title, trophy and cash prize, the 30-year-old also received a cool watch from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT 10 Main Events.

Track cut a deal with runner-up George Sotiropoulos when it reached the heads-up stage, splitting €1.4 million and playing for the additional €25,700. He stated being very tired after the 13 hour heads up tourney between Sotiropoulos. He had the flu too!

Sotiropoulos’s €700,000 for second place was the largest cash win a Greek player has ever had and immediately catapulted the 23-year-old college graduate to the top of the Greece all-time money list.

The final table had some well knowns in the European poker world including British pro Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick, who finished third for €378,000 shortly after finishing third in the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event for €92,500.

GPI Player of the Year Ole Schemion finished fifth for €218,300, topping a remarkable year including fourth in the PCA High Roller, three side event victories at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final and winning money in all three major tournaments at EPT Barcelona.

Max Silver, UKIPT Main Event Champ, finished sixth for €160,200 after being eliminated by Chidwick. It was his first EPT final, but the 23-year-old Londoner has already made four UKIPT final tables, has a first and second place in UKIPT High Rollers and made two WSOPE finals. Ka Kwan Lau finished fourth for €283,800 while Finnish poker pro Jorma Nuutinen, who was tenth last season, finished eighth for €84,600.

With 1,007 players from 60 countries, this season’s field was up 143 on last season and generated a prize pool of €4,883,950, of which 151 players were paid.

Other poker players who cashed included EPT Berlin runner-up Andrew Chen (13th, €49,200), Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel (63rd, €13,200), Eugene Katchalov (71st, €13,200), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (106th, €9,900) and Henrique Pinho (109th, €9,900) as well as PokerStars Team Online’s Marc-Andre Ladouceur (81st, €11,100).

EPT joined with the Eureka Poker Tour to have 47 events over the 11-day EPT Prague Poker Festival at the Hilton Prague from December 8-15. There were a record 171 tournament staff and dealers working at the event where they were also running the cash games for the first time in Prague.

330 players wonr seats to EPT Prague online at PokerStars, with dozens also winning a seat to the €1,100 Eureka Main Event. Every day of the EPT Main Event was broadcast live on EPTLive – now available on YouTube, Facebook and PokerStars.tv.

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst had a terrific festival, finishing seventh in the EPT Prague High Roller for €64,500 and winning the €5k EPT 10 PLO Championship for €100,700. Dimitri Holdeew, winner of the Eureka Prague Main Event, also won the EPT Main Event Last Longer contest run by Skrill, the official payment provider sponsor of EPT Season 10. He finished 15th and gets his €5,300 buy-in paid.

EPT PRAGUE HIGH ROLLER EVENT

Russian player Ivan Soshnikov won over EPT Campione runner-up Olivier Busquet to take the €10k High Roller title for €382,050 plus trophy and a SLYDE watch. There were a 176 entries for the event – 137 unique players plus 39 rebuys, creating a €1,724,800 prize pool.

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