A big congratulations to Sotirios Koutoupas, the winner of the European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event! Koutoupas, 31, bested a field of 671 players, incudling Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov heads-up - who had the chance to complete poker's triple crown (EPT, WPT and WSOP titles), to lay hands on the €614,000 first place prize, an exclusive Slyde watch, a large trophy, and (possibly best of all) he became the first ever Greek champion after almost 10 full season of the EPT!
"It was my time now, it was my time to win," Koutoupas said. "I was very lucky today in some situations, but that's poker. Everything went well for me."
EPT10 Deauville Main Event
Date: Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2014 Buy-in: €5,300 Players: 671 Prize pool: €3,211,200 1 - Sotirios Koutoupas, Greece, €614,000* 2 - Eugene Katchalov, Ukraine, Team PokerStars Pro, €379,500 3 - Oliver Price, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, €271,200 4 - Eli Heath, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, €207,800 5 - Harry Law, United Kingdom, €164,600 6 - Rustem Muratov, Russia, €128,200 7 - Carlo De Benedittis, Italy, PokerStars qualifier, €93,000 8 - Anthony Lerust, France, €63,900 *Prize also includes SLYDE watch, worth €5,000 and a €2,000 clothing voucher from French poker clothing brand JAQK.
Many congratulations to Sotirios Koutoupas on winning this tournament but Eugene must be gutted to get so close to winning the Triple Crown and not doing so, but he is so good he will definitely get another chance
Bravo Sotiri. And by mu behalf congratulations to Koutoubas who become first ever Greek player to claim an EPT main event title. Have to add that he was runner up to last EPT Prague and lost the heads-up in a tight race. Was watching biggest part of final table where Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov was outchiped most of the time but managed to climp second by winning lot of coinflips. Reached heads-up with 1 to 3 chip handicap and saw luck turn its back to him when Koutoubas pushed him with A3 ,Eugene called with AK but a 3 3 x flop end the battle.
yea he should be happy with 2nd place, and im also happy because he didnt win that treble beceause i want to be the 1st one to win it!
almost there, just missing some more big wins, i did cash in 10cents tourney today, so im getting really close to those big guns.
the world is mine. and theres nobody to stop me from winning (or at least getting itm of another 10c tourney in the future). and im not gonna stop there, no, ima move to 20c tourneys in a few months. Now thats a story, who wants to read about some guys winning trebles, when theres theapple winning $'s every now and then.