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EPT Deauville: Josip Simunic Wins The High Roller After Insane Comeback!

Tags: EPT Deauville, Josip Simunic, Robin Ylitalo.
Posted on 09 February 2015 by "T".

Jack Straus created poker history when he won the 1982 World Series of Poker Main Event after being down to only one chip earlier in the tournament. The classic poker phrase "a chip and a chair" was born. There have been several incredible comebacks ever since the 1982 Main Event. In fact, one occurred only this weekend! 

Austrian Josip Simunic entered the final day of the EPT Deauville Main Event with only three big blinds. Simunic didn't give though, and, after several hours of play, he stood tall as the winner. Simply amazing, huh? He was rewarded the EPT High Roller crown, a first prize of €309,170, and a SLYDE watch.

"That was the most incredible run of my life," said Simunic. "I don't know how it happened. I cannot realise it. I don't know."

Event #33, €10,000 EPT High Roller
Entrants: 128
Prize pool: €1,228,800
Places paid: 17

1. Josip Simunic (Austria) €309,170
2. Jean-Noel Thorel (France) €208,900
3. Fady Kamar (Lebanon) €135,780
4. Robin Ylitalo (Sweden) €112,440
5. Ivan Luca (Argentina) €90,690
6. Eric Sfez (France) €71,520
7. Joao Ribeiro (Portugal) €54,680
8. Thomas Butzhammer (Germany) €41,160



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3 comments on "EPT Deauville: Josip Simunic Wins The High Roller After Insane Comeback!"

 doubletop77709/02/2015 09:28:38 GMT
What an incredible way to win the title. He was down to three big blinds and eventually came through to win the three hundred thousand first prize. Congratulations to him
 klash2310/02/2015 17:16:47 GMT
I think it has happened to most of us when we are down to virtually nothing and after a couple of lucky hands we are back in the game,usually most of us are not playing for 300k though!
 bowie198414/02/2015 21:50:21 GMT
Okay, it's a pretty good story winning some title with an initial 3 BBs for a start, but seeing this rainbow table where almost all the participants were coming from some interesting country is more funny to me. I mean the guys from Lebanon and Argentina probably saw a thing or two in their life, probably finishing a high roller live tourey on the final table isn't all that big of a deal for them.

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