The final day of the €10,300 High Roller saw 18 players returning to the tables on Saturday. All were guaranteed €32,300 each, but, of course, everyone's eyes were on the first-place prize of €597,000!
After several intensive hours of play and a well-needed dinner break, the last four players returned to the final table: Artem Metalidi, Viacheslav Goryachev, David Peters, and Ivan Luca. The latter two played most of the hands and made it to heads up.
Peters (10.6 million) and Luca (4.55 million) were both guaranteed €397k each before the battle started. They talked about a deal for almost half an hour, but the €200k left to play for remained untouched since they couldn't agree on anything.
It didn't take long before Peters's lead had increased by another 2 million. Luca had only 2.6 million chips left and decided to move all in once being dealt ace-eight off-suit. Peters called with pocket fours. A four fell on the flop and the remaining two cards didn't help Luca. David Peters celebrated his first EPT title with his friends, who had been cheering for him from the rail throughout the final table.
€10,000 + €300 EPT High Roller Single-Re-entry 8-Handed
Entrants: 304 (235 + 69 re-entries)
Prize pool: €2,979,200
Places paid: 39
1. David Peters (United States) €597,000
2. Ivan Luca (Argentina) €397,000
3. Viacheslav Goryachev (Russia) €290,500
4. Artem Metalidi (Ukraine) €234,500
5. Charlie Carrel (United Kingdom) €183,800
6. Nick Petrangelo (United States) €139,000
7. Igor Yaroshevskyy (Ukraine) €102,000
8. Sylvain Loosli (France) €75,000