The EPT Berlin High Roller (€10,300 buy-in) attracted 103 of the very best poker players in the world. The final table was played last Saturday and included experienced tournament players such as Max Lykov and Scott Seiver. However, it was a famous online player who had laid hands on the title when the final table concluded...
On Thursday, Ronny Voth was eliminated from the main event after 4 days of play (50th place - €15,000), but the German pro had no plans whatsoever to take a break from poker given that he signed up for the €10,000 buy-in High Roller event. He and another 135 players battled it out for several hours before the tournament director called it a day.
On April 25th, the American poker pro Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo took home the first-ever EPT Monaco Super High Roller for €1,640,000. Today he's playing the EPT Monaco High Roller final table as well! But he hasn't just made it to the final table with an average stack! No no! Bonomo has accumulated 2.2 million chips and has a massive lead and great chance of taking home another EPT Monaco event! What makes this even more impressive is that the Super High Roller and the High Roller events include many of the world's best players!
It ended up being the Englishman Rupert Elder who took down the EPT San Remo Main Event and laid hands on the first prize of €930,000, a place in the Champion of Champions event, and a gold bracelet worth €16,200.
Elder arrived at the final table with just about 8 million chips and had a small lead over Max Heinzelmann. Both of them continued playing fantastic poker on the final table and they remained in the top until they were the last 2 men standing. Both players had an easy, genuine respect towards each other, having shared dinner several times during the week in San Remo.
After 6 days of play, the EPT San Remo final table is finally set! Below are the 8 finalist who will battle it out today in order to make it all the way to the title and the first place prize of €930,000.
Day 5 of the EPT San Remo Main Event is over. 24 players out of 987 are still in the game and all of them are guaranteed at least €25k each. Chip leader at the moment is Nicolas Yunis, from Chile, with a 2.281.000 stack, and in second place is Rupert Elder, from United Kingdom, with 1.894.000 chips.
The two most notable players in the remaining field of players are the Pokerstars pros Max Lykov from Russia (4th place with 1.722.000 chips) and the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada from USA (5th place with 1.619.000 chips).
The final table will be played tomorrow (May 3rd). Let's hope that both Lykov and Cada will be on it! As soon as the final table kicks off, we will put up a link so you can watch it live. Stay tuned!
Last weekend, PokerStars (in the connection with the last EPT tournament of the season) dealt out the EPT awards for this year. William Thorson, the swedish PokerStars Pro, received the award for best Omaha player. William has been very successful in different PL Omaha events at EPT London and Bahamas.
Maxim Lykov received the EPT Player of the Year award. Lykov won EPT Kiev in the beginning of the season, then he won a side-event at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January. He also finished in 13th place in EPT Snowfest + a few other good results in other side-events.