The first day of the EPT Malta €10,300 High Roller drew a massive field of 228 unique players who made a total of 61 re-entries. This means that 289 entries have been made so far, plus registration is open till 11:45 a.m. today. The current prize pool is over €2.8 million - just €1.5 million less than the Main Event (895 entries).
The first day of the first ever European Poker Tour Main Event in Malta has come to an end. Approximately 260 players turned up for Day 1A, and 153 remained after eight 75-minute levels of play in the Grand Masters Suite of the Portomaso Casino.
Another day of play has come to end at Casino Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. 115 players made it through to Day 3 of the EPT Sanremo Main Event with Lukas Berglund from Sweden bagging up the largest stack of chips.
Today Scandinavia's most prestigious poker tournament starts, the 2012 European Poker Tour in Copenhagen, Denmark. Well, some satellites to the Main Event and other events started already yesterday. But that doesn't really count, right? :)
Day 1a of the Main Event kicks off in a few hours and the buy-in is 35,000 Danish Crowns (about €4.7k euro) - same buy-in as last year when the Main Event saw a field of 423 players and Michael Tureniec from Sweden defeated fellow countryman Per Linde heads-up.
EPT Copenhagen will hopefully see an even greater felt of players this year. And hopefully even more notables will show up for the Main Event and the High Roller than last year. We will keep you updated on these 2 events, so don't forget to check our news every day.
As Benny Spindler secured his win in the ETP Main Event, his fellow countryman Philipp Gruissem took the first prize in the EPT High Roller Event, giving him a neat payout of £450,200. The final battle was decided on Kurganov's Qd-6s and Gruissem's 9c-9h.
1. Philipp Gruissem, Germany £450,200 2. Igor Kurganov, Russia £318,300 3. Rob Akery, UK £205,500 4. Olivier Busquet, USA £171,200 5. Adrian Bussman, Sweden £102,250 6. Joel Nordkvist, Sweden £72,950 7. Sam Trickett, UK £68,800 8. Michael Tureniec, Sweden £58,400
There are now only 8 of 75 players with chips left in the EPT London high roller event. This means that the final table is set and all players are guaranteed at least £58,400 each from the £1,485,000 prizepool. The winner will take home amazing £511,300 while the runner-up will get £321,000.
In a big lead is Igor Kurganov (picture), from Germany, with 854,000. In second place is Robery Akery, from UK, with just about 622,000. Three players to keep an eye on the final table today are Olivier Busquet, Samuel Trickett and Michael Tureniec - great tournament players with fantastic results in the past!
Another day of the EPT Snowfest Main Event, which is being played in Hinterglemm, Austria, is now in the books. 268 players returned to play Day 2 of the tournament and chip leader was Vladimir Geshkenbein, from Russia, a former APPT High Roller Winner, followed by Philip Meulyzer, from Belgium, with 188,100 and the Swede Michael Tureniec, EPT Copenhagen champ, with 158,000.
It's high time to take a look at the EPT Snowfest Main Event, which started 2 days ago in Hinterglemm, Austria. Day 1a and 1b have already been played and 268 of 468 players are now waiting for Day 2 to start.
Ever wondered how tough it is to win an EPT Main Event title? Well, for example, 14 former champions were in the Day 1b field - four of them ended up at the same table - Kevin MacPhee, Liv Boeree, Kevin Stani and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (who arrived a few hours late). All but ElkY made it to Day 2 of the tournament.
Not less than 3 Swedish poker players, Michael Tureniec, Nikolas Liakos & Per Linde, made it to the final table of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event. After many hours of poker, Linde and Tureniec were the last 2 men standing. Then it took almost 3,5 hours before Tureniec managed to defeat his fellow countryman.
Michael Tureniec received nothing less than 3,700,000 DKK or about 496,000 EURO for the win. This is the second biggest win in his poker career ($961,902 - 2008 EPT London).
The 2011 EPT Copenhagen Main Event is down to 24 players and now it starts getting really exciting! Yesterday, Michael Tureniec from Sweden was in the lead. Now, another Swede has overtaken the lead! Per Linde (picture) has accumulated 1,622,000 chips and he will for sure make it to the final table with a healthy stack if he continues like this.
In second place is Florian Langmann from Germany with 1,304,000 chips, followed by the Swedes Joel Nordkvist and Michael Tureniec. In fact, the most of the remaining players are from the Nordic countries. Well, maybe that something one should expect from a tournament held in Denmark? :)
Another day of the Main Event is now in the books. 262 players have become 73 and the final table, where lots of cash is up for grabs, is not far away! In the lead is Michael Tureniec from Sweden (picture), followed by another 2 Swedes - Per Linde and Joel Nordqvist.
Day 2 of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event was, as you probably already figured out, dominated by the Swedish poker players. There are a few big names who will return to play Day 3 of the tournament. For example, JP Kelly in 4th place, and further down in the felt are Johnny Lodden and Juha Helppi.
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