European Poker Tour in Prague saw a huge field of players this time. Not less than 584 (219 Day 1a and 365 Day 1b) players entered the tournament and created a total prize pool of €2,842,100. After that Day1 a & b, Day 2, 3 & 4 had been played, it was finally time for the final table. These were the 8 players who were about to battle for the EPT Trophy and the first prize of €682,000.
Seat 1: Anthony Roux (2,839,000) Seat 2: Stefan Mattsson (3,553,000) Seat 3: Laurence Ryan (1,338,000) Seat 4: Gustav Ekerot (502,000) Seat 5: Sven Eichelbaum (658,000) Seat 6: Jan Skampa (3,985,000) Seat 7: Eyal Avitan (2,627,000) Seat 8: Luca Pagano (2,119,000)
EPT Prague attracted a huge starting field this time. Not less than 584 (219 Day 1a and 365 Day 1b) players entered the tournament and created a total prize pool of €2,842,100. 12 poker tables are now waiting for the remaining 95 players who have made it to Day 3 of the tournament. The one that will bring the most chips with him from Day 2 to Day 3 is the Frenchmen Yann Brosolo with 574,000 chips, closely followed by Rui Cao on second place with 522,500 chips and Team PokerStars PRO Pieter de Korver with 465,800 chips on third place.
Luca Pagano, the Italian Team PokerStars PRO, keeps on impressing as he's once again in the top of the field in an EPT event. Luca has accumulated 280,400 chips and is on 16th place at the moment, but he's definitely one of the hottest candidates to reach the final table.
The Swedes are doing well Many Swedish players have been doing very well in EPT Prague. Kristoffer Edberg, Gustav Ekerot, and Stefan Mattsson are the top 3 Swedes who all are in the top of the field with a good chance of reaching the final table. Most notable of these 3 players is Stefan "Matadoren" Mattsson who has had some fantastic results in EPT, WSOP, Aussie Millions and WPT.
The Omaha Pot-Limit event in 2009's World Series of Poker attracted not less than 295 players who paid the buy-in of $10,000. Matt Graham came to be the last man standing after knocking out Vitaly Lunkin. For the win Graham received $679,379 and a well deserved WSOP bracelet.