The first ever EPT stop in Greece, EPT Loutraki, has come to an end. The main event attracted a field of 336 players who generated a prize pool €1,344,000, and yesterday the tournament got a winner, Zimnan Ziyrad. For the win Ziyrad, 25, from UK, received a first prize of €347,000 - the biggest cash in his career. This is was he said after the big win.
"I feel great. It was a very tough day," Ziyard said. "I had an easy run the first few days but this was totally different. It was definitely the most challenging table I've ever played."
Final table results:
1 - Zimnan Ziyard, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, €347,000
2 - Hauke Heseding, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €221,800
3 - Ioannis "John" Taramas, Greece, €134,400
4 - Florian Schleps, PokerStars qualifier, €100,800
5 - Pierre Mothes, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €67,200
6 - Andras Kovacs, Hungary, €53,700
7 - Charalampos Kapernopoulos, Greece, €40,300
8 - Mario Puccini, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €27,000