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TODAY’S LIVE ACTION: Tuesday, December 17
MIKALAI POBAL REWRITES RECORD BOOKS AND WINS ELUSIVE SECOND EPT
Entries: 1,154 (inc. 294 re-entries) | Prize pool: €5,596,900 | First: €1,005,600
We were beginning to think it might never happen, but a 35-year-old from Belarus named Mikalai Pobal became the first man, and only the second player, to win a second EPT title.
FULL REPORT | AS IT HAPPENED | PAYOUTS
TOMA AT THE DOUBLE; JAPANESE ADDS SECOND HIGH ROLLER TITLE
Entries: 194 (inc. 61 re-entries) | Prize pool: €2,473,500 | First: €523,120
Only a week after winning a single-day high roller, Tsuganari Toma went even better by taking down the official €10K High Roller for another half a million.
AS IT HAPPENED
EPT PRAGUE MAIN EVENT NATIONALITIES
The 860 players contesting the EPT Prague Main Event came from 65 countries, underlining the global appeal of this destination. France was the single most represented country, with 87 participants, followed by Germany (69), Italy (52) and Russia and the UK (50 each).
Full nationality breakdown:
87 – France; 69 – Germany; 52 – Italy; 50 – Russia, UK; 36 – Sweden; 33 – Netherlands; 31 – Poland; 29 – Czech Republic; 28 – China; 23 – Romania; 21 – Spain; 20 – Israel; 19 – Hungary, Ukraine; 18 – Greece; 17 – Canada, Turkey; 16 – Finland; 14 – Bulgaria, Denmark, USA; 13 – Lithuania; 12 – Austria; 11 – Belarus; 9 – Belgium, Lebanon, Norway, Switzerland; 8 – Japan, South Korea; 7 – Australia, Ireland, Slovakia; 6 – Estonia, Portugal; 5 – Armenia, Hong Kong; 4 – Brazil, Iran; 3 – Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, Singapore; 2 – Azerbaijan, India, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Taiwan; 1 – Argentina, Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, Chile, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Thailand.
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•High Roller Series crusher Jans “Graftekkel” Arends moves to bricks and mortar
•Chin Wei Lim’s hot streak continues in $25K single-day
•Chidwick the €50K champ as money-list crushers slug it out
•Kravets turns €1,100 into €262K in National Championship
•Reard takes down €2,200 EPT National High Roller for €342,810
•Mateos fastest out the blocks in Prague, wins €177,500 in €10K opener