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2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague

€5,300 Main Event
Jours 3
Event Info

2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
150,000 / 300,000

Peters Trying to Cap Stellar Year With EPT Win

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
David Peters
David Peters

The final PokerStars European Poker Tour Main Event is down to just 65 runners in Prague, and it's American star David Peters who lapped the field on Day 3 of the event to build a monstrous chip lead.

Peters is eyeing his first EPT Main Event crown, though he did win a €10,000 High Roller in Malta last year for €597,000. If he's able to win, it would be a fitting end to what's been a spectacular year for Peters. He has banked a staggering $6.85 million in cashes and also bagged his first bracelet by winning a $1,500 World Series of Poker event for $412,557.

The Ohio native finished the five levels of play with 2,036,000. Nobody is within shouting distance of that, with other big stacks including Stoyan Obreshkov (1,356,000), Andrew Hulme (1,050,000), Apostolos Bechrakis (985,000), and Kyosti Isberg (960,000).

Peters entered the day with 305,000 and had that doubled in the second level. He was seated at by far the deepest-stacked table in the room, which worked to his advantage when he was able to bust Oleg Vasylchenko. Peters had called an opening raise, and Vasylchenko three-bet from the cutoff. The two saw a {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} flop and got stacks in with Peters' set of sevens trailing his opponent's {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a flopped straight. No waiting for Peters, as he found a six on the turn to lock up the massive pot and move to almost 200 big blinds.

Another victim of the Peters show was Joseph Sabe, who provided the last boost to Peters' stack when he jammed 14 big blinds in late with deuces and had Peters wake up with tens in the blinds to bust him moments before bagging time.

Matas Cimbolas, PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos, Martin Kabrhel, Maxim Lykov, Salvatore Bonavena, Simon Charette, Fabrice Soulier and Benjamin Pollak all remain in contention.

Kabrhel battled for much of the day with Philipp Gruissem, who was seated on his left. The two spent some time at the featured table and butted heads in a number of pots. Eventually, Kabrhel got the better of the German high-rolling star, but he had a stroke of good fortune to thank. The two got stacks in from late position with Kabrhel's ace-ten dominated by ace-king, but a ten-high flop doomed Gruissem.

Gruissem did get paid for his efforts as everyone who busted on Day 3 was in the money. Others making their way to payouts included [Removed:17], Ludovic Lacay, Thomas Muehloecker, Juha Helppi, Jason Wheeler, Ari Engel, Anton Wigg, PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst, and start-of-day leader Nicolas Chouity.

Action continues Saturday with five more levels of 90 minutes apiece, so come on back to PokerNews for more coverage.

Gruissem Busts to Kabrhel

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

The TV crew had been several times over to catch the action on the previous live stream table, mainly because Martin Kabrhel was running the show over there with plenty of table talk. He said in table chat "Philipp? I would bust him with pleasure," referring to table neighbor Philipp Gruissem.

He then raised to 22,000 from the button and Gruissem three-bet to 56,000 from the button with a stack of around 235,000. Kabrhel had that covered with 275,000 and moved all in, Gruissem called.

Philipp Gruissem: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Martin Kabrhel: {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

"You think you gonna hit your three outer?" Kabrhel said even though he was behind and needed to improve himself. The flop fell {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Kabrhel quickly said "see?" Neither the {3-Spades} turn nor the {6-Diamonds} river improved Gruissem and he was eliminated.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem

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Radzivonau Runs Good to Eliminate Chouity

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Nicolas Chouity
Nicolas Chouity

Nicolas Chouity was one of four remaining former EPT champions in the field and has just been eliminated by Kiryl Radzivonau. The latter opened to 24,000 from the cutoff and Chouity shoved in the big blind for around 260,000, Radzivonau called.

Nicolas Chouity: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Kiryl Radzivonau: {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}

The board came {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to complete a runner runner straight for Radzivonau and eliminate Chouity in the process.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
970,000 310,000
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Kiryl RadzivonauNicolas Chouity

Allain and Gill Eliminated in Three-Way All In

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Adrien Allain
Adrien Allain

The action started with a raise to 21,000 by Stefan Fabian and Adrien Allain then moved all in for 176,000 from the cutoff. Robert Gill reshoved all in for around 233,000 from one seat over and Marton Czuczor asked for a count on the two before also moving all in from the small blind.

"What can I do? Fold," Fabian said and showed the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} face up.

Adrien Allain: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Robert Gill: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Marton Czuczor: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

The board came {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Czuczor knocked out two opponents in spectacular fashion.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
820,000 445,000
Adrien Allain fr
Adrien Allain
Robert Gill us
Robert Gill

Tags: Adrien AllainMarton CzuczorRobert GillStefan Fabian

Peters Busts Vasylchenko in Biggest Pot to Date

Niveau 17 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
Oleg Vasylchenko
Oleg Vasylchenko

Oleg Vasylchenko had half a million in chips at the last break, but that has since been reduced to zero and David Peters emerged as the first chip millionaire.

After a raise to 14,000, Peters called and Vasylchenko then three-bet to 50,000 from the cutoff. The initial raiser folded, but Peters called and headed to a flop of {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}. Peters checked, Vasylchenko bet 45,000 and then faced the check-raise all in by Peters. After some consideration, the Russian called.

Oleg Vasylchenko: {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
David Peters: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Vasylchenko was still ahead with the straight, but that all changed on the {6-Clubs} turn to leave him drawing dead. While the {K-Spades} river fell, Vasylchenko had already walked away from the table in disbelief.

Joueur Jetons Progression
David Peters us
David Peters
1,150,000 695,000
Oleg Vasylchenko ua
Oleg Vasylchenko

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Petrushevskii Busts O'Neill and Blain

Niveau 16 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Dermot Blain
Dermot Blain

Ramin Hajiyev opened to 12,000 and short stack Padraig O'Neill pushed for 45,000. Sergei Petrushevskii reshoved all in from the cutoff and the action folded to Dermot Blain in the small blind, who called for his last 255,000. Blain almost turned over his cards, but Hajiyev said "wait, I am still in the hand. I am 99% sure it is a fold, but have to check again," then folded.

Padraig O'Neill: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Dermot Blain: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Sergei Petrushevskii: {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

The flop fell {J-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} improved Petrushevskii to a set, and the {2-Clubs} turn and {9-Hearts} river were both bricks to knock out two Irishman at once. Petrushevskii joined the big stacks as a result after starting Day 2 in the middle of the pack.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sergei Petrushevskii ru
Sergei Petrushevskii
680,000 400,000
Padraig O'Neill ie
Padraig O'Neill
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain

Tags: Dermot BlainPadraig O'NeillRamin HajiyevSergei Petrushevskii

Szabo Eliminated and Urbanovich Decimated in Huge Three-Way All-In

Niveau 15 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante
Dzmitry Urbanovich & video crew
Dzmitry Urbanovich & video crew

From middle position, EPT Dublin champion Dzmitry Urbanovich raised to 10,000. Action folded to Marek Grzeska in the small blind and he three-bet to 29,500. Big blind Levente Szabo cold four-bet shoved for 70,500 and Urbanovich moved in over the top. Grzeska called all in for 120,500.

Dzmitry Urbanovich: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Marek Grzeska: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Levente Szabo: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Szabo departed while Urbanovich's stack was decimated. Grzeska, meanwhile, collected the big pot to start the day off well.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Marek Grzeska pl
Marek Grzeska
315,500 187,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
33,000 -50,500
EPT 1X Winner
Levente Szabo hu
Levente Szabo

Tags: Dzmitry UrbanovichMarek GrzeskaLevente Szabo

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2016 PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event

Pedro Lamarca
Pedro Lamarca

The PokerStars European Poker Tour is ending its chapter in history in style, as EPT Prague, the tour's final Main Event, attracted a record field of 1,192 for the festival in the Czech capital. The field entering today has since shrunk to 231 players, or the exact amount of players to reach the money in the tournament.

Yesterday ended a little later than scheduled since as time was ticking down for the day, the tournament moved into hand-for-hand mode with players anticipating the bubble to break with 232 players left. After several players survived all ins, Attila Valentai was the last player to finish outside the money when his ace-king was unable to out-flip his opponent's pocket eights despite a king appearing on the flop.

While everyone returning today is guaranteed a share of the massive prize pool of €5,781,200 and at least a minimum cash of €7,560, many have their eyes on the first-place payout of €774,600 which will be awarded to the last man or woman standing on Day 6.

The 2010 EPT Grand Final Main Event champion Nicolas Chouity enters today sitting in the lead with 644,000 in chips to his name. Other big stacks heading into Day 3 include Eduards Kudrjavcevs (547,000), Nandor Solyom (526,500), Matas Cimbolas (481,500), Pedro Lamarca (480,000), Apostolos Bechrakis (478,500), Ludovic Lacay (438,000), Thomas Muehloecker (430,000), Samuel Vousden (428,500), Artur Rudziankov (415,500) and Benjamin Pollak (407,500).

Some big name players also returning for action today on Day 3 include Pablo Gordillo (313,000), David Peters (305,000), Fabrice Soulier (200,000), [Removed:197] (199,500), Juha Helppi (179,000), Ari Engel (106,500) and the Team PokerStars Pros Felipe Ramos (106,500) and Vanessa Selbst (69,000).

Players will begin with Level 15 (2,000/4,000/500) at the start of play and are scheduled to play five levels with breaks taking place after each level. Blind levels will increase every 90 minutes instead of every 75 minutes as been the case the previous days.

Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the day for live updates to see how the final EPT Main Event shakes out as players get deeper into the money.

Tags: Ari EngelAttila ValentaiDavid PetersEduards KudrjavcevsFelipe RamosJuha HelppiLudovic LacayMatas CimbolasNandor SolyomNicolas ChouityPedro LamarcaVanessa Selbst