2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

€5,300 EPT Main Event
Jours 1a
Event Info

2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
200,000 / 400,000

€5,300 EPT Main Event

Jour 1a terminé

Antonius in Top Five After Day 1a of Main Event

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

A long Day 1a wrapped up at 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague with about 170 of 371 entries making it through, and a poker legend is among those at the top of the counts.

Finnish high-stakes veteran Patrik Antonius bagged up 209,600, good for an unofficial top-five stack, at the conclusion of 10 levels of play.

Antonius has made a triumphant return to tournament poker this year with nearly $5 million in cashes after several years of minimal tournament results. The EPT in particular has been good to him as he has two cashes in EPT Main Events already, including a sixth-place finish at EPT Monte Carlo for €139,050.

The chip lead, meanwhile, belongs to John Sarailis. The Greek player held a big lead over the final couple of levels and it only got bigger at the end when he was dealt pocket kings and busted an unfortunate opponent who grinded through the long day only to run his ace-king into the cowboys. That late hand pushed Sarailis to 297,400.

John Sarailis
Sarailis had piles late and was dealt kings for even more.

Other notables finished with big stacks included Xixiang Luo (241,900), Niall Farrell (200,300), Parker Talbot (191,900) and Andras Nemeth (159,900).

Nemeth came over midway through the day after busting in second to Matthias Eibinger in the €50,000 Super High Roller. He experienced some huge swings late but finished on a high note when he made a flush with pocket queens in a sizable pot to recoup some losses from when he ran into queens himself with pocket nines.

Players running dry on chips included Niklas Astedt, Jean-Noel Thorel and Charlie Carrel. Provided they've only fired once, they'll still be able to take a crack at this prize pool with Day 1b or Day 2 registration, as the tournament permits two entries total per player.

Day 1b gets rolling at noon local time here at Hilton Prague once again, and a big field is expected after a solid Day 1a turnout. Tune in to PokerNews for all of your live coverage needs.

Tags: Patrik Antonius

End of Day 1a Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
John Sarailis gr
John Sarailis
297,400 59,400
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
241,900 116,900
Joris Ruijs nl
Joris Ruijs
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
209,600 32,200
EPT 1X Winner
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
200,300 135,300
EPT 1X Winner
Bruno Volkmann br
Bruno Volkmann
197,900 52,900
Wael Sarkis lb
Wael Sarkis
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
191,900 6,900
PokerStars Ambassador
Petr Glasko ru
Petr Glasko
Gary Hasson be
Gary Hasson
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
165,200 -4,800
Konstantin Farber de
Konstantin Farber
165,000 -5,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
Vladimir Rosliakov ru
Vladimir Rosliakov
159,900 159,900
Carlos Branco pt
Carlos Branco
153,400 3,400
Javier Fernandez Alonso es
Javier Fernandez Alonso
Ramon Miquel Munoz es
Ramon Miquel Munoz
Ori Miller il
Ori Miller
Jia Tang cn
Jia Tang
Vicent Bosca es
Vicent Bosca
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
EPT 1X Winner
Christophe Larquemin fr
Christophe Larquemin
Alexandros Theologis gr
Alexandros Theologis
Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
123,200 -6,800
Guoliang Wei cn
Guoliang Wei

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Nemeth Coaster Trending Up Now

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Andras Nemeth was in the hijack facing a bet of 20,000 into about 32,000 on {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. He opted to call after some thought and the river brought the {6-Diamonds}. The player in early position checked, and Nemeth checked back.

"Straight," the first player said.

Nemeth tabled {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} for a flush.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
170,000 129,000

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Beresford Doubles Through Nemeth

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Conor Beresford opened for 2,500 in middle position and Andras Nemeth raised to 7,000 on the button. Beresford came back with 19,000 and Nemeth shoved all in for a covering stack of 70,200 effective. Beresford wasted no time before calling with {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}. He was dominating {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and the {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Spades} board did nothing for Nemeth.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
143,400 23,400
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
41,000 -16,000

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Thomas Ousts a Shorty

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

After an under the gun open and a shove from the next player for 8,700, Julian Thomas clicked back to 14,700. Everyone folded back to the opener, who mucked to signal a showdown.

Julian Thomas: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The {6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Hearts} board saw Thomas make a set of aces to bust his opponent.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Julian Thomas de
Julian Thomas
75,000 22,000

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Sarailis Leading

Niveau 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
John Sarailis gr
John Sarailis
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
185,000 15,000
PokerStars Ambassador
Carlos Branco pt
Carlos Branco
150,000 -15,000
Bruno Volkmann br
Bruno Volkmann
145,000 25,000
Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
130,000 47,000
Pascal Hartmann de
Pascal Hartmann
100,000 78,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
88,000 67,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
84,000 42,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
61,000 21,000
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
53,000 -37,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
49,000 13,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
14,600 -5,900