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Kannapong Thanarattrakul Outlasts 20 Players on Day 3 to Win €10,300 EPT Prague High Roller (€543,750)
After three days of play, Thailand’s Kannapong Thanarattrakul outlasted 20 players on Day 3 to win the €10,300 High Roller at PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague.
The field of 274 generated a prize pool of €2,454,100, from which Thanarattrakul collected €543,750 for the victory.
The victory capped off a dominating Day 3 in which Thanarattrakul dominated the final stages of the competition with several knockouts. Marius Kudzmanas finished in second place for €339,830 and third place went to Carlos Spoddig, who took home €242,740 for the top-three finish. Askar Bekbayev and Davidi Kitai rounded out the top five finishers with €186,710 and €143,630, respectively.
€10,300 EPT Prague High Roller Final Table Results
|8||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||€76,010|
Day 3 Begins
Day 3 started fast and within minutes two players had fallen from the returning field of 20. First to go was Stoyan Obreshkov, who came in with the short stack and found an early spot with ace-ten, but Sanjarbek Sabyrkulov was there to catch up with king-jack to score the knockout. Nazar Buhaiov was right behind in 19th place when he ran into Maloku’s pocket kings.
Other players that ran out of luck before the final table were Rui Bouquet, Nuri Hadioglu, Preben Stokkan, Harry Lodge, Jorryt van Hoof, Pedro Marques, Mike Watson, Steve O’Dwyer, and Conor Beresford, who was eliminated on the final table bubble when he couldn’t improve his ace-nine against Thanarattrakul’s pocket fives.
Final Table Action
Kudzmanas was the chip leader as the final table play got underway with over 3 million in chips. It was the short-stacked Kubanychbek Abakirov who got in first, and he was out in ninth place for €63,340 when his ace-seven couldn’t improve against Bekbayev’s pocket kings.
Action slowed down after Abakirov’s exit and the tournament went another 90 minutes before Jack Sinclair got his stack in with a suited ace-eight, but Spoddig made the Broadway straight with Big Slick to send him to the rail in eighth place for €76,010.
The pace of eliminations picked up after Sinclair’s exit and Kreshnik Maloku was next to hit the rail when his king-queen could not improve against the turned pair of tens for Thanarattrakul. Maloku hit the rail in seventh place for €91,220 just before Sabyrkulov hit the rail in sixth place for €110,480. Sabyrkulov got it in with the better ace-ten, but Thanarattrakul had an offsuit ace-five when he found a fourth spade on the board to knock him out with the flush.
Next to go was Kitai in fifth after he got it in with a suited ace-three, but Thanarattrakul outdrew him with an ace-deuce offsuit to pick up another elimination. Kitai picked up €143,630 for the top-five finish.
The final four players stepped away for a break to watch the conclusion of the World Cup Final before they returned to play down to a winner. It was Bekbayev that hit the rail shortly after play resumed. Bekbayev made his move with ace-queen, but Kudzmanas was waiting with pocket kings to end his run in fourth place for €186,710.
Three-handed action settled in and the finalists jockeyed for position until Spoddig got it in with pocket sixes and was outdrawn by Kudzmanas and his ace-jack. Spodding wrapped up his run in third place and he will take home €242,740 for the effort.
Heads-up play kicked off and Thanarattrakul held a 3:1 chip lead before Kudzmanas began to close the gap. It wasn’t long, however, when Thanarattrakul regained momentum and put Kudzmanas on the ropes. The big moment came when Thanarattrakul made a straight with ace-jack to beat Kudzmanas’ flopped pair of queens.
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Marius Kudzmanas Eliminated in 2nd Place (€339,830)
Kannapong Thanarattrakul raised from the button, Marius Kudzmanas three-bet and Thanarattrakul four-bet all in. Kudzmanas called and the room exploded with energy.
The board ran out . After hitting a pair of queens on the flop it looked like Kudzmanas was set for the double up, but a ten on the river gave Thanarattrakul the straight and the victory.
Kudzmanas Doubles Up
Kannapong Thanarattrakul moved all in from the small blind/button for 1,610,000 effective. Marius Kudzmanas called in the big blind for his tournament life.
Kudzmanas was at risk but ahead. The flop came whoich put Kudzmanas firmly ahead. The gave Thanarattrakul a gutshot but it didn't come is as the river came the to give Kudzmanas the double up.
Back and Forth in Heads-Up as Thanarattrakul Gains Momentum
Marius Kudzmanas raised to 200,000 from the button and Kannapong Thanarattrakul called. The flop came . Thanarattrakul checked and Kudzmanas bet 100,000. Thanarattrakul called. The turn came the . Kudzmanas bet 550,000 and Thanarattrakul called. The river fell the and both players checked. Thanarattrakul showed for trips and scooped the pot.
The next hand, Tanarattrakul raised to 200,000 from the button and Marius Kudzmanas called. The flop was . Kudzmanas checked and Thanarattrakul bet 250,000, which Kudzmanas called. On the turn, Kudzmanas checked again and Thanarattrakul bet 550,000. Kudzmanas called. Both players once again checked on an river. Both players checked and Kudzmanas showed , which was enough to beat Thanarattrakul's .
A couple of hands later, Thanarattrakul raised to 250,000 from the button and Kudzmanas made it 900,000 to go. Thanarattrakul called to make for a huge pot preflop. The flop fell and Kudzmanas continued for 500,000. Thanarattrakul called. Both players checked the turn and the river. Kudzmanas showed and Thanarattrakul showed for a pair of kings.
With that action, Thanarattrakul took a huge chip lead.
Kudmanas Rivers Set to Chip Up
Kannapong Thanarattrakul limped on the small blind/button and Marius Kudzmanas in the big blind checked behind.
The flop came and Thanarattrakul continued for 250,000. Kudzmanas called.
Action checked through on turn.
The river was the and Kudmanas bet 500,000. Thanarattrakul quickly called. Kudzmanas turned over for a rivered set to take down the pot as Thanarattrakul frustratedly mucked.
Carlos Spoddig Eliminated in 3rd Place (€242,740)
Carlos Spoddig moved all in on the button for 1,430,000. Marius Kudzmanas was in the small blind and asked for a count before moving all in over the top. Kannapong Thanarattrakul folded in the big blind.
It was a flip for Spoddig's tournament life. The flop was all Kudzmanas as it came . The brough no help on the turn and the river ensured Spoddig was eliminated in third place for almost quarter of a million euros.
Thanarattrakul Calls Spoddig's River Bluff to Scoop Huge Pot
A few hands after the break, Kannapong Thanarattrakul complete his small blind and Carlos Spoddig raised to 350,000 from the big blind. Thanarattrakul called.
The flop came and both players checked. The turn fell the . Thanarattrakul led for 150,000 and Spoddig raised to 700,000. Thanarattrakul called.
The river came the and Thanarattrakul checked. Spoddig put in a huge 1,500,000 bet. Thanarattrakul went into the tank before making the call. Spoddig showed . He'd attempted a river bluff with his missed draw. Thanarattrakul caught his bluff and showed for a pair of kings.
The pot gave Thanarattrakul a significant chip lead.
Runout Saves Kundzmanas
Marius Kudzmanas limped from the small blind before Kannapong Thanarattrakul raised to 200,000 from the big blind. Kudzmanas called.
The flop came and Kudzmanas check called the 150,000 bet from Thanarattrakul.
The was the turn and Kudzmanas check called the 500,000 bet from Thanarattrakul.
The river was the and action checked through. Kudzmanas showed for top pair top kicker but lost to Thanarattrakul's set .
Players have gone on a 15-minute break.