It wouldn't even take four hours for Day 2 of the PokerStars EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] to get to a winner from the 15 players who started the day to battle it out for the first-place prize of $96,144. Bert "girafganger7" Stevens defeated Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis heads-up for $87,984 after agreeing to a deal to share the lion-share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Stevens has only recently been revealed as the person behind the famous nickname with over $10,000,000 in lifetime online cashes with almost $8,000,000 of them coming from the PokerStars virtual tables. This score here today jumps into the eighth spot of his top ten of online results. For Theologis, this is his fourth-biggest score on the PokerStars felt.
Other well-known players who reached the final table included Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis, Day 1 chip leader "efkinis24", and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker.
PokerStars EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results
|1||Bert "girafganger7" Stevens||Belgium||$87,984|
|2||Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis||Greece||$81,479|
|3||Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood||Canada||$55,913|
|5||Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis||Lithuania||$32,516|
|8||Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Austria||$14,421|
From 15 Players to One Final Table
In the first hand of the day, "kwek333" was the first to bust with the shortest stack at the start of the day. A few minutes later, "com 157" was next to go, followed by Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet. It would take another ten minutes before David "deivid29" Tovar was taken out with Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii missing out on the hand-for-hand action for the final table bubble.
In the end, that bubble would end up lasting 30 minutes with several double-ups taking place for the shortstacks. "flerrehuve" fell to "fkiw" when they three-bet shoved with kings and were up against the ace-queen of the latter. The ace on the flop meant the final two tables could be combined into a final table.
Stevens Dominates the Final Table
At the start of the final table, Stevens held the chip lead and didn't let go of it too often. "Bogatur777" took out "ArtHouse2011" in the first hand on the table and then it would take another 40 minutes before Muehloecker lost his constant battle with the shortstack to "efkinis24".
"Bogatur777" busted to Stevens for the latter to creep close to having 50% of all the chips in play in his stack. "efkinis24" fell to Stevens too with Stakelis following them when he lost his stack to Greenwood. "fkiw" then failed to win their final all-in with queens. Steven's ace-seven found another ace on the flop to connect with.
Stevens held a commanding chip lead but doubled Theologis up to give up that lead with Greenwood as a third wheel as the shortest stack. Greenwood managed to win two all-ins before finally giving in in third place when he had called Steven's shove on the river when he had hit the flush. Unfortunately for him, Stevens had the nut-flush to bust him.
A deal was agreed upon almost immediately with Stevens holding a narrow lead but it would still take another 30 minutes before Stevens could finally claim the win. Theologis called the shove of Stevens for the 21 big blinds he had behind with queen-ten suited. Stevens held the ace-trey suited and even though Theologis picked up the flush draw on the turn, he bricked the river for Stevens to hold with the higher kicker to be crowned as the latest EPT Online champion.
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