2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague

€5,300 Main Event
Dias: 6
Event Info

2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
100,000 / 200,000

€5,300 Main Event

Dia 6 Iniciado

Seat 8: Max Silver, 23, London, UK - 5,935,000

Max Silver
Max Silver

Max Silver cut his teeth on the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour where his record is quite extraordinary; one UKIPT Main Event title, four final tables, and a first and second in UKIPT High Rollers. Silver has stepped up successfully on the bigger stage, too; he’s made two final WSOPE final tables and cashed in this year’s PCA High Roller. Former Full Tilt employee Silver now lives in Dublin with his fiancée – the couple are getting married next September. Tomorrow’s winnings will take Silver’s career cashes through the million-dollar mark

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Seat 7: Zdravko Duvnjak, 27, Croatia - PokerStars player - 1,225,000

Zdravko Duvnjak
Zdravko Duvnjak

Zdravko Duvnjak was born in Croatia, emigated to Holland with his parents in 1993 and then moved back to Zagreb a year ago. He’s been playing poker for almost six years, mainly plays cash games – both live and online. He decided to come to Prague very last minute; his last big live event was the Season 3 Eureka tourney in Dubrovnik , Croatia. He’s being supported here in Prague by friends from all over Europe including Sweden, Bulgaria, Croatia and Holland.

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Seat 6: Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau, 27, Spain - PokerStars player - 2,995,000

Ka Kwan Lau
Ka Kwan Lau

Lau is most famous for becoming the first Spanish player to hit Supernova Elite status in 2012 – that is, accumulating more than VIP 1,000,000 in a calendar year. The 27-year-old has a complicated geographical background – he was born in Hong Kong but when he was four, his family moved to Spain. Now, like so many Spanish poker professionals, he has relocated to Portugal so that he can continue playing on PokerStars. and currently lives in Faro. (Also, for good measure, he also has a UK passport). He mainly plays cash games online but has also competed numerous times on the European Poker Tour where his best result to date was 71st at EPT8 Barcelona for €12,000. He came fifth at the Estrellas/UKIPT High Roller event in Marbella in June for €11,500. Guaranteed at least € 84,600 for reaching the final, this is by far his best live result. He is being cheered on by a whole group of Spanish players hoping for the first Spanish EPT champion.

Seat 5: Julian Track, 30, from Lolla near Giessen/Hessen - PokerStars qualifier - 7,240,000

Julian Track
Julian Track

Julian is a mature student at university in Giessen, studying politics, media and sport. He plays online regularly in $1/$2 PLO cash games on PokerStars. He never used to like No Limit that much, but the big prize pools on offer have helped changed his mind! In September he started to play online satellites for live events and won his package for the EPT Prague Main Event as well as another one for the Aussie Millions in February. Despite his success here in Prague, he can’t imagine switching to live poker in future. He said: “There are too many really good players at the tables. And the other thing is that I don’t like when players think about a decision for five or six minutes. Maybe the Aussie Millions will be my last live event”, he said.

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Seat 4: George “GeoManousos” Sotiropoulos, 23, Rhodes, Greece - PokerStars qualifier - 4,320,000

Georgios Sotiropoulos
Georgios Sotiropoulos

Sotiropoulos first started playing poker in home games with friends when he was just 14. He’s now mainly an online player, competing in all the major MTT events on PokerStars. His online results include a Sunday Warm up cash for $148,000. He has played several EPTs and cashed twice – at EPT7 Sanremo, he finished 33rd for €20,000 and at EPT7 Copenhagen he was 43rd for DKr 65,000. He took a break from live events while he was studying Pharmacy at a university in Romania but has now graduated and returned home to the Greek island of Rhodes.

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Seat 3: Ole Schemion, 21, Berlin, Germany - PokerStars qualifier - 2,400,000

Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

Ole Schemion is capping off an incredible 2013 with this EPT Prague final table. The German wunderkind, who plays online under the name “wizowizo”, has racked up more than $1.3m in live tournament cashes already and is likely to add a significant chunk more tomorrow. Schemion started the year with a fourth-place finish in the PCA High Roller for $354,860. Other highlights include winning three side events at the EPT Grand Final for €187,000, as well as cashing in all three major tournaments at EPT Barcelona for another €260,000. Given his big money consistency it’s perhaps little surprise that Schemion has managed to pip Daniel Negreanu to the GPI Player of the Race – what is surprising is that it’s without being old enough to play the WSOP.

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Seat 2: Stephen Chidwick 24, Deal in Kent, United Kingdom - PokerStars qualifier - 4,935,000

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

It has been some week for Chidwick. Last Thursday he finished third in the Eureka Poker Tour main event, ahead of what proved the tour’s biggest ever field of 1,315 players. Now less than a week later, he is third in chips going into the EPT main event.

It comes at the end of a good year for Chidwick, during which he reached WSOP final tables in Las Vegas and Paris, clocking up $665,000 in live winnings in 2013 alone. Added to this was his continued online success as “stevie444” with a Badugi bracelet in WCOOP last September. His deep run in the Eureka Main Event meant he couldn’t even pick up his bracelet in person as the WCOOP ceremony was held at the EPT Prague Poker Festival party.

Despite success around the world and online, with live tournament winnings in excess of $1.5 million, this will be Chidwick’s first EPT final table appearance.

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Seat 1: Jorma Nuutinen, 29, Tampere , Finland - 975,000

Jorma Nuutinen
Jorma Nuutinen

Nuutinen hails from Tampere, the second biggest city in Finland, and considers himself “almost” a professional poker player. He has a job and he says he works there "sometimes" but he earns a good living from poker.

Nuutinen’s best live cash so far was in the 2009 Midnight Sun Main Event in Helsinki where he finished third for €66,833. Last year he finished tenth in the EPT Prague Main Event for €53,000 ... this year he has already cashed in the Eureka High Roller, making the final and finishing fifth for €45,500. He also won the €1,000 Heads-Up event at EPT9 Barcelona for €22,500. Reaching this year’s final brings his live tournament winnings to more than $400,000.

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Julian Track Leads the PokerStars.net EPT Prague Main Event Final Table

Julian Track
Julian Track

At 12:00 local time (CET) the final table of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Main Event will begin. The live stream will begin an hour later at 13:00 local time with cards up coverage. PokerNews coverage will be on the live streamed action to not spoiler the outcome.

Eight players remain from the enormous field of 1,007 runners. The biggest ever EPT in Prague means the biggest ever first prize is going to be awarded today; a staggering €889,000 is awaiting the winner.

The final table has some well known names on it. Many (British) fans will be on the stands for Max Silver. Silver already has an UKIPT and several EPT Side Events titles under his belt, but an EPT crown is still missing in his trophy room. Stephen Chidwick, also from the UK, will be contending Silver's domination. Known online as "stevie444", Chidwick already made a final table here in Prague. He finished third in the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event but now has his eyes set on the real deal.

If you've been watching the live stream here on PokerNews.com you'll recognize all of the players as they've all been already featured on the live streamed table. But even if you haven't watched a second of poker this week yet, there's one more name you'll surely recognize. Ole Schemion is at it again, the German GPI Player of the Year is determined to take this one down. And if a guy like Schemion has set his mind to something, you better watch out if you're competing with him.

Chip leader coming in is another German player: Julian Track. Julian is a mature student at university in Giessen, studying politics, media and sport. He plays online regularly in $1/$2 PLO cash games on PokerStars. He satellited in via PokerStars and has no live results yet. He's about to hit it big though, he's already guaranteed €84,600!

Final Table Line Up

1Jorma NuutinenFinland975,000
2Stephen ChidwickUK4,935,000
3Ole SchemionGermany2,400,000
4Georgios SotiropoulosGreece4,320,000
5Julian TrackGermany7,240,000
6Ka Kwan LauSpain2,995,000
7Zdravko DuvnjakCroatia1,225,000
8Max SilverUK5,935,000

EPT Prague History

4Arnaud Mattern555€708,400
5Salvatore Bonavena570€774,000
6Jan Skampa586€682,000
7Roberto Romanello563€640,000
8Martin Finger722€720,000
9Ramzi Jelassi864€835,000
10 1,007€889,000

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