€1,100 Eureka Main Event
€1,100 Eureka Main Event
Dia 1d Concluído

Leonard Among €1,100 Main Event Day 1d Survivors; Jaros Finishes with Chip Lead

Calum_Grant • Nível 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, March 8, the final starting flight of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event (FKA EPT National) wrapped up with 96 players advancing to Day 2 which begins in less than 9 hours time at 12 p.m. CET.

Day 1d operated as a turbo flight, with levels increasing every 20-minutes. It was a fast and ferocious affair, with action going from the get go.

By the time late registration closed, there were 654 entries, taking the total number to a massive 3,155. It was a record setting field, and with that, a record setting prize pool of €3,028,000. Across the four starting flights, 469 players made it through to Day 2 and they have all locked up a min-cash, which is yet to be determined.

EPT National/Eureka Main Event History

YearEntriesPrize PoolWinnerWinner's Prize
2011329€231,290Keith Johnson€58,400
2012652€632,440Menikos Panagiotou€137,100
20131,315€1,275,550Dimitri Holdeew€226,400
20141,738€1,685,860Balazs Botond€206,948
20151,893€1,836,210Javier Rojas Mederos€311,000
20162,031€1,970,070Hubert Matuszewski€193,298
20172,117€2,053,490Georgios Vrakas€338 000
20182,486€2,411,420Boris Mondrus€382,750
20192,452€2,353,920Semen Kravets€262,309

*From 2011-16, the event operated under freezeout rules

Day 1d Recap

Patrik Jaros capped off the day as the chip leader, joining the likes of Mateusz Szymanski, Daniel Lakerveld and Maxime Costas, who all finished their respective flight's a top of the chip counts.

Rounding out the top three chip stacks for Day 1d were Samy Dubonnet and Justin Tsui. Notable names who progressed from the final starting flight include Patrick Leonard, Kacper Pyzara and Didier Rabl. Georgios Vrakas, who won this event in 2017, has the chance to become a two-time champion, finishing the day with a stack of 118,000.

PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas, Triple Crown Winner Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich were just some of the well-known players to fall at the first hurdle.

Eugenio Peralta was the unfortunate bubble boy, and was ousted by Andreas Krause in a blind versus blind confrontation.

Day 1d Top 10 Chip Counts

NameCountryChip COUNT
Patrik JarosCzech Republic580,000
Samy DubonnetHungary563,000
Justin TsuiUnited Kingdom536,000
Aristeidis MoschonasMalta515,000
Hamoun HabibiNetherlands507,000
Rifat GegicSerbia492,000
Joao CanongiaPortugal483,000
Simone DemasiItaly455,000
Javier FernandezSpain415,000
Giovanni PalmaItaly398,000

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this event and every EPT Prague event here at King’s Casino Prague. Don't forget that Day 2 gets underway on Tuesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. CET.

Day 1d End of Day Counts (Completo)

Calum_Grant • Nível 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 580,000 580,000
Samy Dubonnet fr
Samy Dubonnet
fr 563,000 563,000
Justin Tsui gb
Justin Tsui
gb 536,000 136,000
Aristeidis Moschonas gr
Aristeidis Moschonas
gr 515,000 515,000
Hamoun Habibi nl
Hamoun Habibi
nl 507,000 507,000
Rifat Gegic de
Rifat Gegic
de 492,000 492,000
Joao Canongia PT
Joao Canongia
PT 483,000 483,000
Simone Demasi it
Simone Demasi
it 455,000 455,000
Javier Fernandez mt
Javier Fernandez
mt 415,000 415,000
Giovanni Palma it
Giovanni Palma
it 398,000 398,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
il 385,000 385,000
Karol Konopka pl
Karol Konopka
pl 384,000 384,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 367,000 92,000
Milad Oghabian ir
Milad Oghabian
ir 362,000 362,000
Yosefi Cohen IL
Yosefi Cohen
IL 353,000 273,000
Emmanuel Terrazzoni fr
Emmanuel Terrazzoni
fr 353,000 313,000
Pieter Theelen nl
Pieter Theelen
nl 348,000 348,000
Antonios Poziadis gr
Antonios Poziadis
gr 310,000 190,000
Lavi Liraz il
Lavi Liraz
il 307,000 307,000
Razvan Bordei ro
Razvan Bordei
ro 303,000 303,000
Marcin Lesniewski pl
Marcin Lesniewski
pl 303,000 303,000
Hrayr Grigoryan am
Hrayr Grigoryan
am 297,000 237,000
Veselin Petrov bg
Veselin Petrov
bg 290,000 239,600
Alaettin Keles de
Alaettin Keles
de 288,000 288,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 281,000 -89,000

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Day 1d Closes

Calum_Grant • Nível 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Now that the bubble has burst, the remaining 96 players are bagging and tagging their stacks for Day 2. Full chip counts and end of day recap to follow shortly.

Eugenio Peralta Bubbles Day 1d of €1,100 Eureka Main Event

Calum_Grant • Nível 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Eugenio Peralta jammed for 46,000 from the small blind and was snap-called by Andreas Krause in the big blind.

Eugenio Peralta: {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Andreas Krause: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Peralta was in bad shape and the {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop offered no revival. The {j-Spades} turn was no help and the {a-Diamonds} river confirmed Peralta's status as the bubble boy.

Andreas Krause de
Andreas Krause
de 300,000
Eugenio Peralta it
Eugenio Peralta
it Eliminado

Tsui Doubles Levinskas

Calum_Grant • Nível 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Justin Tsui jammed from the cutoff and Laurynas Levinskas called it off for his tournament life.

Laurynas Levinskas: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Justin Tsui: {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}:

Levinskas would go on to make Broadway after the {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} runout.

Justin Tsui gb
Justin Tsui
gb 400,000 35,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 150,000 150,000

Kotlyk Gets Massive Double; Campanile Busts

Calum_Grant • Nível 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Marco Leonzio opened to 30,000 on the button and then snap-called the 122,000 all-in from Volodymyr Kotlyk. Leonzio let out a whimper as his Kings were up against Aces. The aces held as the board ran out with the {5-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

As Kotlyk doubled, 2021 WSOPE Main Event bubble boy Enrico Campanile was seen leaving the tournament area.

Volodymyr Kotlyk PL
Volodymyr Kotlyk
PL 250,000
Marco Leonzio it
Marco Leonzio
it 175
Enrico Campanile it
Enrico Campanile
it Eliminado

Song Doubles Through Ufano

Calum_Grant • Nível 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Daewoong Song
Daewoong Song

Daewoong Song jammed for 50,000 from the cutoff and was only called by Jorge Ufano in the small blind.

Daewoong Song: {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Jorge Ufano: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The pocket threes avoided any trouble and remained the best hand after the {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

Daewoong Song kr
Daewoong Song
kr 110,000 69,700
Jorge Ufano es
Jorge Ufano
es 100,000