2015 PokerStars.fr EPT Season 11 Deauville

€5,300 Main Event
Dias: 5

Seat 4: Matas Cimbolas, 21, Lithuania, Living in London

Nível 26 : 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Matas Cimbolas
Matas Cimbolas

A former economics student from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Cimboas decided two years ago to give up his studies and move to London to pursue a full-time career as a poker pro. He had huge success online with nearly $1m ($991,197) in total winnings, his biggest score being a runner-up finish in the Sunday 500 for $52,325. He also has a SCOOP-H final table, victories in The Sunday Brawl and The Sunday Major on Full Tilt Poker. At the end of 2013 he started to play more live events – mainly in medium buyin tournaments in the UK. Success came in November 2014 when he won WPT Nottingham for £200,000. He outlasted a star-packed final table there, which included Antoine Saout, Patrick Leonard, Tamer Kamel and Ben Warrington who he beat heads-up. It was the first major live tournament title in Lithuania poker history.