Three more winners were crowned in the 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour Online last night on the second evening of competition. With the festival held online for the first time, guarantees are being surpassed and famous faces from the live felt are adding online titles to their poker resumes.
Today saw a former member of PokerStars Team Online, a High Roller crusher and an EPT regular all get their hands on EPT trophies, with a 2019 Platinum Pass winner poised to run deep once more, so read on to find out more!
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Fabio Luiz “FLBonatto” Bonatto Leads EPT Online Arena Championship; 71 players Remain
Day 2 of EPT Online 01: $1,050 NLHE [Arena Championship] was scheduled to play down to 72 remaining, but the final hand on the bubble with 73 left saw two players eliminated to set the Day 3 field at 71. Leading the way into Day 3 is Fabio Luiz “FLBonatto” Bonatto. The former Sunday Million winner also won a Platinum Pass in December 2019, and will be the man to catch with over 34 million in chips ahead of Day 3.
Joining Bonatto with big stacks on Day 3 will be Daan “DaanOss” Mulders and Patrice “pAtcAsh83” Brandt, both bagging more than 25 million chips at the end of the day.
EPT Online 01: Arena Championship Top Five Chip Counts
|1||Fabio Luiz “FLBonatto” Bonatto||Brazil||34,007,390|
|2||Daan “DaanOss” Mulders||Austria||27,439,360|
|3||Patrice “pAtcAsh83” Brandt||United Kingdom||25,562,953|
Day 3 action gets underway tomorrow at 18:05 (GMT)/13:05 (ET), and they’ll play down to the final table. The final nine players will then take a day off on Wednesday, and return to the virtual felt Thursday to decide the champion of Event 01 and who will walk away with more than $350,000 in prize money.
Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau Wins EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO High Roller ($188,937)
The second EPT Online champion has been crowned as Andorra-based Spanish PLO specialist Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau emerged victorious over a field of 70 entries in EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller].
Lau staged an epic comeback heads-up to overcome Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas and claim the top prize of $188,937 while Bujtas was denied another PLO victory and had to settle for the runner-up prize of $141,233.
The Spaniard, who was born in Hong Kong and moved to Spain with his parents when he was four years old, entered heads-up with a narrow lead over Bujtas. However, he fell way behind on the very first hand, and had to overcome a 19:1 chip lead to secure victory, doubling three times to prevail in remarkable fashion over the Hungarian
EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau||Andorra||$188,937|
|2||Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas||Hungary||$141,233|
|3||Eelis “EEE27” Pärssinen||Finland||$105,574|
|5||Dante “dantegoyaF” Goya||Brazil||$58,993|
|6||Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen||Norway||$44,098|
|7||Rob “batoelrob” Hollink||Netherlands||$32,964|
Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova Wins EPT Online Event 04: $530 NLHE ($74,951)
It took almost nine hours before former PokerStars Team Online member Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova took down EPT Online 04: $530 NLHE for $74,951 after agreeing to a three-handed deal with “Spotzilla666” and Henrique “Galochina10” Coutinho.
Barausova took home almost $75,000 after defeating a field of 1,139 entries, generating a prize pool of $569,500.
The former Supernova Elite first started playing poker by watching her brother and started her career in the microstakes. She eventually was rewarded with her addition to the PokerStars Team Online roster back in 2012. She originally played cash but has had many successes in the tournament fields too.
Other familiar names to make the final table included Eder “edercampana” Campana, Elliot “4rebmun” Smith, and Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis.
EPT Online Event 04: $530 NLHE Final Table Results
|1||Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova||Russia||$74,951*|
|3||Henrique “Galochina10” Coutinho||Brazil||$66,732*|
|6||Eder “edercampana” Campana||Brazil||$18,331|
|8||Elliot “4rebmun” Smith||Canada||$9,663|
|9||Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis||Lithuania||$7,016|
*denotes three-way deal
Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht Wins EPT Online 05: $1,050 NLHE Win the Button ($45,765)
A total of 238 players entered EPT Online 05: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button] and eventually it was Germany’s Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht sitting atop the field, pulling in the $45,765 first-place money, along with an EPT Spade trophy.
Segebrecht, repping Austria like many of his high-stakes countrymen, sports over $2.7M in lifetime cashes on The Hendon Mob.
The final table was, as expected, full of highly accoladed pros in what was one of the most action-packed tournaments of the series thus far. Highlighting the final table was Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, as well as Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro who would have to settle for second place.
EPT Online 05: $1,050 NLHE Win the Button Final Table Results
|1||Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht||Germany||$45,765|
|2||Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro||Finland||$34,900|
|3||Rodrigo “Seijistar” Seiji||Brazil||$26,614|
|4||Jans “Graftekkel” Arends||Netherlands||$20,296|
|7||Dimitri “MITS 304” Michaelides||Netherlands||$9,001|
|8||Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos||Spain||$6,864|
|9||Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson||Sweden||$5,436|
Events Scheduled on November 10
Two more events in the EPT Online kick off tonight with a $10,300 High Roller the pick of the two with a $1,000,000 guarantee. However, there is fun to be had in the $2,100 PKO, as well as the two Mini EPT Online events.
There are also plenty of satellites running for EPT Online events, so head to the PokerStars client to find out more.
|November 10th||18:05||EPT Online 06 [High Roller]||8-Max NLHE||$ 10,300||$ 1,000,000|
|November 10th||19:05||EPT Online 07||8-Max NLHE PKO||$ 2,100||$ 500,000|
|November 10th||18:05||Mini EPT Online 04||9-Max NLHE||$ 5.50||$ 75,000|
|November 10th||19:05||Mini EPT Online 05 [Mini Win the Button]||8-Max NLHE||$ 11||$ 50,000|
EPT Online Winners
|Date||Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||First Prize|
|November 9th||EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO High Roller||70||$700,000||Ka Kwan “kaju5” Lau||$188,937|
|November 8th||EPT Online 03: $5,200 High Roller||131||$655,000||David “MonkeyBausss” Laka||$143,567|
|November 9th||EPT Online 04: $530 NLHE||1,139||$569,500||Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova||$74,951|
|November 9th||EPT Online 05: $1,050 Win the Button||238||$200,000||Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht||$45,765|
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