EPT Pay-Day On The Cards

EPT Pay-Day On The Cards

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Luuk Gieles is still top of the pile following the second day of action in the €50,000 ($54,705) buy-in super high-roller event at the Prague stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT) tournament series.

The Dutchman will start today's finale with a stack of 2,556,000 chips to give him a decent advantage over closest rivals Dzmitry Urbanovich, Steve O'Dwyer and Sam Greenwood.

Six players fired another €50,000 re-buy bullet before registration closed on Wednesday with the 56 entries eventually taking the total prize pool to €2,688,840 ($2,946,210) and guaranteeing a windfall for the eventual winner of €806,650 ($884,013).

That extra investment proved to be especially good for John Juanda after the recent Poker Hall Of Fame inductee busted on the opening day. The Indonesia-born American has now parlayed this day-two investment all the way to the final table in the Czech capital to guarantee himself a pay-day of at least €107,550 ($117,892).

Juanda will start the final table as the short stack while Russia's Igor Kurganov, Austrian Thomas Muehlocker and Daniel Dvoress of Canada round out the internationally-flavoured last eight.

EPT Prague Super High-Roller Chip Counts:

1 Luuk Gieles (The Netherlands) - 2,556,000

2 Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) - 2,397,000

3 Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) - 2,277,000

4 Sam Greenwood (Canada) - 2,223,000

5 Igor Kurganov (Russia) - 1,497,000

6 Thomas Muehlocker (Austria) - 1,256,000

7 Daniel Dvoress (Canada) - 1,152,000

8 John Juanda (USA) - 643,000

Tags: European Poker Tour, EPT, Luuk Gieles, Prague, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Steve O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, John Juanda, Igor Kurganov, Thomas Muehlocker, Daniel Dvoress