2020 PokerStars EPT Online

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EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller]
EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller]
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Torbergsen Tops Day 1 in EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO High Roller; Bujtas Eyes Another Title

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Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink

The first of three mixed games of the 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Online attracted a field of 70 entries in EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller], consisting of 39 unique players and 31 re-entries. After more than seven and half hours of near non-stop action, the seven-handed final table has been reached and players from seven different countries have a shot at the $188,937 top prize while the top nine finishers locked up a portion of the $700,000 prize pool.

Players from seven different countries remain in contention for the first EPT Online PLO title and in quite remarkable fashion, four of those seven finalists fired the maximum allowed four entries whereas the other three contenders made it through their first and only bullets. Norway's Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen grabbed the overnight lead with a stack of 1,601,224 after being responsible for the final two eliminations of the night.

Second-placed Rob "batoelrob" Hollink has a long track record of PLO cashes and also won the 2005 EPT Grand Final in Monte-Carlo. The Dutchman burst the money bubble and accumulated 1,371,950, narrowly ahead of Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas (1,352,317).

The remaining finalists include Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen (955,066), Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau (925,665), Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya (542,732) and "d.apollo777" (251,046)

The Seven Finalists of EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller]

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Andreas "Skjervoy" TorbergsenNorway1,601,22480
2Rob "batoelrob" HollinkNetherlands1,371,95069
3Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary1,352,31768
4Eelis "EEE27" PärssinenFinland955,06648
5Ka Kwan "kaju85" LauSpain925,66546
6Dante "dantegoyaF" GoyaBrazil542,73227
7d.apollo777United Kingdom251,04613

The Action of the Day

The field quickly grew to three tables in the first hour of play and a steady influx of new faces and re-entries ensured that the guarantee was already reached after four hours. Towards the end of the late registration period, the action escalated with all-in showdowns at a rapid pace and it was no surprise to see Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas involved.

As one of the later entries, Bujtas ran up a stack on his first two attempts only to bow out and the third time seemed to be the charm until he clashed with Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau, who was not willing to fold the second nuts. Lau subsequently became the first chip millionaire and reigned atop the leaderboard for an extended period.

However, in his trademark aggressive fashion, Bujtas took over the lead after winning a big pot off fellow countryman Andras "probirs" Nemeth and relentlessly added to his growing stack. On the final three tables, big names such as Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard and Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski hit the rail followed by Espen "locomi" Myrmo and "Lateski".

Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich missed out on another PLO score for the resume when he ran out of chips in 13th place and in the blink of an eye, Joao "Naza114" Vieira was also gone. The money bubble was reached shortly after and Hollink first doubled through Bujtas to then eliminate Nemeth on the bubble shortly after. It was then time to shine for Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen, who knocked out Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk and "Aku1206" within three hands to conclude the action for the night.

Laszlo Bujtas
Laszlo Bujtas

Nearly the entire level 21 at blinds of 10,000/20,000 remains to be played when the action resumes on Monday, November 9th, 2020, as of 2,05 p.m. EST and the level duration increases to half an hour each until a champion has been crowned. Stay tuned to find out who wins the title as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the action until the final river card.

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Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,641)

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Aku Joentausta
Aku Joentausta

In a battle of the blinds, Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta made it 60,000 to go and was called by Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen in the big blind. A continuation bet for 60,000 by Joentaustafollowed on the {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, which triggered a raise to 300,000 by Torbergsen. Moments later, the 353,206 of Joentausta were in the middle and the instant call of Torbergsen followed.

Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

The {q-Spades} turn took away some outs of Torbergsen while adding others with the gutshot straight draw. He ended up hitting both draws with the {10-Diamonds} to eliminate Joentausta in 8th place and finish the day as the chip leader.

Aku1206 Eliminated by Torbergsen
Aku1206 Eliminated by Torbergsen

All chip counts of the seven finalists along with a recap of today's action are to follow.

Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen NO 1,601,224 437,206
Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta fi Eliminado

Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk Eliminated in 9th Place ($24,641)

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Christopher Kruk
Christopher Kruk

Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen opened to 43,360 on the button and was called by one of the two table short stacks in Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk out of the big blind. On a flop of {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, Kruk check-raised all-in for the last 245,641 and Torbergsen made the call.

Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen: {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

Torbergsen took the lead on the {8-Clubs} turn and Kruk failed to pair up on the {10-Spades} river to finish in 9th place.

Kruk eliminated by Torbergsen
Kruk eliminated by Torbergsen
Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen NO 1,164,018 345,001
Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk ca Eliminado

Pärssinen Doubles Through Lau

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Pärssinen Doubles Through Lau
Pärssinen Doubles Through Lau

A preflop raising war broke out between Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen in the small blind and Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau in the big blind with the former squeezing to 144,000. Lau then clicked it back to 432,000 and called the shove of Pärssinen for 563,133 total.

Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Lau could not get there on a {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} board and Pärssinen joined the club of chip millionaires.

Rob "batoelrob" Hollink nl 1,391,950 -104,000
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas 1,153,117 -33,600
Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen FI 1,126,266 611,133
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau hk 933,665 -473,533

Nemeth Bubbles the EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller]

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Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas raised to 40,000 in the cutoff and was called by Rob "batoelrob" Hollink on he button, short stack Andras "probirs" Nemeth also stuck around in the big blind.

The {j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop was checked by all three and Nemeth then bet the pot for 128,000 on the {6-Spades} turn. Bujtas min-raised to 256,000 and Hollink pushed all in for 922,756. Nemeth opted to call all-in and Bujtas let go.

Andras "probirs" Nemeth: {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Rob "batoelrob" Hollink: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}

Nemeth's flush draw and superior straight draw were live, however, the {q-Diamonds} river was not what he was looking for and the bubble burst.

Nemeth bubbles Event #02
Nemeth bubbles Event #02
Rob "batoelrob" Hollink nl 1,495,950 533,194
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau hk 1,407,198
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas 1,186,717 -296,000
Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen FI 515,133 -8,000
Andras "probirs" Nemeth Eliminado

Hollink Doubles Through Bujtas

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Hollink doubles through Bujtas
Hollink doubles through Bujtas

Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas opened to 40,000 and was called by Rob "batoelrob" Hollink in the small blind. The {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop was checked and Hollink bet the {3-Clubs} turn for 72,000, Bujtas raised the pot and then called the shove of Hollink for 433,378 total.

Rob "batoelrob" Hollink: {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas: {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

Holink was ahead with superior two pair while Bujtas had outs to a full house and a straight. The {j-Clubs} river was a blank to keep Hollink in contention.

Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas 1,482,717 -409,378
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau hk 1,407,198 32,000
Rob "batoelrob" Hollink nl 962,756 449,378
Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen FI 523,133 -8,000
Andras "probirs" Nemeth 229,194 -64,000

Goya Doubles Through Torbergsen

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Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen made it 40,000 to go and Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya three-bet to 144,000 with 93,446 behind. Torbergsen came along and bet the {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop for 102,960, Goya quickly called all-in.

Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Torbergsen's wheel draw was live but he missed it on the {2-Diamonds} turn and {9-Diamonds} river.

Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen NO 819,017 -305,286
Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya br 558,732 313,286
Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta fi 367,766 -24,000
d.apollo777 gb 352,486 40,000
Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk ca 297,001 -24,000