2020 PokerStars EPT Online

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EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
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Eibinger Leads Star-Studded Final Table in EPT Online Event #06: $10,300 High Roller

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Matthias Eibinger
Matthias Eibinger

After nearly eight hours of high stakes action, the latest 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Online competition has reached the final table. Out of a field of 109 entries in EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], only nine players remain to battle for the lion's share of the $1,090,000 prize pool and the list of contenders is filled with big names of the international poker circuit.

The field consisted of 73 unique entries and 36 re-entries but just three of the finalists had to fire a second bullet in order to secure a payday of at least $33,035. Three Austrian flags wave at the top of the leaderboard with Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger (6,704,751), Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph (5,626,653), and Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic (3,793,541) in the driver's seat. Smiljkovic also battled for the title in EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] at the same time, which he secured after overcoming a huge chip deficit in heads-up.

Fourth in chips is Russia's "hello_totti" with 3,739,093 and Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski turned the shortest stack on the money bubble into 2,540,686. Bert "girafganger7" Stevens (1,729,524) reached his second final table in a $10,300 buy-in for the night and the trio behind him includes Mike "SirWatts" Watson (1,321,375), Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams (1,197,681) and Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford (596,697).

The Final Nine of EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Matthias "iambest2" EibingerAustria6,704,751134
2Christian "WATnlos" RudolphAustria5,626,653113
3Daniel "SmilleThHero" SmiljkovicAustria3,793,54176
5Mikita "fish2013" BadziakouskiBelarus2,540,68651
6Bert "girafganger7" StevensUnited Kingdom1,729,52435
7Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada1,321,37426
8Timothy "Tim0thee" AdamsCanada1,197,68124
9Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom596,69712

The top 13 players cashed in the event with Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, David "MonkeyBausss" Laka, Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle all took home a portion of the prize pool. The unfortunate bubble boy was David "dpeters17" Peters who ended up second-best to chip leader Eibinger.

The action of the Day

The first level of the day already saw four tables in play and the number of entries and re-entries grew consistently throughout the registration period. It took a while for the first big names to bust but once the floodgates opened, Alex "mexican222" Kolonias, Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian and Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson were the first casualties. All of them re-entered without success and were joined on the rail by notables such as EPT Online 05: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button] winner Claas "SsicK_OnE" Segebrecht, Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi and many more.

Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger joined the big stacks when his ace-four suited cracked the kings of Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis and the Austrian never really looked back from there on as he kept adding chips to his stack consistently. Once the dust settled after the end of registration, some 38 players remained in contention and it didn't take long to reduce the field to the final three tables after.

Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang saw his hopes vanish in a flip with queens against the ace-king of Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph and Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer was unable to convert a late entry into a payday as well. Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder and Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo bowed out within moments from each other and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves followed suit as Eibinger throned at the top of the leaderboard with two tables remaining.

Ultimately it would be Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois, "ja.sam.gale" and bubble boy David "dpeters17" Peters that missed out on anything to show for with the latter falling to Eibinger with ace-eight versus ace-four in three-way action.

David Peters
Bubble Boy David Peters

Play carried on to determine the nine-handed final table and EPT Online 03: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] winner David "MonkeyBausss" Laka missed out on the chance to win a second title only three days into the festival. Eibinger cemented his lead by knocking out Pokercode co-founder Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, fellow online poker coach and streamer Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle then bubbled the final table to conclude the action for the night.

All remaining nine players will return the following day at 1.05 p.m. EST with just a few minutes remaining at blinds of 25,000/50,000 and a running ante of 6,000. The final table will be broadcasted with cards-up coverage and commentary on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channel, kicking off six days of stream action for the remainder of the festival. Stay tuned right here on PokerNews as we provide live updates from all 2020 PokerStars EPT Online events from start to finish.

Tags: Benjamin RolleBert StevensChristian RudolphConor BeresfordDaniel SmiljkovicDavid LakaDavid PetersFedor Holzhello_tottiMatthias EibingerMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiSam GreenwoodTimothy Adams

Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle Eliminated in 10th Place ($27,629)

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Benjamin Rolle
Benjamin Rolle

Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle made it 107,500 to go on the button and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph elected to three-bet to 450,000 in the big blind. Rolle ripped it in for his entire 2,230,366 and Rudolph looked him up with the superior stack.

Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Things got even worse for Rolle on the {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop as he was left with one out or running straight cards. The {3-Spades} turn shut down the latter and the one-outer never came as a blank {k-Spades} river ended his run in 10th place for $27,629.

All remaining nine players are now on a break as the final table resumes the following day at 1.05 p.m. EST. The chip counts of all finalists and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Rolle eliminated by Rudolph
Rolle eliminated by Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 5,626,653 2,329,366
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle de Eliminado

Badziakouski Doubles Through Smiljkovic

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Badziakouski doubles through Smiljkovic
Badziakouski doubles through Smiljkovic

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic had turned on the heat and taken a big chunk out of the stack of Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford to drag in a pot of 2 million with {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} on a {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades} board. He then added more chips without showdown before clashing with Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski.

While short on the bubble, Badziakouski boosted his stack and then min-raised from under the gun. Smiljkovic jammed his big stack from the small blind and Badziakouski snap-called.

Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The hand played itself and it was Badziakouski that came out on top thanks to the {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades} board.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic AT 3,793,541 374,295
hello_totti ru 3,739,093 168,756
Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski 2,540,686 1,562,641
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams ca 1,197,681 -597,383
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 596,697 -1,433,309

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Eliminated in 11th Place ($27,628)

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Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz opened it up to 107,500 and was called by Mike "SirWatts" Watson on the button, chip leader Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger also stuck around to the {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. All three players opted to check and Eibinger led the {8-Hearts} turn for 115,500. Holz raised to 295,000 with 353,187 behind to force out Watson, Eibinger raised it up and Holz called all-in.

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz: {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger: {7-Spades}{4-Spades}

Holz was drawing dead already and the {5-Hearts} river officially confirmed his exit in 11th place for $27,628.

Holz eliminated by Eibinger
Holz eliminated by Eibinger
Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger AT 6,835,751 380,187
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 3,297,287 -6,000
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle de 2,391,366 432,000
Mike "SirWatts" Watson 1,178,374 -13,500
Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Eliminado

Watson Doubles Through Rudolph

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Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz raised to 107,500 and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph called on the button. Short stack Mike "SirWatts" Watson jammed for the last 502,187 in the small blind and that was called by Rudolph.

Mike "SirWatts" Watson: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph: {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

Rudolph eventually made the seven-high straight on the {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board but Watson hit a full house with the same card.

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 3,303,287 -508,187
Mike "SirWatts" Watson 1,191,874 627,687

David "MonkeyBausss" Laka Eliminated in 12th Place ($27,629)

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David Laka
David Laka

In the very next hand, David "MonkeyBausss" Laka got his short stack in from the hijack and was called by Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph in the big blind.

David "MonkeyBausss" Laka: {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for Laka to miss and settle for 12th place, which comes with a payday of $27,629.

Laka eliminated by Rudolph
Laka eliminated by Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 3,811,474 469,140
David "MonkeyBausss" Laka es Eliminado

Holz Doubles; Then Doubles Rolle

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Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz defended the big blind and check-called three barrels including the shove of button raiser David "MonkeyBausss" Laka on a board of {j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}. He was good with {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades} as Laka only had {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

In the next hand, Holz three-bet and eventually called the shove of Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle to take a flip.

Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Holz turned a superior pair on {k-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts} but Rolle hit the {10-Spades} river.

Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger AT 6,455,564 -99,000
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 3,342,334 -74,000
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle de 1,959,366 973,683
Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz 986,187 145,252
Mike "SirWatts" Watson 564,187 -24,000
David "MonkeyBausss" Laka es 395,140 -921,935

Holz Below a Million

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Once the money bubble burst, Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz lost a decent portion of his stack in a flip with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} against the {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} of David "MoneyBausss" Laka in a preflop contest. The {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} board gave the Spaniard a winning set.

Holz took another hit right at the end of the level when he raised to 86,000 in the cutoff and was called by Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph on the button and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle in the big blind. Holz led the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop for 95,480 and Rudolph raised to 248,000, which only Holz called.

Holz then checked the {q-Hearts} turn and folded to a bet by Rudolph.

Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger AT 6,554,564 321,873
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de 3,416,334 380,000
David "MonkeyBausss" Laka es 1,317,075 388,101
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle de 985,683 64,000
Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz 840,935 -1,547,974
Mike "SirWatts" Watson 588,187 -86,000