2020 PokerStars EPT Online

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EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
Dia 3 Terminado

Adams; Van Fleet and Yan Headline 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event Final Table

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Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

It took just over seven and a half hours on the penultimate day to whittle down 72 survivors out of a field of 1,304 entries to the final nine and set the final table of the 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Online $5,200 Main Event.

Contenders from nine different countries are vying to earn the first-ever title of the popular live flagship event in the virtual arena and will battle for the lion's share of the $6,520,000 prize pool. All finalists have $78,797 locked up thus far but all eyes are set on the top prize of $1,019,082.

A late surge and double elimination on the final table bubble propelled Finland's "tikidiii" to the top of the leaderboard with a stack of 60,602,479. They have plenty of MTT results on PokerStars to their name including an outright victory in the $215 Sunday Million from back in 2018 for a top prize of $163,574. Right behind them is Sweden's "WhatIfGod" with a stack of 59,560,859 and Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin rounds up the overnight podium with a stack of 54,038,702.

Canadian High Roller regular Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams boasts the fourth-biggest stack of 49,204,980 and the trio of Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou (26,582,982), David "MissOracle" Yan (24,927,164), and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (20,733,422) all know what it takes to compete for a major title.

It would also not be a major final table on PokerStars without any player from Brazil and Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano made it through with 16,577,500, while "vip25459" from Kazakhstan completes the line-up with a stack of 13,772,912.

The Nine Finalists of the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
3Viacheslav "VbV1990" BuldyginRussia54,038,70290
4Timothy "Tim0thee" AdamsCanada49,203,98082
5Andreas "daskalos20" ChristoforouCyprus26,582,98244
6David "MissOracle" YanNew Zealand24,927,16442
7Jon "apestyles" Van FleetUnited States20,733,42235
8Enio "Bozzano JNR" BozzanoBrazil16,577,50028

For each of the known finalists, it would be a maiden EPT Main Event title. The last former champion Rob "batoelrob" Hollink fell in 14th place, the former runner-ups Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin (23rd place) and Marton "noirduck" Czuczor (13th place) also came close at having another shot at the elusive title.

Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas was the sole PokerStars ambassador who reached Day 3 and was sent to the rail in 53rd place for $22,167.

The Action of the Day

By the time the first scheduled break was underway, only 53 players remained and notable names such as Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya, and Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts were already on the rail. Finland's "tikidiii" emerged as one of the chip leaders after scoring a big double through "TTWIST".

The first casualty after the break was then PokerStars ambassador Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas. Left short after paying off a straight by Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit, Colillas was soon after involved in a three-way all-in with ace-queen suited versus ace-king and pocket kings to run out of chips.

It was a sign of things to come as the pace of eliminations never slowed down and Antoine "A. Saout" Saout followed right after when he lost all chips within two hands.

What followed was a dry spell for several players from Brazil, who saw their hopes vanish into thin air. Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes ran with queens into kings, while Rodrigo "seijistar" Seiji and Will "hellzito" Arruda had their pocket kings cracked by pocket tens.

Start-of-the-day chip leader Toby "sadface11" Joyce lost a flip with ace-king against the pocket treys of Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, which propelled the American online poker stalwart into a prime position he maintained until the final two tables.

Only 28 players were still in contention during the third scheduled break and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle was the next to fall after losing a chunk to Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin to then run into aces. For Tremzin, it was all over in 23rd place when Marton "noirduck" Czuczor made tens full in a battle of former runner-ups. Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk also sent his chips to Czuczor, who took over the lead with 18 players remaining.

From there on, Van Fleet assumed a commanding lead but suffered a major setback when he doubled "WhatIfGod". Liviu "0Human0" Ignat couldn't get there with ace-queen suited against pocket queens and the only former EPT champion in contention, Rob "batoelrob" Hollink, had their aces cracked to bow out a few hands later.

Marton Czuczor
Marton Czuczor busted in 13th place

Czuczor was unable to keep up the momentum, doubled Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams and David "MissOracle" Yan before succumbing with ace-king versus pocket kings. In the meanwhile, Adams doubled once more to get back into contention and in the blink of an eye, the field was down to the final table.

After the exit of Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho with ace-king suited versus ace-jack, Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit and "PANIC.PLAYER" came up short with their pocket pairs and the double-elimination wrapped up the day.

The final table resumes on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at 1.05 p.m. EST with blinds at 300,000/600,000 and a running ante of 75,000. The action will be broadcasted with cards-up coverage and commentary on a 30-minute delay on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channel and the PokerNews updates will be published accordingly. You can also check out the entire feature coverage of all 2020 PokerStars EPT Online festival events by clicking right here.

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouDavid YanEnio BozzanoGleb TremzinJon Van FleetMarton CzuczorRamon ColillasRob HollinktikidiiiTimothy AdamsViacheslav Buldginvip25459WhatIfGod

End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (Completo)

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All remaining nine players will return for the final table as of 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to determine the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event champion.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

tikidiii fi 60,602,479
WhatIfGod se 59,560,859 -2,250,000
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru 54,038,702 -437,500
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams ca 49,203,980 -250,000
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou cy 26,582,982 -1,660,000
David "MissOracle" Yan NZ 24,927,164 1,150,000
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet 20,733,422 1,625,000
Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano br 16,577,500 -375,000
vip25459 kz 13,772,912 1,385,000

Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit Eliminated in 11th Place; "PANIC.PLAYER" Eliminated in 10th Place ($63,784 each)

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Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Left ith just 5,616,695, Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit moved all-in first to act and "tikidiii" reraised to 10,733,390 in the small blind. "PANIC.PLAYER" had 8,652,388 at their disposal in the big blind and eventually opted to call as well to create a three-way all-in.

Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
"PANIC.PLAYER": {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
"tikidiii": {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The biggest stack took the lead on the {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop and "tikidiii" remained there throughout the {3-Diamonds} turn and {10-Hearts} river, sending Kanit and "PANIC.PLAYER" out in 11th and 10th place respectively.

Kanit and PANIC.PLAYER eliminated on the FT bubble
Kanit and PANIC.PLAYER eliminated on the FT bubble

Both receive $63,784 for their efforts and all remaining nine players are now on a break as the nine-handed final table is set.

tikidiii fi 60,602,479 13,894,083
PANIC.PLAYER gr Eliminado
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit Eliminado

Tags: Mustapha KanitPANIC.PLAYERtikidiii


Bozzano Doubles Through Kanit

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Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano three-bet jammed his short stack of 8,195,000 out of the big blind and was called by button raiser Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit.

Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Kanit fell behind on the {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop and was unable to catch any help on the {q-Clubs} turn and {10-Hearts} river to become the shortest stack with 11 remaining.

Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano br 16,952,500 8,695,000
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit 4,679,195 -8,257,500

Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho Eliminated in 12th Place ($63,784)

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Nuno Capucho
Nuno Capucho

Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho opened to 5 million in the cutoff with exactly 227,922 behind and then called all-in when Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin min-raised out of the big blind with the far superior stack.

Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Capucho remained ahead on the {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop and had the nut flush draw on top. Nothing changed on the {2-Spades} turn but Buldygin nailed the straight thanks to the {9-Diamonds} on the river. Capucho comes up just shy of the final table and exits in 12th place for $63,784.

Nuno Capucho Eliminated in 12th Place
Nuno Capucho Eliminated in 12th Place
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru 54,476,202 5,727,992
tikidiii fi 46,708,396 -125,000
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit 12,936,695 1,250,500
PANIC.PLAYER gr 8,839,888 -375,000
Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano br 8,257,500 -1,125,500
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt Eliminado

"WhatIfGod" Extends Lead

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Swedish player "WhatIfGod" three-bet to 3 million on the button and was called by Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet in the cutoff. The {q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop was checked by both and Van Fleet check-folded the {4-Hearts} turn to a bet of 4 million.

Over on the other table, Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin further increased his stack while the short stacks got even shorter.

WhatIfGod se 61,810,859 6,765,000
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams ca 49,453,980 -1,570,000
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru 48,748,210 3,695,489
tikidiii fi 46,833,396
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou cy 28,242,982 -625,000
David "MissOracle" Yan NZ 23,777,164 -1,320,000
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet 19,108,422 -3,125,000
vip25459 kz 12,387,912 -125,000
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit 11,686,195 -1,080,000
Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano br 9,383,000 1,080,000
PANIC.PLAYER gr 9,214,888 -1,125,000
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt 5,352,992 -2,570,489

Updated Counts on the Break

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WhatIfGod se 55,045,859 2,875,000
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams ca 51,023,980 937,500
tikidiii fi 46,833,396 2,563,125
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru 45,052,721 7,553,750
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou cy 28,867,982 -3,000,000
David "MissOracle" Yan NZ 25,097,164 -1,000,000
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet 22,233,422 -1,775,000
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit 12,766,195 -1,312,500
vip25459 kz 12,512,912 1,462,500
PANIC.PLAYER gr 10,339,888 -2,662,500
Enio "Bozzano JNR" Bozzano br 8,303,000 -2,563,125
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt 7,923,481 -3,578,750

Break for the Final 12

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The remaining 12 players have been sent into yet another scheduled five-minute break.