2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

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€5,300 EPT Main Event
€5,300 EPT Main Event
Dia 1a Terminado

Antonius in Top Five After Day 1a of Main Event

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

A long Day 1a wrapped up at 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague with about 170 of 371 entries making it through, and a poker legend is among those at the top of the counts.

Finnish high-stakes veteran Patrik Antonius bagged up 209,600, good for an unofficial top-five stack, at the conclusion of 10 levels of play.

Antonius has made a triumphant return to tournament poker this year with nearly $5 million in cashes after several years of minimal tournament results. The EPT in particular has been good to him as he has two cashes in EPT Main Events already, including a sixth-place finish at EPT Monte Carlo for €139,050.

The chip lead, meanwhile, belongs to John Sarailis. The Greek player held a big lead over the final couple of levels and it only got bigger at the end when he was dealt pocket kings and busted an unfortunate opponent who grinded through the long day only to run his ace-king into the cowboys. That late hand pushed Sarailis to 297,400.

John Sarailis
Sarailis had piles late and was dealt kings for even more.

Other notables finished with big stacks included Xixiang Luo (241,900), Niall Farrell (200,300), Parker Talbot (191,900) and Andras Nemeth (159,900).

Nemeth came over midway through the day after busting in second to Matthias Eibinger in the €50,000 Super High Roller. He experienced some huge swings late but finished on a high note when he made a flush with pocket queens in a sizable pot to recoup some losses from when he ran into queens himself with pocket nines.

Players running dry on chips included Niklas Astedt, Jean-Noel Thorel and Charlie Carrel. Provided they've only fired once, they'll still be able to take a crack at this prize pool with Day 1b or Day 2 registration, as the tournament permits two entries total per player.

Day 1b gets rolling at noon local time here at Hilton Prague once again, and a big field is expected after a solid Day 1a turnout. Tune in to PokerNews for all of your live coverage needs.

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End of Day 1a Counts (Completo)

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
John Sarailis gr 297,400 59,400
Xixiang Luo cn 241,900 116,900
Joris Ruijs nl 236,800
Patrik Antonius fi 209,600 32,200
Niall Farrell gb 200,300 135,300
Bruno Volkmann br 197,900 52,900
Wael Sarkis lb 197,100
Parker Talbot ca 191,900 6,900
Petr Glasko RU 177,600
Gary Hasson be 171,000
Andras Nemeth hu 165,200 -4,800
Konstantin Farber de 165,000 -5,000
Florian Duta ro 160,000
Vladimir Rosliakov RU 159,900 159,900
Carlos Branco pt 153,400 3,400
Javier Fernandez Alonso es 144,000
Ramon Miquel Munoz es 144,000
Ori Miller il 140,100
Jia Tang cn 138,000
Vicent Bosca es 132,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru 129,900
Christophe Larquemin fr 125,100
Alexandros Theologis gr 124,800
Norbert Szecsi hu 123,200 -6,800
Guoliang Wei cn 123,000

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Nemeth Coaster Trending Up Now

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Andras Nemeth was in the hijack facing a bet of 20,000 into about 32,000 on {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. He opted to call after some thought and the river brought the {6-Diamonds}. The player in early position checked, and Nemeth checked back.

"Straight," the first player said.

Nemeth tabled {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} for a flush.

Andras Nemeth hu 170,000 129,000

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Five More

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Five more hands will be played at each table.

Beresford Doubles Through Nemeth

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Conor Beresford opened for 2,500 in middle position and Andras Nemeth raised to 7,000 on the button. Beresford came back with 19,000 and Nemeth shoved all in for a covering stack of 70,200 effective. Beresford wasted no time before calling with {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}. He was dominating {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and the {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Spades} board did nothing for Nemeth.

Conor Beresford gb 143,400 23,400
Andras Nemeth hu 41,000 -16,000

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Thomas Ousts a Shorty

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

After an under the gun open and a shove from the next player for 8,700, Julian Thomas clicked back to 14,700. Everyone folded back to the opener, who mucked to signal a showdown.

Julian Thomas: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The {6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Hearts} board saw Thomas make a set of aces to bust his opponent.

Julian Thomas de 75,000 22,000

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Sarailis Leading

mnuwwarah • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
John Sarailis gr 238,000
Parker Talbot ca 185,000 15,000
Carlos Branco pt 150,000 -15,000
Bruno Volkmann br 145,000 25,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 130,000 47,000
Pascal Hartmann de 100,000 78,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 88,000 67,000
Alexandre Reard fr 84,000 42,000
Pavel Plesuv md 61,000 21,000
Alexander Ivarsson se 53,000 -37,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk 49,000 13,000
Michael Addamo au 42,000
Pete Chen tw 14,600 -5,900