This deep run is a dream come true for 26-year-old amateur player Krisztian Gyorgyi who qualified to his first EPT Main Event for only $5. He is guaranteed to take home a six-figure prize after navigating to the final table. Gyorgyi hails from Hungary but moved to Stuttgart, Germany where he works in the metal industry.
Gyorgyi likes to play online tournaments, mainly the knockout format. He is also often seen in sit- and-goes, playing mostly small stakes. His best online was making the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Storm where he outlasted more than 34,000 opponents to earn just under $5,000.
Gyorgyi will face an incredibly tough competition on the final table but he's fearless. "I think I have an advantage, I know all the players because I always watched the EPT, but nobody knows me."
Hungary is yet to celebrate its first EPT Main Event champion. Denes Kalo had two close attempts but lost heads-up on both occasions and Marton Czuczor added another silver medal two years ago at EPT13 Prague.
Krisztian Gyorgyi in EPT Main Events:
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Krisztian Gyorgyi's Main Event run:
|Ended Day 1 with||80,100||111 / 299|
|Ended Day 2 with||321,000||19 / 120|
|Ended Day 3 with||335,000||24 / 45|
|Ended Day 4 with||1,770,000||5 / 16|
|Ended Day 5 with||1,940,000||7 / 8|