2021 PokerStars EPT Prague

€5,300 EPT Main Event
Dias: 6
Event Info

2021 PokerStars EPT Prague

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
250,000 / 500,000
Informações do Jogador - Dia 6
Jogadores Restantes

€5,300 EPT Main Event

Dia 6 Começado

Seat 6: Grzegorz Glowny, 28, Wroclaw, Poland, PokerStars qualifier – 5,040,000

Grzegorz Glowny
Grzegorz Glowny

Grzegorz Glowny is the last online qualifier left in the EPT Prague Main Event field. Having reached the final six, the 28-year-old has already secured a staggering 34,202% ROI (he won his seat for a mere €530 at PokerStars).

Who would have thought Glowny was going to make it through five days in the Main Event, considering his rough start to the tournament. He bagged only 25,400 after Day 1, less than a starting stack, and sat near the bottom of the standings.

However, Glowny hit his stride on Day 2, vaulting into the top 15. Naturally, he has been through a few ups and downs since then. But in the late stages, Glowny has shown excellent composure and precision.

It is a breakthrough deep run for the Pole, who has a few years of experience with MTTs under his belt. Apart from playing poker, Glowny listed a bunch of hobbies: movies, dogs, and sport – in no particular order.

Grzegorz Glowny's Main Event run

Day 225,400419/454
Day 3554,00014/119
Day 4425,00034/42
Day 52,260,0007/16
Day 65,040,0003/6

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Seat 5: Demetrio Caminita, 27, Sicily, Italy – 4,720,000

Demetrio Caminita
Demetrio Caminita

Demetrio Caminita may be the only player who needed to cross the sea to arrive at EPT Prague. The 27-year-old Sicilian player won't regret making the trip as Caminita's Main Event progress has been near perfect.

He bagged an above-average stack after each of the first three days before parking in the middle of the pack with 16 players left. Short-stacked on the final table at one point, Caminita made a few moves to catapult his way back to calm waters and bring nearly 40 big blinds into the last day.

While this is arguably the biggest stage he's ever played at, Caminita seems to be ready to roll. He picked up poker nearly a decade ago and made a professional career out of it. "I play the high stakes," he said, claiming he's used to competing in the €5,000 and €10,000 buy-in fields.

It's primarily online tournaments where Caminita found his bread and butter. And while poker occupies most of his time, there are other things he enjoys, too. "I like cars, and I like [going to a] gym," he said.

Demetrio Caminita's Main Event run

Day 2165,70028/454
Day 3573,00012/119
Day 41,850,0004/42
Day 52,125,0009/16
Day 64,720,0004/6

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Seat 4: Symeon Alexandridis, 37, Athens, Greece – 4,655,000

Symeon Alexandridis
Symeon Alexandridis

Calling himself a poker semi-pro, Symeon Alexandridis is guaranteed a breakthrough result thanks to the deep run here at EPT Prague. The 37-year-old from Athens had been cashing mostly smaller events, with his previous career-best score worth €19,806.

That payout came two months ago at WSOP Circuit at the King’s Rozvadov, where he finished second in a 5-Card PLO event. Alexandridis revealed that he’s a versatile player who enjoys most mixed games, especially all forms of omaha. He is mainly a live player and prefers tournament fields, but he is no stranger to omaha cash game tables.

While online sessions are featured in Alexandridis’ poker routine only rarely, he does like to spend time sitting at a computer. “I’m a gamer. You can write that,” he said, mentioning the Age of Empires among his hobbies.

Symeon Alexandridis' Main Event run

Day 280,400181/454
Day 3176,00078/119
Day 4900,00018/42
Day 54,065,0002/16
Day 64,655,0005/6

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Seat 3: Armin Rezaei, 25, Leibnitz, Austria – 3,765,000

Armin Rezaei
Armin Rezaei

Armin Rezaei is the youngest player on the final table. The 25-year-old has followed in the footsteps of his older brother Daniel and turned poker pro. In Austria’s all-time money list, Armin trails #8-ranked Daniel by nearly a million. But that might soon change.

A victory in the EPT Prague Main Event would push Armin ahead of his brother. While there’s still a long way to the pinnacle, Rezaei has already clinched his second live tournament six-figure prize. The first came in 2018 when he finished second in the Concord Million event in Vienna (€144,740).

Rezaei is now guaranteed to top that prize and pick up the biggest pay check of his career. He will add a significant chunk to his $337,893 winnings reported by the Hendon Mob and break the $500,000-mark at minimum. This marks the second time Rezaei has survived the EPT Main Event bubble; his first in-the-money experience was at EPT Barcelona 2019, where he finished in 43rd place.

Armin Rezaei's Main Event run

Day 2132,80058/454
Day 3147,00090/119
Day 41,155,00012/42
Day 5735,00014/16
Day 63,765,0006/6

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Seat 2: Andrea Cortellazzi, 28, Regoledo, Italy – 7,930,000

Andrea Cortellazzi
Andrea Cortellazzi

Andrea Cortellazzi is a European Poker Tour regular who had previously had one close call at reaching the final table. Back in 2016, he finished 12th in the then-record-breaking 1,785-player field. The deep run propelled the Italian to scooping an €81,700 reward.

Cortellazzi’s 14-year poker resume includes a few other EPT Main Event cashes – two more from Barcelona (from 2014 and 2019) and one apiece from Malta and Prague (both from 2015).

He also thrived at the PokerStars-sponsored Italian Poker Tour, with a fifth place in the IPT Nova Gorica 2014 Main Event standing out among his cashes (€17,500).

Cortellazzi lives in Lombardian town Regoledo near the Italian-Swiss border, so it is no wonder he used to play tournaments in the renowned poker room in Campione. The Italian exclave within Switzerland saw Cortellazzi notch one of his best results; he turned €550 into a hefty €48,200 payday for a third place in a WSOP Circuit event in 2017.

While Cortellazzi’s main focus will be on the final table, he noted he’ll be sweating another big thing on Wednesday. As a Juventus fan, he said he’s hoping to watch his team see off Villarreal in the second leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.

Andrea Cortellazzi's Main event run

Day 266,300234/454
Day 3655,0007/119
Day 41,065,00013/42
Day 52,775,0003/16
Day 67,930,0002/6

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Seat 1: Gab Yong Kim, 41, Seoul, South Korea – 9,565,000

Gab Yong Kim
Gab Yong Kim

Prague has treated Gab Yong Kim exceptionally well. The 41-year-old from Seoul is the oldest player on the EPT Main Event final table, a feat that he’d already come close to achieving in 2019. Back then, Kim fell in 9th place and settled for €74,770, but that wouldn’t be his swan song at the festival.

Before EPT Prague 2019 closed shop, Kim would register to the €2,200 deep stack event and take it down for €92,560. That had stood as Kim’s career-best score until the next poker trip to Prague. The Czech capital has now played host to Kim’s top three performances at a live poker table.

But it’s not only the live felt where the South Korean grinder excels. Kim’s online resume also features a plethora of impressive cashes, including a six-figure result at PokerStars.

Kim is a poker veteran with more than 15 years of experience, and now he’s become the first player from South Korea to reach the EPT Main Event final table. Already sitting inside his nation’s all-time top 10 on the money list, Kim can move as high as into second place should he go all the way.

His girlfriend Vivian Im is a renowned poker player herself, ranking 15th among South Koreans. With more than $1m combined earnings and another massive payout already locked up, the “poker power couple” term might soon apply to the two not only in Korea but beyond.

Gab Yong Kim's Main Event Run

Day 2111,100103/454
Day 3467,00021/119
Day 42,300,0001/42
Day 51,295,00012/16
Day 69,565,0001/6

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The Final Table of the €5,300 Main Event Starts Soon at PokerStars EPT Prague

EPT Prague
EPT Prague

Welcome to the Day 6 finale of the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars EPT Prague. Only six players remain to battle for the top prize of €1,033,520 and the coveted European Poker Tour trophy. Cards go in the air at 12 p.m. Prague time from King's Casino at the Hilton Hotel in Prague. All of today's action will be broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. on PokerStars TV on a 30-minute security delay.

Gab Yong Kim is the chip leader after a late run on Day 5 to move from the bottom of the leaderboard to the top. The South Korean poker player will look to win his first EPT Main Event title after finishing ninth at the 2019 Prague event - a year in which he also won the €2,200 Deep Stack.

Kim's closest competitor is Italy’s Andrea Cortellazzi, who finished with nearly 8 million chips after a penultimate day that saw multiple changes at the top of the leaderboard. They’re joined at the final table by Armin Rezaei, Symeon Alexandridis, Demetrio Caminita, and Grzegorz Glowny.

PokerStars EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Gab Yong KimSouth Korea9,565,00080
2Andrea CortellazziItaly7,930,00066
3Armin RezaeiAustria3,765,00031
4Symeon AlexandridisGreece4,655,00039
5Demetrio CaminitaItaly4,720,00039
6Grzegorz GlownyPoland5,040,00042

Returning players are guaranteed at least €181,800 from a total prize pool of €5,771,500 that was generated by 1,190 entrants over two opening flights.

Remaining Final Table Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1  €1,033,520
2  €608,890
3  €428,250
4  €320,900
5  €245,870
6  €181,800
7Teun MulderNetherlands€138,570
8Valentino KonakchievBulgaria€98,750

Cards go in the air at 12 p.m. local time and action will continue in Level 30 with 35:57 remaining on the tournament clock. Blinds are 60,000/120,000 with an ante of 120,000, and levels will continue in 90-minute intervals until a winner is declared. PokerNews will report the action live on a 30-minute delay.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all day long for live updates from the floor of the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars EPT Prague.

Tags: Andrea CortellazziArmin RezaeiDemetrio CaminitaGab Yong KimGrzegorz GlownySymeon AlexandridisTeun MulderValentino Konakchiev

Nível: 30

Blinds: 60,000/120,000

Ante: 120,000

Small Pots Early On

Nível 30 : 60,000/120,000, 120,000 ante

Grzegorz Glowny limped the small blind with the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} and Gab Yong Kim checked in the big blind with the {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. The {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop was knuckled by both and the {6-Hearts} followed on the turn. Again both players checked and Glowny then bet the {9-Diamonds} river, Kim sent his cards into the muck.

Armin Rezaei then raised to 250,000 with {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} from under the gun but found no callers to claim the blinds and big blind ante.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
9,680,000 115,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Grzegorz Glowny pl
Grzegorz Glowny
5,040,000 360,000
EPT 1X Winner
Armin Rezaei at
Armin Rezaei
4,070,000 -425,000

Tags: Armin RezaeiGab Yong KimGrzegorz Glowny