€25,000 NL Hold'em I
Dias:
1

Event Info

Buy-in €25,000
Premiação €528,220
Players 22

Informações do Nível

Nível 21
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 50,000

Informações do Jogador - Dia 1

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 22
€25,000 NL Hold'em I
Dia 1 Terminado

Ben Heath Wins 2022 PokerStars EPT Prague Event #10: €25,000 High Roller (€227,130)

[user38873] • Nível 21: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Ben Heath Event 10 and 13 25k NLH
Ben Heath Event 10 and 13 25k NLH

The second high-stakes contest of the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague stop at the Hilton Hotel in Prague has determined a champion. Out of a 22-entry strong field in Event #10: €25,000 NLHE High Roller, the UK's Ben Heath earned the biggest slice of the €528,220 prize pool after defeating Alex Kulev in heads-up.

It was a small but elite field consisting of 15 unique players and seven re-entries and many of those who entered are expected to return the following day for the second edition of this one-day tournament. Only the top four spots were paid with Daniel Dvoress and Pablo Brito Silva also earning a profit on their investment.

Bubble boy was fellow Brazilian poker pro Rodrigo Seiji, who had won Event #3 €10,200 Mystery Bounty just one day prior but had to leave empty-handed without anything to show for this time.

Final Result Event #10: €25,000 NLHE High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Ben HeathUnited Kingdom€227,130
2Alex KulevBulgaria€142,620
3Daniel DvoressCanada€95,080
4Pablo Brito SilvaBrazil€63,390

The early stages of the day were dominated by rapid changes atop the leaderboard with Sam Greenwood, Adrian Mateos, Orpen Kisacikoglu, and Steve O'Dwyer taking their turns in the spotlight. Fedor Holz also made his first appearance during the festival but quickly vanished on his first entry.

Jean-Noel Thorel bowed out two times but returned once more to quickly double-up against Kulev with the superior straight. However, his fortune didn't continue and he fell in tenth place to set up the unofficial final table. Mateos and Holz ran out of chips in quick succession thereafter with the latter running with tens into the queens of Kulev.

Dvoress then scored a double knockout by dispatching Greenwood and O'Dwyer to bring the field down to the money bubble. It seemed just a matter of time to reach the money stages but a very tense period of two hours followed.

Heath doubled into the lead when then biggest stack Kulev applied maximum pressure with pocket treys only to run into pocket kings. Seiji showcased his survival skills with a very short stack but ultimately couldn't beat the pocket jacks of Dvoress to become the bubble boy.

Rodrigo Seiji
Rodrigo Seiji was the bubble boy this time

Brito Silva was flipped out by Heath, who held more than half of the chips in play and Kulev doubled through Dvoress in a battle of the two short stacks. There was no miracle comeback from a single chip for Dvoress and Heath entered heads-up with a lead of nearly three-to-one.

Kulev, who was the most active player for most of the day, didn't give up quietly and even pulled back into the lead. However, a bluff catcher with ace-high sent most of the chips in play to Heath, who closed out the victory soon after.

The second €25,000 High Roller is only a few hours away, scheduled to kick off at 12.30 p.m. local time on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Stay tuned back then for more live poker action from Prague as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor to cover multiple tournaments simultaneously.

Alex Kulev
Runner-Up Alex Kulev

Tags: Adrian MateosAlex KulevBen HeathDaniel DvoressFedor HolzJean-Noel ThorelOrpen KisacikogluPablo Brito SilvaRodrigo SeijiSam GreenwoodSteve O'Dwyer

Alex Kulev Eliminated in 2nd Place (€142,620)

[user38873] • Nível 21: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Alex Kulev
Alex Kulev

Ben Heath limped the button and called a raise by Alex Kulev, which led them to the {q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. Kulev jammed and Heath quickly called.

Alex Kulev: {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Ben Heath: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

The huge double draw of Heath had a ton of equity and the {a-Clubs} turn sealed his victory, which made the {9-Spades} river a formality. Kulev had to settle for the runner-up spot and €142,620 but will certainly be back the following day for the next edition of this single-day High Roller Event.

Heath claims the PokerStars Spadie trophy and a top prize of €227,130. A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 2,200,000 600,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg Eliminado

Tags: Alex KulevBen Heath

Kulev Gets a Shove Through

[user38873] • Nível 21: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Alex Kulev lost a few precious chips and then limped the button, Ben Heath opted to once more check back out of the big blind. On the {k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, Heath check-called a min-bet of 50,000 and the {4-Clubs} turn was checked. Heath also checked the {5-Diamonds} river and Kulev then counted his stack before pushing all-in for 350,000.

Heath took around ten seconds and sigh-folded.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 1,600,000 50,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 600,000 -50,000

Tags: Alex KulevBen Heath

Kulev Scores a Double

[user38873] • Nível 21: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Alex Kulev jammed on the button for 250,000 and won the big blind and big blind ante, as Ben Heath shrugged before sigh.-folding.

Heath then raised to 300,000 on the button and Kulev called all-in.

Alex Kulev: {k-Spades}{2-Spades}
Ben Heath: {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}

The superior hand prevailed on the {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} runout and Kulev stuck around once more, as the Bulgarian rail chanted "future, future," referring to his online moniker.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 1,550,000 -400,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 650,000 400,000

Tags: Ben HeathAlex Kulev

Nível:
21
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
50,000

Heath Doubles Into Commanding Lead

[user38873] • Nível 20: Blinds 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Four limped pots in a row brought the level to an end but the very last hand then took an eternity and shifted the momentum of the heads-up duel.

Ben Heath limped the button and Alex Kulev raised to 160,000 for Heath to call. On the {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, Kulev bet just 70,000 for Heath to call and he then checked the {8-Clubs} on the turn. Heath bet 160,000 and Kulev came along, which led them to the {5-Diamonds} on the river.

Heath now moved all-in for 565,000 and Kulev instantly sighed before saying "yeah, I don't think I should fold this one." He asked for an exact count and ultimately made the call for most of his stack.

Heath revealed the {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for kings and sixes, and that was good for the big double as Kulev only had the {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a bluff catcher.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 1,950,000 795,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 250,000 -795,000

Tags: Alex KulevBen Heath

Heath Jams Back Into Narrow Lead

[user38873] • Nível 20: Blinds 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Ben Heath limped and then folded when Alex Kulev raised to 160,000.

Kulev limped next and Heath checked to the {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop, Kulev checked behind. On the {j-Diamonds} turn, Heath checked and subsequently check-raised from 120,000 to 285,000 as Kulev tank-called.

The shove by Heath followed on the {a-Hearts} river and his opponent instantly sighed a "count please". With a shove for 465,000, Kulev was very tempted but ultimately folded. "I really wanna see that one," he said but Heath simply stacked the chips.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 1,155,000 285,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 1,045,000 -285,000

Tags: Ben HeathAlex Kulev

Kulev Builds a Small Lead

[user38873] • Nível 20: Blinds 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

After his double up, Alex Kulev also won the next pot and then kept applying his limping strategy on the button. Ben Heath checked in the big blind and they headed to the {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop. Heath check-called a bet worth 40,000 and checked again the {k-Hearts} turn. Kulev bet 120,000 and that shut down Heath right there.

Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 1,330,000 240,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 870,000 -240,000

Tags: Alex KulevBen Heath

Kulev Doubles With the Ducks

[user38873] • Nível 20: Blinds 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Ben Heath pushed all-in from the button and Alex Kulev called for the 525,000 he had behind.

Alex Kulev: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Ben Heath: {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

The mighty ducks remained in the lead on the {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop and {k-Diamonds} turn. Nothing changed with the {k-Hearts} river either and both stacks were essentially even.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 1,110,000 -565,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 1,090,000 565,000

Tags: Alex KulevBen Heath