€10,300 EPT High Roller
Dias:
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Event Info

Buy-in €10,300
Premiação €5,141,000
Players 530

Informações do Nível

Nível 33
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 250,000

Informações do Jogador - Dia 3

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 16

Highlights

Highlights

€10,300 EPT High Roller
Dia 3 Terminado

Portugal's Rui Ferreira Takes Down €10,300 EPT High Roller for €767,750

• Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira

The €10,300 EPT High Roller at the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour wrapped up after nearly ten hours of play on Day 3 and saw Portugal's Rui Ferreira winning the trophy and €767,750 for the biggest live score of his career.

Ferreira, who is primarily an online crusher with five SCOOP titles and over $23 million in online tournament earnings, earned the trophy and six-figure score after a three-way deal with Germany's Stefan Schillhabel and Hungary's Laszlo Molnar. The three agreed to flatten the final three payouts and then play for a remaining €75,000 and the trophy.

€10,300 EPT High Roller Final Table Results

 PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN EURO)
 1Rui FerreiraPortugal€767,750*
 2Stefan SchillhabelGermany€698,570*
 3Laszlo MolnarHungary€528,310*
 4Ehsan AmiriAustralia€330,670
 5Daewoong SongSouth Korea€254,380
 6Johannes StraverNetherlands€195,670
 7Kyriakos PapadopoulosGreece€150,530
 8Damian SalasArgentina€115,780
 9Lander LijoSpain€96,500

*Denotes three-handed ICM deal

Winner's Reaction

When asked how he felt after the victory, Ferreira dryly replied "absolutely normal" before coming clean that he was "excited."

“I played one hand at a time and it came my way," Ferreira told PokerNews. "I just played one hand at a time.”

Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira

Ferreira had $1.2 million in Hendon Mob-reported live earnings before the event but had never logged a first-place finish. The victory gives him his first live tournament win, despite having close calls in EPT events before, including runner-up finishes at EPT Deauville in 2014 and EPT Prague the following year.

“When it was happening, it happened," he said succinctly about the live victory.

Day 2 Action

Day 2 began with 16 runners on the hunt for the trophy after the event drew a larger-than-anticipated field of 530 runners to generate the prize pool of €5,141,000. Some of the players who made it deep but failed to make the final table include PokerStars ambassador Ramon Colillas (13th - €67,090), France's Antoine Labat (12th - €67,090) and Hungary's Eric Rabl, who was eliminated in 14th place when his nine-high river bluff was picked off by the trips of fourth-place finisher Ehsan Amiri.

Ramon Colillas
Ramon Colillas

Day 3 was all the Ehsan Amiri Show as the Aussie stacked opponent after opponent to stay atop the chip counts after ending Day 2 as the chip leader.

The show continued during the early stages of the final table, including when he eliminated eighth-place finisher Damian Salas, who was looking to add a live EPT win to his poker resume that includes EPT Online and SCOOP championships in addition to taking down the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

But the show's ratings slipped as Amiri doubled up multiple opponents and lost the chip lead. In a crucial hand, Amiri doubled up Ferreira in a two pair versus two pair cooler that went in the eventual champion's favor. Eventually, Amiri became one of the short stacks he had been bullying throughout the tournament.

Ehsan Amiri
Ehsan Amiri

After the fifth-place elimination of Daewoong Song, who took a brutal beat earlier when his king-jack lost to the runner-runner flush of Schillhabel's king-jack, it was Amiri who fell. The Australian got it in with king-queen and couldn't improve against the ace-jack of Schillhabel. And with that, the entertaining Ehsan Amiri Show was taken off the air.

The three remaining players reached the ICM deal after returning from a break and then played out the rest of the tournament. Molnar was the first to go when the Hungarian's king-jack couldn't improve against the ace-queen of Schillhabel.

In the final hand, Schillhabel, who with $9.5 million in live earnings heading into the event is no stranger to success on the felt, completed in the small blind before calling off with pocket sixes to be ahead of the queen-deuce of Ferreira. Schillhabel stayed ahead on the flop and turn, which gave his opponent a flush draw, but a queen on the river locked up the victory for Ferreira.

Stefan Schillhabel
Stefan Schillhabel

After the win, the Portuguese crusher gave a shoutout to the poker coaching and staking company that he works with, Polarize Poker, and celebrated with a rail that included a handful of friends and his brother.

That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of the €10,300 EPT High Roller at the tail end of an exciting return of EPT Barcelona at the beachside Casino Barcelona. Be sure to check out the team's coverage of other events that took place throughout the series.

Tags: Antoine LabatDaewoong SongDamian SalasEhsan AmiriEric RablLander LijoLaszlo MolnarRamon ColillasRui FerreiraStefan Schillhabel

Stefan Schillhabel Eliminated in 2nd Place (€698,570)

• Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Stefan Schillhabel
Stefan Schillhabel

Stefan Schillhabel completed in the small blind and Rui Ferreira moved all in from the big blind. Schillhabel quickly called with his stack of around 4,700,000.

Stefan Schillhabel: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Rui Ferreira: {q-Spades}{2-Spades}

Schillhabel was looking good for a double when the flop came {5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{j-Spades} to keep his sixes ahead, though it became a sweat when Ferreira picked up a flush draw on the {5-Spades} turn. The {q-Diamonds} then peeled off on the river for Ferreira to hit his queen and to bring gasps from Schillhabel's rail as the German was eliminated in second place for €698,570.

Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 26,500,000 4,700,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de Eliminado

Tags: Rui FerreiraStefan Schillhabel

Ferreira Pulling Away Heads-Up

MikePatrick • Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira

In a limped pot to a flop of {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, Rui Ferreira check-called a bet of 300,000 from Stefan Schillhabel.

On the {5-Hearts} turn Ferreira now let out for 500,000 and was called by Molnar.

The river brought the {2-Spades} and Ferreira now bet 1,500,000.

Molnar used a time bank before making the call to see Ferreira's {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a runner-runner six-high straight to take a huge lead in the heads-up match.

Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 21,800,000 3,800,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 4,700,000 -2,800,000

Tags: Rui FerreiraStefan Schillhabel

Laszlo Molnar Eliminated in 3rd Place (€528,310)

• Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Laszlo Molnar
Laszlo Molnar

Stefan Schillhabel opened to 600,000 on the button and Laszlo Molnar three-bet jammed out of the small blind. Schillhabel called with the bigger stack.

Laszlo Molnar: {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Stefan Schillhabel: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop landed {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} to pair Schillhabel's ace but give Molnar hope with a gutshot to Broadway. The Hungarian's rail was going crazy but it was in vain as the board bricked out {2-Clubs}{8-Spades} to mark Molnar's elimination for €528,310 after reaching a three-handed deal.

Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 18,000,000 800,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 7,500,000 1,300,000
Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
hu Eliminado

Tags: Laszlo MolnarStefan Schillhabel

Ferreira Pulling Away

MikePatrick • Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira

Rui Ferreira raised to 600,000 on the button and was called by Laszlo Molnar in the big blind.

On the {4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, Molnar check-called a bet of 500,000 from Ferreira.

The turn brought the {k-Diamonds} and after Molnar checked again, Ferreira sized up to 1,200,000. Molnar again made the call, leaving himself 5,000,000 behind.

On the {3-Spades} river, both players checked. Molnar first showed {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a pair of fives, but Ferreira turned over {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} for the winner.

A couple of hands later, Ferreira took more from Molnar as he called Molnar's small blind raise to 900,000 in the big blind, then called a 400,000 chip bet on a {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop.

The players checked the {2-Clubs} turn, then on the {10-Spades} river, Molnar led for 600,000, but was raised to 1,200,000 by Ferreira.

Molnar folded to send more chips across the table as he is now on the short stack three-handed.

Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 17,200,000 9,700,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 6,200,000 -800,000
Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
hu 3,100,000 -7,900,000

Tags: Laszlo MolnarRui Ferreira

Molnar Takes Some from Ferreira

• Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Rui Ferreira opened to 500,000 on the button and Laszlo Molnar defended out of the big blind.

Molnar checked on the flop of {10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Ferreira bet 400,000. Molnar called. Molnar checked again on the {a-Spades} turn and Ferreira checked back.

Molnar checked once more on the {4-Diamonds} river and Ferreira also checked. Molnar showed {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens, which was good to win the pot.

Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
hu 11,000,000 5,600,000
Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 7,500,000 -4,500,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 7,000,000 -2,100,000

Tags: Laszlo MolnarRui Ferreira

Molnar First to Risk it All

MikePatrick • Nível 33: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Laszlo Molnar
Laszlo Molnar

Rui Ferreira has retaken the chip lead in this three-handed battle for the trophy, but his lead is a bit slimmer following a recent hand.

After Laszlo Molnar limped his small blind, Ferreira raised to 750,000 in the big blind. Molnar called.

The flop came {6-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and both players checked to the {4-Hearts} turn. Molnar now led out for 650,000 and Ferreira called.

The river was the {8-Hearts} and Molnar moved all in for his last 2,275,000.

Ferreira gave his decision some thought but ultimately folded to send the chips to Molnar.

Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 12,000,000 1,000,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 9,100,000 -2,225,000
Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
hu 5,400,000 1,225,000

Tags: Laszlo MolnarRui Ferreira

Nível:
33
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
250,000

A Deal Has Been Reached

MikePatrick • Nível 32: Blinds 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante

The players returned from break and began discussing an ICM deal to flatten the payouts.

A deal has been reached, which will leave €75,000 and the trophy to play for.

The guaranteed payouts for the final three players are as follows:

Stefan Schillhabel: €698,570
Rui Ferreira: €692,750
Laszlo Molnar: €528,310

The players have gone on another quick break while paperwork is made official and they will return to play for that €75,000 and the trophy.

Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 11,325,000 125,000
Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 11,000,000
Laszlo Molnar hu
Laszlo Molnar
hu 4,175,000

Tags: Laszlo MolnarRui FerreiraStefan Schillhabel