2017 PokerStars Championship Prague

€10,000 High Roller
Dias: 3
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Prague

Resultados Finais
Event Info
Informações do Nível
60,000 / 120,000

€10,000 High Roller

Dia 3 Começado

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Sergio AidoSpain2,147,000
12Kfir IvgiUnited Kingdom700,000
13JC AlvaradoMexico692,000
14David PetersUnited States515,000
15Hossein EnsanGermany1,130,000
16Orpen KisacikogluTurkey619,000
17Preben StokkanNorway778,000
18Christopher KrukCanada186,000
21Tsugunari TomaJapan292,000
22Guillaume Pau DavyFrance741,000
23Ben HeathUnited Kingdom966,000
24Roman EmelyanovRussia446,000
25Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria939,000
26Danny TangHong Kong1,593,000
27Liwei SunItaly778,000
28Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine710,000

Who Will Win the €10,300 PokerStars Championship High Roller in Prague?

Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

At 12:30 p.m. local time, the third and final day of the PokerStars Championship Prague €10,300 High Roller will kick off in the Hilton Prague. It's the last day of the first and only season of the PokerStars Championship, as the popular EPT-brand will be making a comeback in 2018. Along with the Main Event, the High Roller will play down to a winner today.

After two long days of ten hours each, a field of 256 players has been whittled down to the last 16 hopefuls. Each of them is already guaranteed at least triple their investment (€30,500), but the lion's share of the €2,483,200 prize pool is still up for grabs, including the first place price of €498,000.

Sergio Aido is coming in as the perennial favorite to win it all. The Spaniard had a big Day 2 at the tables and brings 2,147,000 to Day 3, enough for a towering lead over his nearest adversary Danny Tang (1,593,000). The highly experienced 29-year old Spanish poker pro dragged a massive pot from Christopher Kruk late on Day 2 to claim his spot at the top of the standings. Aido needs to finish 7th or better in this event to surpass the $6 million dollars in lifetime winnings. More than $3 million of that came in 2017 alone and a win here would cap off Aido's monster year in style.

As expected, the remaining field is stacked with big names from Europe and several from across the pond. EPT12 Prague Main Event winner Hossein Ensan (1,130,000), Ben Heath (966,000) and Viliyan Petleshkov (939,000) round out the top 5. Preben Stokkan (778,000) and JC Alvarado (692,000) both finished runner-up in earlier High Rollers this week and get another shot at a trophy. The bottom of the pack is rounded out by David Peters (515,000), Day 1 chipleader Roman Emelyanov (446,000), Tsugunari Toma (292,000) and the aforementioned Kruk, who survived the big clash but starts with the shallowest stack (186,000).

The action resumes at 12.30 p.m. local time with just under seven minutes remaining in level 20, with blinds at 8,000/16,000 with a running ante of 2,000. All levels last 60 minutes each. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand from start to finish to provide all the updates from the floor as we crown the last-ever PokerStars Championship High Roller winner.

EPT Prague €10,300 High Roller winners

EPTEntriesPrize PoolChampionCountyPrize (EUR)
201026€254,800Nichlas MattsonSweden€127,000
201150€490,000John AndressUSA€176,400
2012113€1,107,400Marvin RettenmaierGermany€365,300
2013176€1,724,800Ivan SoshnikovRussia€382,050
2014309€3,028,200Andrey ZaichenkoRussia€487,190
2015315€3,055,500Kenneth SmaronUSA€595,500
2016407€3,947,900William KassoufUnited Kingdom€532,500
2017 (PSC)256€2,483,200--€498,000

Christopher Kruk Eliminated in 16th Place (€30,500)

Christopher Kruk
Christopher Kruk

Christopher Kruk raised to 100,000 from the hijack and the action reached David Peters in the big blind. Peters moved all in and Kruk checked the other table, waiting for his shot clock to run down to two seconds before calling it off since there was a small pay jump between finishing 16th and 15th.

Christopher Kruk: {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
David Peters: {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

The flop of {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{3-Spades} improved Kruk, but he fell behind on the {J-Spades} turn. Another spade would result in a split pot, yet the {6-Clubs} river sent the Canadian to the rail in 16th place for €30,500.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
David Peters us
David Peters
730,000 215,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk

Tags: Christopher KrukDavid Peters

Nível: 21

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 3,000

Aido and Ensan Meet Again

Nível 21 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Sergio Aido raised to 40,000 and Kfir Ivgi called in the hijack. David Peters three-bet to 180,000 on the button and claimed the pot.

One hand later, Aido made it 40,000 to go and Hossein Ensan called from the button. On the {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop, Aido checked and called a bet of 30,000 by Ensan before the duo checked the {10-Diamonds} turn. Aido bet the {4-Diamonds} on the river for 125,000 and Ensan quickly tossed in a chip for the call.

Aido rolled over {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and that won the pot, Ensan mucked a ten.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
2,420,000 175,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
890,000 -160,000
WSOP 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
830,000 100,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Hossein EnsanKfir IvgiSergio AidoDavid Peters

Toma Spikes a Lucky Double

Nível 21 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Igor Yaroshevskyy limped in from the button and Tsugunari Toma moved all in from the small blind. Guillaume Pau Davy shoved over the top from the big blind and Yaroshevskyy quickly folded.

Tsugunari Toma: {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Guillaume Pau Davy: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop took away one out from Toma and he was asking for an ace. That indeed appeared on the {A-Spades} turn and Toma turned around, not wanting to see the last card. It was the blank {6-Spades} river and Toma doubled for 394,000, cutting the stack of Davy in half.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
830,000 538,000
Guillaume Pau Davy fr
Guillaume Pau Davy
390,000 -351,000

Tags: Guillaume DavyIgor YaroshevskyyTsugunari Toma