EPT Online Day 8: Fintan "easywithaces" Hand Leads Main Event After Day 1

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand Leads EPT Online Main Event After Day 1

The 2020 European Poker Tour (EPT) Online festival at PokerStars has entered the home stretch and last night, the highly anticipated EPT Online $5,200 Main Event with a massive $5 million guaranteed prize pool saw cards go in the virtual air. Late registration in the Main will be open up until the start of Day 2 tonight.

The event has already drawn 1.182 entries to bump the total prize pool up to nearly $6M. 351 of them made their way to Day 2 with PokerStars ambassador Fintan "easywithaces" Hand rocking the overnight chip lead. #EPT4Charity winner Jay "Blackoid" Kennedy, who received a free Main Event buy-in as part of the promotion, also made it through.

Coincidentally, it was Hand who announced Kennedy's win on Twitter and the ambassador has also pledged some of his Main Event winnings to Kennedy's charity of choice CLIC Sargent.

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Meanwhile, the incredible year of Brazil continued with a big victory for Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha in EPT Online 18: $1.050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO] where he amassed a massive $138.358 in the span of just five hours. EPT Online 14: $215 NLHE [EPT Online Cup] saw superstar Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche add $82.093 and an EPT trophy to his endless list of accolades.

Check out below for all that transpired on Day 8 of the EPT Online.

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand Leads 351 Survivors After Day 1 of the 2020 EPT Online $5,200 Main Event

Fintan Hand
Fintan Hand

Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event has wrapped up after 15 levels of 30 minutes each and a field of 1,182 entries so far has been cut down to 351 survivors. The guarantee has already been surpassed and a prize pool of $5,910,000 is currently up for grabs while the late registration remains open until five minutes prior to the start of Day 2.

Out of the 870 unique entries, it was PokerStars ambassador Fintan "easywithaces" Hand that topped the leaderboard with a stack of 2,899,772. Another PokerStars ambassador made the top 10 overnight as Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas ran his second bullet all the way up to 2,175,079, good enough for 9th place. Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (941,880), Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow (596,860), Felix "xflixx" Schneiders (235,224), and Ben "Spraggy" Spragg (186,500) also advanced.

Estonia's "DingeBrinker" finished the day second in chips with 2,835,654 followed by "P0KERPR02.0" (2,784,244) and Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel (2,498,678. Further big stacks belong to the likes of Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle (2,362,038), Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht (2,165,596), Andras "probirs" Nemeth (2,102,861), Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes (2,033,732), and Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson (1,954,789).

EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Day 1 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds Day 2
1Fintan "easywithaces" HandIreland2,899,772242
4Jakob "Succeeed" MiegelGermany2,498,678208
5Fernando "fapk2212" KaramBrazil2,402,866200
6Benjamin "bencb789" RolleGermany2,362,038197
7Will "hellzito" ArrudaBrazil2,360,143197
9Ramon "RamonColillas" ColillasSpain2,175,079181
10Claas "ssicK_OnE" SegebrechtGermany2,165,596180

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Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche Wins EPT Online 14: $215 NLHE [EPT Online Cup] ($82,093)

Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

It would take Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche just over six hours to take down the EPT Online 14: $215 NLHE [EPT Online Cup] for $82,093 and another EPT Spade trophy. The tournament attracted 2,041 unique players who reentered 792 times to get to a total of 2,833 entries. All those entries created a prize pool of $566,600.

Nitsche has almost $19 million in live tournament cashes and you can add another $6 million on top of that in online results to get him to a total of $25,000,000 in results in the tournament scene. Other familiar players to take a seat at the final table included Tomasz "Sphinx87" Cybulski and Luis "luis_faria" Faria.

EPT Online 14: $215 NLHE [EPT Online Cup] Final Table Results

1Dominik "Bounatirou" NitscheGermany$82,093
5"Dolleman12"The Netherlands$21,196
6Tomasz "Sphinx87" CybulskiPoland$15,109
7"PTStar86"The Netherlands$10,770
9Luis "luis_faria" FariaPortugal$5,473

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Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha Wins EPT Online 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO] ($138,358)

Pedro Padilha
Pedro Padilha

It was an action-packed day in EPT Online 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], and after about five hours of play, Brazil's Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha has won the lion's share of the $818,000 prize pool. Padilha made his way through 818 entries to take down more than $78K in bounties in addition to the nearly $60K in prize money.

Padilha is no stranger to the big prizes. Today's win adds to more than $5M in winnings on PokerStars alone, with more than $7M in lifetime earnings online. He's also a member of the million-dollar club live, with wins totaling $1,052,301 on the live felt. Between live and online results, the $138,358 win today marks his fourth-biggest lifetime cash.

EPT Online 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO] Final Table Results

1Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil$78,781$59,577
2Ilya "thienlao21" KorobkinUkraine$14,734$59,576
4Ognyan "cocojamb0" DimovBulgaria$5,922$27,125
8BenArfaa10United Kingdom$8,180$7,852
9Pedro "gusmaa" GusmaBrazil$4,398$6,150

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Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink

The first day of EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO [6-Max] has now come to an end on the 19th level of play and it is Rob "batoelrob" Hollink who will be leading the final 38 into Day 2.

Hollink started to climb early in the day and never really showed any signs of slowing down as he constantly was on an upward trend until the last hand. He found his make or break hand in a three-way pot that saw his flopped flush up against the set of aces that Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna held. The board ran out clean, catapulting Hollink over 1.7 million which is just shy of where he ended the day, bagging 1,758,500.

Closest behind Hollink on the totem pole is Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas who bagged 1,567,406 by nights ends after a rollercoaster Day 1. The list rounding out the top five inlcudes PokerStars Team Online Pro Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (1,365,805), "ZhipOHoy" (1,250,000), and Marcin "cladarth" Pszenniak (1,180,161). The eventual winner will be taking home a $109,181 payday for their efforts as well as an EPT Online title for their resume.

EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO [6-Max] Day 1 Chip Counts

1Rob "batoelrob" HollinkNetherlands1,758,500
2Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary1,567,406
3Lex "L. Veldhuis" VeldhuisNetherlands1,365,805
5Marcin "cladarth" PszenniakPoland1,180,161
7Jens "Jeans89" KyllönenFinland1,028,341
10Dermot "flounder18" BlainIreland971,146

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Events Scheduled on November 16

The penultimate event of the inaugural EPT Online will kick off tonight as cards will get in the air for EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout] kicks off. The Mini EPT Online will see the start of two new events.

In addition, the Main Event will have late registration open up until the start of Day 2, for those that want to take a last-minute crack at the nearly $6M prize pool.

Nov. 167:05 p.m.EPT Online 198-Max NLHE PKO$530
Nov. 167:05 p.m.Mini EPT Online 176-Max PLO$22
Nov. 168:05 p.m.Mini EPT Online 188-Max NLHE PKO$11

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EPT Online Winners

DateEventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerFirst Prize
Nov. 9EPT Online 02: $10,300 PLO High Roller70$700,000Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau$188,937
Nov. 8EPT Online 03: $5,200 High Roller131$655,000David "MonkeyBausss" Laka$143,567
Nov. 9EPT Online 04: $530 NLHE1,139$569,500Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova$74,951
Nov. 9EPT Online 05: $1,050 Win the Button238$200,000Claas "SsicK_OnE" Segebrecht$45,765
Nov. 11EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]109$1,090,000Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski$222,453
Nov. 10EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE PKO334$668,000Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic$113,490
Nov. 12EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]244$500,000Bert "girafganger7" Stevens$87,984
Nov. 12EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]51$255,000"RaulGonzalez"$100,050
Nov. 13EPT Online 10: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller]81$2,000,000Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen$539,819
Nov. 13EPT Online 11: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stacks]637$637,000Daan “DaanOss” Mulders$111,184
Nov. 14EPT Online 12: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]733$733,000Fabian "!$eveeeeeeen!" Gumz$107,343
Nov. 13EPT Online 13: $10,300 6+ Hold’em [6-Max High Roller]41$410,000Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood$177,599
Nov. 15EPT Online 14: $215 NLHE [EPT Online Cup]2,833$566,600Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche$82,093
Nov. 14EPT Online 15: $10,300 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller]69$500,000Bert "girafganger7" Stevens$186,238
Nov. 15EPT Online 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]818$818,000Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha$138,358

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  • The PokerStars ambassador is in the lead after the first day of the $5M Gtd event.

  • Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche and Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha both won EPT titles on Sunday.

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