EPT Online Day 9: Main Event Down to 72 with Over $1m for First!

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The European Poker Tour Online on PokerStars is rapidly drawing to a close, with only a handful of events yet to crown a winner.

The one attracting the most eyeballs is the $5,200 EPT Online Main Event, as even though it won't crown a champion until Wednesday evening, the attention of the poker world is drawn to one of its marquee events.

Keep reading for all the action from Day 2 of the EPT Online!

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Toby Joyce Leads 72 Main Event Survivors

Toby Joyce

The EPT Online $5,200 Main Event is one step closer to crowning a champion and a large influx of late entries prior to the start boosted the field to 1,304 entries, including 924 unique entries and 380 re-entries. Once the dust had settled for Day 2, a portion of the $6,520,000 prize pool has already been paid out as the money bubble burst with 159 players remaining.

From there on, the eliminations came at a very rapid and consistent pace, and 72 hopefuls remain in contention for the $1,019,082 top prize. Irishman Toby "sadface111" Joyce won't have made a sad face when the final hand had wrapped up, as he mounted a late surge to claim the top spot with a stack of 11,706,697. Only two other players have eight-figure stack sizes to their name including Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin (10,340,384) and "TTWIST" (10,318,673).

EPT Online Main Event Top Five Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Toby "sadface11" JoyceIreland11,706,697146
2Viacheslav "VbV1990" BuldyginRussia10,340,384129

All remaining players are guaranteed at least $19,944 for making it through to Day 3, but will all be eyeing the big money that awaits them come the final table:

EPT Online Main Event Final Table Payouts


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Colillas Last Red Spade In Contention

Ramon Colillas

The sole remaining PokerStars ambassador in contention is the 2019 PokerStars Players Championship winner Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas, who advanced with a stack of 2,874,265. Fintan "easywithaces" Hand was the only other red spade to finish in the money and bowed out in 134th place for $11,757.51.

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Jens Kyllönen wins EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO [6-Max] for $109,181!

Jens Kyllonen

The EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO [6-Max] $500,000 Guarantee on PokerStars saw a total of 286 entries and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen sitting atop the field as the last man standing, pocketing $109,181 for his victory.

Kyllönen is one of the best known Finnish pros to ever hit the felt. He has almost $3 million in live cashes but his bread and butter is most certainly online. Kyllönen was specifically known for being ahead of everyone in Omaha ability, crushing the golden years of poker for a speculated $10 million in cash games with most of which coming in four-card poker.

The second biggest cash by Kyllönen came in 2009 during the EPT Copenhagen Main Event when he took down the event for $1,120,814, making his victory today his second EPT title on the resume. The Finland native overcame a tough final table to achieve this feat, besting Miguel "¿¿toneecho??" Seoane, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, and PokerStars Team Online Pro Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis.

EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO Final Table Results

1Jens "Jeans89" KyllönenFinland$109,181
4Miguel "¿¿toneecho??" SeoaneSpaind$44,465
5Lex "L. Veldhuis" VeldhuisNetherlands$32,959
7Christopher "lissi stinkt" FrankGermany$19,361

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EPT Online Event 19 on Stone Bubble; 120 Players Remaining

Ognyan Dimov

Action is over on Day 1 of EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max], and the day ended with players on the stone bubble. There are 120 players coming back for Day 2 action, but only 119 of them will get paid. "julik433" leads the way into the second day of play with more than 2.5 million in chips, but Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov (pictured) isn't far behind in second place. Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques rounds out the top three as the only other player with more than 2.4 million chips.

It took less than 90 minutes to hit the $500,000 guarantee and the 1,000 entry maximum, and it played quickly from there. Two hours later there were less than 400 players in the game, but one player who jumped in late and built a stack was PokerStars Team Online member Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban, who bagged a stack of more than 500K for Day 2.

EPT Online Event 19 Top Five Chip Counts

1julik433Russian Federation$2,6882,535,172
2Ognyan "cocojamb0" DimovBulgaria$1,6562,481,470
3Andre "PTFisherman23" MarquesNetherlands$1,3752,438,314
5Paulo "paulinhoo00" BrombinBrazil$1,2662,361,554

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Events Scheduled on November 17

And now, the end is near. The final events of the inaugural EPT Online will get underway tonight, including two Mini EPT Online Events.

Make sure to head over to the PokerStars client to take advantage of over $600,000 in guarantees to round out what has been a memorable festival!

November 17th18:05EPT Online 20 [Last Chance] 9-Max NLHE$ 1,050$ 500,000
November 17th18:05Mini EPT Online 19 [Mini Last Chance] 9-Max NLHE$ 11$ 100,000
November 17th19:05Mini EPT Online 20 8-Max NLHE PKO$ 5.50$ 75,000

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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. 16EPT Online 17: $2,100 PLO [6-Max]286$572,000Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen$109,181
Nov. 15EPT Online 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]818$818,000Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha$138,358
Nov. 17EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max]1,000$500,000  

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  • Toby Joyce leads the pack with just two days remaining in the EPT Online Main Event

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester.

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