EPT Online Day 7: Watson Reaches Two Major Final Tables

Mike Watson

The seventh day of the 2021 European Poker Tour Online series at PokerStars was another day of intense poker action. Two PokerStars more PokerStars players can now call themselves EPT Online champions, while two other major events whittled down their star-studded fields to their respective final tables.

All eyes were on German legend Ole "wizowizo" Schemion who reached Day 2 of the EPT Online: 16 $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack. However, Schemion had to make do with a fifth-place finish as Brazil's Tuan "kylix42" Naves came out on top and won the day's largest prize, $69,099.

Keep reading to discover the big winners, movers, and shakers from Day 7 of the 2021 EPT Online series, including Canada's Mike "SirWatts" Watson who reached a pair of major final tables.

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Mike "SirWatts" Watson Leads Nine Contenders Into Day 2 of the 2021 PokerStars EPT Online Event #18: $10,300 NLHE

Mike Watson
Mike Watson

Only nine players remain out of 69 entries in 2021 PokerStars EPT Online Event #18. The biggest stack by a good margin was bagged by Mike "SirWatts" Watson, who stayed near the top of the leaderboard for most of the day and even made a straight flush near the day’s end to finish with a solid stack of 4,102,145 chips.

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford (2,929,694) and Lucio "WizardOffAz" Lima (2,235,750) round out the top few biggest bagged stacks.

The prize pool of $690,000 surpassed the guarantee and while all of the remaining players have locked up $10,756 in addition to the bounties they’ve won, they will all be looking to finish on top at tomorrow’s final table, where one player will be taking the $81,432 first-place prize, which comes with the bounties they’ve collected and the EPT Online trophy.

2021 PokerStars EPT Event #18: $10,300 NLHE PKO Prize Pool


Although Watson will be heading into the final table with a fairly large chip lead, “v0I<u” collected the most bounties today by winning $30,625 through knocking out his opponents, and they will be going into the final table fifth in chips.

Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Some of the notables who weren’t able to make the final table include four-time bracelet winner Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis, and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet.

Final Table Seat Draw

 1Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford2,929,694
 2Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja1,819,514
 3Eelis "EEE27" Pärssinen708,848
 4Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden735,633
 5Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi487,044
 6Mike "SirWatts" Watson4,102,145
 8Lucio "WizardOffAz" Lima2,235,750
 9Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood2,135,682

Day 2 action for Event #18: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Super High Roller] picks up on Dec. 15 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Stay tuned as PokerNews will be there to follow it to the end as they play down to a winner.

Follow all the action from this $10,300 buy-in spectacular event

It was Brazilian one-two in the $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack as Tuan "kylix42" Naves defeated his fellow countryman Felipe "ketzerfelipe" Ketzer heads-up at the end a tough final table battle.

Forty-seven players returned for Day 2, each in the money and guaranteed $2,251 for their efforts. Patrick "pads1161" Leonard saw his tournament end in 28th place for $2,861, while Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson crashed out in 25th for the same score.

By the time the eighth-handed final table was set, all but one of the finalists would walk away with a five-figure prize. "DanC19941893" of Brazil was the eighth-place finisher, a result that came with $9,504 in prize money.

Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion could only muster a fifth place finish

Jamil "Jamil11" Wakil was the next player to dust off their stack, before Marius Gierse and start-of-the-day chip leader Ole "wizowizo" Schemion fell by the wayside.

Croatian grinder "BBRS999" busted in fourth, with "Sajanas23" of Lithuania becoming the penultimate casualty of this final table. The Lithuanian's exit left Naves and Ketzer heads-up, and the pair pulled no punches despite hailing from the same part of the world.

A lack of a deal meant Ketzer had to make do with a $52,046 consolation prize when Naves won the one-on-one battle. Naves walked away as a worthy champion and with $69,099 in cash.

EPT Online 16: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stack] Final Table Results

1Tuan "kylix42" NavesBrazil$69,099
2Felipe "ketzerfelipe" KetzerBrazil$52,046
5Ole "wizowizo" SchemionAustria$22,240
6Marius "DEX888" GierseAustria$16,752
7Jamil "Jamil11" WakilCanada$12,618

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"Ant1K1lller" Exterminates $530 NLHE Opposition

You do not often hear about poker players from Krygyzstan but "Ant1K1lller" certainly put the country on the poker map on December 14. Ant1K1lller came out on top of a 507-strong field in the EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE 7-Max event to pad their bankroll with $49,257.

Plenty of household names found there way into the top 70 finishing positions where the $253,500 prize pool was dished out. Such luminaries as Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein, Sam "Str8$$$$Homey" Greenwood, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, and Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos among them; Mateos fell in 11th place, narrowly missing out on a final table appearance.

"davideriksso" and Nairam "marjanko89" Kim were the only two finalists not to see their PokerStars account balances increase by five figures.

Renato Nomura
Renato Nomura fell in third place

"YannickPoker1" collected $10,210 for their fifth-place finish, before Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov and Brazilian Renato "renaton" Nomura's eliminations left the tournament with only two players in the hunt for the title.

Ant1K1lller got the better of "dBlock34" in the heads-up battle and, therefore, scooped an impressive $49,257 for their $530 investment. dBlock34 headed into the night with $34,841 reasons to be happy with their performance.

EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [7-Max] Final Table Results

2dBlock34Costa Rica$34,841
3Renato "renaton" NomuraBrazil$23,849
4Maksym "MAMOHT_T" MamonovRussia$15,014
6Nairam "marjanko89" KimUkraine$7,810

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Rui Ferreira Leads The $2,100 NLHE Final Table

Rui Ferreira
Rui Ferreira is on course to become an EPT Online champion

After navigating his way to the final table of the $10,300 PKO event, Mike "SirWatts" Watson finds himself at another final table, this time in the EPT Online 17: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max.

Watson returns to the action with 1,469,308 chips in his arsenal, enough for fifth place at the restart. However, his stack contains less than half the number of chips as chip leader Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira, who sits down behind a 3,694,387 stack.

The ball is firmly in Ferreria's court, but every player at the final table has reached this stage on merit.

Lucio "WizardOffAz" Lima is the short stack (606,106), but the likes of Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (1,568,673) and Germany's "Sintoras" (2,034,838) have enough firepower to have a major influence over where the title and the $62,550 top prize end up.

1Rui "RuiNF" FerreiraBrazil3,694,387
4Christian "eisenhower1" JeppssonSweden1,568,673
5Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada1,469,308
9Luicio "WizardOffAz" LimaBrazil606,106
  • Mike Watson reaches a brace of EPT Online final table on Day 7 of the series.

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