2020 WSOP Main Event partypoker US Network Online Series
EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $668,000
Players 334

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 334
EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]
Day 1 Completed

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic Takes Down the PokerStars EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] for $113,490

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Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

The PokerStars EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] tournament came to an end after just over seven hours with Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic making a miraculous comeback against "luelue399" heads-up for a combined total of $113,490 which included $59,039 in bounties which was more than the regular first-place prize. There were 242 unique players who reentered 92 times to get to a total of 334 entries for a total prize purse of $668,000.

Smiljkovic has had some decent results in live events but has shown more prowess on the online tables with wins in the Winter Series, SCOOP, and High Roller Club but this score here is his biggest one to date if you include the bounties. His heads-up opponent, "luelue399" most recently won the WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE] for $171,300 and has been spotted with several deep runs in the MTT-fields on PokerStars before.

Other familiar players on the final table included Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz, Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs, Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen, and Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin.

PokerStars EPT Online 07: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountyPrizeTotal
1Daniel "SmilleThHero" SmiljkovicAustria$59,039$54,451$113,490
2"luelue399"Canada$36,914$54,450$91,364
3Andrey "drupa-lucker" ChernokozRussia$6,000$35,329$41,329
4Aleksejs "APonakov" PonakovsEstonia$26,047$26,653$52,700
5"lesha-bablo"Belarus$3,844$20,108$23,952
6"S.N.I.N.1"Moldova$2,250$15,170$17,420
7Joni "bustoville" JouhkimainenFinland$6,000$11,445$17,445
8Thomas "MarToMchat" BoivinBelgium$7,500$8,634$16,134
9"mmetsla"Estonia$5,250$6,867$12,117

Start of the Day

The tournament kicked off at the start of the day with 77 players in the field and within a few minutes Eduardo "edudrake1987" Pires claimed the first victim when he eliminated "Dynamonster". With players getting the opportunity to reenter up to two times, the players were not hesitating in trying to claim as many bounties as possible. By the time the registration period closed, there were only 90 players left with 41 of them getting paid a share of the regular prize pool.

It would take just over an hour before the bubble burst when Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood got his last few chips in with queens and was up against Jouhkimainen in the big blind who held king-seven. The king on the flop and the seven on the turn ensured the bubble burst and the slew of eliminations could start coming in.

Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood Bubbled

David "MonkeyBausss" Laka was the first-ever EPT Online champion in history but fell in 25th place when he ran his queen-ten into the king-queen of Jans "Graftekkel" Arends. Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova won an EPT Spade trophy last night but couldn't make it too when she lost all her chips to "kennyct31" in a three-way all-in situation which also included "luelue399".

"luelue399" Seems Unstoppable

"kennyct31" couldn't keep hold of those chips though as they lost them all to "luelue399" immediately after. This signaled the start of the run of "luelue399" as they took out Mike "SirWatts" Watson and Pavel "MountainRo$e" Veksler out after for a big chip lead. Arends busted on the other table before Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz bubbled the final table thanks to Ponakovs who was the table leader there.

"mmetsla" fell to Chernokoz and Boivin busted to Ponakovs before Smiljkovic doubled up through "luelue399" as the shortest stack to jump to the middle of the pack. "luelue399" knocked out Jouhkimainen first and then "S.N.I.N.1" followed by "lesha-bablo". Then to complete the amazing run, they took out Ponakovs too to start three-handed play with 72% of the chips in play in their own stack.

Aleksejs Ponakovs
Aleksejs Ponakovs finished in fourth place for $52,700

Smiljkovic's Battle to Victory

Smikovic was the shortest stack once again but doubled up to 28 big blinds before taking out Chernokoz but "luelue399" still had a 2:1 chip lead at that point. "luelue399" kept the pressure on Smiljkovic up to the point that he was down to fewer than six big blinds before doubling up three times to take over the chip lead.

Smiljkovic now kept pushing to get "luelue399" down to 13 big blinds before they called with ace-ten suited. SMiljkovic's pocket fours stayed ahead throughout the runout of the board to deliver him the dreamy end of the road with a win and EPT Spade trophy for his efforts today.

PokerNews will be back on Wednesday, November 11, with coverage of the final table of EPT Online 06: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] and Day 1s of EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] & EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller] so make sure to keep following all the live updates right here.

"luelue399" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($54,450 + $36,914)

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Smiljkovic vs luelue399
Smiljkovic vs luelue399

Blinds: 250,000/500,000

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic shoved from the button and "luelue399" called for the 8,437,090 they had behind.

"luelue399": {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}

The flop came {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs} to keep Smiljkovic ahead.

The turn was the {2-Clubs} for Smiljkovic to improve to two pair but "luelue399" picked up the flush draw.

The river completed the board with the {8-Spades} for Smiljkovic to scoop it all and score the bounty and his own for $59,039 in total in addition to the $54,451 first-place prize while "luelue399" walked away with $54,450 and $36,914 in bounties.

A recap is to follow.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 33,400,000 12,398,440
luelue399 ca Busted

Bigger Lead for Smiljkovic

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Blinds: 200,000/400,000

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic called on the button and "luelue399" raised to 1,200,000 which Smiljkovic called.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{8-Spades}, "luelue399" bet 757,876 which Smiljkovic called.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds}, they both checked to the {a-Hearts} on the river. "luelue399" bet 1,257,564 and Smiljkovic shoved for "luelue399" to fold.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 21,001,560 3,515,440
luelue399 ca 12,398,440 -3,515,440

Chip Lead Switches to Smiljkovic

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Smiljkovic vs luelue399
Smiljkovic vs luelue399

Blinds: 200,000/400,000

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic called on the button and "luelue399" opted to check.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, "luelue399" check-called the 400,000 bet of Smiljkovic.

The turn was the {5-Spades}, "luelue399" bet 600,000 and Smiljkovic raised to 2,050,000. "luelue399" shoved for Smiljkovic to call for the 7,893,060 he had behind.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
"luelue399": {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

"luelue399" held the gutshot to a straight to win the tournament while Smiljkovic held the flopped top pair.

The river completed the board with the {q-Diamonds} for Smiljkovic to improve to two pair to double up.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 17,486,120 11,094,112
luelue399 ca 15,913,880 -11,094,112

Another Double for Smiljkovic

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Blinds: 175,000/350,000

"luelue399" shoved from the button and Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic called for the 3,151,004 he had behind.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
"luelue399": {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for Smiljkovic to double up again with the flopped set of aces.

luelue399 ca 27,007,992 -3,591,004
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 6,392,008 3,591,004

Smiljkovic Stays Alive

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Blinds: 175,000/350,000

It was time for a break but both players decided to skip and continue play while Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic was down to almost six big blinds.

"luelue399" shoved from the button and Smiljkovic called for the 1,355,502 he had left.

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {k-Hearts}{3-Spades}
"luelue399": {10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{k-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for Smiljkovic to double up with the flopped pair of kings.

luelue399 ca 30,598,996 1,859,998
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 2,801,004 -1,859,998

"luelue399" Keeps the Pressure On

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Blinds: 150,000/300,000

"luelue399" called on the button and Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic opted to check.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, Smiljkovic check-called the 300,000 bet of "luelue399".

The turn was the {k-Clubs}, Smiljkovic checked again and then called the 900,000 bet of "luelue399".

The river completed the board with the {8-Hearts} and they both checked. Smiljkovic tabled the {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for two pair but "luelue399" held the {a-Clubs}{5-Spades} for the same two pair but higher kicker to claim the pot.

luelue399 ca 28,738,998 2,095,476
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 4,661,002 -2,095,476

Smiljkovic Folds to the Shove of "luelue399"

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Blinds: 150,000/300,000

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic called on the button and "luelue399" raised to 1,050,000 which Smiljkovic called.

The flop came [7c5h9s[, "luelue399" bet 1,200,000 and Smiljkovic went along.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and "luelue399" check-called the 2,287,500 bet of Smiljkovic.

The river completed the board with the {8-Spades} for "luelue399" to shove and Smiljkovic to fold.

luelue399 ca 26,643,522 5,106,750
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 6,756,478 -5,106,750

Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($35,329 + $6,000)

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Smiljkovic vs Chernokoz
Smiljkovic vs Chernokoz

Blinds: 150,000/300,000

Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic raised to 600,000 from the button and Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz three-bet shoved for 3,987,196 from the big blind which Smiljkovic called.

Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for Smiljkovic to hold with the nines to get the tournament to the heads-up stage.

luelue399 ca 21,536,772 1,162,500
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic 11,863,228 3,462,196
Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz ru Busted