Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||75,000 / 150,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
It wouldn't even take four hours for Day 2 of the PokerStars EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] to get to a winner from the 15 players who started the day to battle it out for the first-place prize of $96,144. Bert "girafganger7" Stevens defeated Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis heads-up for $87,984 after agreeing to a deal to share the lion-share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Stevens has only recently been revealed as the person behind the famous nickname with over $10,000,000 in lifetime online cashes with almost $8,000,000 of them coming from the PokerStars virtual tables. This score here today jumps into the eighth spot of his top ten of online results. For Theologis, this is his fourth-biggest score on the PokerStars felt.
Other well-known players who reached the final table included Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis, Day 1 chip leader "efkinis24", and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker.
PokerStars EPT Online 08: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results
|1||Bert "girafganger7" Stevens||Belgium||$87,984|
|2||Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis||Greece||$81,479|
|3||Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood||Canada||$55,913|
|5||Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis||Lithuania||$32,516|
|8||Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Austria||$14,421|
From 15 Players to One Final Table
In the first hand of the day, "kwek333" was the first to bust with the shortest stack at the start of the day. A few minutes later, "com 157" was next to go, followed by Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet. It would take another ten minutes before David "deivid29" Tovar was taken out with Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii missing out on the hand-for-hand action for the final table bubble.
In the end, that bubble would end up lasting 30 minutes with several double-ups taking place for the shortstacks. "flerrehuve" fell to "fkiw" when they three-bet shoved with kings and were up against the ace-queen of the latter. The ace on the flop meant the final two tables could be combined into a final table.
Stevens Dominates the Final Table
At the start of the final table, Stevens held the chip lead and didn't let go of it too often. "Bogatur777" took out "ArtHouse2011" in the first hand on the table and then it would take another 40 minutes before Muehloecker lost his constant battle with the shortstack to "efkinis24".
"Bogatur777" busted to Stevens for the latter to creep close to having 50% of all the chips in play in his stack. "efkinis24" fell to Stevens too with Stakelis following them when he lost his stack to Greenwood. "fkiw" then failed to win their final all-in with queens. Steven's ace-seven found another ace on the flop to connect with.
Stevens held a commanding chip lead but doubled Theologis up to give up that lead with Greenwood as a third wheel as the shortest stack. Greenwood managed to win two all-ins before finally giving in in third place when he had called Steven's shove on the river when he had hit the flush. Unfortunately for him, Stevens had the nut-flush to bust him.
A deal was agreed upon almost immediately with Stevens holding a narrow lead but it would still take another 30 minutes before Stevens could finally claim the win. Theologis called the shove of Stevens for the 21 big blinds he had behind with queen-ten suited. Stevens held the ace-trey suited and even though Theologis picked up the flush draw on the turn, he bricked the river for Stevens to hold with the higher kicker to be crowned as the latest EPT Online champion.
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Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis called on the button and Bert "girafganger7" Stevens shoved for Theologis to call for the 3,224,835 he had behind.
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis:
Bert "girafganger7" Stevens:
The flop came to keep Stevens ahead with the higher kicker and a gutshot to a wheel.
The turn was the for Theologis to pick up the flush draw to stay alive but the river completed the board with the to not help him as he was eliminated as the runner-up for $81,479 after the heads-up deal with Stevens claiming the EPT Spade trophy and $87,984.
A recap is to follow.
Bert "girafganger7" Stevens has been putting the pressure on Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis and then called the 330,000 bet of Theologis on the button.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Stevens bet 523,125 and Theologis raised to 1,395,000 for Stevens to shove and get the fold.
Bert "girafganger7" Stevens raised to 375,000 from the button and Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis three-bet to 1,350,000 which Stevens called.
The flop came , Theologis bet 821,250 and Stevens called.
The turn was the , they both checked to the . Theologis bet 1,314,000 for Stevens to raise to 3,825,000 for Theologis to fold.
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis raised to 300,000 from the button and Bert "girafganger7" Stevens made the call.
The flop came , Stevens check-raised the 189,000 bet of Theologis to 660,000 and was called.
The turn was the , Stevens bet 1,462,500 and was called.
The river completed the board with the , Stevens checked and then folded when Theologis shoved.
Bert "girafganger7" Stevens had taken down the last three hands to get Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis down to 8.5 million.
Theologis then raised to 264,000 from the button and Stevens three-bet to 900,000 which Theologis called.
The flop came , Stevens check-raised the 549,000 bet of Theologis to 1,620,000 and was called.
The turn was the , Stevens bet 1,673,100 which Theologis called.
The river completed the board with the , Stevens checked and Theologis shoved for 4,372,590 for Stevens to let his hand go.
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis took a small pot before the tournament was paused for a deal discussion. A minute or two later, the deal had been agreed upon with at least $5,000 left to play for. The numbers will be revealed once the tournament is over.
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood completed his small blind and Bert "girafganger7" Stevens raised to 420,000 from the big blind. Greenwood called.
The flop came , Greenwood check-called the 292,050 bet of Stevens.
The turn was the , Greenwood checked again. Stevens bet 1,101,825 and was called.
The river completed the board with the , Greenwood checked for Stevens to bet enough to put Greenwood all-in who called for the 3,256,741 he had behind with the for the flush but Stevens held the for the nut-flush to get the tournament to the heads-up stage.