2020 WSOP Main Event partypoker US Network Online Series
EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max]

Event Info

Prize Pool $500,000
Players 1000

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 100,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 120
EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max]
Day 2 Completed

Dani "danipesis" Palau Wins EPT Online 19 for more than $70K

elron66 • Level 35: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Dani "danipesis" Palau Wins EPT Online 19 for more than $70K
Dani "danipesis" Palau Wins EPT Online 19 for more than $70K

The final hand has been dealt in EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max], and Dani "danipesis" Palau emerged the winner. Playing under the Mexican flag, Palau made it through a 1,000 entry field, collecting more then $36,000 in bounties along the way to the $35,401 top prize.

Palau had a small lead to start the final table, but dropped to third for bit. They quickly chipped up again to take the lead though, and from that point on, they dominated the table, never losing the lead and eliminating 5 of the other eight players on the final table.

Final Table Results

1Dani "danipesis" PalauMexico$36,451$35,401
4Ognyan "cocojamb0" DimovBulgaria$11,981$15,514
5Caio "sombra97" MayrinckBrazil$4,239$11,212
7Bruno Senra "bscluiz" CondéBrazil$4,564$5,856
899dm84Bosnia and Herzegovina$1,039$4,233
9Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" LadouceurCanada$4,453$3,400

Tournament Recap

EPT Online 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max] got underway yesterday at 2:05 p.m. eastern time, and it quickly filled up to the 1,000 entry maximum. From there, they played down toward the 119 paid spots, and it was a race whether they'd hit the money before the six and three quarter hours scheduled for Day 1 expired. When Day 1 ended, they hadn't quite made the money. Instead, they ended the day on the stone bubble, with 120 players left in action.

It only took a few hands on Day 2 to burst the bubble. Jans "Graftekkel" Arends was the unfortunate bubble player, but action took off from there. It took about three and a half hours to play down to the final two tables and another hour till the final table was set. Among the players to fall on the way to the final table was PokerStars Team Online member Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban. He made it to 48th place for about $1,700 in combined wins.

After a brief hiccup at the start, Palau dominated the final table play. After Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck scored the first final table bounty taking out Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" Ladouceur, Palau got there with a four-card flush to take their first bounty from the final table.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur
Marc-Andre Ladouceur

Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov took out the next two players, but after that, Palau went on a run, eliminating the rest of the field. "Gamblitz_13" made a valiant effort to fight back three-handed, but eventually ran Broadway into Palau's rivered boat to end in third place.

"wimmaz" was in rough shape, getting to heads up at a 7:1 disadvantage in chips. They managed to double up once when their ace-queen held against a suited gapper, but ultimately ran into the Palau steam roller, rivering a flush after Palau turned a full house.

Stay tuned to PokerNews tomorrow for the conclusion of EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] as the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online wraps up.

"wimmaz" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($35,401)

elron66 • Level 35: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
"wimmaz" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($35,401)
"wimmaz" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($35,401)

"wimmaz" was very short stacked when heads up began, and they doubled up once when their ace-queen held against a suited gapper, but ultimately, they ran ace-ten of hearts into queens. The actually rivered the heart flush, but Dani "danipesis" Palau had already turned a full house. "wimmaz" added $2,996 in bounty cash to their better than $35K prize.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 100,000,000 12,456,628
wimmaz BE Busted

"Gamblitz_13" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($21,467)

elron66 • Level 35: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
"Gamblitz_13" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($21,467)
"Gamblitz_13" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($21,467)

Dani "danipesis" Palau raised to 1.68M from the button, and "Gamblitz_13" called from the small blind to the flop of {k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. "Gamblitz_13" check-called for 2.8M and they both checked the {a-Clubs} turn. "Gamblitz_13" potted the {6-Hearts} river, then called off when Palau raised.

Dani "danipesis" Palau: {j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
"Gamblitz_13": {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Board: {k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

"Gamblitz_13" turned Broadway, but Palau rivered the boat for the win. "Gamblitz_13" won $3,680 in bounties as well as the prizes.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 87,543,372 26,781,030
wimmaz BE 12,456,628 -3,300,000
Gamblitz_13 NL Busted

Palau Takes it on Flop

elron66 • Level 35: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Dani "danipesis" Palau raised the button, and "Gamblitz_13" three-bet the small blind to 5.6M. Palau called, and when it checked to them on the {9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} flop, they bet 3.2M and took it down.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 60,762,342 -6,486,671
Gamblitz_13 NL 23,517,030 -3,549,800
wimmaz BE 15,756,628 10,072,471

Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov Eliminated in 4th Place ($15,514)

elron66 • Level 35: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Ognyan Dimov
Ognyan Dimov

Dani "danipesis" Palau shoved the button with the big stack, and Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov called from the small blind.

Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Dani "danipesis" Palau: {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Board: {9-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Palau got there with trips on the river, and Dimov had to settle for 4th place and more than $27K in prizes.

Just before the break, "Gamblitz_13" doubled through Palau with queens beating ace-nine.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 67,249,013 7,975,779
Gamblitz_13 NL 27,066,830 2,148,415
wimmaz BE 5,684,157 -4,115,000
Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov bg Busted

Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck Eliminated in 5th Place ($11,212)

elron66 • Level 34: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck Eliminated in 5th Place ($11,212)
Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck Eliminated in 5th Place ($11,212)

Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck raised the cutoff, and Dani "danipesis" Palau reraised the button to 3M. Mayrinck shoved and Palau called with jacks and the big stack against ace-queen. The jacks held, and Mayrinck won almost $15K in combined prizes.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 59,273,234 15,985,886
Gamblitz_13 NL 24,918,415 10,200,625
wimmaz BE 9,799,157 -1,137,500
Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov bg 6,009,194 -17,401,068
Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck BR Busted

"tretbootlion" Eliminated in 6th Place ($8,103)

elron66 • Level 33: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante
"tretbootlion" Eliminated in 6th Place ($8,103)
"tretbootlion" Eliminated in 6th Place ($8,103)

"tretbootlion" run of good luck ended when they got it in with the best of it, shoving kings into the ace-eight of Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov. Dimov spiked an ace on the flop though and took it down.

Dani "danipesis" Palau MX 43,287,348 -787,500
Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov bg 23,410,262 1,452,404
Gamblitz_13 NL 14,717,790 3,287,500
wimmaz BE 10,936,657 -187,500
Caio "sombra97" Mayrinck BR 7,647,943 -1,562,500
tretbootlion AT Busted