Day 2 Completed
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Day 2 Completed
Italy’s Giuseppe Caridi has taken down the €330 EPT Cup at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) after a heads-up deal for €24,641. Day 1b chip leader Vasyl Zabrodskyy ended as runner-up taking €20,000. They made the deal without playing a single hand of heads-up poker and the trophy went to Caridi as he had a commanding lead when the deal was made. The bronze and €12,400 went to Samvel Grigoryan.
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Day 2 Action
The day started with 26 out of 27 players in their seats. Eventual champion Caridi showed up half an hour late to the tournament and that worked out for him by ending as the champion of the event. It then only took an hour and 45 minutes for the tournament to reduce from 27 players to the unofficial final table of nine. A couple of the players that missed out on the final table include Jia Tang (20th - €1,450), Vittorio Ferrigno (17th - €1,630), and Andrea Schettino (14th – €1,810).
Filip Krstic busted out on the unofficial final table bubble when he put his last ten big blinds in the middle with and he got called by third-place finisher Grigoryan with . The board ran out and Krstic was eliminated from the tournament in tenth place despite hitting a king on the turn. He did win €2,290 but he missed out on the (unofficial) final table.
Final Table Action
It only took ten minutes for the official final table to be reached. Cedric Boussetta had the questionable honor of finishing in ninth place after he couldn’t win a flip with ace-nine against the pocket fours of Alexander Orlov. He cashed for €2,700 and the official final table was reached.
It took a while but the field size reduced to six when Day 1a chip leader Alexandre Moreau (8th - €3,270) and Vardan Zakaryan (7th - €4,510) busted right after each other. Moreau lost a huge pot against the eventual champion Caridi. Moreau called of a big river all-in with trips sevens but Caridi hit a full house on the river. Both had exactly the same stack and Caridi didn’t look back from that moment on.
Grigoryan then busted [Removed:391] in sixth for €6,190 and Caridi took down Vamshi Vandanapu in fifth for €8,060. All of the other players were guaranteed €10,110 from that moment forward and it was Orlov who took 4th for that amount. Orlov finished on top in Event #5 €550 Pot-Limit Omaha earlier this week for €10,420 and added another five-figure score to that by finishing fourth in the €330 EPT Cup. Orlov was eliminated by Caridi who extended his chip lead. The Italian chip leader had about 70% of the chips in play when three-handed play started.
The bronze went to Grigoryan after they played three-handed for just ten minutes. Grigoryan lost with ace-seven against the queen-six of Caridi. Grigoryan hit a seven on the flop but the Italian had a gut-shot straight draw and could still hit a queen. He hit his straight on the turn and the river was dealt as a courtesy. Grigoryan had to settle for third place and €12,400.
The remaining two players then went on a small five-minute break and they agreed on a deal when they came back. Zabrodskyy would take €20,000 and Caridi took €24,641 for the victory. They didn’t continue play and Caridi took the trophy.
The Italian was delighted with his victory and immediately started to call family members to tell them the good news. Both players shook hands and took a photo together before they parted ways.
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The players made a heads-up deal and they won't play the heads-up. Vasyl Zabrodskyy takes second place and €20,000 while Giuseppe Caridi is crowned the winner. Caridi takes home the trophy and €24,641.
A full recap of the event will follow.
Samvel Grigoryan pushed his last 1,300,000 to the middle from the button with and he was called by chip leader Giuseppe Caridi from the small blind. Big blind Vasyl Zabrodskyy folded and they opened up.
It turned out Caridi had called with and he was live against the ace-seven of Grigoryan.
The board ran out and Caridi hit a straight to eliminate Grigoryan in third place.
Grigoryan takes home €12,400 while Caridi and Zabrodskyy will battle it out for the trophy and the first-place prize of €26,631.
There is a small five-minute break before the heads-up match will start.
Alexander Orlov jammed from the button and he pushed his last 1,200,000 forward. Big blind Giuseppe Caridi called within a matter of seconds and they opened up.
Orlov had and was looking to score a double up through the of Caridi but the dealer spread out a board to award Caridi with the pot.
Orlov took down Event #5 €550 Pot-Limit Omaha earlier this week here in Monte-Carlo and now adds a fourth place to that. He cashed for €10,110 which is just a little bit less than the €10,420 he won in the PLO event.
Alexander Orlov moved all-in from the button for 650,000 and small blind Samvel Grigoryan put all his chips in the middle as well. Big blind Giuseppe Caridi thought about it for a minute but he decided to fold his .
Orlov tabled and Grigoryan showed .
The board ran out and Orlov managed to take down the pot for a vital double up.
The board was and Samvel Grigoryan had checked to Vasyl Zabrodskyy. Grigoryan sat in the big blind and his opponent on the button.
Zabrodskyy put in a bet of 300,000 and then Grigoryan raised to 1,125,000 and he was all-in. Zabrodskyy thought about it for a minute before he let go of his hand. They swapped places on the leaderboard now and Grigoryan is in second position.