It wasn't a big field, but it certainly was a tough one populating the seats of EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]. A field of 51 entries has come down to just five remaining grinders, and as expected, some mixed-game legends are among the competitors.
Atop the counts: Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, the young all-arounder who has racked up an impressive handful of titles in various formats on PokerStars after first making himself known as a no-limit high-roller participant.
Then, there's Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier, who grabbed a mixed-game bracelet at the 2017 WSOP and has been a regular name at the end of big PokerStars tournaments as well.
In third, anonymous cash crusher "RaulGonzalez," who can often be found playing the highest-stake mixed games running on the site.
Finally, World Championship of Online Poker legend Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov and Christian "Crisper" Pereira round it out as the short stacks.
|1||Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier||Austria||1,443,921|
|2||Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich||Latvia||1,527,625|
|4||Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov||Russia||357,615|
|5||Christian "Crisper" Pereira||Argentina||509,562|
RaulGonzalez was the leader early on and Lakemeier later at the final table, but Urbanovich surged past them after he got a big bet-three-bet paid off on the river with aces full in pot-limit Omaha against Lakemeier.
All of the players left have secured a handsome $18,406 for a hefty min-cash, but they'll be looking to grab the $100,050 that remains up top once play resumes on Thursday. They'll come back to 30,000/60,000 limit hold'em action and play until a winner has emerged, starting at 2:05 p.m. EST.
Come back to PokerNews then to find out who takes down this EPT mixed-game title.