EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]

"RaulGonzalez" Wins EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]

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The mixed-game dominance of the mystery player known only as "RaulGonzalez" continues on PokerStars.

The German account took down EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller] in a field of 51 entries on just a single shell, scooping up $100,050 in prize money and an EPT trophy.

While that can be won by RaulGonzalez in a day's work at the nosebleed mixed-game tables they frequently haunt, it will still undoubtedly be a welcome development. And the win comes on the heels of shipping the World Championship of Online Poker $10,300 8-Game just two months ago for $235,531.

Paid Final Table Results

2Dzmitry "Colisea" UrbanovichPoland$65,524
3Jens "Fresh_oO_D" LakemeierAustria$42,913
4Christian "Crisper" PereiraArgentina$28,105
5Denis "aDrENalin710" StrebkovRussia$18,406

RaulGonzalez was completely dominant early in the event, doubling up on the next stack at several points. They had to reassert themselves early at a tough final table to avoid bubbling out, but once they regained one of the bigger stacks, everyone else was in trouble.

On Day 2, they were among three players in contention for the lead, and sure enough, the two short stacks fell early on to leave it a three-way battle between RaulGonzalez, Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich and Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier.

RaulGonzalez looked to have a solid handle on things with 60% of the chips, but Urbanovich made it a sweat with a big double in pot-limit Omaha holding top set against top two and a straight draw.

RaulGonzalez narrowed the gap by busting Lakemeier, and they soon had the lead after a lucky triple draw hand where they made an eight-perfect drawing three against Urbanovich, drawing one to an eight-six.

The chip difference between the two only widened from there until Urbanovich ran out of chips in the Omaha hi-lo round.

Score another for the high-stakes cash star, who gets a trophy to go with his recent WCOOP title.