EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]
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EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]
Day 1 Completed

Tough Mixed-Game Vets Lead Final Five into the Money in EPT Online 8-Game

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EPT Online 09 final table
EPT Online 09 final table

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.

SeatPlayerCountryStack
1Jens "Fresh_oO_D" LakemeierAustria1,443,921
2Dzmitry "Colisea" UrbanovichLatvia1,527,625
3"RaúlGonzalez"Germany1,262,277
4Denis "aDrENalin710" StrebkovRussia357,615
5Christian "Crisper" PereiraArgentina509,562

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.

Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov Eliminated on Bubble

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Alexey Makarov
Alexey Makarov

30,000/60,000 Limit Hold'em

Action folded to the small blind, where "RaulGonzalez" raised. Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov defended the big blind and {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades} flopped. RaulGonzalez bet, Makarov called, and they went to an {8-Diamonds} turn. This time, it went bet, raise, three-bet, and Makarov shoved for 218,525.

Makarov: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Lakemeier: {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Makarov needed help as he'd gotten an unlucky turn, but the {9-Hearts} didn't save him.

That means the remaining players have reached the money and the tournament is paused for the day.

Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
1,527,625 250,000
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
1,443,921 -163,750
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 1,262,277 707,401
Christian "Crisper" Pereira AR
Christian "Crisper" Pereira
AR 509,562 -97,348
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov ru
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
ru 357,615 -80,344
Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov ru
Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov
ru Busted

On the Bubble

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6,250/12,500 PLO

"rolfgal" min-raised in middle position and called a pot-sized three-bet from Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov. Makarov potted the {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and "rolfgal" called off about 127K.

rolfgal: {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Makarov: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

Makarov had the best of it with an overpair plus gutter and the {4-Clubs} and {j-Spades} kept the kings best.

The remaining players are on the bubble both for the money and Day 2.

Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov ru
Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov
ru 529,901 243,094
rolfgal NO
rolfgal
NO Busted

Urbanovich Gets River Three-Bet Paid

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6,250/12,500 PLO

Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich defended the big blind from a button raise by Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier. Urbanovich check-called 21,683 on an {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} flop and the {2-Diamonds} got checked around. On the {a-Hearts} river, Urbanovich bet big with 81,250. Lakemeier made it 231,250 and Urbanovich clicked to 420,167.

Lakemeier tank-called but couldn't beat {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for aces full of nines.

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
1,607,671 -659,808
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
1,277,625 625,500

"RaulGonzalez" Gets a Dominating Dub

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6,250/12,500 NLHE

"rolfgal" raised to 37,500 in late position and "RaulGonzalez" shoved for about 265K in the small blind. rolfgal called with {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} but was dominated by {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. The {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} board brought nothing to trouble RaulGonzalez, who shipped the double.

RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 554,876 271,938
rolfgal NO
rolfgal
NO 318,344 -247,438

Unofficial Final Table Draw and Counts (full)

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SeatPlayerStack
1Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier2,267,479
2"rolfgal"565,782
3Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich652,125
4"RaúlGonzalez"282,938
5Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov286,807
6Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov437,959
7Christian "Crisper" Pereira606,910
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
2,267,479 404,479
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich
652,125 154,000
Christian "Crisper" Pereira AR
Christian "Crisper" Pereira
AR 606,910 41,000
rolfgal NO
rolfgal
NO 565,782 -151,000
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov ru
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
ru 437,959
Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov ru
Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov
ru 286,807 -107,000
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 282,938 -203,062

Buchanan Misses Everything

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Shawn Buchanan
Shawn Buchanan

20,000/40,000 Stud Hi-Lo

Shawn "buck21" Buchanan brought it in for a full bet and was all in by fifth against Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov, who raised in late position.

Buchanan: {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}/{4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Strebkov: {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}/{q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Buchanan had caught two ugly ones but was committed. He improved greatly with the {8-Spades} on sixth, suddenly having a chance to scoop if he could find a five and fade Strebkov improving to a boat. However, he caught a useless {q-Diamonds}.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov ru
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
ru 437,959 98,811
Shawn "buck21" Buchanan ca
Shawn "buck21" Buchanan
ca Busted

Vieira Down in 9th

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Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

20,000/40,000 Stud Hi-Lo

Joao "Naza114" Vieira completed with the {a-Diamonds} in late position and Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier defended the {6-Diamonds} bring-in. He took over the betting lead on fifth when he picked up a threatening board and Vieira called down to seventh.

Vieira: {x-}{x-}/{a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}/{x-}
Lakemeier: {x-}{x-}/{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}/{x-}

Lakemeier opted to check back the end and showed {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades} for just a pair of sixes. It was good, though, as Vieira's cards disappeared, and he busted his last 60K to "RaulGonzalez" moments later.

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
1,863,000 184,521
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 486,000 -124,508
Joao "Naza114" Vieira PT
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
PT Busted

"Skint Paddy" Busted by Lakemeier

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20,000/40,000 Stud

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier completed in late position with the {10-Clubs}, "RaulGonzalez" called with the {q-Diamonds} and bring-in "Skint Paddy" came along with the {4-Hearts}. The late-position players caught kings and Lakemeier continued betting, then he and Skint Paddy raised out RaulGonzalez by capping, with the high-stakes cash star getting out after losing a single bet. The other two were all in on fifth.

Skint Paddy: {4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}/{4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Spades}
Lakemeier: {10-Spades}{q-Hearts}/{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

It was two pair against one pair and a straight draw, but Lakemeier immediately hit kings up with the {k-Spades}. Skint Paddy wasn't totally hopeless as they picked up the {5-Spades} to add a gutter. Lakemeier making kings full on the end meant there was no chance for them though.

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier
1,678,479 207,490
Skint Paddy IE
Skint Paddy
IE Busted