Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden emerges victorious after almost 2 hours and 30 minutes of play in the final table of Event #12: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Super High Roller], $1M Gtd - Trophy Event #6, of the 2021 PokerStars EPT Online series and adds up to his large resume an EPT Online title, and $267,407 to come along with it. Vousden stood out of a field of 122 total entries, which included some of the biggest online and live names of the poker scene.
There was much at stake on this prestigious event however it took only two and a half hours to determine a champion in Finland's Samuel Vousden or "€urop€an" as it is widely recognized on the online felt.
Among the other finalists were also Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov , Pablo "pabritz" Brito , Niklas "Lena900" Astedt , Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams , Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas , Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos and Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo .
Final Results Event #12: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Super High Roller]
|PLACE||WINNER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1||Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden||Finland||$267,406|
|2||Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov||Russia||$207,184|
|3||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||$160,524|
|4||Niklas "Lena900" Astedt||Sweden||$124,373|
|5||Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams||Canada||$96,363|
|6||Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas||Lithuania||$74,661|
|7||'' Vershinin ''||Russia||$57,846|
|8||Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos||Spain||$44,819|
|9||Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo||Australia||$35,513|
Final Table Action
Viktor Ustimov entered the final table with a slight chip lead over Adrian Mateos and Samuel Vousden who were right behind him. In the middle of the pack were Pablo Brito and Michael Addamo and on the short stack side were Timothy Adams, Niklas Astedt, Laurynas Levinskas, and ''Vershinin''.
Although piloting a middle stack, Michael Addamo started the final table very aggressively, three-betting on the very first hand and four-bet shoving on the second hand with ace four to find himself all-in and at risk against the pocket jacks of Brito, sending Addamo to the rail in ninth place.
Then, it was Adrian Mateos's time to exit in eighth place after being on the wrong side of a massive cooler where his kings faced the aces of Vousden. ''Verishnin'' was also a victim of Ustimov's aces and as his king queen didn't find any help, he was eliminated seventh. The eliminations of Timothy Adams and Niklas Astedt from Samuel Vousden, in fifth and fourth place respectively, gave a huge chip advantage to Vousden going three-handed.
In the three-handed play, Vousden applied pressure to his opponent, taking a lot of small pots until both players were left with less than twenty big blinds. First, it was Brito whose nines couldn't beat the jack ten of Vousden, fininshing third and then Ustimov who also suffered a cruel cooler, when his flush was bested by the nut flush of Vousden.