Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||15,000 / 30,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Andras Nemeth weathered a verbal assault from Martin Kabrhel to win the final EPT Prague €25,000 High Roller for €181,520.
Barely a minute passed without comment or question from Kabrhel during the heads-up battle as the momentum swung back and forth between the pair, but Nemeth finally came out on top to clinch his second EPT Prague €25,000 High Roller title of the festival.
Stephen Chidwick and Pablo Brito Silva were the only other two players to cash, with just four places paid from a field of 18.
EPT Prague €25,000 High Roller Results
|2||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€121,010|
|3||Pablo Brito Silva||Brazil||€77,790|
|4||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||€51,860|
Final Day Recap
With eight new entries to start the day, start-of-day short stack Johan Guilbert hit the rail early, along with Niklas Astedt, Orpen Kisacikoglu and Yuri Dzivielevski, all of whom bought in on Day 2.
Chris Brewer hit the rail in ninth, with the final eight players still led by Nemeth. There were doubles for Pablo Brito Silva, Marius Gierse and Daniel Dvoress before Gierse hit the rail, followed by Nick Petrangelo.
Nemeth had extended his lead and looked to push ahead even further, only to be pegged back by doubles from Kabrhel and Silva, the latter with pocket kings.
However, his lead was restored after flopping quads to bust Dvoress in sixth and the bubble burst when Timothy Adams ran ace-jack into the ace-queen of Nemeth to leave empty-handed.
Nemeth and Kabrhel shared an elimination apiece as Stephen Chidwick and Silva were eliminated, with Nemeth taking a healthy chip lead into heads-up play.
The heads-up match was as entertaining as it was talkative — from one of the players at least. It was an onslaught from the get-go, with Kabrhel impersonating Phil Hellmuth, suggesting the assembled rail should pay to watch, commenting on the "courage" of his opponent as well as singing and sharing jokes with his masseuse.
And it worked! Kabrhel took over the chip lead and had his opponent down to under 20 big blinds, only for the momentum to shift and see Nemeth take control.
A late double from Kabrhel wasn't enough to postpone the inevitable, and Nemeth finished it off to add €181,520 to the €211,760 he won earlier in the festival.
Martin Kabrhel moved in with his last 250,000 and Nemeth decided to make the call.
"It was a bluff!" exclaimed Martin, as his jack-high was the underdog. The flop provided Kabrhel some back-door opportunities but the paired the board.
The came on the river to give Nemeth the check mark, the €181,520 up top and his second EPT Prague High Roller title of the series.
Kabrhel, who was a Day 2 registrant, walked away with €121,010.
Andras Nemeth open-jammed and Martin Kabrhel called for his last 105,000.
The flop didn't help Nemeth, and the gave him an open-ended straight draw. However, as Kabrhel reminded him, his opponent blocked two of those outs.
The river gave him a pair but it wasn't enough as Kabrhel doubled up.
Martin Kabrhel raised to 60,000 and Andras Nemeth called.
Nemeth check-called 60,000 on the flop and a further 95,000 from Kabrhel on the turn.
The river was the . Both players checked. Nemeth tabled and won the pot with a pair of queens.
Martin Kabrhel raised to 75,000 and Andras Nemeth called.
Nemeth check-called 75,000 on the flop and checked the turn.
Kabrhel bet 125,000 and Nemeth check-raised to 275,000. Kabrhel called.
The river was the . Nemeth moved all in and Kabrhel folded, leaving him with just over 12 big blinds.
Heads-up play is on pause for 15-minutes as the players go on a small break.
Andras Nemeth opened to 50,000 and Martin Kabrhel made the call from the big blind.
Kabrhel check-called for 40,000 on the flop. Kabrhel check-called again on the turn, this time the bet was 160000.
Kabrhel then check-folded after Nemeth moved all-in for 487,000
In a limped pot, Andras Nemeth check-called 25,000 on the flop.
Nemeth bet 45,000 on the turn and Martin Kabrhel used a time bank before raising to 160,000.
"Here we go," said Kabrhel before Nemeth called.
"Houston, we have a problem," he continued as the river came the .
"Now it will be tough," said Kabrhel as Nemeth checked it over. Kabrhel shoved for 309,000.
"Yes! No snap call!" cheered Kabrhel loudly. "That's what I'm talking about." Nemeth did eventually call, but Kabrhel tabled for trip fives. Nemeth's went into the muck and Kabrhel doubled up.