€5,300 EPT Main Event

Gab Yong Kim Leads the Final 6 into the Finale of the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars EPT Prague

MattHansen • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Gab Yong Kim

The penultimate day of the €5,300 Main Event has come to a close and Gab Yong Kim leads the final six into the finale of the flagship tournament at PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague. The return of the EPT Main Event to Prague drew 1,190 runners over two opening flights to generate a €5,771,500 prize pool, of which €1,033,520 will go to the winner of Wednesday’s final table.

Kim went on a late run to jump from the bottom of the leaderboard to the very top, putting an exclamation mark on the evening with an elimination of Teun Mulder to send the final table's original chip leader home in seventh place. Kim is joined for tomorrow's finale by Andrea Cortellazzi, Armin Rezaei, Symeon Alexandridis, Demetrio Caminita, and Grzegorz Glowny.

PokerStars EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Gab Yong KimSouth Korea9,565,00080
2Andrea CortellazziItaly7,930,00066
3Armin RezaeiAustria3,765,00031
4Symeon AlexandridisGreece4,655,00039
5Demetrio CaminitaItaly4,720,00039
6Grzegorz GlownyPoland5,040,00042

Day 5 Action

The outer table provided the first knockout when Alexandre Amiel shoved his ace-jack and ran into the pocket kings of Cortellazzi.

Elsewhere on the featured table, Hossein Ensan made his move early, doubling through Mulder before knocking out Mario Navarro in 15th place with ace-king, but the former 2015 EPT Prague champion was out next in 14th when he shoved with pocket the hot hand of Mulder turned over pocket sevens.

Meanwhile, Alexandridis went to work on the outer table and cracked Justin Steinbrenner’s pocket aces to eliminate him in 13th place with a set of fives. Leonardo Romeo was out next in 12th, another player falling to Alexandridis in his outer table run to nearly seven million chips.

The next out was George Chiriac in 11th after he shoved his small stack into the pocket tens of Danchev. Manuel Labous was not far behind in 10th when Mulder cracked his pocket jacks with aces and fives.

The unofficial table got underway and Danchev was out in ninth when he shoved with tens and Glowny looked him up with pocket jacks. Konakchiev suffered the same fate a short while later and was out in eighth place when his pocket nines couldn’t improve against Kim’s queens.

The lead changed hands throughout the final stretches of the night with Mulder drifting to the back of the pack. The final hand of the night came when Kim caught a king to crack the queens of Mulder, who came into the final table with the lead. In the end, it was Kim who finished the evening at the top of the leaderboard after a red-hot run to close out the night.

Remaining Final Table Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1  €1,033,520
2  €608,890
3  €428,250
4  €320,900
5  €245,870
6  €181,800
7Teun MulderNetherlands€138,570
8Valentino KonakchievBulgaria€98,750

Cards go in the air for Wednesday’s finale at 12 p.m. CET. Play will continue with blinds at 60,000/120,000 and a 120,000 ante with 35:57 left in Level 30.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for live updates from the exciting finale of the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars EPT Prague.

Tags: Alexandre AmielAndrea CortellazziArmin RezaeiDemetrio CaminitaGab Yong KimGeorge ChiriacGrzegorz GlownyHossein EnsanJustin SteinbrennerLeonardo RomeoManuel LabousMario NavarroSymeon AlexandridisTeun MulderValentino Konakchiev