€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 5 Completed

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
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

Teun Mulder Eliminated in 7th Place (€138,570)

zedmaster84 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Teun Mulder
Teun Mulder

Teun Mulder raised it up to 250,000 in the cutoff and Gab Yong Kim in the big blind verified the stack size of his opponent before pushing all-in. Mulder snap-called and Kim instantly told the showdown cards to his rail from South Korea.

Teun Mulder: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Gab Yong Kim: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The {k-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Spades} flop vaulted Kim into the lead and Mulder was left with one out only, as the {q-Clubs} had been mucked already. No miracle came on the {2-Clubs} turn and the {a-Clubs} river only improved Kim, sending Mulder to the rail in 7th place. After he was the dominating chip leader for most of the day, the Dutchman has to settle for a payday of €138,570.

All remaining six players are now bagging and tagging their chips. They will be back at noon the following day to determine a new EPT Main Event champion. The counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 9,565,000 3,405,000
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl Busted

Tags: Gab Yong KimTeun Mulder

Mulder Becomes Bottom Stack After Paying Off Caminita

zedmaster84 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Teun Mulder raised to 360,000 in the small blind with the {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Demetrio Caminita defended the big blind with {k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. The {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop went check, check, and Mulder's bet worth 240,000 on the {9-Clubs} turn was called by Caminita.

Mulder gave up on the {2-Diamonds} river and checked but paid off the 525,000 bet by Caminita to get shown the bad news.

Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 4,820,000 455,000
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 3,350,000 -1,360,000

Tags: Demetrio CaminitaTeun Mulder

Kim Gets Value From Alexandridis

zedmaster84 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Gab Yong Kim raised it up to 250,000 with the {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Symeon Alexandridis defended the big blind holding the {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop gave Alexandridis middle pair and he check-called for 150,000. After the {4-Diamonds} turn, Alexandridis checked again and then called a bet worth 700,000.

Last but not least, Alexandridis check-called for 500,000 on the {3-Hearts} river and Kim vaulted to second place on the leaderboard.

Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 6,160,000 2,270,000
Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 4,170,000 -1,720,000

Tags: Gab Yong KimSymeon Alexandridis

Kim Doubles Through Alexandridis

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

Armin Rezaei raised to 250,000 with {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Symeon Alexandridis called from the hijack with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Gab Yong Kim picked up {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} in the big blind and shoved for 1,730,000. Rezaei folded and Alexandridis called quickly to put Kim at risk.

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and the pocket queens made flush for Kim to secure a big double.

Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 5,890,000 -1,725,000
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 3,890,000 1,980,000

Tags: Armin RezaeiGab Yong KimSymeon Alexandridis

Caminita Binks the River Against Glowny

zedmaster84 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Grzegorz Glowny raised to 250,000 from under the gun with the {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and the action folded to Demetrio Caminita in the big blind, who three-bet to 700,000 with the {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}. "How much do you play?" Glowny asked his table neighbour and then called, which led to the {8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop.

Caminita continued for 350,000 and Glowny tossed in calling chips. The {4-Hearts} turn paired the board and Caminita checked this time, with Glowny checking back. That led to the {5-Diamonds} on the river and Caminita improved to a wheel. The Italian jammed for 2,805,000 and Glowny folded.

Grzegorz Glowny pl
Grzegorz Glowny
pl 4,680,000 -1,050,000
Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 4,365,000 1,405,000

Tags: Demetrio CaminitaGrzegorz Glowny

Alexandridis Wins with Turn Bet

MattHansen • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Grzegorz Glowny raised to 250,000 with {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} from early position and Symeon Alexandridis three-bet to 675,000 with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} from the small blind. The big blind folded and Glowny called.

The flop was {2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Alexandridis bet 350,000. Glowny called and the turn was {q-Clubs}.

Alexandridis fired 900,000 on the turn and Glowny shuffled his chips a few times before he tossed his low pocket pair into the muck.

Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 7,615,000 1,385,000
Grzegorz Glowny pl
Grzegorz Glowny
pl 5,730,000 -1,455,000

Tags: Grzegorz GlownySymeon Alexandridis

Caminita and Cortellazzi Carry On

zedmaster84 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Demetrio Caminita raised to 250,000 with the {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} on the button and Gab Yong Kim defended the {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} in the big blind. The flop fell {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Kim quickly check-folded to a bet by Caminita.

Teun Mulder then made it 240,000 to go in the hijack and Andrea Cortellazzi came along with the {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} while in the big blind. Both headed to the {a-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop and the Italian checked. Mulder bet 135,000 and Cortellazzi tossed in calling chips once more.

Following the {a-Diamonds} turn, Cortellazzi checked once more and Mulder checked back to see the {8-Spades} on the river. Cortellazzi now bet 240,000 and Mulder instantly folded.

Andrea Cortellazzi it
Andrea Cortellazzi
it 8,300,000 440,000
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 4,710,000 -875,000
Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 2,960,000 375,000
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 1,910,000 -370,000

Tags: Andrea CortellazziDemetrio CaminitaGab Yong KimTeun Mulder

Level:
30
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000