Day 5 Completed
Day 5 Completed
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
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|1||Gab Yong Kim||South Korea||9,565,000||80|
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
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
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.
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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.
Gab Yong Kim:
The flop vaulted Kim into the lead and Mulder was left with one out only, as the had been mucked already. No miracle came on the turn and the 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.
Teun Mulder raised to 360,000 in the small blind with the and Demetrio Caminita defended the big blind with . The flop went check, check, and Mulder's bet worth 240,000 on the turn was called by Caminita.
Mulder gave up on the river and checked but paid off the 525,000 bet by Caminita to get shown the bad news.
Gab Yong Kim raised it up to 250,000 with the and Symeon Alexandridis defended the big blind holding the . The flop gave Alexandridis middle pair and he check-called for 150,000. After the turn, Alexandridis checked again and then called a bet worth 700,000.
Last but not least, Alexandridis check-called for 500,000 on the river and Kim vaulted to second place on the leaderboard.
Armin Rezaei raised to 250,000 with and Symeon Alexandridis called from the hijack with . Gab Yong Kim picked up 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 and the pocket queens made flush for Kim to secure a big double.
Grzegorz Glowny raised to 250,000 from under the gun with the and the action folded to Demetrio Caminita in the big blind, who three-bet to 700,000 with the . "How much do you play?" Glowny asked his table neighbour and then called, which led to the flop.
Caminita continued for 350,000 and Glowny tossed in calling chips. The turn paired the board and Caminita checked this time, with Glowny checking back. That led to the on the river and Caminita improved to a wheel. The Italian jammed for 2,805,000 and Glowny folded.
Grzegorz Glowny raised to 250,000 with from early position and Symeon Alexandridis three-bet to 675,000 with from the small blind. The big blind folded and Glowny called.
The flop was and Alexandridis bet 350,000. Glowny called and the turn was .
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.
Demetrio Caminita raised to 250,000 with the on the button and Gab Yong Kim defended the in the big blind. The flop fell 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 while in the big blind. Both headed to the flop and the Italian checked. Mulder bet 135,000 and Cortellazzi tossed in calling chips once more.
Following the turn, Cortellazzi checked once more and Mulder checked back to see the on the river. Cortellazzi now bet 240,000 and Mulder instantly folded.