2022 PokerStars EPT Prague

€5,300 EPT Prague Main Event
Days: 3
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT Prague

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
125,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 3
Players Left

€5,300 EPT Prague Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Parker Talbot Among the Leaders as 30 Players Return for Day 4 of the EPT Prague Main Event

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot

Another day of play in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €5,300 EPT Main Event concluded after six levels of action and PokerStars Ambassador Parker Talbot is among the leaders with a bag of 2,145,000 chips as he marches into Day 4.

The tournament drew a total of 1,267 entries for a total prize pool of €6,144,950, from which the winner will take home the top prize of €1,054,500. All returning players are guaranteed at least €23,000.

Talbot is one of the remaining 30 players who are still in contention to hoist the prestigious EPT trophy, but he will have his work cut out for him on Day 4. Among those returning to challenge for the title are number-one ranked online player Simon Mattsson, high-stakes powerhouse Timothy Adams, two-time World Series of Poker Main Event Final Tablist Antoine Saout and Day 3 chip leader Luigi D'Alterio.

€5,300 EPT Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Luigi D'AlterioItaly3,560,000142
2Javier Gomez ZapateroSpain3,415,000137
3Jun ObaraJapan2,785,000111
4Ondrej DrozdCzech Republic2,380,00095
5Benjamin LeborUnited Kingdom2,220,00089
6Parker TalbotCanada2,145,00086
7Arie KliperIsrael1,860,00074
8Antoine SaoutFrance1,570,00063
9Rui MilhomensPortugal1,475,00059
10Petar KalevBulgaria1,465,00059
Luigi D'alterio
Luigi D'Alterio

Another player to keep your eyes on in this tournament is online superstar Conor Beresford, who has over $17,000,000 in online cashes to his name. He has already beaten his finish from EPT London (31st) in October and will be looking to go much deeper here in Prague.

Plenty of Big Names Fall During Day 3

The field of 117 players that came back for Day 3 reduced steadily with a host of household names unable to traverse their way through the day's play.

PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas made back-to-back EPT Day 3’s but he was eliminated midway through the day by Frenchman Antoine Labat. Labat's own run was cut short by Beresford's pocket aces on the feature table, while Pascal Lefrancois bowed out when his pocket sixes couldn’t hold versus the ace-king of Abel Aspas.

Conor Beresford
Conor Beresford

Other big names that fell during Day 3 include Gaelle Baumann, Mike Watson and Marcin Horecki.

Day 4 will commence on Friday, December 16 at 12 p.m. local time. The top prize of €1,054,500 awaits the winner of the final EPT Main Event of the 2022 schedule. Play will resume at level 23 with the blinds at 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante on a 90-minute clock.

Remaining Payouts

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Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team on Friday and throughout the weekend for coverage of the Main Event and the closing weekend of EPT Prague.

Tags: Abel AspasAntoine LabatAntoine SaoutArie KliperBenjamin LeborConor BeresfordGaelle BaumannJavier Gomez ZapateroJun ObaraLuigi D'AlterioMarcin HoreckiMike WatsonOndrej DrozdParker TalbotPascal LefrancoisPetar KalevRamon ColillasRui MilhomensSimon MattssonTimothy Adams

Day 4 Seat Draw by Table

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
 11Istvan PilhoferHungary1,050,00042
 12Timothy AdamsCanada1,200,00048
 13Javier Gomez ZapateroSpain3,415,000137
 14Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania1,095,00044
 15Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom900,00036
 16Ondrej DrozdCzech Republic2,380,00095
 17Fabrice BigotFrance755,00030
 18Simon MattssonSweden975,00039
 21Dmitry ShchepkinRussia180,0007
 22Yannick CardotFrance825,00033
 23Jordan SaccucciCanada925,00037
 24Milan SimkoCzech Republic470,00019
 25Paul-Adrian CovaciuRomania695,00028
 26Rui MilhomensPortugal1,475,00059
 27Laurent CessyFrance675,00027
 28Henok Tekle MariamNetherlands730,00029
 31Antoine SaoutFrance1,570,00063
 32Jun ObaraJapan2,785,000111
 33Henri JuutilainenFinland645,00026
 34Paulius VaitiekunasLithuania930,00037
 35Arie KliperIsrael1,860,00074
 37Luigi D'AlterioItaly3,560,000142
 38Maksim ShornikauBelarus350,00014
 41Simon LofbergSweden1,460,00058
 42Imed Ben MahmoudTunisia600,00024
 43Parker TalbotCanada2,145,00086
 44Pierre De AlmeidaFrance540,00022
 46Benjamin LeborUnited Kingdom2,220,00089
 47Vitezslav CechCzech Republic435,00017
 48Petar KalevBulgaria1,465,00059

End of Day Chip Counts

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Luigi D'Alterio it
Luigi D'Alterio
3,560,000 45,000
Javier Gomez Zapatero es
Javier Gomez Zapatero
3,415,000 -545,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
2,785,000 25,000
Ondrej Drozd cz
Ondrej Drozd
2,380,000 780,000
Benjamin Lebor gb
Benjamin Lebor
2,220,000 90,000
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
2,145,000 215,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
1,570,000 230,000
Rui Milhomens pt
Rui Milhomens
1,475,000 -20,000
Petar Kalev bg
Petar Kalev
1,465,000 265,000
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
1,460,000 50,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
1,200,000 410,000
Ionut-Flavius Voinea ro
Ionut-Flavius Voinea
1,095,000 -90,000
Istvan Pilhofer hu
Istvan Pilhofer
1,050,000 390,000
Simon Mattsson se
Simon Mattsson
975,000 -25,000
Paulius Vaitiekunas lt
Paulius Vaitiekunas
930,000 -80,000
Jordan Saccucci ca
Jordan Saccucci
925,000 190,000
Day 5 Chip Leader
EPT 1X Winner
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
900,000 -25,000
Yannick Cardot fr
Yannick Cardot
825,000 -380,000
Fabrice Bigot fr
Fabrice Bigot
755,000 170,000
Henok Tekle Mariam nl
Henok Tekle Mariam
730,000 15,000
Paul-Adrian Covaciu ro
Paul-Adrian Covaciu
695,000 15,000
Laurent Cessy fr
Laurent Cessy
675,000 -185,000
Henri Juutilainen fi
Henri Juutilainen
645,000 80,000
Imed Ben Mahmoud tn
Imed Ben Mahmoud

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D'Alterio Gets River Fold

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Jun Obara opened in middle position to 40,000 and picked up two callers, Luigi D'Alterio on his left and Pierre De Almeida in the big blind.

The flop was {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. De Almeida and Obara both checked, D'Alterio bet 50,000. De Almeida quickly folded, but Obara went for a check-raise to 150,000. D'Alterio glanced at his opponent and put in the call.

The turn came a {2-Clubs}. Obara lowered the bet to 130,000. Again, D'Alterio made the call.

The river fell the {4-Clubs}. Obara slowed down and checked. D'Alterio bet himself, going for 280,000. Obara didn't think long before letting his cards go.

Player Chips Progress
Luigi D'Alterio it
Luigi D'Alterio
3,515,000 865,000
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
2,760,000 -380,000
Pierre De Almeida fr
Pierre De Almeida
505,000 -45,000

Tags: Jun ObaraLuigi D'AlterioPierre De Almeida

Mahmoud Doubles Through Shchepkin

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Dmitry Shchepkin raised to 50,000 and Imed Ben Mahmoud shoved 275,000. Shchepkin called and the cards were turned up.

Imed Ben Mahmoud: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Dmitry Shchepkin: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Spades} and Mahmoud held on with Big Slick to secure the late-night double.

Player Chips Progress
Imed Ben Mahmoud tn
Imed Ben Mahmoud
600,000 340,000
Dmitry Shchepkin ru
Dmitry Shchepkin
175,000 -575,000

Tags: Dmitry ShchepkinImed Ben Mahmoud

Lebor's "First Set of the Tournament" Gets Cracked

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

A completed board of {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} was spread across the felt with around 200,000 in the middle. Benjamin Lebor and Arie Kliper were heads-up and Kliper made a bet of 150,000 on the river. Lebor flicked in a chip to call and Kliper tabled {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for the nut flush.

Lebor tossed his {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} into the air in disbelief that he just lost the hand. "My first set of the tournament!" Lebor exclaimed.

"Liar," Conor Beresford chirped back.

"You don't believe me?" Lebor continued his charade.

"I played with you yesterday," Beresford noted.

Player Chips Progress
Benjamin Lebor gb
Benjamin Lebor
2,130,000 -275,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
1,860,000 380,000

Tags: Arie KliperBenjamin LeborConor Beresford

Vaitiekunas Doubles, De Almeida Continues to Slip

Level 22 : Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Paulius Vaitiekunas
Paulius Vaitiekunas

Pierre De Almeida opened to 50,000 in the cutoff and Paulius Vaitiekunas three-bet to 125,000 on the button. De Almeida ripped all in and Vaitiekunas called off his stack of 480,000.

Paulius Vaitiekunas: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Pierre De Almeida: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Despite being dominated, Vaitiekunas spiked a pair on the {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop to take the lead. The {7-Spades} and {2-Spades} runout changed nothing and Vaitiekunas doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Paulius Vaitiekunas lt
Paulius Vaitiekunas
1,010,000 325,000
Pierre De Almeida fr
Pierre De Almeida
550,000 -575,000

Tags: Paulius VaitiekunasPierre De Almeida