EPT Prague Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €4,700

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 6,000
EPT Prague Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Arnaud Mattern: PokerStars.com EPT Prague Champion!

Arnaud Mattern, EPT Prague Champion
Arnaud Mattern, EPT Prague Champion
Arnaud Mattern raises from the small blind to 200,000, and Gino Alacqua moves all in. Arnaud calls immediately, covering Gino by 500,000.

Arnaud: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Gino: {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The flop is scary for Arnaud: {2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The turn is the {K-Hearts}, removing the queens and tens as outs but giving Gino any nine, any ace, or any diamond to double up.

The river is the {2-Clubs}, meaning Arnaud wins the hand with kings and deuces, to become the inaugural EPT Prague champion, winning €708,400.

Gino Alacqua is the runner-up winning, €407,300.

Double Up!

Arnaud's double-up hand
Arnaud's double-up hand
Arnaud Mattern has waited patiently for a long time to pick his spot, and he finally found it.

Gino Alacqua raised on the button to 210,000 and Mattern moved all in for approximately 1.5 million. Alacqua quickly called.

{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for Alacqua.
{J-Spades}{J-Diamonds} for Mattern.

No help on the board for the Italian, and for the first time heads-up, Arnaud Mattern takes the chip lead.

Arnaud Chipping Away

Gino contemplates calling an all-in
Gino contemplates calling an all-in
Arnaud Mattern has taken the last three pots. Two with bets on the flop, and one with a reraise all in preflop.

Arnaud: 1,900,000
Gino: 3,600,000

Tags: Arnaud MatternGino Alacqua

Gino Lays it Down

Gino Alacqua
Gino Alacqua
Alacqua raised to 130,000 from the button and Arnaud Mattern moved all in and won the pot.

On the First Flop of the Level...

Arnaud Mattern raised to 165,000 on the button and and Gino Alacqua called.

The action was checked to the river on a board which read:


Alacqua bet 135,000 and Mattern called.

Alacqua mucked his hand and the Frenchman showed {K-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

Ten-Minute Break

Gino Alacqua (Italy): 4,260,000
Arnaud Mattern (France): 1,320,000