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EPT Prague National: Former Main Event Champ Meijer van Putten Making Deep Run

Jasper Meijer van Putten

The second-biggest €1,100 EPT National Prague is one step closer to crowning a champion at the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague festival and just 32 players out of a field of 2,452 entries remain after 10 full levels of 60 minutes on Day 2. All remaining hopefuls are aiming for a big slice of the €2,353,920 prize pool and have €7,390 locked up for the efforts thus far while the winner can look forward to a payday of €375,000.

Leading the survivors after Day 2 is Germany's Philipp Heinke, who is one of two players that have bagged up more than five million in chips. Heinke doesn't have any live cashes to his name yet but ended up on top of the leaderboard with 5,855,000 in chips. Second in chips is Jasper Meijer Van Putten who claimed 5,135,000 to his name and has fond memories of previous trips to the capital of the Czech Republic.

The top four career results of Meijer Van Putten were all recorded at the Hilton Prague, highlighted by his victory in the EPT13 Prague Main Event in 2016 for a top prize of €699,300 after he cut a deal in heads-up with Marton Czuczor. His other three top scores in Prague are all final-table appearances and the Dutchman seems poised to make it five final tables within four years.

Jussi Mattila follows in third place with 4,980,000 and is one of two Finns in the top 10 as nine different nationalities are represented at the top of the leaderboard. Notables with big stacks include Nikita Kuznetcov (3,935,000), Gregory Armand (3,225,000), Andrei Konopelko (3,150,000), Alexandre Viard (2,900,000), 2019 EPT Open Sochi runner-up Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (2,860,000), and Jakub Oliva (2,580,000).

EPT Prague €1,100 EPT National Top 10 Counts After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Philipp HeinkeGermany5,855,000
2Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands5,135,000
3Jussi MattilaFinland4,980,000
4Nikita KuznetcovRussia3,935,000
5Fidan ZahitiSweden3,815,000
6Gregory TelmanIsrael3,680,000
7Gregory ArmandUnited States3,225,000
8Andrei KonopelkoBelarus3,150,000
9Alexandre ViardFrance2,900,000
10Timo LaasonenFinland2,870,000

Other familiar faces of the European poker circuit such as Narcis Nedelcu (2,265,000), Micha Hoedemaker (1,900,000), Pierre Calamusa (1,300,000) and Grzegorz Wyraz (1,225,000) will also be in the mix when the action resumes on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, as of noon local time. The recommencing blinds will be 40,000-80,000 with a big blind ante of 80,000 and ten levels are scheduled or down to the final six, whichever of the two comes first.

EPT Prague €1,100 EPT National Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize (EUR)
1€375,000
2€200,820
3€136,525
4€104,395
5€87,095
6€70,265
7€53,670
8€38,770
9€29,540
10-11€24,670
12-13€21,940
14-15€19,585
16-17€17,230
18-20€14,875
21-23€12,525
24-27€10,285
28-31€8,735
32€7,390
Philipp Heinke
Chip leader Philipp Heinke

Make sure to check back regularly to PokerNews to find out who reaches the final day in the 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague €1,100 EPT National!

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