Sotirios Koutoupas, 29, hails from Thessaloniki, Greece and qualified for the EPT9 Prague Main Event on PokerStars via a €82 satellite. Koutoupas made his presence known in the Main Event on Day 3 when he was one of only three players to bag up over a million in chips.
Koutoupas, who is single, plays primarily big buy-in tournaments on PokerStars under the screen name “SKWINNER” and has more than $190K in earnings. Prior to making the EPT9 Prague final table, Koutoupas’ only live cash was a runner-up finish to Kenny Hallaert in the EPT8 Loutraki €300 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo back in November 2011 for €5,200.
Despite his online success, Koutoupas is still a workingman back home where he works in the family business. Koutoupas is in Prague with his best friend, who was actually with him when he made the final table of the aforementioned EPT8 Loutraki event. “I can’t even imagine,” Koutoupas said when asked what it’d mean to win an EPT title.