Live Events 1
€50,000 EPT Super High Roller
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €50,000
Prize Pool €1,920,600
Players 40

Level Info

Level 20
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 80,000

Highlights

Highlights

€50,000 EPT Super High Roller
Day 3 completed

Matthias Eibinger Wins the PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller (€653,000)

Webjoker • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Matthias Eibinger
Matthias Eibinger

On Day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 High Roller, Matthias Eibinger came, saw, dropped down, doubled back up, and won. Eibinger added €653,000 ($739,552) to his already massively impressive list of cashes in 2018.

PositionPlayerCountryPrize in €Prize in $
1Matthias EibingerAustria€653,000$739,552
2Andras NemethHungary€451,350$511,174
3Liang XuChina€288,090$326,275
4Pavel PlesuvMoldova€220,870$250,145
5Luc GreenwoodCanada€172,850$195,693
6Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom€134,440$152,189

* Prize in $ via XE.com

The final day of the biggest buy-in event of the series started with four players remaining from a field of 40 entries.

Eibinger started with over fifty percent of the chips in play, but with all three other players on even stacks, there was still a lot of play left. And while Eibinger would eventually triumph, it was anything but easy going for the Austrian.

In the third hand of the day, Eibinger doubled Nemeth losing ace-five to the latter's ace-king. An orbit or what later, Nemeth came even closer to even stacks winning with top set against Eibinger's failed bluff.

Nemeth took over the lead when he busted Pavel Plesuv. The Moldovian lost with ace-king to Nemeth's ace-ten after a ten hit the flop.

With now close to half of the chips in play, Nemeth didn't just sit on his stack. He used it to pound on his two opponents, distancing himself more and more.

When he busted Liang Xu with eight-nine against queen-eight (nine on the turn), Nemeth started the heads up with 6.7 million to 3.3 million.

Nemeth widened the gap even more check-calling all the way with second-pair to Eibinger's failed bluff with an unimproved jack-nine. With now a 9-to-1 lead, Andras Nemeth seemed destined to lift the trophy and win the biggest prize of his poker playing career.

Instead, things went a little different for the Hungarian longtime pro. He first had to fold in a big pot, then lost with eights all in before the flop against Eibinger's ace-deuce. A lucky ace on the flop helped Eibinger get back in the saddle.

Nemeth regained control again, only to double Eibinger once more; this time with an inferior top-pair all in on the turn.

While the stacks weren't even all that shallow, the pots would still blow up regularly.

The last hand of the tournament saw Nemeth get it all in with the best of it. After a failed bluff, Nemeth pushed with ace-ten. Eibinger called with ace-nine, and another double up seemed likely. Instead, a nine hit the river, and Eibinger was declared the winner while Nemeth could do nothing more than sigh and shake hands.

Before this event, Eibinger already had amassed $4,026,169 in live tournament in earnings in 2018 alone. This 23rd cash of the year, worth €653,000 ($739,552), is only his third-biggest cash of his career.

Matthias Eibinger and Andras Nemeth
Matthias Eibinger and Andras Nemeth

Tags: Charlie CarrelLiang XuLuc GreenwoodMatthias EibingerPavel Plesuv

Andras Nemeth Eliminated in 2nd Place (€451,350)

Webjoker • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

Andras Nemeth lost a big hand where he fired 600,000 on the river on a board of {A-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{A-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}. Eibinger called with {3-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and left Nemeth shorter as he had nothing but {K-}{6-} with no spades.

Down to 3,950,000, he shoved all in from the big blind after Matthias Eibinger had raised to 200,000 from the button. Eibinger called to put Nemeth at risk. Nemeth, though, had the advantage.

Matthias Eibinger: {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Andras Nemeth: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} brought some chop outs for Eibinger. The {7-Spades} on the turn was a blank but the {9-Hearts} on the river sure wasn't.

"Unlucky," Eibinger said as Nemeth let out a big sigh before shaking hands.

Andras Nemeth finished in second place for €451,350 ($511,174) while Matthias Eibinger takes home the trophy and €653,000 ($739,552). An end of day recap is to follow shortly.

Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 10,000,000 3,550,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu Busted

Tags: Andras NemethMatthias Eibinger

Small Pots

Webjoker • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

One lim-reraise all in from Eibinger aside, all pots have been small since coming back from break. Nemeth is still trailing Eibinger.

Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 6,450,000 400,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 3,550,000 -400,000
Level:
20
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Eibinger Doubles

Webjoker • Level 19: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Matthias Eibinger opened the button for 150,000 and big blind Andras Nemeth called.

Nemeth checked on {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades} before Eibinger bet 240,000. Nemeth check-raised to 725,000 and Eibinger called.

The {Q-Hearts} hit the turn and Nemeth shoved all in. Eibinger snap called for 2,290,000.

Matthias Eibinger: {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Andras Nemeth: {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The {5-Spades} on the river was inconsequential and Eibinger doubled.

Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 6,390,000 3,240,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 3,610,000 -3,240,000

Tags: Andras NemethMatthias Eibinger

Nemeth Extending His Lead

Webjoker • Level 19: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

We got there on the turn on a board of {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} {3-Spades} with Matthias Eibinger checking from the big blind. Andras Nemeth bet 350,000 and Eibinger called. Eibinger checked on the {9-Diamonds} river and Nemeth bet a million. Eibinger used one time bank card before eventually calling. Nemeth showed {3-Hearts}{4-Spades} for trips and Eibinger mucked.

Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 6,850,000 1,750,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 3,150,000 -1,750,000

Tags: Andras NemethMatthias Eibinger