Day 3 completed
|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 3 completed
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.
|Position||Player||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|6||Charlie Carrel||United 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.
Andras Nemeth lost a big hand where he fired 600,000 on the river on a board of . Eibinger called with and left Nemeth shorter as he had nothing but 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.
The brought some chop outs for Eibinger. The on the turn was a blank but the 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.
One lim-reraise all in from Eibinger aside, all pots have been small since coming back from break. Nemeth is still trailing Eibinger.
The players are enjoying a 20-minute break.
Matthias Eibinger opened the button for 150,000 and big blind Andras Nemeth called.
Nemeth checked on before Eibinger bet 240,000. Nemeth check-raised to 725,000 and Eibinger called.
The hit the turn and Nemeth shoved all in. Eibinger snap called for 2,290,000.
The on the river was inconsequential and Eibinger doubled.
We got there on the turn on a board of with Matthias Eibinger checking from the big blind. Andras Nemeth bet 350,000 and Eibinger called. Eibinger checked on the river and Nemeth bet a million. Eibinger used one time bank card before eventually calling. Nemeth showed for trips and Eibinger mucked.
Matthias Eibinger limped the button and Andras Nemeth checked his big blind.
Nemeth check-called 100,000 on the flop, 380,000 on the turn, and 350,000 on the river.
Eibinger showed but that was no good against Nemeth's .