Day 1 completed
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 completed
The €25,000 Single-Day High Roller of the 2021 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague has come to an end after a full day of play. Some 35 entries generated a prizepool of €840,350 which was split up amongst the top six finishers.
Finishing on top of all entries at the end of the late-night was Teun Mulder of the Netherlands who captured his first EPT Spadie trophy and the top prize of €250,928 after an ICM heads up deal with runner-up Juan Pardo who was barely denied his fourth EPT title.
Final Result 2021 EPT Prague €25,000 Single-Day High Roller I
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|4||Zhuang Ruan||United States||€96,640|
|6||Nick Petrangelo||United States||€58,830|
* ICM Deal of Final Two Players
This victory is the best live poker score of Mulder’s career thus far as he adds a nice chunk to his career winnings to edge above $800,000 in total. Mulder started to gain the chip lead midway through the day and became a real factor heading into the final table as the largest stack.
The day began three hours later than was scheduled as play started around 3:30 p.m local time with ten entries. The field would steadily grow with new faces and re-entries as the day wore on.
Among those entries were Tony G and Leon Tsoukernik who would both indeed enter the fray at the last possible moment with late registration after the dinner break. But neither one would last very long as they could not spin their stacks up beyond starting and were eliminated quickly.
Action would slow down when the unofficial final table of nine was reached until a double elimination sent Chris Brewer and Sirzat Hissou both out the door on the same hand by Mulder. The money bubble would be breached shortly after that when Thoms Muehloecker was also dismissed by Mulder to bring the field down to the final six who would be paid.
Nick Petrangelo was the first elimination within the money when he went out in sixth place after a lengthy segment of six-handed play and then the long short-stacked Ole Schemion followed him out the door in fifth place.
The heads-up battle between Mulder and Pardo would then commence with Pardo holding a 2 to 1 lead to start. Pardo started to pull away in the early stages as he looked to win yet another EPT title. But Mulder would take over the reins in a key hand where he got called with a flush. He would extend the lead from there before Pardo reeled it back slightly before the ICM deal was discussed and agreed upon to wrap things up in the wee hours of the morning after about 13 hours of play.
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The blind flip saw both players agree to expose just one of their cards.
Teun Mulder revealed the while Juan Pardo had the dominating .
They ran the flop and the turn to then leave the river card face down and reveal their second card. Mulder flipped over the to take the lead while Pardo was now trailing with the . Last but not least, the river was also exposed and the Dutch rail had reason to celebrate when the river secured the Spadie trophy for Mulder.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
After returning from the ten-minute break, both players agreed to ICM deal numbers and locked up the following payouts.
Teun Mulder: €250,928
Juan Pardo: €232,272
They will now do at least one blind flip to determine the winner of the Spadie trophy with the outcome to follow shortly.
Teun Mulder raised to 175,000 from the small blind. Juan Pardo called.
The flop came . Mulder led for 100,000 and Pardo called. The turn was the . Mulder led again, this time for 150,000 and again pardo called.
The river was the . Action went check-check.
Mulder tabled the but Pardo had that beat with the for the better pair and cut into the gap a bit. Both then agreed to take a short unscheduled break.
In a limped pot to the flop, Juan Pardo opted to check and then called a bet worth 40,000 by Teun Mulder. Both players checked the on the turn and Pardo also checked the river.
Mulder now bet 300,000 and Pardo went into the tank. He used one time bank extension and eventually called to get shown the by Mulder as the winning hand.
From the small blind Juan Pardo raised to 100,000. Teun Mulder three-bet to 300,000 from the big, Pardo came along.
The flop came down . Mulder bet a small 75,000 and was called.
The turn was he . Both players checked.
The river came the to make for four clubs and pair the board. Mulder slid out a full stack of big chips for a bet of 500,000. Pardo leaned back as if he was about to go deep into the tank, but ended up calling relatively quickly after about 30 seconds.
Mulder tabled the for the small flush which was good enough as Pardo mucked his hand and surrendered the chip heads up chip lead for the first time.
Teun Mulder raised the button to 100,000 and Juan Pardo opted to defend the big blind. The flop brought and Pardo check-folded when Mulder bet 60,000.
Two hands later, the same preflop action repeated and Pardo this time check-called the flop for 80,000. Both checked down the turn and river for Pardo to reveal the , Mulder had also missed the board with the but the queen played in his favor.
Action was on the river on a double-paired board of . The pot was about 240,000. From the small blind, Teun Mulder bet 300,000.
Pardo took his time before sticking out a raise to 650,000. Mulder folded after about 15 seconds as Pardo captured another nice pot.