Paul Michaelis Wins 2018 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event

Paul Michaelis has actually won the 2018 European Poker Trip Prague EUR5,300 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event, lasting longer than a field of 1,174 entries to win his very first EPT title and also the leading reward of EUR840,000 ($ 957,600 USD). This was the largest score of the 27-year-old German’s occupation, surpassing his win in the 2015 Globe Collection of Poker $1,500 pot-limit hold ’em occasion for $189,818.

Along with the title and also the cash, Michaelis was additionally awarded 1,920 Card Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first POY-qualified rating of the year, yet it alone sufficed to see him climb up into 134th place in the 2018 POY race standings.

Michaelis entered the fourth day of this occasion as one of the quickest stacks however had actually risen right into the chip lead by the end of that night. He also entered the 6th and also last day atop the leaderboard with just six gamers continuing to be.

The first elimination of the day saw poker professional as well as Twitch banner Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot obtain all-in with the KSpade SuitQHeart Suit up versus the ASpade Suit9Club Suit of Laurynas Levinskas. The AHeart SuitADiamond Suit2Club Suit10Spade SuitKDiamond Fit runout safeguarded the pot for Levinskas, sending Talbot homel in 6th location with the biggest online cash of his profession: $204,470 USD.

Portugal’s Carlos Branco was the next to go. He ran pocket 7s right into the pocket aces of Artem Kobylynskyi to be eliminated in fifth location ($ 276,518 USD). Levinskas followed him to the rail in fourth area ($ 360,240 USD), getting all-in with leading set on the turn just to locate himself attracting dead against Michaelis’ set of eights.

The last three players fought it out for some time before electing to make a deal, rearranging the continuing to be reward swimming pool as follows: Michaelis would certainly be ensured EUR770,000 ($ 877,800 USD), Alexandr Merzhvinskii EUR631,500 ($ 719,910 USD) and Artem Kobylynskyi EUR571,910 ($ 651,977 USD). That left the title, a $30,000 Platinum Pass and also EUR70,000 ($ 79,800 USD) to bet.

Alexandr Merzhvinskii had been in 2nd chip position when the offer was struck, however he wound up ending up in third location. He had slid to all-time low of the leaderboard prior to getting all-in with the ASpade Suit7Diamond Match. Michaelis called with the ADiamond Suit9Diamond Fit. Both players coupled their twists on the flop, but neither enhanced from there as well as Merzhvinskii was sent out to the imprison third place.

Keeping that Michaelis took more than a 2-to-1 lead into heads-up have fun with Kobylynskyi. He had the ability to broaden that benefit to approximately 6-to-1 by the time the final hand developed. It was a preflop colder, with Kobylynskyi getting all-in with the 10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit up against Michaelis’ JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit. With his matches covered, Kobylynskyi was down toneeding to make a straight or a set in order to win the hand. The KClub SuitQDiamond Suit5Spade Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Match runout kept Michaelis ahead throughout. Kobylynskyi was knocked senseless in second location, taking house the EUR571,910 ($ 651,977 USD) he agreed upon in the three-handed offer.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded to the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Paul Michaelis $957,600 1920
2 Artem Kobylynskyi $651,977 1600
3 Alexandr Merzhvinskii $719,910 1280
4 Laurynas Levinskas $360,240 960
5 Carlos Branco $276,518 800
6 Parker Talbot $204,470 640
7 Liviu Ignat $155,861 480
8 Diego Zeiter $111,059 320
9 Andrey Pateychuk $86,207 160

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