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Buy-In: $9,700 + $300
Prize Pool: $12,674,000
Entrants: 1347

EPT No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 1

  • Jan 04, '09 - Jan 10, '09


Updates on Final Day (Jan 10, 09)


Poorya Nazari Wins the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure ($3,000,000)

Poorya Nazari Wins With the safe nine on the river, Poorya Nazari is the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion. The Canadian fought hard all week long and topped a massive field for $3 million in prize money.

Here are the final table results:

  1. Poorya Nazari -- $3,000,000
  2. Anthony Gregg -- $1,700,000
  3. Benny Spindler -- $1,100,000
  4. Alexandre Gomes -- $750,000
  5. Pieter Tielen -- $550,000
  6. Dustin Dirksen -- $400,000
  7. Daniel Heimiller -- $300,000
  8. Kevin Saul -- $214,000




Anthony Gregg Eliminated in Second Place ($1,700,000)

Anthony GreggAnthony Gregg finds himself all in and behind against Poorya Nazari.

Gregg: Q7
Nazari: A10

The board runs out 106539 and Gregg is eliminated in second place, earning $1.7 million for his runner-up performance.








Player Tags: Anthony Gregg,   Poorya Nazari

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Here are the chip counts heading into heads-up play:

Poorya Nazari: 17,685,000
Anthony Gregg: 9,210,000


Benny Spindler Eliminated in Third Place ($1,100,000)

Benny SpindlerBenny Spindler moved all in preflop for 4.9 million and Poorya Nazari made the call. Their cards:

Spindler: QJ
Nazari: AJ

Board: K4310K

Spindler was eliminated in third place and he will take home $1.1 million in prize money.


Player Tags: Poorya Nazari,   Benjamin Spindler

Anthony Gregg Doubles Up

On the first hand back from break, Anthony Gregg is all in holding A8 and is dominated by Benny Spindler's AK.

It looks like Gregg is gone but the board runs out AJ882 doubling Gregg up to 8.8 million.

Player Tags: Anthony Gregg,   Benjamin Spindler

Level 30

Play continues with increased blinds of 150,000-300,000 with a 30,000 ante.



Players are now on a 15-minute break.


Poorya Raises Spindler

On a flop of 933, Benny Spindler bet 700,000. Poorya Nazari then raised to 1,625,000.

Spindler called and the turn was the 10. Nazari bet 2,500,000 and Spindler finally mucked.


All In With The Same Hand

We recently got a glimpse at some action, only to see that both players held the same hand. The blinds are getting astronomically high, so expect some confrontations any time now.


Benny Spindler Doubles Up

Anthony Gregg and Benny Spindler got it all in on a flop of Q43.

Gregg: 73
Spindler: A9

As the favorite with two overs and a flush draw, Spindler got there when the turn and river acme 4J, giving him the nut flush.

Spindler now has 7.5 million to Gregg's 7.9 million.

Player Tags: Anthony Gregg,   Benjamin Spindler
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