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EPT Grand Final Main Event

  • Apr 25, '10 - Apr 30, '10


Updates on EPT Grand Final Day 5 (Apr 30, 10)


Nicolas Chouity Wins PokerStars EPT Grand Final (€1,700,000)

Nicolas ChouityWith a safe card on the river, Nicolas Chouity is the 2010 PokerStars EPT Grand Final Champion, earning €1,700,000.

Chouity entered the final table with a massive chip lead and never let up, continuing to apply pressure and knocking out all but one of his opponents. Coming back from the dinner break, Chouity played his two remaining opponents against each other perfectly and made sure that he had momentum entering heads up play.

After fading a card rush from Josef Klinger, Chouity picked up some cards of his own and they held to take the title. Congratulations Nicolas Chouity!

Player Tags: Nicolas Chouity

Josef Klinger Eliminated in 2nd Place (€1,000,000)

Josef KlingerJosef Klinger open shoved for his last 5,720,000 and Nicolas Chouity immediately called, tabling pocket aces.

Klinger just shook his head and showed down pocket eights. The board fell KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit9Heart Suit4Spade SuitQClub Suit and Klinger is eliminated, earning €1,000,000.

Player Tags: Nicolas Chouity,   Josef Klinger

First Hand, Split Pot

On the first hand of heads up play, both players saw a flop of QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit4Diamond Suit and Nicolas Chouity bet. Josef Klinger moved all in and Chouity excitedly jumped out of his seat to call with QHeart Suit2Heart Suit.

Klinger had him outkicked with QSpade Suit8Club Suit, but the turn and river fell ADiamond Suit4Heart Suit to split up the pot.

Player Tags: Nicolas Chouity,   Josef Klinger

Heads Up Play

Here are the chip counts entering heads up play.

Nicolas Chouity — 21,465,000
Josef Klinger — 4,025,000


Dominykas Karmazinas Eliminated in 3rd Place (€700,000)

Dominykas KarmazinasAction was folded to Nicolas Chouity who moved all in from the small blind. Dominykas Karmazinas woke up with ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit and made the call.

Chouity could only show a dominated AClub Suit6Diamond Suit, but the board fell QHeart Suit5Club Suit3Spade Suit6Club SuitKClub Suit to give him the pot with a pair of sixes. Karzaminas was eliminated in third place and earned €700,000.

Don’t forget, you can watch the entire final table on EPT Live.


Back From Dinner

The players have returned from the dinner break. Here’s a look at the chip counts.

Nicolas Chouity — 16,980,000
Josef Klinger — 5,120,000
Dominykas Karmazinas — 3,390,000


Dominykas Karmazinas Doubles Up

On the last hand before the dinner break, Dominykas Karmazinas shoved for his last 1,585,000 and Nicolas Chouity called with KHeart Suit2Diamond Suit.

Karmazinas showed pocket fives and they held to double him up to 3 million or roughly 20 big blinds. With that, the players are now on dinner break. Stay tuned for updated chip counts.


Herve Costa Eliminated in 4th Place (€500,000)

Herve CostaNicolas Chouity raised to 450,000 and Herve Costa reraised all in for 820,000 total. Chouity made the easy call with KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit and Costa revealed ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit.

The board ran out KSpade SuitKClub Suit6Diamond Suit6Heart Suit3Heart Suit and Chouity took the pot. Costa, despite only playing four hands at the final table, earned €500,000 for his week long efforts.

Don’t forget, you can watch the entire final table on EPT Live.

Player Tags: Nicolas Chouity,   Herve Costa

Andrew Chen Eliminated in 5th Place (€400,000)

Andrew ChenAndrew Chen moved all in for 1,960,000 and Josef Klinger instantly called with pocket kings. Chen sheepishly turned over 9Club Suit7Club Suit and failed to connect with a board of JSpade SuitJHeart Suit10Spade Suit5Diamond Suit9Heart Suit.

Chen finishes in fifth place and earns €400,000. Klinger is now firmly in second place with over 6 million in chips.

Don’t forget, you can watch the entire final table on EPT Live.

Player Tags: Josef Klinger,   Andrew Chen

Level 31

The players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante.

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