The last ever European Poker Tour €10,300 High Roller has come to an end, and it was a record-breaking one here at the Hilton Hotel in Prague. A total of 407 entries smashed the result of last year in the Czech capital. When it was all settled William Kassouf posed for the winner photos, while Patrick Serda took home the first prize cash of €719,000 after the two made a deal at the final table.
The two players never even played heads-up. When the pair got down to two, Serda had a four to one chip lead. That meant he wanted to get the lion's share of the prize pool, and didn't really care about the trophy or winner's photo. Kassouf was offered €532,500 (compared with €485,600 originally intended for second place) and the trophy for first place, while Serda locked up €719,000 and second place.
Final Result EPT13 Prague High Roller
|1||William Kassouf||United Kingdom||532,500*|
|3||Tue Ullerup Hansen||Denmark||351,000|
|5||Paul Leckey||United Kingdom||224,600|
Yesterday, Hilton Hotel was also hosting the final day of the EPT13 Main Event. Jasper Meijer van Putten, a 29-year-old poker player from Alkmaar in The Netherlands, is the final Main Event champion on the European Poker Tour (EPT), prevailing from a field of 1,192 players in Prague to win almost €700,000.
The EPT is undergoing a re-brand at the end of this year, before relaunching as PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. Whoever won today knew they would claim a permanent place in history as the last of 115 champions over 13 years.
Seven hours of tournament took the Dutchman to win one of the biggest ever EPT events wasn't the only big news on the final day of the Main Event. David Peters, by finishing third, overtook Fedor Holz in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race.
Official Final Table Results
|1||Jasper Meijer van Putten||Netherlands||€699,300*|
|3||David Peters||United States||€397,300|
|6||Sam Cohen||United States||€145,900|
Sara Herring, from pokernews.com, interviewed winner right after his victory.