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Record-Breaking 1,178 Enter EPT Prague, Haxton Wins €25k HR
The European Poker Tour is going out with a bang not a whimper.
A gargantuan Day 1b in the Main Event attracted 934 players to bring the overall field up to a record-breaking 1,178 players yesterday.
Prague has always been one of the most popular stops on the EPT but the closest its come to hitting those numbers is the 1,107 entrants back in 2014.
American Ronald Morandini snagged the overnight chip lead with 237,000 chips but notables Maxim Lykov, Roberto Romanello and Vanessa Selbst also made it through the day.
Haxton Tops One-Day €25k High Roller
Isaac Haxton, who’s had an illustrious career on the EPT, managed to overcome 69 entries in the single-day €25,000 buy-in high roller to win €559,200 yesterday.
Haxton out dueled underrated German pro Julian Stuer heads-up to take down the title. Stuer settled for a €397,550 consolation prize.
The final table also included pros Adrien Mateos, David Yan and all-time top EPT earner Steve O’Dwyer.
English businessman/poker player Paul Newey finished in eighth place for 76,260. Newey also finished fifth in the €50k Super High Roller for €200,000 so it’s safe to say the trip to Prague was worth it.
Igor Kurganov, Mustapha Kanit, Justin Bonomo and Sam Greenwood were among the many pros who played but fell short of the money.
Here’s a complete look at the payouts for the final table of the single-day €25k buy-in EPT Prague High Roller:
1. Isaac Haxton - €559,200
2. Julian Stuer - €397,550
3. Adrian Mateos - €260,300
4. Ramin Hajiyev - €200,300
5. David Yan - €158,610
6. Steve O’Dwyer - €124,050
7. Pablo Fernandez - €97,600
8. Paul Newey - €76,260