EPT Prague Tournament Series had multiple winners

EPT_season_9There were plenty of winners during the recent PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague tournament series, like EPT Prague Main Event champion Julian Track, or High-roller Champion Ivan Soshnikov, but perhaps the biggest winner was a player who didn’t win a single tournament, Stephen Chidwick.

Stephen Chidwick

Chidwick may not have won, but he finished in 3rd place in the Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event (the Eureka Poker Tour Prague series was part of the greater EPT series) and 3rd in the EPT Prague Main Event, and in the process took over the #1 spot on the Global Poker Index’s rankings for UK poker players.

Ole Schemion

Another player who will leave Prague with a big smile on his face is Germany’s Ole Schemion. Schemion finished 5th in the EPT Prague Main Event, collecting over $200k in prize-money, and passing Daniel Negreanu for the GPI Player of the Year award –not too bad for someone who isn’t even 21 yet!

Schemion did all of his damage outside of the US –where he isn’t old enough to enter a casino yet—and the young German had a breakout year, and cemented himself as one of poker’s top young talents, without entering a single WSOP tournament. So, all I can say is wait until next year when Schemion can head to Vegas and put his skills on full display.


Yet another big winner was the tournament series and the city of Prague, which was setting records left and right. The Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event attracted a record field of 1,315 players and the EPT Prague Main Event also surpassed 1,000 entries, and thanks to the tournaments €5,000 buy-in set the record for the largest prize-pool for a poker tournament in Czech Republic history.

Here are the results from the three biggest tournaments held during the tournament series.

Eureka Poker Tour Main Event results:

1. Dmitry Holdeew — €226,400

2. Ami Barer — €131,400

3. Stephen Chidwick — €92,500

4. Jaroslav Peter — €68,800

5. Mark Dalimore — €53,500

6. Milan Simko — €39,800

7. Marcin Horecki –€30,500

8. Johannes Tiefenbrunner — €21,700

EPT Prague Main Event results:

1. Julian Track — €725,7008*

2. Georgios Sotiropoulos — €700,000*

3. Stephen Chidwick — €378,000

4. Ka Kwan Lau — €283,800

5. Ole Schemion — €218,300

6. Max Silver — €160,200

7. Zdravko Duvnjak –€118,200

8. Jorma Nuutinen — €84,600

*Heads-up deal

EPT Prague High Roller results:

1. Ivan Soshnikov — €382,050

2. Olivier Busquet — €257,850

3. Dmitry Yurasov — €177,500

4. Thomas Muhlocker — €144,700

5. Mike McDonald — €115,400

6. Andy Seth — €88,650

7. Vanessa Selbst — €64,500

8. Max Heinzelmann — €46,750

9. Jeffrey Rossiter — €38,650

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