Giuseppe Caridi Takes Down the €330 EPT Cup for €24,641

Giuseppe Caridi Takes Down the €330 EPT Cup for €24,641

Giuseppe Caridi Takes Down the €330 EPT Cup for €24,641

Table Of Contents

  • €330 EPT Cup Final Table Results
  • €330 EPT Cup Day 2 Action

Italy’s Giuseppe Caridi has taken down the €330 EPT Cup at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) for €24,641. Day 1b chip leader Vasyl Zabrodskyy ended as runner-up taking €20,000 after a heads up deal. The bronze and €12,400 went to Samvel Grigoryan.

€330 EPT Cup Final Table Results

Place Player County Prize in € Prize in $
1 Giuseppe Caridi Italy €24,641 $27,608
2 Vasyl Zabrodskyy Ukraine €20,000 $22,433
3 Samvel Grigoryan Russia €12,400 $13,908
4 Alexander Orlov Russia €10,110 $11,340
5 Vamshi Vandanapu UKraine €8,060 $9,040
6 Belgacem Aouri France €6,190 $6,943
7 Vardan Zakaryan Armenia €4,510 $5,059
8 Alexandre Moreau France €3,270 $3,668
9 Cedric Boussetta France €2,700 $3,028

€330 EPT Cup Day 2 Action

The day started with 26 out of 27 players in their seats. Eventual champion Caridi showed up half an hour late to the tournament.

It only took an hour and 45 minutes for the tournament to go down from 27 players to the unofficial final table of nine. A couple of the players that missed out on the final table included Jia Tang (20th – €1,450), Vittorio Ferrigno (17th – €1,630), and Andrea Schettino (14th – €1,810).

Filip Krstic busted the unofficial final table bubble when he put his last ten big blinds in the middle with king-six and got called by eventual third-place finisher Grigoryan with ace-jack. Krstic hit a pair of kings on the turn but Grigoryan rivered a straight and Krstic was eliminated from the tournament in tenth place (€2,290.)

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It only took another ten minutes for the official final table to be reached. Cedric Boussetta had the dubious honor of finishing in ninth place after he couldn’t win a flip with ace-nine against the pocket fours of Alexander Orlov. He cashed for €2,700, and the official final table was reached.

It took a while but the field size reduced to six when Day 1a chip leader Alexandre Moreau (8th – €3,270) and Vardan Zakaryan (7th – €4,510) busted right after each other. Moreau lost a massive pot against the eventual champion Caridi. Moreau called off a big river all-in with trip sevens, but Caridi hit a full house on the river. Both had precisely the same stack, and Caridi didn’t look back from that moment on.

Grigoryan busted Belgacem Aouri in sixth for €6,190 and Caridi took down Vamshi Vandanapu in fifth for €8,060.

All of the other players were guaranteed €10,110 from that moment forward, and it was Orlov who took fourth for that amount busting to Caridi. Orlov finished on top in Event #5 €550 Pot-Limit Omaha earlier this week for €10,420 and added another five-figure score by finishing fourth in the €330 EPT Cup.

The Italian chip leader had about seventy percent of the chips in play when three-handed play started.

The bronze went to Grigoryan after they played three-handed for just ten minutes. Grigoryan lost with ace-seven against the queen-six of Caridi. Grigoryan hit a seven on the flop, but the Italian had a gut-shot straight draw and could still hit a queen. He hit his straight on the turn, and the river was dealt only as a courtesy. Grigoryan had to settle for third place and €12,400.

Samvel Grigoryan
Samvel Grigoryan, third for €12,400 ($13,908)

The remaining two players then went on a small five-minute break, and they agreed on a deal when they came back. Zabrodskyy would take €20,000 and Caridi took €24,641 for the victory. No more hands were played; Caridi took the trophy and posed for the winner photo, and that was it.

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