Matthias Eibinger Continues Insane Year, Wins PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller
Frank Op de Woerd
On Day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 High Roller, Matthias Eibinger came, saw, dropped down, doubled back up, and won. Eibinger added €653,000 ($739,552) to his already massively impressive list of cashes in 2018.
PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller Payout
|Position||Player||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|6||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||€134,440||$152,189|
* Prize in $ via XE.com
The final day of the biggest buy-in event of the series started with four players remaining from a field of 40 entries.
Eibinger started with over fifty percent of the chips in play, but with all three other players on even stacks, there was still a lot of play left. And while Eibinger would eventually triumph, it was anything but easy going for the Austrian.
In the third hand of the day, Eibinger doubled Nemeth losing ace-five to the latter’s ace-king. An orbit or what later, Nemeth came even closer to even stacks winning with top set against Eibinger’s failed bluff.
Nemeth took over the lead when he busted Pavel Plesuv. The Moldovian lost with ace-king to Nemeth’s ace-ten after a ten hit the flop.
Andras Nemeth seemed destined to lift the trophy and win the biggest prize of his poker playing career. Instead, things went a little different.
With now close to half of the chips in play, Nemeth didn’t just sit on his stack. He used it to pound on his two opponents, distancing himself more and more.
When he busted Liang Xu with eight-nine against queen-eight (nine on the turn), Nemeth started the heads up with 6.7 million to 3.3 million.
Nemeth widened the gap even more check-calling all the way with second-pair to Eibinger’s failed bluff with an unimproved jack-nine. With now a 9-to-1 lead, Andras Nemeth seemed destined to lift the trophy and win the biggest prize of his poker playing career.
Instead, things went a little different for the Hungarian longtime pro. He first had to fold in a big pot, then lost with eights all in before the flop against Eibinger’s ace-deuce. A lucky ace on the flop helped Eibinger get back in the saddle.
Nemeth regained control again, only to double Eibinger once more; this time with an inferior top-pair all in on the turn.
While the stacks weren’t even all that shallow, the pots would still blow up regularly.
The last hand of the tournament saw Nemeth get it all in with the best of it. After a failed bluff, Nemeth pushed with ace-ten. Eibinger called with ace-nine, and another double up seemed likely. Instead, a nine hit the river, and Eibinger was declared the winner while Nemeth could do nothing more than sigh and shake hands.
Before this event, Eibinger already had amassed $4,026,169 in live tournament in earnings in 2018 alone.
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