EPT Prague Event 27 – Babich Wins €28,250

With the EPT being sewn right up last night, it wasn’t just the culmination of the Main Event that signaled the end, there were also a number of other events taking place that are worthy of mentioning. This particular side event was the two day €1,100 No Limit Holdem which contained 30 minute levels throughout.

It managed to attract a small field of just 95 players, yet the buy-in was quite expensive and many of the other players were still involved in some of the other events at the EPT. The winner of the event was Russian pro Alexander Babich who took home the largest chunk of the prize pool with a cheque for €28,250.

He didn’t have it easy though, especially as it got down to the last three players. Each of the players had fairly even stacks and decided to chop the remaining prize pool into three and left just €10k for each of them to play for.

He managed to come out on top after first eliminating Vitaly Veltmander in third place, with his opponent taking home €16,500, and then sending Linas Petruskevicius out in second place for a similar payment of €17,000.

Apart from that tough final table, there were some other notable players in the mix. Sirzat Hissou would have been one of the favorites after making a deep run in the Main Event, yet could only manage 7th here. The Russian pro Konstantin Puckov was even more highly regarded yet finished even further down in 10th place.

How It Finished!

Alexander Babich – €28,250

Linas Petruskevicius – €17,000

Vitaly Veltmander – €16,500

David Cabrera – €8,350

Jakub Michalak – €6,450

Giuliano Bendinelli – €4,600

Sirzat Hissou – €3,650

Jaspreet Panchni – €2,750

Yujung Choi – €2,300

Konstantin Puchkov -€2,300

These events signal the end of the European Poker Tour in Prague, with the EPT obviously extremely happy with the turn out and quality of each and every one of their events.

The city of Prague can also now sleep after having a series of poker tournaments in quick succession with the WPT Prague, Eureka Prague and of course now the EPT Prague and all of the side events that came along with each one.

The city can now look forward to Christmas before thinking about hosting another massive poker event, of which we will most certainly be here to let you know when and what one it will be. We cannot wait, and whilst we always look forward to Christmas, we still try to look past at what is in store for us in the weeks just after the festive season.