EPT Prague High Roller – Bilokur Claims Quick And Easy €72,000

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Whilst the Main Event will take most of the headlines at the European Poker Tour Prague, there was also the High Roller event that concluded yesterday, with Alex Bilokur overcoming a rampant Dragan Kostic to take home the title and winners cheque of €72,000.

The €2,100 buy-in event attracted a healthy 161 players that ensured a prize pool of €312,340, with the action proving to be of a distinct high quality filled with a fair amount of pace.

Bilokur is one of those kinds of players that aren’t intent on watching everything at the table, studying his opponents or looking for weaknesses. He would rather play his cards, whilst sitting watching a movie on his tablet.

That is exactly what he did back in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as he went on to win and take a cash of $1.1 million whilst heads up against Jonathan Duhamel.

He seemed different last night though, probably due to the smaller buy-in. The event was fast and furious rather than slow and strategic. The event was all about getting your chips in and taking a gamble. It was a gamble that he ultimately won, though not quite as easily as it would first seem.

By the time he got to heads up with Dragan Kostic, who himself finished as runner up in the EPT Barcelona last year with almost identical chip stacks. This led them to make a deal in which they split the pot in half and played for a small percentage going to the winner.

Just to prove that these events are not just designed for the super aggressive and super young online pros, the EPT Main Event second place finisher from last year Pierre Neuville made the final table again too.

How It Finished!

Alex Bilokur – €72,200

Dragan Kostic – €72,200

Marc Daubach – €30,400

Souheil Mansour – €22,800

Emin Aghayev – €18,700

Pierre Neuville – €14,700

Peter Dragar – €11,600

Andrey Lobzhanidze – €8,400

Anatolli Ozhenilok – €6,650

Artem Metalidi – €6,650

Dario Alioto – €5,950

Michael Watson – €5,950

Simon Ravnsbaek – €5,300

Ana-Maria Cosma – €5,300

Ghassan Yared – €4,650

Said Bencherki – €4,650

Cristinel Dumitru – €4,060

Tolik Shkoyan – €4,060

Rasmus Vogt – €4,060

Yann Dion – €4,060

This was another exciting event in the bag, which leaves us just the Main Event to keep us occupied. Though with the amount of players taking part as well as the quality, it is already proving to be an exciting event. Take a look at our reports or wait until the next one in a few hours time.

 

 

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