The affordable buy-in for the Eureka5 Main Event attracted 1,893 runners. Truly a massive event for a European tournament. Simon Persson from Sweden leads the final eight with over 12.5 million. Former WSOP Main Event runner-up Marin Staszko will start the final table third overall in chips. The local pro is one of the Czech Republic's most well-known poker players. Staszko has a cult-like status in parts of Prague as the so-called “Godfather of Czech Poker.” So long as Staszko avoids eating any oranges, he should be okay at the Eureka5 final table on Thursday.
Simon Persson (Sweden) - 12,565,000
Vladas Burneikis (Lithuania) - 10,800,000
Martin Staszko (Czech Republic) - 6,430,000
Javier Rojas Mederos (Spain) - 6,145,000
Gianluca Speranza (Italy) - 4,750,000
Mihaita Croitoru (Romania) - 3,120,000
Cosimo Sabatini (Italy) - 1,875,000
Meir Ben Shimon (Israel) - 1,670,000
EPT Prague €1,100 Main Event Championship
The €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller is down to the final eight. Initially, 46 players bought in with 10 Only the final table paid out. The proverbial bubble bro was Anthony Zinno, who ran A-J into Dzmitry Urbanovich's A-Q. Zinno was busto in ninth, and the final table of eight was set. Everyone remaining locked up a min-cash worth €107,550. Of course, the cheesecake is all the way at the top with a hefty first-place payday of 806,650.
Luuk Gieles (Netherlands) - 2,556,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) - 2,397,000
Steve O'Dwyer (USA) - 2,277,000
Sam Greenwood (Canada) - 2,223,000
Igor Kurganov (Russia) - 1,497,000
Thomas Muehloecker (Austria)- 1,256,000
Daniel Dvoress (Canada) - 1,152,000
John Juanda (USA) - 643,000
EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller
Both final tables in Prague for the SHR and Eureka5 resume at 12:30 P.M. local time. Follow PokerStars Blog for updates.