Monday December 19, 2016 at 10:59 pm
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The last-ever European Poker Tour event in Prague came to an end. Jasper Meijer van Putten from the Netherlands shipped €699,300 for first place at the EPT13 Prague main event hosted at the Prague Hilton. He made a heads-up deal with Marton Czuczor from Hungary and chopped up the remaining money. Czuczor lost to Jasper Meijer van Putten heads-up and took down for a runner-up payday worth €630,000. David Peters busted in third place. Sam Cohen finished in sixth place.

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Jasper Meijer van Putten defeated Marton Czuczor heads-up in Prague (Pic by Neil Stoddart, courtesy of PokerStarsBlog)

Dutchies win the last-ever EPT! The final event on the European Poker Tour was hosted in Prague, which looks absolutely stunning this time of year. The 13th season of the EPT will be its last after PokerStars decided to re-brand and reformat its multiple tours and combined them into two different tiered tours – PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival. The EPT13 Prague, hosted at the Prague Hilton, attracted 1,192 runners. They created a massive pool worth nearly €5.8 million dollars, which is sizable amount these days for a 5K buy-in tournament in the middle of December.

With six to go in the main event, Marton Czuczor led the way with a stack worth 9.7M. The early narrative was: would the Hungarian have an eventual showdown with David Peters?

Sam Cohen busted first at the final table. She took home €145,900. Germany's Marius Gierse went out in fifth place for €203,800. Russia's Sergii Petrushevskii was dunzo in fourth place, which paid out €284,550. American David Peters has been having a sensational, stupendous year. If it were not for Fedor Holz's insane run, we'd be gushing about the year that David Peters had. He finished off 2016 by winning the Sunday Million online and then final tabling the last-ever EPT event. Peters took third place in third place. He earned €397,000.

Before heads-up began, the two had a brief discussion about a deal (according to PokerStars Blog excellent coverage team) but any chop got shut down. Second place was initially supposed to get €554,700 while first would snag €774,600.

After playing heads-up for a short time, they two decided to make a deal and chopped up the remaining prize pool. They left 50K on the table to the champ, but Jasper Meijer van Putten was the chip leader and locked up €649,300 while Marton Czuczor secured at least €630,000.

Marton Czuczor came into the final table as the chipleader, but Marton Czuczor finished in second place. For a runner-up finish, the Hungarian earned €630K. Jasper Meier van Putten shipped nearly €700K for winning the EPT13 Prague Main Event.


Buy-in: €5,300

Entrants: 1,192

Prize Pool: €5,781,200

Payouts: 231


EPT13 Prague - Final Table Results:

1. Jasper Meier van Putten (Netherlands) €699,300**

2. Marton Czuczor (Hungary) €630,000**

3. David Peters(USA) €397,300

4. Sergii Petrushevskii(Russia) €284,550

5. Marius Gierse (Germany) €203,800

6. Sam Cohen (USA) €145,900


** Deal

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