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Matthias Eibinger Claims €653,000 for Winning EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller Event

One of the most exciting events at this year’s EPT Prague – the €50,000 Super High Roller – crowned its winner yesterday. The Austrian poker player Matthias Eibinger emerged victorious from the event, taking home the champion’s title and a cash prize of €653,000.

The €50,000 Super High Roller Event kicked off on December 10th at Casino Atrium Prague as part of the European Poker Tour (EPT). The event accumulated a total of 40 entries, including 10 re-entries who accounted for an overall prize pool amounting to €1,920,600.

This year, the EPT Prague Super High Roller event was taken down by the 25-year-old Eibinger, who was not known to EPT fans until the Super High Roller event which took place in Monte Carlo in April 2018. Since then, the young Austrian player has been participating in most major live poker tournaments worldwide. This victory is his first outright win in Europe, despite the fact that he has already generated some six-figure winnings in European poker tournaments this year.

In addition, apart from the event’s title, the victory also helped Matthias Eibinger boost his all-time live earnings closer to the $5-million mark. Currently, his total live winnings amount to $4,898,716.

Eibinger Battles Back Nemeth’s Lead in a Fierce Heads-Up Play

Matthias Eibinger started the Final Day of the €50,000 Super High Roller with an overwhelming chip lead and ended up battling against the attacks of his opponents, including the one of Hungarian Andras Nemeth, who eventually faced him in a heads-up play.

The heads-up stage of the tournament was reached in level 18, with Eibinger and Nemeth being the last two players standing. The two of them have been exchanging the chip lead during the event, so their forces were pretty much equal for most of the gameplay. At the time when only Eibinger and Nemeth were left, the two players tried to agree on a two-way deal. However, no resolution was reached, which left the full €653,000 portion on the table for the eventual winner.

The beginning of the heads-up play saw Nemeth hold a massive chip lead, with 6.775 million in chips to Eibinger’s 3.225 million. Despite that, the Austrian player pulled himself together and battles back, taking the lead for a while, before Nemeth emerged as a chip leader once again. Shortly after that, the 25-year-old Eibinger managed to consolidate the chip lead over his opponent and eventually took down the event, winning the lion’s share of the overall prize pool amount.

With Matthias Eibinger emerging victorious from the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller and scooping a monetary prize of €653,000, the Hungarian poker player Andras Nemeth remained on the runner-up position. Nemeth received €451,350 for his efforts. The third place in the ranking was taken by Liang Xu from China for €288,090.

Moldova’s Pavel Plesuv got fourth, followed by Luc Greenwood from Canada and Charlie Carrel from the UK, who got on the fifth and the sixth position, respectively.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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