Young German poker pro Paul Michaelis as emerged as the winner in the 2018 Euro 5.300 buy-in EPT Prague main event after the final three survivors from a field of 1,174 agreed a three-way chop prioor to the heads up stage.
Michaelis played strongly throughout the multi-day competition, flagging on the fourth day, where he ended up almost at the bottom of the list of 44 survivors at that point; however, he subsequently secured a significant double up that put him back on the road to victory.
Three-handed, Michaelis, Artem Kobylynskyi from Ukraine and Russian ace Alexandr Merzhvinskii agreed a chop which recognised Michaelis’ dominance at that point, after which the Russian busted out for Euro 631,500 and the heads up started, with Michaelis holding a 2 to 1 chip lead.
That enabled him to make relatively short work of Kobylynskyi, who earned Euro 571,910 for his time and trouble, and claim the main prize of Euro 840,000, along with a Platinum Pass to the 2019 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship valued at $30,000.
Other six-figure cashes atthe final table included:
Laurynas Levinskas Euro 316,000
Carlos Branco Euro 242,560
Parker Talbot Euro 179,360
Liviu Ignat Euro 136,720