Grzegorz Glowny Wins 2022 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event For $754,555 USD
Grzegorz Glowny won his way into the 2022 European Poker Toru Prague €5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main occasion through a €530 online satellite on PokerStars. The native of Poland was a single of 1,190 total entries in this enormous tournament. Following seven complete days of tournament action, Glowny managed to emerge victorious with the title and the prime payout of €692,252 ($754,555 USD).
This was Glowny’s biggest recorded reside tournament score by nearly $750,000. His previous prime cash was $five,221, created earlier at this very same series.
In addition to the money, Glowny also became the fifth Polish player to win an EPT major event title. As this year’s EPT Prague principal event champion, Glowny was awarded 1,920 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his 1st POY-qualified score ever, but it alone was enough to move him into sixth place in the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
The final day of this occasion started with just six players remaining, with Gab Yong Kim in the chip lead and an average stack of roughly 50 large blinds. Armin Rezaei was the very first to fall, getting all-in with a three-bet squeeze from the big blind after Glowny raised from the cutoff and Kim called from the button. Glowny known as with AK, which had Rezaei’s AQ in rough shape. The board enhanced neither player and Rezaei was eliminated in sixth location ($198,162 USD).
Demetrio Caminita’s run in this occasion came to an finish thanks to a preflop battle of the blinds. He shoved for just shy of 2 million with eightsix when it folded to him in the small blind. Glowny referred to as from the massive blind with 55. The pocket fives held up and Caminita was sent to the rail with $267,998 USD for his fifth-spot showing.
The final 4 players battled on for much more than 4 hours after Caminita left the table, with a few pauses in play to talk about a deal. Sooner or later, the quartet came to an agreement that saw them readjust the remaining payouts primarily based on ICM numbers. The deal left $120,768 USD in prize money remaining for the eventual champion. Here is a appear at what each and every player locked up (in USD):
Gab Yong Kim (46 big blinds) – $678,645 USD
Andrea Cortellazzi (37 large blinds) – $631,568 USD
Grzegorz Glowny (37 huge blinds) – $633,787 USD
Symeon Alexandridis (23 big blinds) – $542,033 USD
Kim secured the largest assured payout thanks to the deal, but shortly soon after agreeing to it started to slide down the leaderboard. In his final hand he got all-in on a 1064threeQ board with 63. His two pair was no great against the eight7 of Cortellazzi, who turned a flush to take the lead and held from there. Kim went property in fourth spot with the payout he negotiated for in the four-way deal.
Symeon Alexandridis got the last of his stack into the middle with his A9 leading the A8 of Glowny. The Kthree2eight2 runout gave Glowny eights and deuces for the win, although, and Alexandridis settled for third place.
With that, heads-up play started with Cortellazzi holding 19,425,000 to Glowny’s 16,300,000. The lead changed hands a couple instances, but Glowny managed to win a enormous all-in with pocket queens against Cortellazzi’s A-9 to take a decisive lead in time for the final hand of the tournament. Cortellazzi shoved his final eight massive blinds with 8 from the button. Glowny referred to as with KQ out of the massive blind. The board ran out 107twoKfour, giving Glowny aa winning pair of kings and the pot. Cortellazzi took house $631,568 USD as the runner-up, even though also securing 1,600 POY points. The Italian now sits in a tie for 11th location in the overall POY standings.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded for the duration of the final day of action:
|Location||Player||Earnings (USD)||POY Points|
|4||Gab Yong Kim||$678,645||960|
Winner photo credit: Danny Maxwell / Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd.