Entries by Tomáš

Unexpected winner Julian Track

There was a moment today, actual several moments spanning about nine hours, in which most here at EPT Prague believed that the final table would be a two-day affair, squeezed into the hours of one. Players wondered if they would be denied playing time, media nervously glanced at flight times tomorrow morning, and the TV […]

EPT Prague was one player show

The story of the EPT Prague main event final was almost reserved for one player. Then it became the story of a prickly debate over the numbers of a deal that ultimately turned to vitriol. But then it reverted to the first story, that of Ramzi Jelassi’s triumph – a welcome triumph – and a […]

EPT8 and another German’s notch

Germany has scored yet another major poker victory tonight with PokerStars qualifier Martin Finger taking down the €5,3000 EPT Prague Main Event for €720,000. He joins a growing roster of German speakers who have walked away with EPT trophies this season – Ronny Kaiser (from Switzerland) won the season’s first event in Tallinn, Martin Schleich […]

Romanello and “his” tournament

It marks the end of a breakthrough year for Romanello who just ten months ago knew exactly how it felt to fall as this final stage. A few hours after his sixth-placed finish in Copenhagen, he was picking at a consolatory dinner in the hotel restaurant, his face speaking more than any words. “It felt […]

Czech-Slovak tour and the winner Jan Skampa

In June this year, PokerStars launched the Czech and Slovak Poker Tour, a gentle four-event series costing about $750 a pop, with the intention of bringing affordable poker to a whole region of inexperienced players. The thing is, a young student from Prague named Jan Skampa has clearly been putting the hours in already. Two […]

Salvatore Bonavena in Il Tricolore drowing in chips

When you think of poker in Italy – and on the boisterous EPT these days you rarely have the opportunity not to – you probably think of the Team PokerStars Pro duo Dario Minieri and Luca Pagano, with notable mentions to Max Pescatori and Dario Alioto. But as from this evening, and the second-longest final […]

Backgammon player Arnaud Mattern win EPT4

The EPT inaugural event brought together over 550 players for the 5000 euro tournament . The EPT inaugural event brought together over 550 players for the 5000 euro tournament . The winner of the main event was the professional backgammon player Arnaud Mattern who won is first ever EPT trophy and 708.400 in price money. […]