European Poker Tour - Season 9
Steve O’Dwyer takes down Grand Final Main Event
The ninth season of the world’s biggest and richest live poker tour has drawn to a close with a stunning finale at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. The final event of this action-packed season played out over ten incredible days as hundreds of PokerStars qualifiers joined the stars of poker to play for big money and championship titles.
The centerpiece was the €10,600 Main Event which attracted 531 players, creating a huge prize pool of over €5,000,000. The final table brought together some incredible names, with four Team PokerStars Pros, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Jake Cody and Johnny Lodden joining Andrew Pantling, Steve O’Dwyer, Noah Schwartz and Grant Levy. It was rising star and EPT regular Steve O’Dwyer who took it down, scooping the title, trophy and a tidy €1,224,000 in cash.
$25,500 High Roller
The High Roller tournament drew a big field of 158 players who combined to post a prize pool of €3,871,00. In all 16 places were paid, and top spot went to US player Steven Silverman who added €775,400 to his bank roll for the win. There was also a deep finish from Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, who finished in fourth for €290,300.
€100,000 Super High Roller
Another star-studded field assembled for the Super High Roller event with 42 players providing the €100,000 required to play. There were also eight re-entries, clicking the prize pool up to an incredible €4,851,000. A stacked final table played for the big money, and it was online high-stakes player Max Altergott from Germany who took it down for €1,746,400, defeating Jason Mercier in the heads-up end game.
For more information about the other stops on Season 9 of the European Poker Tour, including all side event results, and details of Season 10, visit the official EPT website.
EPT Season 9 Winners and Results
|Tournament||Festival Dates||Prize Pool||Main Event Winner|
|EPT BARCELONA||Aug 15-25, 2012||€5,247,700||Mikalai Pobal (€1,007,550)|
|EPT SANREMO||Oct 3-11, 2012||€3,865,450||Ludovic Lacay (€744,910)|
|EPT PRAGUE||Dec 5-15, 2012||€4,190,400||Ramzi Jelassi (€835,000)|
|2013 PCA||Jan 5-14, 2013||$9,573,900||Dimitar Danchev ($1,859,000)|
|EPT DEAUVILLE||Jan 30-Feb 9, 2013||€3,753,600||Remi Castaignon (€770,000)|
|EPT LONDON||Mar 5-16, 2013||£3,137,950||Ruben Visser (£595,000)|
|EPT BERLIN||Apr 17-27 2013||€4,423,200||Daniel Pidun (€880,000)|
|POKERSTARS AND MONTE-CARLO®CASINO EPT GRAND FINAL||May 6-15, 2013||€5,130,000||Steve O’Dwyer (€1,224,000)|
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