Fans got a bag full of treats as the EPT Online $25,000 Event ended the best way one could have imagined. The final table consisted of unquestionably one of the strongest player lineups in the tournament. But the EPT Online winner had to be only one, and it was Eelis Parssinen. The final table consisted of the top brass of poker players, and it was sure that the final table would be a display of sheer skill and mind-games. Here’s what happened.
A Hunt For The EPT Online Winner
Top professional poker players from around the globe were battling it out for the top prize. Some of the famous names included David “MonkeyBausss” Laka, who shipped the Online $5k High Roller recently, Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen who is considered a high-stakes PLO cash wizard, and top-ranked Joao “Naza114” Vieira.
Starting Day 2, Andrei “ragAAAila19” Boghean entered with the highest chip count, with over 5 million chips under his belt, while the eventual EPT Online winner was far off in the tally. Here’s how the stacks looked for some of the top players:
|Andrei “ragAAAila19” Boghean||5,538,837|
|Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph||2,794,731|
|Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen||2,368,588|
|Joao “Naza114” Vieira||2,297,300|
|Artur “mararthur1” Martirosyan||2,102,161|
|David “monkeyBausss” Laka||1,263,704|
A Battle Of Ups And Downs
As the event progressed with sharp ups and downs, only seven players remained to claim the title of the EPT Online winner and take home a lucrative cash prize. The games then started getting swift, and all-ins were coming in hot. As players battled it out to stay in the tournament with every hand, the games became relatively elimination rounds where players had to win to stay. An impressive bluff from bencb789 dazzled Parssinen, and the latter had to fold a pair. Another bluff followed, where Pardo made bencb789 fold out a rivered top pair. The overall atmosphere became even tenser as the game progressed and the title of the EPT Online winner was nearing its deserving holder.
Once the break culminated, stacks started getting evened out, and fortunes were ready to change. When the river saved Boghean in one hand, he knew that Parssinen, benchb78 and Vieira will not let him breathe any time soon. And soon enough, bencb789 wrestled his way through with a full house and took the chip lead from Boghean. Soon, Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo had to bid goodbye to his dreams of becoming the EPT Online Winner as he settled for the seventh-place $95,309. The next three to go were Vieira at sixth, Boghean at fifth and Laka at fourth, who took home $127,249, $169,892 and $225,826 respectively
And Then There Were Three
The final three players remained and here is how the chip stack looked:
|Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen||6,295,008|
|Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph||3,311,026|
But this was about to change in soon. After a few rounds, things changed on their head, and bencb789 saw his time in the race for EPT Online winner came to an end as finished third and took home $303,838. He pledged to donate 10% of his winnings to charity, which was well appreciated in the community.
We Have The EPT Online Winner
As the event progressed between the final two, no deals were made, and the games continued. The gap between the players was covered up in just one hand, where Rudolph held a King and Ten of Hearts, while Parssinen had a Jack-pair of Hearts and Spades. The Flop came in, and it was a 10 of Spades and a Six of Clubs. After a series of bets and raises, Parssinen goes all-in, and it is nearly showtime! The turn is an Eight of Hearts, and the river is a Two of Clubs. The Jacks hold, and Parssinen is the $25,000 event EPT Online Winner.
Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph earned the second spot and won $404,324, while the EPT Online Champion of the $25K event Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen won an EPT Trophy and over half a million dollars!