Ramzi Jelassi Wins EPT Prague For €835,000December 17, 2012 12:57 pm
Ramzi Jelassi has won the EPT Prague main event, after defeating a field of 864 players over seven days to lift the title, and collect the €835,000 ($1,091,418) first place prize. The 26 year-old Swede now takes his career earnings to an impressive $2,313,849 and commenting later on his impressive victory, said:
“It feels amazing. We played a long time. Yes, I’ve realized I’ve won but it will take a few days to settle in. I don’t really feel like I’ve won yet, but I’m really happy.”
As the final table of the €5,300 buy-in tournament got underway in Prague, Ramzi Jelassi was the chip leader and scored his first elimination holding pocket nines to Aleh Plauski (As-Ks) in a pre-flop raising war which then saw the Belarussian exit in 7th for €108,400.
However, it wasn’t until three-handed play that Ramzi Jelassi would dispatch his next victim in the guise of David Boyaciyan. This time the positions were reversed and Jelassi held the Ad-Kd to David Boyaciyan’s pocket nines. After the flop fell 5c-8d-8c, Boyaciyan moved all-in only to be called by Jelassi who subsequently benefited from a 3d and a Jd on the turn and river to see the Dutch player off in 3rd for a €310,000 payday.
Moving into the heads-up phase of the competition Jelassi held a 16.98m to 8.94m chip advantage over Sotirios Koutoupas and just over 100 hands later it was all over after both players were all-in pre-flop with Jelassi holding A-J to his opponent’s 10h-9h. Unfortunately for Koutoupas the board then rolled out A-5-4-10-K to relegate him to a runner-up finish worth €510,000, while Ramzi Jelassi picked-up the prestigious EPT title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Ramzi Jelassi €835,000
2 Sotirios Koutoupas €510,000
3 David Boyaciyan €310,000
4 Ben Warrington €250,000
5 DiegoGomez €196,000
6 Sergey Kuzminskiy €150,000
7 Aleh Plauski €108,400
8 Mark Herm €75,000