Martin Finger Triumphs At EPT Prague

Martin Finger Triumphs At EPT Prague Martin Finger has won the EPT Prague, after defeating a record field of 722 players over six days to lift the title, and collect the €720,000 ($963,759) first place prize.
When the final table of the €5,300 event got underway at the Hilton Prague Hotel, German pro Martin Finger and Nicolas Levi from France held half the chips in play. Also at the final table were David Boyacayin (Netherlands), Guillen Usero (Spain), Denys Drobyna (Ukraine), Ari Engel (US), Andreas Wiese (Germany) and Mads Wissing (Denmark).
First out was a short-stacked Mads Wissing in 8th (€66,700), who pushed his 7-4 into the pocket eights of Guillem Usero. Martin Finger (Ac-3c) then eliminated Andreas Wiese with pocket fives in 7th (€90,000), before being dealt A-J and dispatching Ari Engel (As-6s) in 6th for €125,000.
A short-stacked Denys Drobyna with Ac-7c then pushed his chips pre-flop and was called by Boyaciyan (Ad-Kd) to exit the tournament in 5th for €160,000. He was soon followed to the rail by Guillen Usero in 4th, who picked-up €205,000 after his A-8 fell at the hands of Finger’s pocket kings.
Nicolas Levi’s deep tournament run came to an end after shoving 8d-6d into Finger’s Ac-Jd, with the board running out 8c-4c-3c-Ah-Jx. He then collected €270,000 for his efforts, while Finger and Boyaciyan were left to duke it out for the title.
Martin Finger had a a 5-2 chip lead over his Dutch opponent at the start of the heads-up battle, but despite three hours of tough play Boyaciyan only once managed to draw near to Finger in number of chips.
Eventually, Finger had surged to a 16 million to 5 million advantage when Boyaciyan pushed his last 5 million preflop with 10s-10h into Finger’s Ah-Ks. The board then ran out Kd-Kh-6h-Qc-9d to relegate David Boyaciyan to a runner-up finish worth €535,000 (after a deal was made).
Meanwhile, Martin Finger was crowned the EPT Prague champion, and with latest win takes his live career earnings to $1,043,590.
The final payouts were as follows:
1st Martin Finger €720,000
2nd David Boyaciyan €535,000
3rd Nicolas Levi €270,000
4th Guillem Usero €205,000
5th Denys Drobyna €160,000
6th Ari Engel €125,000
7th Andreas Wiese €90,000
8th Mads Wissing €66,700

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