Swedish Star Wins Big In The EPT $5,200 Main Event

It has been a profitable week for Swedish poker player ‘WhatIfGod’, as he was crowned winner of the EPT Online $5,200 Main Event this week. The event was part of the PokerStars European Poker Tour 2020, and it wasn’t an easy ride for the Swedish player, as he needed to overcome stern challenges from some of the biggest names in Poker.

However, nobody could stop the Swede, as he claimed prize money of $1,019,082 after winning the final heads-up challenge against Timothy Adams. The Canadian was forced to settle for second spot on the leaderboard, but managed to pick up $728,633 for his efforts.

Other Players On Leaderboard

This event was the biggest one to take place during the European Poker Tour, and therefore it attracted 1,304 entries. As well as that, there were 380 re-entries throughout the event an 924 unique players. Meanwhile, there was a huge prize pool due to the number of players involved, with $6,520,000 up for grabs in total. There was good news for players, which was that the top 159 players in the leaderboard would get their piece of the prize fund that was available.

The final leaderboard was a star studded affair, with some of the most recognisable names in the world of poker being in attendance on the final table. ‘WhatIfGod’ was crowed winner after a heads up challenge against Adams, which adds to the success that he achieved at the EPT live event from 2014. Adams claimed $728,633 for his second place finish in the competition, while David Yan just missed out on the heads-up challenge as he finished in third place. Yan, who is from New Zealand, claimed $520,966 for his performance during the event.

Final Nine On Leaderboard

The highest placed European player aside from the winner was ‘Tikidii’. The Finish player finished in fourth place on the leaderboard, and claimed $372,485 for his excellent performance. Russian star Viacheslav Buldygin was the next player on the leaderboard. The Russian finished in fifth place and took home $266,323 for his finish on the leaderboard.

Enio Bozzano was the highest placed South American player on the leaderboard, as the Brazilian star finished in sixth and won prize money of $190,419. Cypriot player Andreas Christoforou was next on the leaderboard, as he settled for a place in seventh. Christoforou won a respectable $135,147 for his performance during the event.

The only American to finish in the top nine was Jon VanVleet, who was one of two players in the top nine on the leaderboard to claim prize money below $100,000. VanVleet claimed $97,344, which was still a decent performance by the American player. ‘VIP25459’ was the final player on the leaderboard. The Kazakhstani did extremely well to reach the final table, and more than held his own throughout the competition. However, he needed to settle for ninth place, as he claimed $78,797 in prize money for his performance in the EPT Online Main Event.