It’s only been two days since Ben Heath secured back-to-back victories in €25,000 High Rollers, but there must be something in the water at the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague festival.
That’s because after just five hours on Day 2 of the the €50,000 EPT Super High Roller, Brazilian Rodrigo Seiji has captured his second EPT trophy in a week after winning the €10,200 Mystery Bounty to start the festival.
After a heads up deal with Sergio Aido, he topped Super High Roller. Seiji was the only remaining obstacle after Aido dominated throughout the afternoon. After the split, Seiji won €773,630 for the first-place finish and Aido earned €667,120 for his trouble.
€50,000 EPT Super High Roller Final Table Results
|6||Pablo Brito Silva||Brazil||€180,090|
|7||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||€140,070|
* denotes heads-up deal
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Dimitar and Daniel Danchev were third and fourth respectively. Orpen Kisacikoglu, Pablo Brito Silva, and Dimitar Danchev came fifth and sixth. PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton rounded out the final day’s results with a seventh-place finish.
The Winner’s Reaction
“It’s great,” Seiji said in his post-win interview with PokerNews. Seiji won his second trophy of the series after closing out the €10,000 Mystery Bounty earlier in the week.
“I was saying to the others that this was one of the toughest fields of the year, so it feels very good.”
Day 2 Action
Seven players started Day 2 with Grafton being the first player to reach the rail. Grafton started his afternoon with an ace-king stack, but Seiji had pocket aces and was there to take him to the rail.
Play slowed down for the next two levels as the final six jockeyed for position and tried to catch Seiji’s growing chip lead. Brito Silva broke the silence when he jammed with the top pair of tens on the flop and ran into Seiji’s pocket kings to finish in sixth place.
After Brito Silva’s exit, Kisacikoglu saw an opportunity with pocket queens, but once again it was Seiji lying in wait with king-jack. Kisacikoglu came in fifth position after the board ran out of money with a King on the Flip.
Seiji then began to put a lot of pressure on his stack and took several hands with aggressive play prior and after each flop. As the stack drifted behind, he steadily grew it. The next to go was Danchev in fourth place when his ace-six couldn’t catch up to Seiji’s ace-seven.
Brito Silva was only seconds away from hitting the rail when Dvoress took the final stack with jack-8. Aido then called with queen-10 and knocked Dvoress out of the tournament.
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After a short break, the final two players went away to make heads-up play. They then made a deal to divide up the prize pool according their chip stacks. Seiji had the bigger stack, so he took the lion’s share of the prize pool and the EPT Trophy.
That wraps up coverage of the €50,000 EPT Super High Roller here in Prague. For updates about the EPT Prague Main Event, and other events during the remainder of the series, be sure to follow the PokerNews team.
Seiji adds the €50,000 Super High Roller title to the €10,200 Mystery Bounty crown he won earlier this week
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