Hands of the week at EPT Prague: Straight Flush vs. Nut Flush on Stone Bubble, no one busts

EPT Prague

The 2023 European Poker Tour (EPT) ended on Sunday with Ireland’s Padraig O’Neill emerged victorious in the €5,300 PMain Event for €1,030,000.

PokerNews was on site for the duration of the festival and during this time our live reporting team captured a number of interesting and groundbreaking hands, which are highlighted below in the latest edition of Hands of the Week.

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Novotny Rivers Double Knockout

Petr Novotny
Petr Novotny

On day 1a of €1,100 Eureka Main EventAs a reporter it was level 8 (500/1,000/1,000). Frank Visser caught things after a preflop action when Niculina Grasu went all-in from the big blind with her last 8,000 chips and found no fewer than three callers Safwane Bahri under the gun, Petr Novotny on the button, and Luca Moschitta in the small blind.

Moschitta then created a side pot when he bet 4,500 on it 959 Flop. Bahri quickly followed up, but Novotny held on with a call.

On the Q On the turn, Moschitta checked to Novotny, who responded by betting 5,000. Moschitta then moved all in for 18,800 and Novotny quickly called, prompting all three players to reveal their cards.

Niculina Grasu: 55
Luca Moschitta: AA
Petr Novotny: QJ

Grasu flopped a full house and looked to quadruple, while Moschitta was a big favorite for the side pot. The Q However, Novotny hit one of his two outs on the river and secured the pot.

His higher full house gave him a large stack approaching six figures, while both Grasu and Moschitta left the tournament in disbelief.

Click here to see who won the €1,100 Eureka Main Event

Mokri makes a big call

Kayhan Mokri
Kayhan Mokri

In level 13 (4,000/8,000/8,000) of the €25,000 NL Hold’em II, Reporter Calum Grant seen Kayhan MokriWHO PokerNews previously featured in this feature article, opened from the cutoff to 17,000 and when accessed Paulius Plausinaitis 3-bet to 50,000 from the big blind.

Plausinaitis lasted 30,000 K93 Floped and was called. Plausinaitis then check-called for 36,000 6 turn.

The K completed the board and Plausinaitis jammed for 142,000. He covered Mokri by just 5,000.

Mokri went into the tank and used a time bank card.

“I think you have aces, not diamonds,” Mokri said before the bank went to the dealer three more times.

“I really don’t like this. It’s a very good game,” he continued. “Now I’m starting to think you have it,” Mokri added.

After another period of time, Mokri ended his tournament life.

Plausinaitis had turned around A6 into a cliff and vanished into smoke after Mokri made his table KQ for excursions.

Nizzardelli wins a huge pot with Seven-Deuce

Michele Nizzardelli
Michele Nizzardelli

On day 1a of €2,200 Eureka High Rollerit was level 1 (100/200/200) when Frank Visser saw it Wouter Beltz increase from middle position to 600 and Michele Nizzardelli came from the small blind. Abraham Serrano He then raised the price from the big blind to 3,000 and only Nizzardelli called.

He checked that K103 Flop for Serrano, who bets 4,500. Nizzardelli called and he 7 was turned. Another check from Nizzardelli followed before Serrano reduced to 2,600.

Nizzardelli was undeterred by this bet and stuck with another call 2 River to complete the board. The deuce saw Nizzardelli take an immediate lead and secure 10,000 chips.

Serrano Snap called and showed his AK for top pair. However, Nizzardelli let him beat him with his 72, who flopped a flush draw but made a runner-runner two pair to take a big pot early on Day 1a. Surprisingly, Nizzardelli was later disqualified from the tournament.

Player was banned from the EPT Prague Main Event for headbutting his opponent

Bujtas sinks O’Dwyer’s boat

Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O’Dwyer

At level 13 (8,000/16,000/16,000) of the €50,000 EPT Super High RollerCalum Grant reported Laszlo Bujtas opened from early position to 35,000 and called when Steve O’Dwyer went all-in from the button with 281,000.

Steve O’Dwyer: 99
Laszlo Bujtas: AJ

O’Dwyer had a full house 8th8th8th Flop, but that one 8th The turn brought Bujtas quads with an ace kicker. The 4 The river completed the board and an exasperated O’Dwyer left the tournament room.

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Straight Flush vs. Nut Flush on Stone Bubble, no one busts

Nikolaos Iliakis
Nikolaos Iliakis

On the second day of €3,000 Mystery BountyAs a reporter it was level 18 (3,000/6,000/6,000). Ollie Garland I saw two players looking at a full board that said: J8th7A6.

The action was recorded as Nikolaos Iliakisin the middle position, faced a stake of 80,000 Juan Carlos Vecino, in the plane hijacking. Iliakis thought for a while and explained out loud. Since it was the Stone Bubble and “anything is possible,” Iliakis decided to just call the bet, leaving 60,000 behind.

Neighbor submitted 109 for a flopped straight flush while Iliakis showed AQ for a flopped nut flush. Much to the amazement of the entire tournament hall, Iliakis’ flat call saved him from becoming a stone bubble.

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