The European Poker Tour has now moved from Tallinn to the Vilamoura Casino in Portugal and commenced on August 28th. The event is now going strong on Day 2 and has three more days to go before the final players are announced.
The Tallinn EPT event was won by Kevin “KevBoyStar” Stani, who took in €400,000 after he proved his mettle and was the last man standing from a field of 420 poker players. The Tallinn event was the biggest poker tourney to be held in the country and it also provided Stani with an 800 point head-start for the title of EPT 2010 Player of the Year.
Day 1A of the European Poker Tour in Vilamoura began with a €5,000 no-limit poker tourney that drew in a total of 181 players. The competition involved a game of Texas hold’em and saw players representing 40 countries sitting at the table. Andre Coimbra held the chip lead at the end of the day.
Day 1B commenced the next day at 5 am in the morning and recorded 203 players. The chip leader on Day1B was Leonid Bilokur, a Russian player who took in 161,200; he was followed by Andre Coimbra who had a chip stack of 157,600 and Paul Kenneth Foltyn who stood in third place with a 145,900 lead. Other notable players who also finished in the money on Day1 included the likes of Sorel Mizzi, Dario Minieri, Brandon Cantu, Antonio Esfandiari and Arnaud Mattern.
Players who got kicked out in the first leg of the tourney included Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier and Annette Obrestad.
Currently the winner of the whole EPT Vilamoura stands to take in €467,835, which is a little more than Stani won.
Keywords: Stani, EPT, Vilamoura, European Poker Tour