Six players remain in first Epic Poker League event (Pro/Am)

Six players remain in first Epic Poker League event (Pro/Am)

Monday, 8 August 2011

After three days, the first Epic Poker League (EPL) event is down to just six players – considering the remaining competitors have all locked up a seat in the upcoming $20,000 Epic Poker League 6-max NL Main Event then the final table adjourning short-handed should be good practise for them.

In total, 190 players put up $1,500 for the first event of the EPL schedule – the Pro/Am qualifier. This saw a seat awarded to the $20,000 6-max event for nine players with a total prize pool of over $250,000 meaning there was some extra incentive for players to advance beyond the final nine.

Currently, six remain and, while they have all locked up $20,000 seats, there is still five figures to play for.

The winner will take home $23,810 on top of their seat for a super-freeroll into the next event while all six are guaranteed at least $2,780 in prize money.

WSOP bracelet-winner Sean Getzwiller and Victory Poker CEO Dan Fleyshman both busted at the final table with $20,000 seats; Fleyshman event got a nice $1,990 bonus on top of that.

Andy Bloch is the only EPL card-holder left in contention at the final six, not that he needs the freeroll but the man knows +EV spots. Also remaining is WPT finalist and Bellagio Cup winner Steve O’Dwyer.

The $20,000 6-max NL begins tomorrow with the best in the world competing for a major first prize boosted by a $400,000 injection into the prize pool. Matt Savage is the tournament director.

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