Over the past weekend British poker pro Ben Heath won back-to-back titles in a pair of €25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller events at the 2022 European Poker Tour Prague festival, earning more than $525,000 along with a pair of matching spade trophies.
Heath’s two wins in the Czech Repbulic saw his lifetime tournament earnigns grow to morethan $14.4 million. The World Series of Poker bracelet winner now sits in third place on the UK’s all-time money list, behind only Stephen Chidwick ($44.9 million) and Sam Trickett ($21.8 million).
Heath was one of 22 players to make their way to King’s Casino Prague for the first of these two single-day high roller events. The turnout resulted in a prize pool of $554,631 which was paid out among the top four finishers. Heath emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $238,487, defeating Alex Kulev (2nd – $149,751) heads-up to secure the win. Daniel Dvoress, a bracelet winner from Canada, earned $99,834 and 168 points as the third-place finisher. This was his 17th final table of 2022, with more than $5.5 million in POY earnings accrued so far this year. As a result, Dvoress has climbed to 16th on the POY leaderboard.
Brazilian tournament star Pablo Silva finished fourth for $66,560. The very next day, he finished fourth again for another $88,872. The second high roller that Heath won drew 30 entries, which meant that the top five finishers shared the $756,315 prize pool.
That left Heath heads-up with Thai poker pro Kannapong Thanarattrakul. Heath came out on top, sending his opponent to the rail with $185,294.
Final table results Event 10:
Final table results Event 13: