Nikolay Pobol won the EPT Prague Main Event and received € 1,005,600 in prize money. After this tournament, he takes 4th place in the list of the most successful players in Belarus. This victory was his second at the European Poker Tour Main Event. He won his first victory in 2012 by winning the Main Event Barcelona, then he received € 1,007,550. Pobal becomes only the second player after Victoria Coren Mitchell to win two European Poker Tour Main Events.
Out of a field of 1,154 entries, Pobal defeated Hungary’s Norbert Szecsi heads up to claim the lion’s share of the €5,596,900 prize pool. For his triumph, the Belarusian claimed a top prize of €1,005,600.
Brief deal discussions before the heads-up came to no conclusion and both players started heads-up with more than 100 big blinds each. If any spectators were expecting the match to go on late into the night, they would end up disappointed, as Pobal stormed into a commanding lead right away.
|Place||Player||Country < / th>||Prize (in EUR)||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Mikalai Pobal||Belarus||€ 1,005,600||$ 1,118,277|
|2||Norbert Szecsi||Hungary||€ 598,880||$ 665,985|
|3||Ricardo Da Rocha||Brazil||€ 421,450||$ 468,673|
|4||Gaby Livshitz||Israel||€ 316,780||$ 352,275|
|5||Tomas Paiva||Portugal||€ 241,230||$ 268,260|
|6||Luke Marsh||United Kingdom||€ 177,420||$ 197,300|