A year after finishing runner-up in a €25,000 Single-Day High Roller here at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague, Tsugunari Toma obviously had a goal in mind when returning to the Czech capital this year. And, after winning a €10,200 Single-Day High Roller earlier in the festival for €135,220, he added victory in the prestigious three-day €10,300 EPT High Roller for a further €523,120. Runner-up Simon Lofberg came into the day as chip leader, but the Swede would have to settle for second place out of a field of 255 entries and a payday of €352,230.
A four-bet shove from Toma on the very first hand of heads-up set the tone for the heads-up, as on the second hand Toma wasted even less time. Three-bet jamming with ace-eight only for Lofberg to turn up with ace-king. However, an eight on the flop was all it took to hand Toma the lead, and he dodged both straight and flush outs on both turn and river to secure his second victory in a matter of days.
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