PokerStars 2020 EPT Online Surpasses Expectations

Like several other hosts of live poker expeditions, PokerStars has been in a similar spot since the start of the pandemic. The European Poker Tour was one of several tours that PokerStars had to suspend in 2020 without the assurance of when it may be safe or secure to reopen or resume.

However, fortunately for PokerStars, it has its forum to run its game competitions online.

Last month, the world’s great online poker site made it known that it would hold the first-ever EPT online in November. There were formal EPT trophies, 20 game competitions, and a collective series assurance of $20 million. Players gave positive responses.

The EPT online offered over $21 million in rewards.

All-round Numbers

PokerStars supplied some last numbers from the Mini EPT Online, the sort that provided buy-ins at 1/10 of the actual price, and the EPT Online.

The prize sum awarded: $21,226,000

Prize money granted in Mini EPT: $5,534,705

Total number of entries: 13,221

Total number of entries in the Mini EPT: 278,873

Players who won numerous events: Bert Stevens “girafganger7” won two game events.

EPT Online Champions

The EPT Online Major Event in the series amassed a vital multitude for the $5,200 buy-in competition, so substantial that the reward pool far surpassed the $5 million assurance. The game was held from November 15 to 18 with the following results and totals.

Total number of entries: 1,304

Full reward pool: $6.51 million

The EPT Online Major Event saw names like Tim0thee, apestyles, and MissOracle in the virtual game seats. It was Timo0thee who made it to the round with WhatIfGod, Sweden. WhatIfGod came out as the champion despite Tim0thee’s expertise and experience.

Position | Winner | Country | Total Prize Pool ($)

1st | WhatIfGod | Sweden | 1,019081.90

2nd | Timothy “Timo0thee” Adams | Canada | 728,632.82

3rd | David “MissOracle” Yan | New Zealand | 520,965.60

4th | tikidiii | Finland | 372,484.99

5th | Viacheslav “VdV1990” Buldygin | Russia | 266,323.09

6th | Enio “Bozzano JNR” Bozzano | Brazil | 190,418.55

7th | Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou | Netherlands | 136,147.38

8th | Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet | Canada | 97,344.25

9th | vip25459 | Kazakhstan | 78,796.80

Mini EPT Highlights

The Mini EPT hosted 20 events, with at least four game tournaments included.

The $109 Mini High Roller got 6,855 entries, which accounted for a total prize accumulation of $685,600. “Skrimsli” from Iceland emerged as the champion for $97,397, receiving the most massive score of the entire Online Mini EPT.

The $215 Mini Super High Roller got a similar prize accumulation, and “rrts90” from Mexico emerged winner of the event, taking $91,350.

The second $109 Mini High Roller in the mini-series got a total prize pool of $578,500, nearly times two of the tournament’s guarantee. “SmallKindB” from the Czech Republic picked up first place taking $82,231.

The ending highlight was the $55 Mini EPT. The prize pool for this event got to $920,600, but the champion had to go and get through 18,410 participants. “edyvpakistan” from Russia locked up the first position for $79,139.

Top Online Mini EPT Results

Event | Winner | Country | Prize pool ($) | Prize ($)

$11 NLHE | dwyanewade11 | Germany | 237,209 | 20788

$55 Mini High Roller | aless_84 | Uruguay | 254,750 | 36,249

$5.50 NLHE | Mr. ium | Denmark | 109,485 | 7,432

$109 PLO 6-Max Mini High Roller | ImUrPapa23 | Finland | 137,000 | 21,217

$11 Mini Win The Button | Baca4b | Poland | 103,380 | 13,767

$109 Mini High Roller | Skrimsli | Iceland | 685,600 | 97,397

$22 Turbo | KarlsenA | Skien | 323,760 | 22,155

$22 NLHE | KaadoriKing | Brazil | 277,200 | 34,386

$55 8-Game Mini High Roller | swimmer25 | Belarus | 58,500 | 9,245

$215 Mini Super High Roller | rrts90 | Mexico | 634,400 | 91,350

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