The €200,000 GTD MPNPT Prague is over and Mateusz Warowiec is our champion – the Pole seeing off the 402 entries that accumulated over the three starting days to collect the trophy and the 900,000 Kč € 36,000 first place prize money.
The final table was full of twists and turns – an early exciting hand which saw Alex Clark crippled with trips versus Paf player Jari-Pekka Rattya’s rivered house setting the tone for what was to come.
Clark looked for all the world like he would be the first player out after this but in fact it was Belgian Jason Poelman who succumbed – his pocket jacks losing out to the rampant Rattya’s turned two pair. He collected 100,000Kč/€4,000 for his trouble. Rattya’s star was waxing and it was no surprise when his pocket queens held in a coin-flip versus Mulsow’s ace-king – Mulsow out with 127,675 Kč, € 5,107 awaiting him at the cash desk.
Seventh place was a sickener for Daniel Stacey – the young British player flopping a set and getting in a great spot as he got his stack into the middle versus Andrei Lazar’s overpair. The poker gods had other ideas however as a runner-runner straight turned the tables – Stacey shell-shocked and on the rail with 162,500 Kč, € 6,500 as his consolation prize. Lazar meanwhile danced and punched the air – delighted at his fortune and oblivious to his opponent’s evident pain.
Clark may have had his troubles at the start of the final table – but he parlayed his miniature stack into something more formidable as he won showdown after showdown, including winning with K-J versus kings. He managed to win yet another showdown with pocket tens to further his chances – Vilém Vrána’s desperation shove with ace-king seeing a board of bricks consign him to 6th place for 210,000 Kč, € 8,400.
The fairytale comeback for Clark was abruptly ended in 5th (262,500 Kč/ € 10,500) by
Lazar however – a dominating ace curtailing Clark’s renaissance to more gales of cackling laughter from the Russian – enjoying every moment of this final.
Four handed was a war of attrition – Lazar, Warowiec, Keskel and Rattya’s stacks equalising and a period of relative equilibrium reigning for some time. The deadlock was broken when Rattya became short and was forced into a move with K-8. It didn’t work out – Warowiec applying the finishing touches to leave the Finn with 332,500 Kč € 13,300.
Lazar brought a levity to the final table that epitomised the fun side of poker. He laughed and danced when fortune went his way and shrugged off misfortune with a grin. He eventually succumbed following a sequence of coolers – going out in a blaze of glory as he triple-barrel bluffed the last of his stack off to Warowiec. Congratulations on winning 465,000 Kč/ € 18,600 Mr Lazar.
Heads-up was a relatively brief affair – Paf Qualifier Keskel came in with the shorter stack, having been quiet but effective on the final – picking rare but positive spots to commit his chips. Heads-up he adopted a more aggressive approach but eventually Warowiec trapped him – limping jacks and snapping off one of Keskel’s frequent shoves with king-high.
Five bricks appeared and it was all over! Keskel collected 632,500 Kč €25,300.00 for his disciplined run to second place but Warowiec is the man to write himself into the pantheon of MPNPT champions – 900,000 Kč, € 36,000, the trophy and a great deal of kudos from his peers his reward for three days of intense poker. Warowiec was a worthy champion – rarely putting a foot wrong as he negotiated his way to the victory – our hats are off to you – wp.
A quick mention of The Hendon Mob Cup result is due as well. The €220/ 5,500Kč tournament was fiercely contested – Vagan Sagabazyan coming out the winner to pick up a Czech flag and the prestigious trophy as well as 165,000 Kč. Well played Vagan – the full results are listed here.
For now though, that is it. Prague has been a treat – a beautiful city full of fun diversions and welcoming people, as well as amazing hotdogs. Try them if you ever get a chance. The next MPNPT event will be July 18-21 in London as the tour hits England’s capital. Get qualifying now – you won’t want to miss out.
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|Position||Player||Nationality||Qualifier||Prize||Prize in €|
|1st||Mateusz Warowiec||Poland||900,000 Kč||€ 36,000|
|2nd||Marko Keskel||Estonia||Paf||632,500 Kč||€ 25,300|
|3rd||Andrei Lazar||Russia||465,000 Kč||€ 18,600|
|4th||Jari-Pekka Rattya||Finland||Paf||332,500 Kč||€ 13,300|
|5th||Alex Clark||UK||Grosvenor Poker||262,500 Kč||€ 10,500|
|6th||Vilém Vrána||Czech Republic||210,000 Kč||€ 8,400|
|7th||Daniel Stacey||UK||Grosvenor Poker||162,500 Kč||€ 6,500|
|8th||Martin Mulsow||Austria||127,675 Kč||€ 5,107|
|9th||Jason Poelman||Belgium||100,000 Kč||€ 4,000|
|10th||Kalle Suvi||Estonia||OlyBet||100,000 Kč||€ 4,000|
|11th||Teemu Toikkanen||Finland||77,500 Kč||€ 3,100|
|12th||Patryk Bablok||Poland||RedKings||77,500 Kč||€ 3,100|
|13th||Diego Domingo Catalan||Spain||32Red||60,000 Kč||€ 2,400|
|14th||Josef Snejberg||Czech Republic||60,000 Kč||€ 2,400|
|15th||Ottomar Ladva||Estonia||60,000 Kč||€ 2,400|
|16h||Jakob Pilgaard||Denmark||60,000 Kč||€ 2,400|
|17th||Mantas Urbonas||UK||32Red||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|18th||Milan Rusnak||Czech Republic||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|19th||Lars Jonas Andersson||Sweden||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|20th||Jan Hajek||Czech Republic||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|21st||Temnis Arendse||Netherlands||32Red||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|22nd||Ylva Thorsrud||Norway||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|23rd||Eoin Starr||Ireland||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|24th||Vitek Pesta||Czech Republic||47,500 Kč||€ 1,900|
|25th||Stefan Mital||Czech Republic||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|26th||Sherri Lesley Jeffery||UK||Grosvenor Poker||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|27th||Julien Teissedre||France||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|28th||Christian Braeuer||Germany||32Red||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|29th||Adam Jindra||Czech Republic||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|30th||Ozgur Leba||Czech Republic||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|31st||Andrei Antonenko||Estonia||Tallinn Freebuy winner||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|32nd||Daniel Kehr||Germany||36,250 Kč||€ 1,450|
|33rd||Colin Guthrie||UK||32Red||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|34th||Valerii Firstenko||Ukraine||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|35th||Johan Goslings||Netherlands||Betsson Poker||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|36th||Maria Stroemstad||Norway||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|37th||Tarmo Tammel||Estonia||OlyBet||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|38th||Zdenek Mital||Czech Republic||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|39th||Martin Mauthner||Austria||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|40th||Raul Husiev||Ukraine||31,250 Kč||€ 1,250|
|41st||Victor Bogdanov||Russia||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|42nd||Toni Ojala||Finland||Paf||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|43rd||Daniele Crisci||Italy||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|44th||Maksym Kobeza||Ukraine||Betsafe||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|45th||Fabienne Freymdal||Germany||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|46th||Christian Eckenweber||Germany||Betsson Poker||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|
|47th||Pekka Ikonen||Finland||OlyBet||28,750 Kč||€ 1,150|