High Rollers Valeriy Pak and Juan Pardo Win Big At 2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus
- Valeriy Pak won the $2,200 Eureka High Roller event
- Juan Pardo won the $50,000 Super High Roller event
- Pak after a 17 hour session won $338,460 and Pardon won $688,560
Some of the most popular events scheduled for the 2023 PokerStars European Poker Tour Cyprus were the high stakes events and the Main Event.
The poker tournament is taking place at the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa and has seen a nice turnout of top poker players from all over the world.
Valeriy Pak wins $2,200 Eureka High Roller Event
The $2,200 Eureka High Roller event attracted a pretty big field with a total of 1,444 registrations. The event saw a number of top poker players including Tom Middleton, Anton Wigg and Piotr Nurzynski.
The playing field was cut down to 216 players on Day 2 and further whittled down to 9 players after 13 hours. After another 4 hours of play, there were just 3 players remaining at the table.
Valeriy Pak from Belarus, Takahiro Tsugu from Japan and Van Der Swaluw from the Netherlands were the final 3 players left standing and they decided to cut a deal to determine the winner. Pak ended up winning the flip for the trophy and collected $338,460 for his first place finish, Tsugu collected $300,000 and Van Der Swaluw settled for $292,320.
Juan Pardo wins $50,000 Super High Roller Event
The $50,000 Super High Roller event ensured that only the top high stakes poker players in the world would play due to the high buy-in. Some of the top poker players that participated in this event included Adrian Mateos, Ognyan Dimov, Mikita Badziakouski, Steve O’Dywer, Artur Martirosian and Joao Vieira.
The playing field consisted of poker players from all around the world as evidenced by the final 6 players. Two of them were from Spain, one from the UK, one from China, one from the Netherlands and one from Germany.
The final two players at the table were Spaniards Juan Pardo and Vicente Delgado. They decided to enter into a heads-up deal to determine the winner and Pardon ended up winning. Pardo who finished in 2022 in second place at the £50,000 Super High Roller at EPT London ended up winning this event to take home $688,560 while Delgado settled for second place and $583,400.
Victory for @JuanMalakastyle ✌️
He took down the $50,000 #EPTCyprus Super High Roller. 🏆
Pardo defeated a field of 46 entries, and picked up $688,560 after striking a heads-up deal with fellow Spaniard Vicente Delgado, who had to settle for silver and $583,400. pic.twitter.com/2dUhmIwE6G
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