Kenny Smaron Wins EPT Season 12 Prague €10,300 High Roller

European Poker Tour Season 12 Prague €10,300 High Roller that has just finished attracted as many as 315 entrants. The accumulated prize pool of €3,150,000 was distributed among the most skilful ones and the winner captured the largest piece of the pie. Kenny “kenny05” Smaron triumphed and received the amount of €595,500.

Wednesday evening saw 18 players returning to the final table, but it was Smaron who has won the first-place prize. What makes his victory a memorable one is that this was the largest live cash in his professional career. Before last night’s victory, his largest cash was $90,175 captured during the 2008 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic when he was knocked out in 3rd place. As for his tournament earnings, they amounted to $202,744.

Smaron’s performance during the EPT Prague Main Event was not impressive, though. He finished 91st and captured €11,540 of the created prize pool.

Smaron was born in Pennsylvania but now, he lives in Costa Rica and Colombia. He has not participated in an EPT event for five years, so last night he had his breakthrough. Smaron himself commented on his performance and said that he had played like a savage at the final table.

The day started with a flurry of eliminations. It did not take long before the first 10 players were knocked out. Artem Metalidi, Nicholas Palma, Aleksandr Denisov, Luc Greenwood, Mikkel Lokkegaard Hansen, William Foxen were among the players eliminated at an early stage.
As for MacPhee, he started the day as a chip leader and seemed quite determined to win this year’s trophy but he was defeated by Smaron.

Davidi Kitai’s elimination determined the eight players to sit on the final table. Vanessa Selbst, the Team PokerStars Pro, occupied the 8th position, followed by Rocco Palumbo and Daniel “Jungleman” Cates who took 7th and 6th place, respectively.

Greek Iliodoros Kamatiakis was knocked out in fifth place and captured the amount of €180,890 for his efforts. Ihar Soika was the next to go and his elimination left Feliz Bleiker, Jaroslaw Sikora and Kenny Smaron in the battle for the first place. The three-handed action took a while but at the end, it was Bleiker who had occupied the third position. As for the heads-up play, it did not last long. In point of fact, it took Smaron only two hands to ensure his first place and send Sikora to the second position.

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