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EPT Budapest: Fry finishes first in Budapest

It was a fitting way to end a magnificent event: two aggressive players playing for a first prize of €595,839. Both the Englishman William Fry and Ciprian Hrisca from Romania may have shared a friendly glass of wine before the heads-up began, but once the glasses were drained the gloves were off for...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 1, 2008 12:59 PM

EPT Budapest: Level 26 updates

Play is under way in the final of the EPT Budapest. These are the updates for level 26, where the blinds are 20,000-40,000 with a running 4,000 ante. The PokerStars blog will provide level by level updates. 5.45pm: William Fry, UK, PokerStars player, wins EPT Budapest, earning €595,839Ciprian Hrisca...more

by Howard Swains on November 1, 2008 12:30 PM

EPT Budapest: Level 25 updates

Play is under way in the final of the EPT Budapest. These are the updates for level 25, where the blinds are 15,000-30,000 with a running 2,000 ante. The PokerStars blog will provide level by level updates. 5.30pm: Double up for FryAll the chips go in pre-flop, with Fry's J-10 against Hrisca's 7-7. ...more

by Howard Swains on November 1, 2008 11:00 AM

EPT Budapest: Level 24 updates

Play is under way in the final of the EPT Budapest. These are the updates for level 24, where the blinds are 15,000-30,000 with a running 2,000 ante. The PokerStars blog will provide level by level updates. 3.53pm: Albert Iversen from Denmark, eliminated in fourth place for €153,216Albert Iversen mo...more

by Howard Swains on November 1, 2008 9:31 AM

EPT Budapest: Level 23 updates

Play is under way in the final of the EPT Budapest. These are the updates for level 23, where the blinds are 10,000-20,000 with a running 2,000 ante. The PokerStars blog will provide level by level updates. 2.15pm: Zoltan Toth of Hungary is eliminated in seventh place for €78,736Gino Alacqua raised ...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 1, 2008 8:22 AM

EPT Budapest: Introducing the final eight

After four days, 532 players, 23 levels and 524 eliminations it’s come to this, the final table of the first ever EPT Budapest. The success of the finalist is only matched by the success of this event in general.No one knew what to expect when they arrived in Hungary but what they found when they go...more

by Howard Swains on November 1, 2008 7:31 AM

EPT Budapest: The eight best in Budapest

The corridor between the tournament area and the press room at the Las Vegas Casino, Budapest, is going to need recarpeting at the end of this week. On a day of startling activity at EPT Budapest, the returning day three field of 42 players was trimmed to the final nine in less than five hours. Even...more

by Howard Swains on October 31, 2008 4:24 PM

EPT Budapest: Edging towards eight

The eliminations have come thick and fast today as we edge closer to discovering the eight who will comprise tomorrow's final table. The official counts of the last 13 are on our chip counts page, and we'll be reverting to our time-stamped reporting style from here until the final is decided.8.40pm ...more

by Howard Swains on October 31, 2008 1:14 PM

EPT Budapest: Here one minute gone the next

It’s a sensation just experienced by Christophe Haller, who tussled with PokerStars qualifier Johnny Lodden and came out of it, well, out. Lodden held K-T and found two more on the board, taking the event down to 15 players.Then came the end of Casey Kastle’s tournament. Kastle, an adopted American ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 31, 2008 12:36 PM

EPT Budapest: All ins and double ups

Robin Keston moved all-in and whilst Marino Serenelli eliminated another player two tables along, Keston waited for a call, got one and doubled up with pocket eights. But the big news for PokerStars is Johnny Lodden’s progress, a near double up that saw him take a big haul from Romanian Ciprian Hri...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 31, 2008 12:08 PM
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