One of the latest names to buy in is David Peters, the defending champion from the EPT11 Malta equivalent. He topped the 304-entries on the way to his (then) biggest score of €597,000 and was understandably delighted about it:
I won with no chop for my biggest score ever! Thanks everyone for the support!
— David Peters (@dpeterspoker17) March 29, 2015
The season ending Grand Final aside, 10k buy-in events had a stuttering start on the EPT. There was a thirst for something bigger as far as EPT4 Copenhagen. Dario Minieri instigated a 10k sit and go tournament amongst the high rollers of the day but it was deemed as unofficial. There was an odd high roller scheduled, like the £20,000 Million Pound Showdown at EPT5 London, but it took until the beginning of Season 8 before they were officially introduced as part of the schedule.
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Benny Spindler took down the first one for €49,350 in Tallin. The winning prize wasn’t that good due to the fact that only 11 players took part. Igor Kurganov min-cashed in third, so even back then familiar faces to us now were starting appear at the top of the high roller pay outs. It was safe to say the events took a while to gain traction but when they did, they really took off.
Fast-forward to the beginning of Season 11 in Barcelona and the event attracted a whopping 401 entries and enabled Mustapha Kanit to take home €738,759 after he was victorious.
Ten one-levels, with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 6, are scheduled so play should finish around 1am.
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