The EPT Online was undoubtedly one of the most exciting events on the 2020 online poker calendar. The series awarded over $21 million in prizes, culminating in WhatIfGod’s $1 million first place finish in the Main Event.
Alongside the EPT Online ran the EPT Online Mini, offering the same tourneys at a fraction of the buy-in. The Mini series was always going to sit (comfortably) in the shadow of its counterpart, but it still had a lot to offer in terms of poker action, and the prizes were no joke.
The EPT Online Mini guaranteed $3.3 million. The actual total ran to over $5.5 million, with a handful of tourneys offering first place scores in the region of $80 -$90k. Here’s what went down.
EPT Online Mini series highlights
The EPT Online Mini series had 20 events, including at least four highlight tourneys. We got to see an interesting mix at the final tables, with eventual winners a combination of aspiring players and heavy hitting MTT regs.
The $109 Mini High Roller had 6,856 entries, which made for a total prize pool of $685,600, well above the $500k guarantee. “Skrimsli” from Iceland came out on top for $97,397, earning the biggest score of the entire EPT Online Mini. Skrimsli previously won $46k in a $215 Bounty Builder, and also has a few $10k wins under their belt, but this win surpasses them all.
The $215 Mini Super High Roller had a similar prize pool and similar story. “rrts90” from Mexico won the event. Up until now, they’ve played plenty of tourneys at this buy-in, but their previous biggest score was a Bounty Builder win worth $7k. Their efforts over the last couple of years have now paid off, with rrts90 taking $91,350 for first.
In the second $109 Mini High Roller of the series, this one a 6-Max Turbo, the prize pool swelled to $578,500, nearly twice the tourney’s guarantee. “SmallKindB” from Czech Republic took full advantage, picking up first place for $82,231. This is one player who is definitely not new to the game. SmallKindB has over $3.7 million in online winnings, including WCOOP final tables and third place in the Sunday Million. Still, this is their biggest win to date.
The final highlight was the $55 Mini Main Event. The prize pool for this one reached $920,600, but the winner had to get through 18,410 entrants. “edyvpakistan” from Russia, who also had a second place finish in SCOOP this year, did the job, locking up first place for $79,139.
Full EPT Online Mini results
|01: $11 NLHE||$237,209||dwyanewade11||Germany||$20,788|
|02: $109 PLO 6-Max, Mini High Roller||$137,000||ImUrPapa23||Finland||$21,217|
|03: $55 Mini High Roller||$254,750||aless_84||Uruguay||$36,249|
|04: $5.50 NLHE||$109,485||Mr. ium||Denmark||$7,432|
|05: $11 Mini Win the Button||$103,380||Baca4b||Poland||$13,767|
|06: $109, Mini High Roller||$685,600||Skrimsli||Iceland||$97,397|
|07: $22 Turbo||$323,760||“–KarlsenA–“||Skien||$22,155|
|08: $22 NLHE||$277,200||KaadoriKing||Brazil||$34,386|
|09: $55 8-Game Mini High Roller||$58,500||swimmer25||Belarus||$9,245|
|10: $215 Mini Super High Roller||$634,400||rrts90||Mexico||$91,350|
|11: $11 Mini Deep Stacks||$220,127||araponga74||Brazil||$22,597|
|12: $11 6-Max||$276,007||Leo Franco97||Brazil||$16,953|
|13: $109 6+ Hold’em 6-Max, Mini High Roller||$66,600||Fold Machiii||UK||$11,423|
|14: $2.20 Mini Cup||$62,316||Kubsoneiro||Poland||$5,389|
|15: $109 6-Max Turbo, Mini High Roller||$578,500||SmallKindB||Czech Republic||$82,231|
|16: $55 Mini Main Event||$920,600||edyvpakistan||Russia||$79,139|
|17: $22 PLO 6-Max||$89,000||Lowdamn||Poland||$12,688|
|18: $11 Turbo||$201,919||Grey0102||Russia||$13,640|
|19: $11 Mini Last Chance||$187,768||LEONIDIO||Greece||$19,527|
|20: $5.50 NLHE||$110,583||king153246||Russia||$6,814|