Adamszki scoops second EPT Prague title of the week in €50k Super High Roller

Andrew Burnett
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Posted on: December 12, 2023 11:31 am EST

Hungary’s Tamas Adamszki continued his red-hot streak last night with another win at EPT Prague, taking down the €50,000 Super High Roller for €394,670 after a heads-up deal with fellow countryman Laszlo Bujtas. Adamszki won the €5,700 Mystery Bounty event less than a week ago, picking up €117,150 for the victory.

As predicted by King’s Casino boss Leon Tsoukernik, the field for the highest buy-in event of PokerStars’ EPT Prague was hit somewhat by the clash with the WPT and WSOP festivals.

However, the 23 entries (compared to last year’s 38) included the likes of Steve O’Dwyer, Niklas Astedt, Ole Schemion and Juan Pardo, all chasing the four paid spots and a share of the €1,115,730 prizepool.

Bujtas had fired three bullets so needed a high finish, and he started the final table well by catching aces and disposing of Dimitar Danchev. For others it was more a case of survival: Adamszki’s four-bet all-in with 9-9 vs A-A looked like the end of the road… until the flop came to his rescue:

Tamas Adamszki: 99♣
Juan Pardo: AA♠

Flop: 9K6 

Turn: 5♠

River: Q♣

A dire turn for O’Dwyer

The action was non-stop, and before too long an unexpected turn card helped Bujitas eliminate O’Dwyer in brutal fashion.

Steve O’Dwyer: 9♦9♥
Laszlo Bujtas: A♣ J♠

Flop: 88♠ 8 

Turn: 8♣ 

River: 4 

Steve O'Dwyer is pictured at a WPT poker event
Steve O’Dwyer, pictured playing a WPT event

The bubble burst some time later. Kayhan Mokri was the unlucky player to leave without a paycheck, with the remaining quartet locking up €133,900 and Bujtas, in particular, looking for more.

He ensured that by toppling Japan’s Tsugunari Toma in 4th, before Teun Mulder’s blind-on-blind shove backfired as Adamszki produced a bigger king.

A heads-up deal between the Hungarian compatriots prefaced the finale, Bujtas banking €386,360 and Adamszki €354,670, with the remaining €40,000 and EPT spadie still up for grabs.

Adamszki, an online veteran but relative newbie to the live scene, gradually pulled away from his better-known rival. When the end came – a rivered flush beating second pair – it was a well-deserved second scoop of the week.

Final PositionPlayerPrize Money
1Tamas Adamszki€394,670*
2Laszlo Bujitas€386,360*
3Teun Mulder€200,800
4Tsugunari Toma€133,900
* denotes a heads-up deal

“I’m very happy. I didn’t expect that I would win two trophies at one event like this in Prague. So, it’s a wonderful feeling to be here,” Adamszki told reporters after his win.

He added: “It’s a lot because this is the strongest field that there’ll ever be at an EPT, a Super High Roller. So, it’s a pleasure to play here and take those achievements.”

Images courtesy of PokerStars and the WPT