Greenwood Wins Sole Canadian 2020 EPT Online Trophy

The first-ever foray into the online poker space for the European Poker Tour ended as a success. It beat its series guarantees and attracted many new players to the EPT experience via the inaugural EPT Online.

As the pandemic rages on and keeps players out of most casinos around the world – and inhibits most travel – poker players have flocked to the online space for tournaments. The 2020 EPT Online was just what the doctors ordered.

(Technically, the doctors ordered vaccines, but they likely approve of EPT Online, too. Just guessing.)

Final Numbers

The inaugural EPT Online offered 20 tournaments, all to declare official EPT champions and award trophies to go with their prize money. In addition, PokerStars offered a Mini EPT, one that reduced the buy-ins to 1/10 of the originals but offered more players the chance to participate.

According to PokerStars, the final numbers were solid for the main EPT series with its buy-ins that corresponded to those usually offered on the main live tour:

  • $21,226,100 in prize money awarded ($20 million was guaranteed)
  • 13,222 total entries

The Mini EPT did even better, exceeding its guarantees by larger margins and drawing hundreds of thousands of tournament entries:

  • $5,534,706 in prize money awarded ($3.3 million was guaranteed)
  • 278,874 total entries

Big Winners

As with any series, the Main Events were the primary attractions.

The big one, the EPT Online Main Event in the regular series of buy-ins, was a $5,200 No Limit Hold’em event to play 8-handed with a $5 million guarantee on the prize pool. It played out from November 15-18.

  • Total entries: 1,304
  • Total prize pool: $6.52 million

That very impressive showing played down to the final table that boasted of famous online players like David “MissOracle” Yan and Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet, the latter representing Canada. And none other than Canada’s own Timothy “Tim0theee” Adams made it to the final table. Ultimately, Adams finished second, but he and Van Fleet represented Canada well.

  • 1st place: WhatIfGod of Sweden ($1,019,081.90)
  • 2nd place: Tim0theee of Canada ($728,632.82)
  • 3rd place: MissOracle of New Zealand ($520,965.60)
  • 4th place: tikidiii of Finland ($372,484.99)
  • 5th place: VdV1990 of Russia ($266,323.09)
  • 6th place: Bozzano JNR of Brazil ($190,418.55)
  • 7th place: daskalos20 of Netherlands ($136,147.38)
  • 8th place: apestyles of Canada ($97,344.25)

As for the Mini Main Event, it was an overwhelming player favourite. Thousands of players got involved in the $55 buy-in NLHE tournament. PokerStars put a $500K guarantee on the tournament, but masses of entries nearly doubled that amount for the eventual pot. The final table wasn’t covered live like the larger buy-in option, but it was exciting for the players nonetheless, with the winner taking home nearly $80K.

  • Total entries: 18,410
  • Total prize pool: $920,600
  • 1st place: edyvpakistan of Russia ($79,139)

Canada Win and Final Tables  

Overall, Canadians did well in the EPT series, but only one of them won an EPT trophy. That was Sam Greenwood, playing as Str8$$$Homey, who collected more than $177K for the win, as highlighted below. And many others came close with final table appearances.

No Canadians won in the Mini EPT.

But let’s focus on the positive. Here are the tournament results from the full main EPT Online, complete with final tablists representing Canada.

Event 1: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Arena Championship

  • 2,426 entries
  • $2,426,000 prize pool ($1.5M GTD)
  • Winner: DON JOHAN of Norway ($356,768.52)
  • Canadian final tablists: smootheig (2nd place for $254,315.88)

Event 2: $10,300 PLO 6-Max High Roller

  • 70 entries
  • $700K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: kaju85 of Andorra ($188,937.72)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 3: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller

  • 131 entries
  • $655K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: MonkeyBausss of Georgia ($143,566.75)
  • Canadian final tablists: Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois (2nd place for $111,234.19) and Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet (6th place for $40,084.55

Event 4: $530 NLHE

  • 1,139 entries
  • $569,500 prize pool ($300K GTD)
  • Winner: Mysters_Y of Russia ($74,950.93)
  • Canadian final tablists: Elliot “4rebmun” Smith (8th place for $9,663.44)

Event 5: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Win the Button

  • 238 entries
  • $238K prize pool ($200K GTD)
  • Winner: Ssick_OnE of Austria ($45,764.53)
  • Canadian final tablists: L1VeYRdrEamS (6th place for $11,803.22)

Event 6: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller

  • 109 entries
  • $1,090,000 prize pool ($1M GTD)
  • Winner: Fish2013 of Belarus ($222,453.76)
  • Canadian final tablists: Mike “SirWatts” Watson ($6th place for $67,006.11) and Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams (8th place for $39,497.56)

Event 7: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max

  • 334 entries
  • $668K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: SmilleThHero of Austria ($114,489.72)
  • Canadian final tablists: luelue399 (2nd place for $91,364.45)

Event 8: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max

  • 244 entries
  • $500K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: Girafganger7 of UK ($87,983.55)
  • Canadian final tablists: Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood (3rd place for $55,912.60)

Event 9: $5,200 8-Game Mix High Roller

  • 51 entries
  • $255K prize pool ($250K GTD)
  • Winner: RaulGonzalez of Germany ($100,050)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 10: $25K NLHE 8-Max Super High Roller

  • 81 entries
  • $2M prize pool ($2M GTD)
  • Winner: EEE27 of Finland ($539,819.40)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 11: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stacks

  • 637 entries
  • $637K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: DanOss of Netherlands ($111,184.24)
  • Canadian final tablists: Peter “pitabread189” Chien (8th place for $12,383.53)

Event 12: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max

  • 733 entries
  • $733K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: !$eveeeeeeen! Of Austria ($107,342.60)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 13: $10,300 NLHE 6+ Hold’em 6-Max High Roller

  • 41 entries
  • $410K prize pool ($400K GTD)
  • Winner: Str8$$$Homey of Canada ($177,598.65)
  • Other Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 14: $215 NLHE EPT Online Cup

  • 2,833 entries
  • $566,600 prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: Bounatirou of UK ($82,093.08)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 15: $10,300 NLHE 6-Max Turbo High Roller

  • 69 entries
  • $690K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: girafganger7 of UK ($186,237.73)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 16: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event

  • 1,304 entries
  • $6,520,000 prize pool ($5M GTD)
  • Winner: WhatIfGod of Sweden ($1,019,081.90)
  • Canadian final tablists: Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams (2nd place for $728,632.82)

Event 17: $2,100 PLO 8-Max

  • 286 entries
  • $572K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: Jeans89 of Finland ($109,181.43)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 18: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Turbo

  • 818 entries
  • $818K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: PaDiLhA SP of Brazil ($82,093.08)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 19: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO

  • 1,000 entries
  • $500K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: danipesis of Mexico ($71,852.02)
  • Canadian final tablists: 0

Event 20: $1,050 NLHE Last Chance

  • 678 entries
  • $572K prize pool ($500K GTD)
  • Winner: pampa27 of Argentina ($117,474.63)
  • Canadian final tablists: Phillipe “takechip” D’Auteil ($2nd place for $86,820.67) and m.a-0000 (8th place for $14,148.23)

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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