Cheery Pokerstars Pro Sam “TheSquid” Grafton took it home on Sunday in EPT Prague Event #1, the €10,200 No Limit Hold’em Bounty High Roller, which saw a solid 57 entrants buy in and the top eight finishers reach the money. 

There was a trophy and €80,360 up for grabs for first place, and Grafton walked away with several €5,000 bounties along with the prize for top spot. Swede Niklas Astedt was the last of Sam’s four final table eliminations, exiting in second place for €58,130

This two-day event saw a long, drawn-out bubble followed by a fast and furious hour of eliminations once the final eight were through to the money. 

Grafton went on a hot run in the final end, shoving T♠9♠ into Teun Mulder’s A♣4♣ blind vs. blind to see a board run out a sweaty K♠7♠7 for the Dutchman, the turn rolled off a safe 4 but the river sealed Mulder’s fate as the shortest stack, sending him to the rail when the T hit.

South Korean player Daewoong Song was down to around 4bbs when he was eliminated by Grafton, losing a flip with 3♣3♠ against The Squid’s J4.

Heads up was over almost before it began. On only the fourth hand of heads-up play, Grafton was dealt TT♠ on the button, and opened to 200k, a 2.5bb raise. Astedt quickly shoved all-in for a total of 1.4 million chips and Grafton of course snapped it. Astedt was forced to table a mere K7♠ and could only look on in dismay as the board ran out A♣A5 4 2 to seal the win for Sammy Squid

Final Results of the 2021 Prague EPT Bounty High Roller Event 

1Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom€80,360
2Niklas AstedtSweden€58,130
3Daewoong SongSouth Korea€37,510
4Teun MulderNetherlands€28,400
5Alex KulevBulgaria€21,970
6Gab Yong KimSouth Korea€17,150
7Alexandros TheologisGreece€13,660
8Zhong ChenNetherlands€10,720


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