When Glowny scores in a live poker tournament, he likes to make it count. The Polish Online Qualifier has only one other cash in a live event on record, and that was made literally the day before the EPT Prague Main Event kicked off, when he finished 72nd in the Eureka €2,200 High Roller Event on March 9th, also held in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic.
This score was just a little bit larger, instead of winning €4,790 for 72nd, he took down the €5,300 EPT Main for 1st place, the trophy and a sweet €692,252!
Living the dream and proving that poker really is anyone’s game, Glowny bested a field of 1,190 entrants over six days of play to defeat Italian Andrea Coretellazzi heads-up and claim victory in this awesome event. He is also living proof of the “chip and a chair” motto, his stack having sunk as low as 4 big blinds on day 4.
With a strong rail including his partner watching from the sidelines, Glowny refused a chop, got short-stacked, returned to dominate, finally accepted an ICM chop 4-handed and then stormed ahead to the final win.
Play 4-handed after the ICM chop was naturally a fairly wild affair, including a heads-up with more than its fair share of open shoving seen, particularly from Coretellazzi who in the penultimate (but largely decisive) hand jammed A♥9♦ for around 30bbs (around 15 million at Level 36: 250k/500k/500k ante) and ran into Glowny’s Q♥Qc. The board ran out with no help for the Italian, a cold 5♥J♣5♠ J♠ T♥, leaving Coretellazzi driving on fumes.
The Italian jammed the very next hand for his last 4 million chips with a weak 8♣4♣ and ran into a bigger hand in suited clubs: K♣Q♣. When the board ran out 2♥7♠T♣ K♠ 4♠, the Italian was dead on the turn and Glowny was an EPT Main Event champion.
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We wish the Polish player the best of luck in his next events. As he said after the event, he definitely plans on playing more live poker now. Who would have thought?
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