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EPT Hungary – Results and Wrap-Up

Much like the London stop, the EPT’s first ever Hungarian event drew more participants than initially expected. The 500 player cap was yet again exceeded, and the organizers found themselves yet again faced with the choice of having to expand the field to accommodate all comers.
Hosted by the Las Vegas Casino in Budapest, the event sported the participation of names like Annette Obrestad, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Luca Pagano, Arnaud Mattern, Sorel Mizzi, Marcel Luske and Barny Boatman.

Day 1A saw Annette Obrestad pull away in the chip lead, followed at day’s end by Arnaud Mattern and Sorel Mizzi in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Day 1A also saw the demise of Barny Boatman, Dave Colclough and Marcel Luske.

Day 1B marked the emergence of Italian player Mauro Corsetti as chip leader. Corsetti would then go on to hold a pretty substantial stack all through the tournament, eventually busting out short of the final table.

Pierre Husson and Casey Kastle followed him on the provisional chip leaderboard. Big names to fall on Day 1B were Max Pescatori and Julian Thew. 532 players took to the green felt at the start of the day, out of which only a small fraction made it through to Day 2.
All in all, there were 182 players left over from days 1A and 1B to compete on Day 2. Alan Smurfit, Pierre Husson (who finished Day 1B neat the top of the leader board) and Luca Pagano were a few of the “name” pros who headed to the rail on Day 2.
The chip lead was clenched by Albert Iversen who finished the day with the largest stack, followed by Martin Jacobson and Ciprian Hrisca.

Day 3 gave the provisional advantage to a local player: Zoltan Toth, who was followed by Ciprian Hrisca and Albert Iversen.
Mauro Corsetti fell on Day 3 in 28th place.
Will Fry, who was playing in his first major live tournament will probably always remember Budapest with a smile on his face. At the end of Day 4, it was him who held the trophy up high and walked away with more than half a million € in prize money.

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