€5,300 Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Preispool €5,325,300
Players 1,098

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 50,000

Highlights

Highlights

Seat 5: Jan Bendik , Slovakia (2,625,000)

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Jan Bendik
Jan Bendik

Currently ranked #1 in the Slovakia all time money list, Jan Bendik absolutely dominated the Player of the Race in Season 9. Most of his points that season came thanks to great performances in side events. He won three €1k side events and enjoyed deep runs in a further six. His biggest cash, netting him more than €60,000 was winning the €1k No Limit in Deauville.

However, what really cemented his lead was taking down the €1k NL Turbo tourney in Monaco.

He has been an EPT regular for the last eight years and owns an electricity company in his homeland. Poker has been very fruitful for him as he has amassed over €2 million in tournament winnings including fifth at EPT8 Sanremo for €170,000, runner-up in the EPT10 Prague Eureka High Roller and sixth at EPT7 Prague.

He has been playing various card games since his childhood. He first got in touch with poker in 2001 when he discovered five-card draw. He switched to Texas Hold'em about ten years ago and his first success came soon after, when he was runner-up in the 2006 Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam, banking €97,000. He is also the first Slovak player to make three EPT Main Event final tables.

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Seat 6: Asan Umarov, Kazakhstan (2,235,000)

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Asan Umarov
Asan Umarov

Asan Umarov goes in to the history books as the first ever EPT Main Event finalist from Kazakhstan.

He is also the last Spin & Go qualifier left in the tournament after winning his €9k prize package in PokerStars’ special €10 Spin & Go promotion. There were 120 players who won their trip to Monaco in the promotion.

Umarov works for the Kazakh sports news site SportPokerKz and lives in Almaty. Prior to this Grand Final, Umarov only had two live cashes to his name, totalling $4,155 – including fifth in the $300 Kazakhstan Poker Cup in his home city for $2,400.

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