Prior to the EPT12 Grand Final, 39-year-old Oren Rosen had amassed $50,840 in live cashes and was barely in the top 100 in Israel’s all-time money list.
However, he's now guaranteed to triple his live tournament winnings by making the final table. Three players from Israel have made it to an EPT final before now, but there has yet to be an Israeli champion. Eyal Avitan came close at EPT6 Prague, finishing second to Jan Skampa.
Rosen hails from Ramat Gan, located east of Tel Aviv. He's already picked up a trophy this season, winning the $600 Turbo Event at PCA 2016, taking $15,720 along with the silverware. Rosen's biggest results to date however have come in the online realm. He has both SCOOP & Sunday Warm-Up titles, and also made final tables in the Super Tuesday and Sunday Million.