Jasper Meijer van Putten's path to the final table of EPT Prague was extraordinary. The 29-year-old from Alkmaar entered Day 1b, and managed to double up to 60,000. However, he was feeling very ill so went back to his room and slept all day, skipping the rest of Day 1.
His unplayed stack meanwhile slipped to 22,500, leaving the Dutchman with fewer than 23 big blinds for the start of Day 2. Although he still felt anything but fit, Meijer van Putten came back for Day 2 and survived, and has now managed to navigate all the way to the final table.
The Dutchman is guaranteed to pick up the biggest prize of his career here in the EPT13 Prague Main Event. Meijer van Putten's previous best result was €31,151 for third place in the 2016 WPT Amsterdam €1,500 Big Stack Event.
He has notched up one EPT Main Event cash before now, taking €17,920 for 52th place at EPT13 Barcelona in September. He's racked up $228k in live tournaments in total, good for a 95th place ranking on the Dutch all-time money list.