Hit and Run: WSOPE Main Event Champ Takes EPT Grand Final; Negreanu’s Documentary

Dustin Gouker : May 8th, 2015


Two winners get a million Euros as the EPT Grand Final wraps up. The “Brains” beat the computer at poker. And a movie about Daniel Negreanu. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.


The European Poker Tour Grand Final wrapped up on Friday, with Spain’s Adrian Mateos taking the title and the top prize of €1,082,000. He’s just 20, but this is his second score of more than a million, after he won the World Series of Poker Europe main event back in 2013. The two most famous players at the final table fell just short: PokerStars pro Johnny Lodden in fourth, and Ole Schemion in sixth. Report here. Mateos was already second on Spain’s all-time money list, although he has a long way to catch up to the leader, Carlos Mortensen.

In the €25K high roller, the U.K.’s Charlie Carrel survived a talented final table to win the event and the first prize of €1,114,000. He outlasted the likes of Steve O’Dwyer (third), Max Altergott (fifth) and Dan Smith (eighth). Report here. Carrel more than tripled his lifetime earnings with the victory.

More with the winners:

A look at the after-party for the close of EPT season 11:

Brains > AI

The poker pros took the computer’s (virtual) money in the “Brains vs. AI” Challenge, to the tune of more than $700K. The team of heads-up pros, led by Doug “WCGRider” Polk, won some really money for the trouble — $100K — although the developers of the poker bot “Claudico” called the contest a statistical draw. Whatevs, you lost, computer.

Kid Poker movie

So PokerStars apparently made a movie about Daniel Negreanu, called “KidPoker.” We don’t when it is, or how we’ll be able to watch it. But it exists, and it looks pretty cool. Watch the trailer below:

Quick hitters

–Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky wins nearly a million dollars in the high-stakes online cash games.
–As the WSOP draws near, a look at some women to watch.
–The WSOP launches a support forum for players.
–Some free ways to boost your win rate online.
–The best bankroll fails of all-time.
–The latest on the ongoing saga to try to regulate and legalize online poker in California.
–The Latin America Poker Tour Panama gets underway.

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