After days 1a and 1b PokerStars Ept Budapest continued and 182 players returned to Casino Las Vegas.
The chip leader was Italian Maurro Corsetti, followed by Annette Obrestad and Arnaud Mattern. In the end of the day there was just 42 players remaining and many of the notables hit the rail (Luca Pagano, Chris Moorman, Sorel Mizzi and Ludovic Lecay). An agressive game was played for all day and Annette Obrestad same as Mattern, they were both finally eliminited. New chip leader became a Danish pro Albert Iversen, with Martin Jacobson on the second spot (after he defeated two players in one game and got a huge pot just before the end of the day) Among top ten players also appeared Slovakian Lukáš Benkovič, Romania´s Ciprian Hrisca or Hungarian Zoltan Toth.
On Friday 42 survivors were still in the game and they were all fighting for their seats in final table. The game was fast since very beginning and the day concluded after eight rounds. Day 3 became a day of hungarian triumph, as the final table chip leader became local player Zoltan Toth. Many of the former chip leaders and notable players were sent home and the game was over for Alex Kravchenko, George McKeever, Mauro Corsetti, Lukáš Benkovič, Gino Alacqua and Casey Castle. They were for more than one hour playing nine handed until Ivo Donev with A-K ran into pocket aces held by Cyprian Hrisca. Final table chip counts as follows:
Zoltan Toth: 1,059,000
Ciprian Hrisca: 1,038,000
Albert Iversen: 1,017,000
William Fry: 572,000
Johnny Lodden: 500,000
Gino Alacqua: 466,000
Marino Serenelli: 357,000
Martin Jacobson: 306,000
At Saturday after lunch time, final table of the first ever Hungary´s EPT event kicked off. The action was pretty fast for all day and a fisrt player to hit the rail became Johnny Lodden (€53,200) by the hand of Martin Jacobson. Th next one to fall was the starting final table chip leader Zoltan Toth (€78,736), who was first badly crippled and then, when he pushed with 6-2 he failed against Iversen´s top pair. Italian Gino Alacqua ended the sixth (€100,016) when his A-Q wasn´t good enough against Iversen´s A-10, when another 10 hit the flop. Fifth place and €127,680 was destined for Mario Serenelli, who failed against William Fry´s flopped pair of sixes. Danish pro Albert Iversen made it to fourth spot (€153,216) and he was eliminated by William Fry. Iversen pushed all in preflop with 7-9 and Fry called with pocket eights. When Iversen got no help from the board, the young pro headed to the rail. Martin Jacobson went home next and for his third place, he received €197,904. He finished after a game with Hrisca, after his two pair ran to opponent´s flush. Heads- up was between Ciprian Hrisca and William Fry. In the last game of the day Hrisca was all in with A-6, but Fry had pocket jacks, which were good enough to send Hrisca to rail as 2nd (€342,608). So it was William Fry from Great Britain, who claimed the title from the first Ept Hungaria Open and the first prize of €595,839.