Poker player Akin Tuna won his first live tournament and took down €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em event to etch his name in history. An event that kicked off the first day of 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague. He topped a battlefield of 38 entries to claim the coveted prize.
Tuna had collected $725,000 in cashes but had narrowly missed two chances at trophies as he finished on second position in two successive tournaments which also included EPT €10K: the 2012 EPT Dublin €10,300 High Roller.
Sam Panzica won the first prize. This time around as well, Tuna had some strong competition but he managed to get the better of his competitors Daniel Dvoress and Davidi Kitai after bagging the chip lead each of the two days before being crowned as the champion.
The action began on the final day where Orpen Kisacikohlu got his last 15 big blinds with pocket fives. High roller pro Dvoress then found himself with top pair in a three-bet pot but then Tuna's ace-queen. Tuna bet-called a shove and busted possibly his most dangerous opponent for taking control of about 60 percent of the chips. Dimov was twice the shortest of the three but doubled through each opponent, he won a flip against Kitai and held the top pair against Tuna. However, he eventually busted as Tuna reigned supreme.
Although the first event is over, plenty of action still remains to unfold. There are many tournaments which are yet to be played and champions are yet to be made.