The Canadian player won the EPT Prague Main Event and won the biggest prize of his life


Jodan Saccucci reigned supreme at the final table and walked away from Prague with nearly €1 million, more than double all the money he has ever made in his career.

Jordan Saccucci wins the biggest tournament of his poker life (Photo: Tomas Stacha/PokerStars)

Sunday (18) was marked by the exciting decision of the Football World Cup between Argentina and France. The game in Qatar was highly contentious and entered World Cup history, decided on penalties and crowning Argentina with a third championship. Some distance from the Arab country, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, another important championship also saw its winner.

The Prague EPT, the last leg of the season on the European poker circuit, ended with Jordan Saccucci winning the Main Event. The Canadian player’s victory came in front of a record 1,267 entries, paying €5,300 each, which resulted in a total prize pool of €6,144,950. The winner received a prize of €913,250, prior to this feat he had a career earnings of around $400,000.

Jordan Saccucci (Photo: Tomas Stacha/PokerStars)

The final amount dedicated to the champions was determined following an agreement with Frenchman Antoine Saout. 2nd place remains with a prize pool of € 800,000. Finishing off the podium was Istvan Pilhofer from Hungary, owner of €470,500. Although Brazil had an excellent series in the Czech Republic, with two titles won by Rodrigo Seiji, the best Tupiniquim in the Main Event was Pablo Brito, 126th place for €9,950.

Champion trophy (Photo: Manuel Kovsca/PokerStars)

Check out the final table prizes:

1 – Jordan Saccucci (Canada) – €913,250*
2 – Antoine Saout (France) – €800,000*
3 – Istvan Pilhofer (Hungary) – €470,500
4 – Jun Obara (Japan) – €361,950
5 – Parker Talbot (Canada) – €278,450
6 – Luigi D’Alterio (Italy) – €214,150
7 – Petar Kalev (Bulgaria) – €164,750
8 – Javier Gomez Zapatero (Spain) – €126,700
9 – Paul-Adrian Covaciu (Romania) – €97,450

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Born in Sorocaba, but living in São Paulo since childhood, he started journalism in 2000. Graduated from the Faculdade Cásper Líbero where he also took the lato sensu postgraduate course in Social Communication. He has parts on Jornal Lance!, TV Cultura, TV Gazeta, ESPN Brasil and TV Globo. Recreational poker player and creator of the Mountain of Letters Blog. Experienced in international coverage involving mind sports, such as PSPC 2019 in the Bahamas and EPT Barcelona 2022.

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