EPT Vilamoura: Sarwer Improves But Leaves Things To A Local
November 23, 2021

Former chess Champion Jeff Sarwer made the final ten once again at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Vilamoura Main Event over the weekend and although he did significantly better than his tenth place finish at the EPT Warsaw last month, he still was unable to secure his first major tournament win.

Sarwer lasted much of the day in Vilamoura, but was eventually eliminated in a disappointing third place, leaving it to two amateur players to compete heads-up for the big prize. 

The final two players, both originally from the business community, were Belgium's Pierre Neuville and Portugal's own Antonio Matias, and it was Matias - with his significant home field advantage - who eventually claimed the title, earning along with it entry into the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo and EUR404,793 (over $600,000 USD) in cash.

The final table finish positions for the PokerStars European Poker Tour Vilamoura main event were as follows:

1st.  Antonio Matias - EUR404,793

2nd.  Pierre Neuville - EUR257,681

3rd.  Jeff Sarwer - EUR156,170

4th.  Jan Skampa - EUR117,128

5th.  Jo?o Silva - EUR78,085

6th.  Michel Abecassis - EUR62,468

7th.  Ryan Franklin - EUR46,851

8th.  Andrei Vlasenko - EUR31,234

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Story by Mark Anderson

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