EPT In Estonia: Mattern Misses, Stani Excels
August 16, 2021
The PokerStars European Poker Tour Tallinn main event wrapped up earlier today, with young Norwegian Kevin Stani, snatching the title away from Arnaud Mattern, right as the seasoned pro was only two players away from being the EPT’s first ever multiple champion.

Mattern, an EPT Season 4 title holder, entered the final table as the chip leader after outlasting all but 7 of a total 420 players and was seemingly in very good shape to accomplish the elusive double EPT win, unfortunately his strong momentum from the first four days seemed to finally ebb on the fifth and Arnaud settled instead for a third place cash worth €160,000- about $205,000 USD.

With Mattern thoroughly vanquished, all that stood between Stani and the €400,000 top prize at that point was Russia’s Konstantin Bilyauer, who held less than half of Stani’s stack when heads-up play began.  Bilyauer, a 22-year old student from Moscow, did not roll over easily, however it soon seemed quite apparent that this was Stani’s day not his, and not so long after heads-up play began Bilyauer could be seen waiting to receive his second place, €250,000, check.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 PokerStars European Poker Tour Tallinn main event were as follows:

1st.  Kevin Stani- €400,000

2nd.  Konstantin Bilyauer- €250,000

3rd.  Arnaud Mattern- €160,000

4th.  Dmitry Vitkind- €120,000

5th.  Mikko Jaatinen- €80,000

6th.  Steven van Zadelhoff- €63,000

7th.  Nicolo Calia- €47,000

8th.  Bassam Elnajjar- €32,000

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