Pavel Plesuv wins £3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bonus at EPT London
- Pavel Plesuv came from behind to win the tournament for £154,426
- Plesuv continues to do well at the EPT by recording the third victory of his career
- Hannes Jeschka has won the coveted $30,000 Platinum Pass
Moldova Pavel Plesuv may have missed out on the chance to win a coveted Platinum Pass that would have sent him to the prestigious PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in January 2023, but he still emerged as the big winner of the £3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bonus which took place within the framework of Ongoing PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) London.
Third EPT title for Plesuv
Plesuv picked up an upset victory after managing to turn his two remaining big blinds into a massive win over his head-to-head opponent Santhosh Suvarna of India. In doing so, the Moldovan poker pro scooped £154,426 in first prize, along with 11 bonuses worth £20,000 that he won along the way.
Plesuv is no stranger to the EPT, having won three titles on the circuit so far. His first EPT title came in 2016 when he landed a €2,150 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament at EPT Barcelona. After his last win, Plesuv’s total live earnings have now soared to over $5.8 million. He currently directs All-time money list of Moldova.
Final Table Results
The last day of the poker stars tournament saw only 16 players return to compete for the title, with Hannes Jeschka becoming the first victim of the day. Despite his premature exit, the German poker pro still had something to celebrate after pulling the Platinum Pass from the treasure chest.
The remaining 15 players were down to 9 when the final table was reached, with Plesuv ahead in chips. Paul Tedeschi (9th, £16,550) and Bruno Soutavong (8th, £19,850), both French, were the first two players to be knocked out, followed by the Slovenians Blaz Zerjav who finished 7th for £24,200. japanese player Yasuhiro Waki was next, taking £31,450 for his 6th place, followed by the British pro Sebastian Jung who won £40,850 for finishing 5th.
Romania Robert Macsim, the chip leader from the start of the day, finished their bid in 4th place with £53,100 in earnings, thanks to Suvarna taking the lead from Plesuv as Macsim exited. italy Iacopo Brandi (3rd £69,100) was then knocked out and Plesuv regained the head-to-head lead.
Suvarna won a monstrous pot that left Plesuv with just two big blinds, but luck was on the Moldovan’s side after winning three straight hands where he went all-in. Plesuv won the tournament while his opponent India settled for second place and walked away with a six-figure payout, including the second prize worth £96,700 and the bonuses he had accrued.