Grzegorz Glowny wins 2022 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event for €692,252

In addition to the money, Glowny also became the fifth Polish player to win an EPT main event title.

Source: PokerNews

Grzegorz Glowny won his way into the 2022 European Poker Tour Prague €5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event via a €530 online satellite on PokerStars. The native of Poland was one of 1,190 total entries in this massive tournament. After seven full days of tournament action, Glowny managed to emerge victorious with the title and the top payout of €692,252 ($754,555 USD).
In addition to the money, Glowny also became the fifth Polish player to win an EPT main event title.
The return of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) to European soil has been a thorough success and the €5,300 Main Event in the King’s Casino at the Hilton Hotel in Prague has concluded. Out of a field of 1,190 entries, Grzegorz Glowny defeated Andrea Cortellazzi in heads-up play to claim the biggest portion of the €5,771,500 prize pool.
For the victory, Glowny earned a payday of €692,252 and the maiden post-pandemic EPT Main Event title. The top four finishers all locked up career-best prizes and agreed to an deal in the second attempt after the first negotiations fell through.
Notably, it was Glowny who declined the deal and became the short stack only to stage a successful comeback thereafter.
The winner story of Glowny very much reminds one of the victory of fellow countryman Piotr Nurzynski in Barcelona 2018, who qualified online at PokerStars while traveling in South America. Likewise, Glowny earned his entry in the Main Event via a €530 satellite and scored the biggest cash of his career. En route to victory, he was supported by a boisterous rail including his partner and became the fifth EPT champion from Poland.
When asked if he can put into words what had just happened, Glowny was quite overwhelmed: “Absolutely not. It’s too much. I am too tired to think otherwise. It’s obviously a massive win.”
Glowny remarked that the pressure on the final table was very high but he was able to stay focused. He also mentioned a difficult spell when he went card dead and became the short stack. This was not unknown territory for Glowny throughout the last few days as he was a short stack near the money bubble and even dropped to as little as four big blinds on Day 4.
After the first deal negotiations fell through, Glowny was on the ropes once more but scored a pivotal double through then chip leader Kim.
“I ran ace-jack into ace-king. I don’t know if this was even a decent move or not and I got lucky. After that, my confidence was back. So, yeah, for the most part, I think I was able to be focused”, Glowny said with a smile on his face.