The inaugural PokerStars European Poker Tour Online festival is drawing to a close, with Day 1 of the Main Event kicking off yesterday.
There are still plenty of exciting events ready before the festival concludes on Wednesday, across both the EPT Online and the Mini EPT Online.
PokerNews caught up with PokerStars Ambassadors Kalidou Sow and Ramon Colillas to talk about their EPT experience so far.
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2020 PokerStars EPT Online
Despite Colillas failing to notch up a cash in the EPT Online so far, he told PokerNews that he’s been playing well.
“It’s been average,” said the 2019 PSPC Champion. “I’ve played tournaments well and managed to accumulate chips at the start of the tournament, but I keep being eliminated near the money.”
Sow already has one deep run so far, finishing tenth in EPT Online 12: $1,050 6-Max PKO for $5,436 as well as more than $3,000 in bounties.
“I expected the fields to be full of professionals,” said Sow. “But it was nice to see recreational players getting the chance to take part in EPT events.”
“I think it’s been as expected so far,” said Colillas. “There have been quite large fields and with lots of good players who are prepared for the EPT Online.”
Time for the Main Event
Both Sow and Colillas are no strangers to winning big-field tournaments, and both are safely through to Day 2 of the EPT Online Main Event.
Former PokerStars Championship Main Event winner Sow was always looking forward to the “big buy-in events” including the Main Event.
“You can take your time with the structures because they’re so good,” said Sow “It’s important to make sure you are well-rested so you don’t get overwhelmed by the situation.
Meanwhile, Colillas will be ninth in chips when play resumes later this evening.
The Spaniard says the key to performing well on the biggest online stage is concentration.
“My advice would be to play each hand in the best way that you can, concentrate on all of them, and be patient – look for the best spots to accumulate chips.”
Dream EPT Online Events
With the very first EPT Online looking like a resounding success, we asked the two Ambassadors what their dream EPT Online event would be.
“I would create a 6-Max Win the Button Deep,” said Sow. “This format is the one I would prefer, with an ultra-aggressive game. I will be able to express my game the best in this format.”
Colillas is also looking for action with his chosen format:
“A 3 handed Zoom event would be fun because you play many hands and every second you have action at the table.”
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