The Brazilian team’s first major final table at the latest EPT in 2023 ended with a brilliant performance by star player Pablo Brito. The pro came close to winning the €10,000 NLH title at EPT Prague, but was stopped in the final stages of the event and had to collect the token bronze medal.
“pabritz” lost the decisive victory in the competition. Flip was eliminated in third place among 35 contestants after a 3-person draw. Despite this, the Brazilian received great value during his campaign: the bronze medal earned the 9Tales star €52,600.
The Brazilian entered the final table with the third-best chip stack and held on until the end. Pablo burst the money bubble even as the race was already in the Financial Times, knocking out eighth and seventh place in a row. Then, at ITM, the Brazilian went through his toughest period.
In the 5-max game, Pablo Brito ended up losing some good pots and dropped from second to last in chips. He patiently managed to recover and even retired two other competitors before crashing. After 3 hands and just three finalists, the Bahian saw a flip to end his final table.
With 16 blinds, “pabritz” 3-bet/all-in with his AK and ended the tournament with 99 points for Dutchman Michel Molenaar. The K59A5 board kept things exciting until the turn, but confirmed the Brazilian’s defeat and finished third in the championship.