PokerStars Ambassador Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo Wins EPT Prague €1,100 Eureka Main Event (€417,820)

After a fairly fast four-hour ultimate day, Alejandro Lococo has defeated Bartolomeo Tato heads-up to win the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague €1,100 Eureka Main Event and declare the first-place prize of €417,820.

Additionally identified via his degree title “Papo MC“, the Argentinian is a freestyle rapper, avid poker participant, and massively influential determine in South The us with 2.7 million followers on Instagram, over 2 million on YouTube, and just about 1,000,000 on Twitter.

Runner up Tato, hailing from Italy, completed runner-up for €249,000, whilst the Czech Republic’s Jakub Koleckar rounded out the rostrum with a money of €174,130. France’s Alexandre Reard, some of the favorites entering the overall desk, completed in 9th position.

EPT Prague €1,100 Eureka Primary Match Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Nation Prize
1 Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo Argentina €417,820
2 Bartolomeo Tato Italy €249,000
3 Jakub Koleckar Czech Republic €174,130
4 Jon Kyte Norway €131,900
5 Yann Nasser Luxembourg €99,920
6 Ville Jantunen Finland €75,690
7 Nicolas Cottin Chile €57,340
8 Merijn van Rooij Netherlands €43,430
9 Alexandre Reard France €32,860

On final fall’s ultimate desk of the 2021 WSOP Main Event, Lococo noticed a deep run result in 7th position for $1,225,000. This time, the Argentinian celebrity closed it out, marking his 2d largest-ever match ranking, and his first primary match win.

The development drew a file box of three,155 runners, who in combination created a complete prize pool of €3,028,800. A complete of 469 avid gamers completed within the cash around the four-day match.

Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo
Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo

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Rapper and Poker Participant

After breaking via within the global poker global following his ultimate desk within the WSOP Primary Match, Lococo has as soon as once more made headlines as a poker participant. Whilst greater than aware of the highlight as “Papo MC”, with the ambassadorship on the global’s largest poker website and the combo of some other eye-popping money, does he believe himself basically a rapper or poker participant in this day and age?

“Each,” Lococo laughed when precipitated. “I am a poker participant ánd a rapper,” he clarified.

But even so evaluating his two primary passions, the query on everybody’s lips used to be how this victory in comparison to the deep run within the WSOP Primary Match, grew to become him into a well-known title outdoor the LATAM area as neatly.

“It is two other sensations,” the local Spanish speaker defined, sooner than calling in assistance from a translator to provide a better clarification of his emotions.

“Enjoying the WSOP Primary Match gave me a bonus right here nowadays. The endurance wanted within the Primary Match, the place payjumps ended up in six-figure territory like 200k, part 1,000,000, made me really feel that there used to be much less power right here.”

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Cruising From Begin to End

The place he battled amongst probably the most global’s largest avid gamers in Vegas for days on finish, together with global champion Koray Aldemir (who in the end eradicated Lococo in a key hand), on nowadays’s ultimate desk, Lococo got here in with a large lead and not actually appeared again, simply as soon as shedding the chip result in Tato with whom Lococo in the end ended up heads-up.

“Practice your desires. Do not concentrate to others”

After getting rid of 4 out of 7 combatants, with Tato meticulously taking good care of the opposite 3, the heads-up showdown between the 2 ended after only some arms.

The final hand noticed Lococo name a 25,000,000 all-in guess from Tato on a flip board of {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. Tato’s {7-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a couple of sevens used to be no fit for Lococo’s {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for a couple of aces, which held up at the {8-Clubs} river.

After answering a couple of questions in English, Lococo added a couple of phrases in Spanish directed to his family and friends.

“Greetings to all my circle of relatives. I really like you such a lot. I commit it to they all. To my spouse who backs me at the different facet, to my son, my daughter, and to the entire individuals who give me excellent vibes.”

“Practice your desires. Do not concentrate to others,” he concluded.

Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo
Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo

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