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EPT: One man show - Faravash knocks out 21 opponents in Mystery Bounty

An incredible story unfolded at the Paris EPT yesterday in the €3k Mystery Bounty event, where champion Ram Faravash knocked out 21 opponents! The Main Event revealed the last 18 semi-finalists, led by seasoned matador Barny Boatman.

The ageless Barny Boatman leads Day 5 of the Main Event

The closely watched EPT Paris Main Event will know its champion tomorrow, but the last 18 players are still holding out hope for the title. They will face a semi-final day today, at the end of which we should know the final six.

Yesterday was the most successful day for poker veteran Barny Boatman. The British matador and co-founder of the legendary The Hendon Mob has been in the poker world for over 25 years, during which time he has managed to win over $4 million, including two WSOP bracelets. The closest he's come to an EPT title was in 2011 when he finished 4th in EPT Sanremo, and he'll certainly be hoping to top that result in Paris.

Last year's runner-up at this stop, Peter Jorgne, is also still in the game, and he could become just the seventh player in EPT history to make back-to-back final table appearances at the same stop. High stakes scene participant Alexey Ponakovs and recent EPT champion Dimitar Danchev will also be at the tables today.

1.Barny BoatmanUK7,620,000 (127bb)
2.Farid JattinCOL5,660,000 (94bb)
3.Sindre HansenNOR5,115,000 (85bb)
4.Owen DoddUK4,310,000 (71bb)
5.Ami BarerCAN3,610,000 (60bb)
6.David KaufmannGER3,210,000 (54bb)
7.David TousSPA2,935,000 (49bb)
8.Hans ErlandssonSWE2,840,000 (47bb)
9.Peter JorgneSWE2,320,000 (39bb)
10.Gonzalo AlmeidaARG2,310,000 (39bb)
11.Mathias SiljanderFIN2,275,000 (38bb)
12.Dimitar DanchevBUL2,100,000 (35bb)
13.Lorenzo ArduiniITA2,005,000 (33bb)
14.Alexey PonakovLAT1,655,000 (28bb)
15.Eric AfriatCAN1,225,000 (20bb)
16.Francesco DelfocoITA1,175,000 (20bb)
17.Leo Worthington-LeeseUK1,140,000 (19bb)
18.Eliot HudonCAN890,000 (15bb)

Each of the above Day 5 entrants is guaranteed a €46,050 payout at this point, but as you know, there is €1,287,800 waiting for this year's champion. We'll find out who will get even closer today from 13:00, when the Live Stream kicks off, which you can traditionally find on our website.

21 bounty rewards?!

These are exactly the stories we all love so much on the EPT! Because yesterday we saw the final day of the €3,000 Mystery Bounty event, from which Australian player Ram Faravash took home his first title. It wasn't just any win though, Faravash flew through the tournament like a knife through butter, and managed to collect 21 bounty envelopes on his way to the title! These earned him a total of over €100,000, and together with the €298,796 for first place, he took home €403,296 from the tournament!

1.Ram FaravashAUS403,296€
2.Mustafa Al-SayeghBEL194,720€
3.Salomon AzriaFRA151,370€
4.Pierre MayGER106,590€
5.Tsugunari TomaJAP83,910€
6.Fabrice BigotFRA75,690€
7.Fehim HajdariDEN53,680€
8.Gediminas UselisLIT67,910€

Source - PSlive, PokerNews, Flickr/PSlive