Matthias Tikerpe currently rounds out the top 10 on Estonia's all-time money list. The 27-year-old from Parnu has amassed just under $240,000 in live cashes but he's now guaranteed to more than double his career earnings, having locked up at least €287,050 in the EPT Barcelona Main Event. A top three finish would vault Tikerpe to the top of the Estonian leaderboard.
Tikerpe is the third Estonian player to appear on the EPT Main Event final table, following EPT8 Tallinn third-place finisher Raigo Aasmaa and PCA 2014 fourth-place finisher Madis Muur.
This isn't Tikerpe's first deep run at the festival. He'd previously notched a 23rd place finish in the 1,527-strong €2k National for a €15,100 payday.
Matthias Tikerpe's Main Event run: