EPT11 Prague Wraps Up With Andrey Zaichenko High Roller VictoryPublished on December 18th, 2014 6:12 pm EST
The EPT Prague Festival finally came to an end late last night after Andrey Zaichenko, known online as "Kroko-dill", took down the 10k High Roller event.
The final table of the High Roller event, as you can imagine, was filled with talented and skilled players, including the likes of Zaichenko, Ole Schemion and Viacheslav Goryachev. In the end, however, it was Zaichenko who triumphed over the field, taking home nearly 500,000 EUR in the process.
Laurynas Levinskas, the eventual second place finisher in the tournament, looked primed for a double-up in the last hand of the event after getting all-in pre-flop holding pocket Nines. Zaichenko turned over Pocket Threes.
The flop came Q-Q-A. The turn, however, brought the Three of Spades, giving Zaichenko the full house. The river didn't help Levinskas and he was sent to the rail in second place. A deal saw Levinskas take home 412,910 EUR, while third place finisher Francois Billard ended up walking away with 405,260 EUR.
While Andrey Zaichenko needed to work hard to secure his High Roller victory, Stephen Graner experienced the exact opposite in the main event as he easily cruised to victory.
Graner, who led the main event heading into the final table, was never in any real danger on the final day of play.
For his victory, Graner walked away with 969,000 EUR, which translates into roughly $1.2 million USD. Anton Bertilsson of Sweden finished in second for 582,720 EUR, while Jonathan Wong took home third place for 410,190 EUR.
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