Urbanovich Takes Home €561,900 For His Victory

Published on February 20th, 2016 11:11 pm EST

Dzmitry Urbanovich selfie after winning EPT12 Dublin main event.  Source: TwitterThe poker world seemingly has a new phenom on its hands, as Dzmitry Urbanovich took down the EPT12 Dublin main event for €561,900 earlier today. With his victory, Urbanovich, who is still just 20 years old, has nearly $5 million in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes. During his short career as a professional poker player, Urbanovich has managed to amass 7 cashes of $100,000 or more, including a victory in the EPT11 Grand Final Super High Roller event that paid him a total of $1.6 million.

Urbanovich was seemingly en route to being dispatched of in second place in the EPT 12 Dublin main event, as he started heads-up play against Gilles Bernies at a decided chip disadvantage. Urbanovich stayed calm and used his experience advantage to eventually overtake Bernies and take down the title.


Here is how the tournament ended up finishing out:

1st - Dzmitry Urbanovich, €561,900
2nd - Gilles Bernies, €349,800
3rd - Kully Sidhu, €250,300
4th - Patrick Clarke, €193,650
5th - Iliodoros Kamatakis, €152,600
6th - Rhys Jones, €119,450
7th - Alexandre Meylan, €88,300
8th - Ivan Banic, €60,750

Turnout for the event was strong, as 605 players coughed up the €5,300 entry fee to play. This turnout ended up producing a total tournament prize pool of €2,934,250.


Dzmitry Urbanovich clearly enjoys playing in European Poker Tour events, as all ten of his top cashes have come while playing under the EPT banner.

Given the strength of Urbanovich's play over the past couple of years, the poker tour should be expecting to hear much more from this 20 year-old Polish player over the coming years.


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