Lunkin Takes Down €771,300 for his Victory

Published on September 2nd, 2013 1:03 am EST

European Poker Tour - LogoVitaly Lunkin outlasted Erik Seidel to take down the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller event for €771,300 earlier today.

This payout, which works out to roughly $1.01 million USD, is the second largest cash of Lunkin's career. His biggest cash, a $1,891,012 payday, came in the $40,000 No Limit Hold'em event at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Erik Seidel, who has been dominant in High Roller and Super High Roller events over the past 2 1/2 years, ended up collecting €557,100 for his second place finish. With this cash, Seidel now has well over $18 million in total lifetime tournament cashes and moves up a couple of spots on the all-time money list.


The final hand of the event saw Seidel push all-in pre-flop holding Kd-Qc. After a bit of thought, Lunkin made the call and flipped over Ac-5h. The board ran out 6s-As-6c-8c-4s, giving Lunkin the pot and the tournament victory.

Seidel battled hard throughout the day, as he was nearly 3 million chips behind the chip leader when the final table started. However, the former member of "Team Full Tilt" came up a bit short and eventually fell in second place.


Here is how the payouts for this event ended up looking:

1. Vitaly Lunkin, €771,300
2. Erik Seidel, €557,100
3. Steve O'Dwyer, €335,100
4. Mike McDonald, €269,400
5. David Benefield, €208,150
6. Ole Schemion, €159,200
7. Fabian Quoss, €128,515


This year's EPT Barcelona Super High Roller event attracted a total of 40 players. Re-entries for the €50,000 event were allowed right up until the start of Day 2 - 11 players chose to re-enter, which ended up creating a total prize pool of €2,448,765.


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