The champion of Main Event EPT Sochi became known
After the Main Event final table was formed, the famous Russian poker pro Arthur Martirosyan began to stand out among the list of participants. Many are aware of his success in online tournaments, since Arthur plays much less often offline events. For that reason, Martirosyan’s first offline victory in his career took place only in February.
As for the EPT Sochi Main Event, Russian pro was determined to achieve another victory. He started to play at the final with a stack of 17 BB and he was at the bottom of chip account.
In terms of the number of entries to Main Event EPT Sochi 2021, there were nine fewer than last year. Nevertheless, 852 entries during the pandemic with the closed borders became an excellent result.
Almost immediately, Arthur doubled his stack and successfully played with a pocket pair of sixes. After that hand, Roman Gadzhiev left the tournament in the eighth place and received over $30 000 of prize money.
Then everything happened according to the classic scheme, namely the players were eliminated from the tournament, and the remaining participants increased the number of their chips in stack. Those with the most of these chips reached the heads-up stage. This is about Arthur Martirosyan and Vladislav Naumov.
Heads-up between Naumov and Martirosyan lasted for more than two hours. In the last hand, Vladislav went all-in with a pocket pair of kings, but Martirosyan called with AK. As a result, ace on the flop brought Arthur the victory.
Final table results
- Arthur Martirosyan – $325.370
- Vladislav Naumov – $197.570
- Muhtar Taysi – $139.376
- Fanis Khafizov – $104.536
- Yuriy Brechalov – $82.383
- Anton Smirnov – $ 61.671
- Vladimir Bozinovic – $43.364
- Roman Gadzhiev – $30.484
This has concluded the series, but EPT will return to Sochi this autumn. According to the schedule, EPT Open Sochi will be held from 2 to 11 October, 2021. However, it is worth recalling that EPT Monte Carlo and PSPC 2021 in Barcelona was canceled due to coronavirus pandemic. As for the EPT Prague, there is no information on the dates of event due to the current situation in the world.
We can only hope that the world will soon win the war against coronavirus and the series will break the records for the number of registrations.