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White Russian, Welsh Wizard On Top of the World

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 01, 2011


The Montesino Casino played home to the World Poker Tour Vienna and its 555 players in late March, but it was Russian Dmitry Gromov who made himself king of the castle when he took down the €3,200+€300 buy-in main event for a €447,840 payday. Gromov started the final table as he meant to finish it — with all the chips. Going into the ultimate day, the top three players on the leader board would be the last three players standing, and the leader would become the winner. The first player to go at the final table was Mark Jenisch. He moved all in with pocket queens and found himself up against Gromov and his pocket nines. A 9 came on the flop sending Jenisch out in eighth place for €36,180. He was followed by WPT Venice champ Alessio Isaia. Isaia moved all in for 1.4 million with K♦ Q♠ but ...

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