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Michal Polchlopek Wins Italian Poker Tour Malta

Twenty-Four Year-Old Maltese Player Takes Down €190,000 Top Prize On Home Soil

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Michal PolchlopekMichal Polchlopek, 24, from Malta has won the PokerStars.com Italian Poker Tour Malta to take down €190,000 at Portomaso Casino on the Mediterranean island.

The final table chip leader at the start of play after overcame a near 2-1 chip deficit heads up after five hours against Ukranian Oleksandar Sharov before taking the title with A-K against K-T in the final hand.

Polchlopek beat 384 opponents in the €2,000 + €200 buy in event. The final table payouts were:

1: Michal Polchlopek — €190,000
2: Oleksandar Sharov — €120,000
3: Johan Sirback — €76,000
4: Lars Persson — €56,000
5: Edoardo Scimia — €36,000
6: Basilio Cipriano — €30,000
7: Roberto Tassi — €22,500
8: Sergio Castelluccio — €15,460