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Sergei Petrushin Wins European Masters Of Poker Barcelona

Russian Comes Out Top As Poker Champ In Barcelona


The European Masters of Poker had to go from 12 to 1 on its final day, but when all the chips were eventually in the middle, it was Sergei Petrushin who was still smiling.

The Russian takes home €56,875 from stop four of season IV after topping a field of 455 in the €1,100 buy-in main event.

A deal was made with two remaining which saw Petrushin and his heads-up opponent Jose Maria Galindo Lopez set €10,000 aside for the champion.

After almost two hours of heads-up play the final hand came. Petrushin made it 200,000 preflop and Lopes moved all in. After a count which saw that Petrushin had the Spaniard covered, he made the call turning over KDiamond Suit QClub Suit. Lopez held ADiamond Suit 8Heart Suit and the board was dealt KClub Suit 3Club Suit 3Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit putting the start of day chip leader on the other side of the rail, €48,405 richer.

Here are the final table results and payouts:

1. Sergei Petrushin €56,875
2. Jose Maria Galindo Lopez €48,405
3. Joakim Rahmouni €25,750
4. Yosef Lamosh €15,680
5. Damien Collins €12,320
6. Marc Gonzalez €9,520
7. Adrian Nunez €8,400
8. Alexander Scherdin €7,280
9. Kevin Droz €6,160

The EMOP leaves the Gran Casino in Barcelona, Spain and moves towards its final stop for the season, Clontarf Castle in Dublin, Ireland. The €1,000 + €100 main event will run from Nov. 16 to 18 and hopefuls can now qualify for as little as €2 or 200 VIP points on all poker sites on the IGT poker network.

Daily satellites feed into three main weekly qualifiers; a €75 buy-in event on Tuesday and Thursday, and a €150 buy-in satellite on Sunday. All guarantee two €2,000 packages and all begin at 8.40 p.m..

Alternatively, Iron Man VIP point freerolls will be giving away a €2,000 EMOP package each time, starting with tomorrow, Sept. 19 at 8.15 p.m.. The cost of playing in this tournament is just 100 VIP points.