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Oleksii Khoroshenin Wins European Poker Tour Vienna Main Event

First-Ever Ukrainian EPT Winner Tops Record Field Of 910 Players


Oleksii KhorosheninThe 2014 PokerStars European Poker Tour Vienna €5,300 no-limit hold’em main event attracted a record field of 910 players, building a €4,413,500 ($6,087,982 USD) prize pool, by far the largest in the event’s history. In the end it was 27-year-old Ukrainian Oleksii Khoroshenin who emerged victorious after making a deal three handed with runner-up Anthony Ghamrawi and Marko Neumann. German pro Neumann was the overwhelming chip leader when the deal was made, and as a result his €638,127 ($879,716 USD) was the largest despite the fact that he eventually went out third.

For the win Khoroshenin scored the €578,392 ($797,366 USD) first-place prize, 1,824 Card Player Player of the Year points and the honor of being the first-ever Ukrainian EPT champion. As a result of the win Khoroshenin, who had already made a final table in an EPT Deauville prelim, has been catapulted into tenth place in the overall Player of the Year standings.

“People have been watching EPTLive [the live stream] in the Ukraine, and in St Petersburg where I’m living," said Khoroshenin. "I can’t describe my emotions. It’s an amazing feeling. I wanted to win it and I did it.”

The home country hero, Austrian Anthony Ghamrawi, earned $615,514 and 1,520 POY points for his strong showing, which was enough to move him into 19th place in the overall POY rankings.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Oleksii Khoroshenin $797,366 1824
2 Anthony Ghamrawi $615,514 1520
3 Marko Neumann $879,716 1216
4 Pablo Gordillo $361,397 912
5 Timo Pfutzenreuter $281,095 760
6 Simeon Naydenov $208,167 608
7 Frei Dilling $149,026 456
8 Rumen Namev $106,151 304

Photo courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.