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Javier Gomez Wins 2015 WPT Prague Main Event

Spanish Player Wins €175,000 After Topping 256-Player Field


The 2015 World Poker Tour Prague €3,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 256 entries to build a prize pool of €730,340 ($773,824 USD). In the end it was Spain’s Javier Gomez who came out on top, earning €175,000 ($190,347 USD) and 612 Card Player Player of the Year points.

Gomez overcame a tough field, with plenty of big names making the money but falling short of the final table including Yann Dion (15th – $11,203 USD), Steve O’Dwyer (14th – $11,203 USD) and Igor Yaroshevskyy (12th – $13,596).

He came into the final day in fifth chip position among the six remaining players. He survived to heads-up play, taking a huge lead of 6.2 million to Pavel Plesuv’s 1,445,000 into the final showdown.

In the final hand Plesuv moved all in for AClub Suit3Spade Suit and Gomez made the call with a dominating ace-ten. The board ran out KSpade Suit6Diamond Suit5Club Suit5Spade Suit2Diamond Suit and Plesuv was sent to the rail as the runner-up with €120,000.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Javier Gomez $190,347 612
2 Pavel Plesuv $130,524 510
3 Fahredin Mustafov $84,296 408
4 Pedro Marques $62,434 306
5 Abdelkader Benhalimia $46,771 255
6 Henrik Hecklen $37,090 204
7 Pavel Veksler $30,673 153
8 Sergio Aido $24,473 102
9 Pavel Savin $18,490 51

Photo courtesy of World Poker Tour.