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Mykhailo Gutyi Wins 2018 WSOP Europe €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter

Only 13 Hours Needed To Narrow 387 Entries Down To A Champion


It took just 13 hours to see the field of 387 entries in the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe €1,100 no-limit hold’em ‘turbo bounty hunter’ event narrowed down to just one player. In the end the last bounty hunter standing was Mykhailo Gutyi, who earned €61,299 ($70,150 USD) and his first WSOP gold bracelet for the win.

This was Gutyi’s second final table finish of the year. The 600 Card Player Player of the Year points he earned in this event were enough to see him move into 662nd place in the overall 2018 POY standings.

The Ukrainian was the shortest stack with ten players remaining, but he was able to take down a few pots and then knock out Philipp Zukernik in 7th place ($7,511 USD) and Kale Halstead in sixth place ($10,225 USD). He kept up the momentum, finding the 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit and calling a shove from Angelos Pettas, who held the AHeart Suit4Diamond Suit. The board came down 8Spade Suit4Club Suit2Club Suit3Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit and Pettas was eliminated in fourth, earning $20,200 USD.

Gutyi kept on collecting bounties, knocking out Vangelis Kaimakamis in third place ($29,288 USD) to take roughly a 3-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play against Florian Sarnow. The shorter stack found an early double up, but was eliminated not too long after.

Sarnow limped in with 10Heart Suit8Spade Suit and Gutyi checked from the big blind holding the QDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit. The flop brought the 10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit and Gutyi checked his flush. Sarnow checked as well and the turn brought the 10Club Suit, giving Sarnow trips. Gutyi bet 300,000 only to have Sarnow raise to 875,000. Gutyi moved all in and Sarnow called for his last 4,200,000. Sarnow was in need of a board pair or another ten or eight on the river, but instead, the 4Diamond Suit secured the pot and the title for Gutyi. Sarnow took home $43,330 USD as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Mykhailo Gutyi $70,150 600
2 Florian Sarnow $43,330 500
3 Vangelis Kaimakamis $29,288 400
4 Angelos Pettas $20,200 300
5 Darko Stojanovic $14,232 250
6 Kale Halstead $10,225 200
7 Philipp Zukernik $7,511 150
8 Andrey Ivlev $5,640 100
9 Luca Marchetti $4,330 50

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