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Buy-In: $4,775 + $225
Prize Pool: $2,608,500
Entrants: 564

$5,000 CPPT Main Event No-Limit Hold'em $2 Million GTD

  • Jul 16, '19 - Jul 20, '19


Updates on Final Day (Jul 20, 19)


Andrey Pateychuk Wins CPPT Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series

For many poker players, the Card Player Poker Tour Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series $5,000 main event represented the last chance to make their mark on Las Vegas before heading home. With a $2 million guarantee, players knew that a deep run could add to a great summer, or perhaps salvage a poor one.

That was the case with Russian poker pro Andrey Pateychuk, who got off to a miserable start this summer before turning it around late with a deep run in the WSOP main event.

“I came to Las Vegas in the middle of June, and my first three weeks were terrible,” admitted Pateychuk. “I mean, really, really terrible. I never had [above] my starting stack in any tournament. I would just fold for five hours and bust. Everyday, I would go first to the Rio and bust there. Then I would go to the Wynn and lose a couple entries. Then I would go to Venetian and do the same thing. But then I ran deep in the main event, had a few cashes, and now this.”

This, being a win, of course. Pateychuk topped a field of 564 players to earn the lion’s share of the $2,608,500 prize pool, scoring a payday of $547,777. This was the third largest score of the 29-year-old’s career. He previously won the EPT San Remo main event for $963,628 and the WPT Prague main event for $599,720.

While some players took full advantage of the two starting flights, day 2 registration, and re-entries, Pateychuk said he was only in for two bullets in this $5,000 event. Other players in the field were not as fortunate.

Pateychuk, who splits his time between Moscow and Minsk, had to change his flight home twice during his run in the four-day tournament. The inconvenience, however, ended up being worth it in the end as he overcame an international final table that also included representatives from China, England, Germany, Spain, Hungary, and the United States.

The stacked final table featured notable pros Marton Czuczor (9th), Chris Klodnicki (4th), Stephen Chidwick (3rd), and WSOP main event tenth place-finisher Robert Heidorn (5th).

Chidwick, who took the first month of the summer off following the birth of his first child, promptly kick started his summer by winning his first WSOP bracelet and $1,618,417 in the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha championship event.

Stephen ChidwickIncredibly, this was Chidwick’s second consecutive year making the final table of this tournament. Last year, he finished in fourth place for $177,091. This year, he improved by one spot, cashing for $245,199 to put a cherry on top of an incredible few weeks of poker that also included a runner-up finish in an Aria $10,000 high roller event.

The British poker pro now has $25.1 million in career live tournament earnings. As a result of his run, Chidwick now sits in first place in the overall Card Player Player of the Year race with 5,521 points.

Other notables who finished in the money in this tournament included Jeremy Ausmus (10th), Igor Yaroshevskyy (12th), Benjamin Palmer (13th), Nadya Magnus (15th), Adam Owen (17th), Joe Kuether (18th), Manig Loeser (22nd), JC Tran (25th), Eddy Sabat (32nd), Shannon Shorr (46th), Elio Fox (48th), John Phan (55th), Aaron Mermelstein (57th), and Brian Yoon (59th).

Check out the final table results below.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Andrey Pateychuk $547,777 1,680
2 Yake Wu $336,497 1,400
3 Stephen Chidwick $245,199 1,120
4 Chris Klodnicki $182,595 840
5 Robert Heidorn $138,251 700
6 Jerry Robinson $104,340 560
7 Fabian Gumz $80,864 420
8 Nabil Mohamed Abdien Cardoso $62,604 280
9 Marton Czuczor $49,562 140

For more information on the CPPT, visit the tour’s homepage.


Yake Wu Eliminated In 2nd Place ($336,497), Andrey Pateychuk Wins CPPT Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series Main Event ($547,777)

Andrey Pateychuk shoved the button with AClub Suit5Club Suit and Yake Wu called off with KHeart Suit10Diamond Suit.

Yake WuThe board fell 6Spade Suit5Spade Suit3Spade SuitAHeart Suit4Heart Suit and Wu was eliminated. Pateychuk wins the tournament and $547,777.

Player Tags: Andrey Pateychuk,   Yake Wu

Wu Getting Short Again

There haven’t been any major confrontations, but Yake Wu’s stack has dwindled to about 2,600,000.


Level 33

Play continues as the blinds increase to 100,000-200,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante.


Aces To Double For Wu

Yake Wu limped the button, and Andrey Pateychuk shoved from the big blind. Wu called off instantly with pocket aces, and was way ahead of Pateychuk’s AClub Suit8Heart Suit.

Pateychuk was able to flop an eight, but that’s all the help he got. Wu is now up to 4,600,000, while Pateychuk sits with 9,500,000.

Player Tags: Andrey Pateychuk,   Yake Wu

Level 32

The players have returned to increased blinds of 80,000-160,000 with a 80,000 big blind ante. Now that the players are heads-up, each level will only last 30 minutes.

Player Tags: Live Updates


The two players are now on a break. Here’s a look at the chip counts.

Player Name Chip Count
Yake Wu 2,180,000
Andrey Pateychuk 11,920,000

Stephen Chidwick Eliminated In 3rd Place ($245,199)

Stephen ChidwickStephen Chidwick limped in from the small blind and Andrey Pateychuk raised to 360,000 from the big blind. Chidwick shoved, and Pateychuk called with AHeart SuitKHeart Suit.

Chidwick was dominated with ADiamond Suit8Diamond Suit and couldn’t get help as the board ran out 9Diamond Suit9Spade Suit5Heart SuitAClub Suit10Club Suit. He was eliminated in third place, one spot better than he finished in last year’s event.

With that pot, Pateychuk takes about 10,000,000 into his heads-up match against Yake Wu’s 4,000,000 or so.


Pateychuk Gets Big River Value With Trips

Andrey PateychukWe missed the action leading up to the river, but Andrey Pateychuk made about a pot-size bet of 1,370,000 on a board of JClub Suit5Spade Suit3Diamond SuitASpade SuitJDiamond Suit.

Stephen Chidwick thought it over for quite a while before making the call, but mucked when he saw Pateychuk turn over a jack. Pateychuk now has nearly 8,000,000, while Chidwick is short stack with 2,750,000.


Stephen Chidwick Gets Value From Boat

Stephen ChidwickStephen Chidwick raised to 275,000 on the button and was called by Yake Wu in the big blind. The flop came down JClub Suit7Spade Suit6Heart Suit and both players checked.

The turn was the 4Spade Suit and Wu bet 300,000. Chidwick raised to 800,000, and the river was the 7Club Suit. This time Wu checked, and Chidwick bet 775,000.

After spending some time in the tank, Wu called. Chidwick showed him pocket fours, and Wu mucked. Wu is down to 3,300,000, while Chidwick climbs to 4,600,000.

Player Tags: Stephen Chidwick
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