Aleksandr Dovzhenko Wins Mediterranean Poker Cup 2010December 1, 2010 10:15 am
Ukrainian poker pro Aleksandr Dovzhenko has just won the Mediterranean Poker Cup Main Event 2010, after defeating a field of 153 players over three days to take down the title, and collect the €104,700 ($136,485).
Aleksandr Dovzhenko has been cashing in at live tournament since 2001 at the Open Championships of Russia, with his highest ever score being a 2nd place finish at the EPT Kiev Main Event 2009 for €220,000 ($312,336).
Dovzhenko’s win in Cyprus represents his second biggest prize ever and he has now managed to amass around $834,708 throughout his live tournament career. Commenting on his impressive win, Dovzhenko said:
“This is the best tournament I’ve ever played. I’m glad I won for sure but the organization all week has been fantastic and the hotel and surroundings are world class. It’s a beautiful place and I’m already looking forward to the next Poker Club Management event.”
The $2,500 buy-in main event was held at the five-star Hotel Merit Girne, Crystal Cove, in Cyprus and attracted competitors from all across Europe, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East.
By the time the heads-up phase of the tournament had been reached, Dovzhenko found himself up against Russia’s Gutkin Maksim.
Eventually, the decisive hand was played after Dovzhenko was dealt 8c-7c to his opponet’s pocket 10’s. With the flop falling 10c-6c-3h, plenty of action was assured with Maksim making a set to Dovzhenko’s flush and straight draw. Gutkin then check-raised his opponent all-in but finished the runner-up after a 5c fell on the river.
Gutkin Maksim collected €70,700 for his deep run in the tournament while Aleksandr Dovzhenko was crowned the Mediterranean Poker Cup Main Event Champion 2010, and walked away €104,700 ($136,485) richer.
Summing up the event, Poker Club Management Artur Voskanjan commented:
“It’s been a fantastic week of poker here in Cyprus. We couldn’t have asked for more – the weather was perfect, the hotel was great value offering a world class spa, wonderful food and lots of fun entertainment and congratulations to Aleksandr, he’s a very worthy winner.”