Dzmitry Urbanovich Triumphs At 2016 EPT Dublin Main Event

Dzmitry Urbanovich has won the 2016 European Poker Dublin Main Event, after besting a field of 605 players over seven days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize worth €561,900 ($632,279). Following his impressive performance, the 20-year-old Polish pro who now boasts $4,828,346 in live career earnings said:
“It feels very good, very good,. It’s been a long week.”
The €5,300 buy-in EPT Main Event was held at the Royal Dublin Society, and featured a prize pool worth €3,025,000. Amongst the notable pros subsequently seeing a return on their money was David Vamplew in 82nd (€9,100), Liv Boeree in 74th (€9,100), Fabrice Soulier in 71st (€10,270), Anthony Zinno in 62nd (€10,270), Mike McDonald in 60th (€10,270), Gaelle Baumann in 55th (€11,440), Pierre Neuville in 34th (€13,200), Anton Wigg in 31st (€14,960), Dominik Panka in 29th (€14,960), Luca Pagano in 17th (€25,820) and Adrian Mateos in 10th (€39,320).
On the last day of the tournament, Urbanovich scored the first elimination of the final table after his A-10 saw off Rhys Jones (A-9) in 6th for €119,450. From there, Gilles Bernies (A-Q) took over the reigns of control by first eliminating Ilios Kamatakis (K-9) in 5th, before being dealt Q-Q and doing likewise to Patrick Clarke (A-2) in 4th. Gilles Bernies (5-5) followed up by dispatching Kully Sidhu (A-6) to the rail in 3rd, thus forcing heads-up between himself and Dzmitry Urbanovich for the EPT title.
Going into the final stretch, Bernies held 14.84m to 3.28m chip advantage over Urbanovich, but the two battled for four hours before Urbanovich wrestled the lead, and the deciding hand was played. In the last bit of action, Bernie moved all-in preflop holding Q-7, only to be called by his opponent with K-K. The 7-5-4-5-9 board then sealed the deal, and so Gilles Bernies had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth €349,800, while Urbanovich was crowned this year’s EPT Dublin Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Dzmitry Urbanovich €561,900
2 Gilles Bernies €349,800
3 Kully Sidhu €250,300
4 Patrick Clarke €193,650
5 Iliodoros Kamatakis €152,600
6 Rhys Jones €119,450

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