Germany's Dmitry Holdeew Wins Eureka Prague For €226,400

Germany's Dmitry Holdeew Wins Eureka Prague For €226,400German pro Dmitry Holdeew has won the Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event, after overcoming a field of 1,315 players over five days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the €226,400 first place-prize.
The €1,100 main event was held in the Czech Republic and attracted a record-breaking Eureka tournament field to create a prize pool worth €1,275,550. By the time the final table of eight had been reached, Canada’s Ami Barer was the chip leader on a 7.28m stack, followed by UK’s Stephen Chidwick (4.955m) and Dmitri Holdeew (4.72m). Also competing was Jaroslav Peter, Mark Dalimore, Marcin Horecki, Johannes Tiefenbrunner, and Milan Simko.
Dmitri Holdeew (9-9) then proceeded to eliminate Milan Simko (A-10) in 6th (€39,800), before being dealt pocket aces and doing likewise to Mark Dalimore (K-Q) in 5th for €53,500. Eventually, last Czech player Jaroslav Peter busted in 4th for €68,800, and after Ami Barer (8-8) took care of Stephen Chidwick (A-4) in 3rd (€92,500), the heads-up stage of the competition got underway between Dmitry Holdeew and Ami Barer.
As the final battle commenced, Dmitry Holdeew held a 14m to 11.9m chip advantage over Barer, but over the next two hours the players exchanged the lead several times before the defining hand was played with both Holdeew (10-9) and Barer (Kh-4h) all-in on a 10d-3h-7c-9h board. The river subsequently produced a Kd to relegate Ami Barer to a runner-up finish worth €131,400, while Dmitry Holdeew was crowned the 2013 Eureka Prague Main Event champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1 Dmitry Holdeew   €226,400
2 Ami Barer        €131,400
3 Stephen Chidwick €92,500
4 Jaroslav Peter   €68,800
5 Mark Dalimore    €53,500
6 Milan Simko        €39,800
7 Marcin Horecki   €30,500
8 Tiefenbrunner    €21,700

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