Ukraine's Oleksii Khoroshenin Wins EPT Vienna For $797k

Ukraine's Oleksii Khoroshenin Wins EPT Vienna For $797kUkraine’s Oleksii Khoroshenin has won the 2014 PokerStars European Poker Tour Vienna, after beating a field of 910 players over six days to capture the title, and collect the €578,392 ($795,462) first place prize,
Following his remarkable victory in Austria, Khoroshenin, commented: “People have been watching EPTLive in the Ukraine, and in St Petersburg where I’m living. I can’t describe my emotions. It’s an amazing feeling. I wanted to win it and I did it.”
The €5,300 buy-in main event was held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, and created a total prize pool worth €4,413,500. Amongst the notable players cashing in at the event was Sam Trickett in 133rd (€8,700), Bertrand Grospellier in 119th (€9,550), Viktor Blom in 76th (€10,650), Gus Hansen in 71st (€12,600), Jude Ainsworth in 21st (€27,300), and Johnny Lodden in 15th (€40,550).
After the final table of eight had been reached, it would take a further three and a half hours before the first player was lost, with Khoroshenin’s pocket queens besting Rumen Nanev’s A-K to send the Bulgarian to the rails in 8th for €77,000.
Marko Neumann then proceeded to eliminate Frei Dilling in 7th (€108,100), Timo Pfutzenreuter in 5th (€203,900), and Pablo Gordillo in 4th (€262,150) to take the competition to three-handed play. The remaining players then agreed a deal which saw Marko Neumann assured €638,127, Oleksii Khoroshenin €528,392, and Anthony Ghamrawi €446,481, with €50,000 left to play for.
Khoroshenin subsequently dispatched German pro Marko Neumann to the rail in 3rd (€638,127), to force heads-up play against Austria’s Anthony Ghamrawi. As the final battle commenced, Khoroshenin held a 20.7 million to 6.5 million lead over Ghamrawi, and 45-minutes later the defining hand was played with Khoroshenin (Ks-3s) and Ghamrawi (7h-6d) all-in on a 7c-5s-4s flop. The turn then produced a 10s to consign Anthony Ghamrawi to a runner-up finish worth $615,514, while Oleksii Khoroshenin was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Oleksii Khoroshenin – $797,366*
2 Anthony Ghamrawi – $615,514*
3 Marko Neumann – $879,716*
4 Pablo Gordillo – $361,397
5 Timo Pfutzenreuter – $281,095
6 Simeon Naydenov – $208,167
7 Frei Dilling – $149,026
8 Rumen Naney – $106,151

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