Ukraine's Yury Nesterenko wins FPS Monaco For €150k

Ukraine's Yury Nesterenko wins FPS Monaco For €150kUkraine’s Yury Nesterenko has won the France Poker Series (FPS) Main Event in Monte Carlo, after overcoming a field of 837 players over four days on his way to collecting the title, and capturing the €150,000 ($207,007) first place prize.
The huge turnout at the €1,100 buy-in event at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel ensured an impressive  prize pool of €811,890. Amongst the notable players then seeing a return on their investment was 2-times WSOP winner Roger Hairabedian in 106th (€1,900), Jake Cody in 96th (€1,900), Nicolau Villa-Lobos in 43rd (€3,300), Yann Dion in 34th (€3,300), and Benjamin Yu in 20th (€6,000).
After the final table of ten got underway, Nesterenko (A-A) then proceeded to eliminate Team PokerStars Online member Gabriel Nassif (8-8) in 7th for €20,000.
Already the chip leader at this point, Yury Nesterenko then got involved in a three-way hand in which his pocket fives were up against the pocket threes of Georges Yazbeck, and the pocket queens of Andrey Lobzhanidze. The flop of 5-6-5 then saw Georges Yazbeck donk-shove for 920k followed by Andrey Lobzhanidze reshoving his 2.27m stack. Yury Nesterenko then called at lightning speed to eliminate Georges Yazbeck in 6th (€28,000), and Andrey Lobzhanidze in 5th (€38,490).
Following that hand, Yury Nesterenko held three quarters of all the chips in the competition and after being dealt A-K and dispatching Laurent Durand (A-9) to the rail in 3rd (€65,000), the heads-up phase of the tournament got underway between Nesterenko and France’s Christophe Malaurie.
As the final battle commenced, Nesterenko held a 4 to 1 chip advantage over his final opponent and fifteen hands later both players were all-in preflop with Nesterenko’s A-J up against the dominating A-Q of Malaurie. A jack on the flop, however, secured the Ukranian’s victory and while
Christophe Malaurie finished the runner-up for €92,000, Yury Nesterenko was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Yury Nesterenko €150,000
2 Christophe Malaurie €92,000
3 Laurent Durand €65,000
4 Florian Exposito €51,000
5 Andrey Lobzhanidze €38,490
6 Georges Yazbeck €28,000
7 Gabriel Nassif €20,000
8 Roman Korenev €15,000
9 Alessandro Meoni €13,000
10 Stanislav Barshak €11,500

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