Arsenii Karmatckii Wins €185k at Rozvadov Casino

Arsenii Karmatckii Wins €185k at Rozvadov Casino The 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship got underway at the King’s Casino Rozvadov on August 9th, with the series eventually climaxing with its €2,200 Main Event. A total of 544 competitors subsequently entered the tournament to create a prize pool of €950,000 ($1,115,547), with Russian player Arsenii Karmatckii eventually triumphing over the field to lift the title, and a first place prize worth €185,000 ($217,238).
The Main Event attracted a number of notable pros from all across Europe, and amongst those finishing in a top 100 money spot was Vojtech Ruzicka in 98th (€2,000), Andreas Eiler in 86th respectively 85th (€2,000), Natalia Breviglieri in 61st (€3,500), Matthias De Meulder in 57th (€3,500), Vytautas Semaska in 46th (€4,000), Maxi Lehmanski in 42nd (€4,500), Anatoly Filatov in 29th (€5,000), Martin Staszko in 28th (€5,000), Philipp Gruissem in 25th (€6,000), and Marek Blasko in 19th (€6,000).
At the final table, Arsenii Karmatckii (5-5) then sent Aleksandar Tomovic (A-A) to the rail in 7th, before doing likewise to Grzegorz Idziak in 4th, and Dominik Desset in 3rd to usher in the heads-up phase of the competition against Albert Skobelev for the trophy.
After agreeing a deal in which Karmatckii was guaranteed €175,000, and Skobelev at least €135,000, with €10,000 left over for the champion, the deciding hand was played with Skobelev (10h-5h) reraising all-in on a Ah-9c-8h flop. Karmatckii made the call holding 9h-6d, and with an Ad and As coming on turn and river, Arsenii Karmatckii took down this year’s German Poker Championship title. Commenting on his experience at the final tale, the 26-year-old chemist said:
“I feel happy. Heads up was pretty short between two Russians, three max was very long as this young guy from Slovakia was a very tough player. I started the final table with maybe ten big blinds and I was a bit lucky to win some spots to get a big stack, and I tried to get the first place without too many tough decisions.”
Final Table Results:
1: Arsenii Karmatckii – €185,000
2: Albert Skobelev – €135,000
3: Dominik Desset – €83,500
4: Grzegorz Idziak – €60,000
5: Ngoc Hoang – €42,500
6: Philipp Zukernik – €30,000
7: Aleksandar Tomovic – €21,500
8: Alamzad Sina – €15,000
9: Sonay Kehya – €11,000

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