Eugene Katchalov Now Up $8.2m After Vienna High Roller Success

Eugene Katchalov Now Up $8.2m After Vienna High Roller SuccessTeam PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov has added yet another title to his impressive poker resume, after taking down the Eureka Poker Tour Vienna €2,000 High Roller for €149,400 ($207,962). On his way to victory the 33 year-old had to first overcome a field of 455 players over two days at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
The Eureka High Roller event created a prize pool worth $1,228,703, and amongst the notable names walking away with some reward for their efforts was Bertrand Grospellier in 59th ($5,219), David Vamplew in 46th ($5,637), Jeffrey Rossiter in 35th ($6,542), and Maxim Lykov in 25th ($8,978).
After the final table of eight had been reached, it would then take another four hours before the table lost its first contender in the guise of Poland’s Dominik Panka, who this year has already won the PCA $10k Main Event for $1,423,096, as well as the EPT Deauville $10k for $371,498. This time around Panka finished in 8th and added a further $28,048 to his tally.
Eventually, the marathon final table would take until the early hours of Monday morning before heads-up play was reached, with Jedlicka slightly in front with 5.03 million in chips to Katchalov’s 4.08 million. The two players then agreed to lock up a deal where Jedlicka received €127,600 to Katchalov’s €121,700 with €27,700 and the title still left to play for.
However, the following day there was to be no quick finish and after finally taking down his last opponent, Katchalov, tweeted:
“I win!!!! 4 hour super tough battle where I was down most of the time but pulled through in the end. Thanks to everyone for the support!”
With his latest victory in Austria, Eugene Katchalov now boasts $8,264,883 in live tournament earnings.
Final Table Results.
1 Eugene Katchalov  (Ukraine)    €149,400
2 Nikolaus Jedlicka (Austria)    €127,600
3 Lars Tungel        (Sweden)    €77,250
4 Mikhail Korotkikh (Russia)    €61,400
5 Clement Thumy        (France)    €48,100
6 Daniel Melten        (Germany)    €37,700
7 Viktor Chiginev   (Russia)    €28,350
8 Dominik Panka        (Poland)    €20,150

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