Oleg Prokhorov Triumphs At Russian Poker Series Kiev

Oleg Prokhorov has won the PokerStars.net Russian Poker Series Kiev, after overcoming a field of 322 players over four days to lift the trophy, and collect the $182,482 first place prize.
As the $2,500 Main Event got underway at the Kreschatyk Poker Club in Kiev, the 322 strong field managed to create a prize pool worth $718,000. Day 2 of the tournament then saw 193 players return to the action, which was further reduced to 40 players by the start of Day 3. Eventually, nine players were ready to battle it out for the title by the start of Day 4 with the final table lined up as follows:
Vadim Ostomaty: 2,100,000
Oleg Prokhorov: 1,959,000
Alex Kravchenko: 1,411,000
Anton Ponomarev: 959,000
Paul Lee: 913,000 
Andrew Pateychuk: 815,000
Martin Dietrich: 807,000
Yuri Skorzeny: 490,000
Levan Karmanishvili: 287,000
First out was Andrew Pateychuk in 9th whose pocket aces fell to Levan Karmanishvili’s pocket tens with a ten dealt on the flop. Yuri Skorzeny was then eliminated in 8th, followed by Martin Dietrich in 7th.
Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko remarkable run then came to an end after moving all-in with Qc-Jc but running into Anton Ponomarev pocket kings. A flop of Kc-4c-2s gave Kravchenko plenty of hope but the 3s-6h on the turn and river sealed his fate and so he exited the competition in 6th ($29,500).
Next, Paul Lee was eliminated in 5th, Levan Karmanishvili in 4th and after Ponomarey finished in 3rd, the heads-up phase of the tournament was ready to get underway between start of the day leaders Vadim Ostomaty and Oleg Prokhorov.
Despite Ostomaty holding an 8.45 million chip advantage to Prokhorov’s 1.15 million, the situation soon reversed and before long it was Ostomaty’s tournament that was on the line.
On the final hand, Ostomaty raised his 8h-4h pre-flop before calling Prokhorov’s re-raise with pocket nines. All the money then went in on the J-8-3 flop with the 9 on the turn quickly leaving Ostomaty drawing dead.
Vadim Ostomaty received $112,800 for his deep run in the tournament while the title and $182,482 went to the 2011 PokerStars Russian Poker Series Kiev Champion Oleg Prokhorov

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