€1,100 Eureka Main Event
Giorno 4 completo
Su PokerNews.IT puoi giocare solo se hai almeno 18 anni. Il gioco può causare dipendenza. Gioca responsabilmente.
€1,100 Eureka Main Event
Giorno 4 completo
Alexander Tkatschew of Austria has just conquered the record-breaking 4,403-player field in the €1,100 Eureka Main Event at the 2023 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague to earn €511,710 of the €4,226,880 prize pool.
Tkatschew is no stranger to victory though as he has just come off a first-place victory of $432,090 at EPT Cyprus, defeating 59 runners in the $25,000 No-limit Hold'em.
"It feels very good, they are very long days and a lot of fun," said the newly crowned champion. "I like the structure and the field. It's a very good tournament."
Tkatschew came to the final table with the plan to play tight in the beginning, and then adapt to the players. "You have to know to play tighter against one player, but looser against the other."
The day began with nine players and although there were plenty of chips going into the center of the table, nobody seemed to want to bust. A bit of controversy came in the first two hours as Wyrzykiewicz thought Ercan Atmaca had called his river bet when he showed his pocket aces too early, pausing the clock for an official ruling.
Ironically it was only a few hands later that he had pocket aces once again, earning the first casualty of the day when he eliminated Antonino Venneri who had also flopped an overpair on the eight-high board.
Next to hit the rail, finishing in eighth was Radek Jantos when his ace-king couldn't connect against Eduardo Pereira's pocket queens.
Atmaca found himself extremely short-stacked after losing a flip to Miroslav Forman and began to battle back as he doubled once, but failed to double again when he shoved jack-deuce suited and was called by Forman's ace-king.
Pereira had a bit of an unlucky finish to the tournament as his ace-jack failed to hold against Catalin Moraru's king-nine, leaving him with fewer than two big blinds. On his final hand, he flopped two pair but lost to the open-ended straight draw of Wyrzykiewicz.
Finishing third with an impressive ladder up throughout the day, being short for the first five hours, was Moraru, getting his final chips in with pocket sixes against eventual champion Tkatschew.
After an eventful day, it was Wyrzykiewicz who finished as the runner-up despite being atop of the counts for large parts of the final table. He missed his straight and flush draw heads-up in an attempt to end it all, and found himself short-stacked. Only a few hands later, his pocket sixes lost to nines for Tkatschew to claim victory.
That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of the record-breaking €1,100 Eureka Main Event. Be sure to check out the EPT Prague reporting portal for coverage of other events at this European stop.
Alexander Tkatschew limped the button before Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz shoved his stack of about 18,000,000. Tkastchew snap-called.
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz: 6♣6♦
Alexander Tkatschew: 9♠9♥
Wyrzykiewicz ran into a bigger pair and couldn't catch one of the remaining sixes in the deck as the board ran out K♠J♦2♦K♥7♦, eliminating him in second place.
Both players have gone on another 15-minute break.
Alexander Tkatschew limped and Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz raised to 4,000,000.
The dealer spread a flop of 8♥6♦3♥, and Wyrzykiewicz check-raised the 3,000,000 bet to 12,000,000. Tkatschew called.
When the 2♠ hit the turn, Wyrzykiewicz announced all-in. Tkatschew had 41,100,000 remaining and tanked for about three minutes before making the call.
Alexander Tkatschew: 8♦7♣
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz: A♥4♥
Tkatschew had flopped top pair and needed to dodge the massive draw of Wyrzykiewicz. The 6♠ was exactly what he needed as he earned a massive double up to take a commanding chip lead.
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz limped and Alexander Tkatschew checked his option.
When the J♣8♣6♦ flop hit the felt, Tkatschew check-called a bet of 3,000,000.
The K♠ hit the turn, and Tkatschew checked again before Wyrzykiewicz fired 6,500,00 into the middle. Tkatschew called.
The 3♠ completed the board and both players checked. Tkatschew tabled 6♣4♦, flopping bottom pair and Wyrzykiewicz took down the pot with A♣8♥.
Alexander Tkatschew limped and Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz checked his option.
When the 10♣10♦10♥ flop hit the felt, Wyrzykiewicz check-called a bet of 1,000,000, and the 4♥ fell on the turn.
Wyrzykiewicz check-called another bet of 5,000,000, and when the J♥ completed the board, both players checked.
Wyrzykiewicz tabled K♠5♥ before seeing Tkatschew's 8♦4♠.
On a flop of Q♣4♣5♥, Alexander Tkatschew check-called a bet of 2,500,000 from Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz.
The K♠ landed on the turn, and Tkatschew check-called once again, this time for 7,500,000.
The J♥ completed the board, and Tkatschew continued to check before Wyrzykiewicz pushed a bet of 17,000,000 across the line. Tkatschew instantly mucked.
Alexander Tkatschew limped and Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz raised to 4,000,000. Tkatschew called.
The flop came 5♠4♠4♥ and Wyrzykiewicz continued for 3,000,000. Tkatschew called.
When the J♦ hit the turn, Wyrzykiewicz pushed forward a stack of white for a bet of 10,000,000, and Tkatsechew snap-mucked.