Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen was once denied heads-up for the second one time in not up to per week, as Ukraine’s Andriy Lyubovetskiy gained his first WSOP bracelet in Tournament #10: €25,000 Platinum Top Curler.
He crowned a box of 72 avid gamers to win €518,430, after seeing off a last desk that featured former bracelet winners Martin Kabrhel and Ole Schemion.
Jouhkimainen must make do with €320,415 in prize cash, excellent sufficient for the second-largest money of his profession.
Tournament #10: €25,000 Platinum Top Curler Ultimate Desk Effects
|1||Andriy Lyubovetskiy||Ukraine||€ 518,430|
|2||Joni Jouhkimainen||Finland||€ 320,415|
|3||Tom-Aksel Bedell||Norway||€ 220,905|
|4||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€ 157,295|
|5||Jordan Westmorland||United States||€ 88,230|
|6||Didier Rabl||Switzerland||€ 69,675|
|7||Ole Schemion||Germany||€ 57,095|
|8||Thomer Pidun||Germany||€ 48,620|
A shocked Lyubovetskiy may scarcely consider what had took place following his victory over Jouhkimainen.
“At this second, I do not believe I have realised what is going on and what is simply took place,” he informed PokerNews. “However I will inform you that I have been pursuing this dream for the entire 12 years that I have been enjoying poker.
“Sadly I could not pass to Vegas as a result of visa issues, however it is my moment WSOP ultimate desk on the WSOP Europe.”
Lyubovetskiy was once directly onto the 3 major women in his lifestyles — his mom, his female friend and his sister — to percentage with them the excellent news.
“I believe I performed my best possible poker ever. I am beautiful satisfied and simply don’t have any phrases at this time.”
Ultimate Desk Recap
It was once an eventful birth for the start-of-day quick stack Lyubovetskiy, who doubled in handiest the second one hand of the day to transport forward of a number of different quick stacks together with Thomer Pidun who will be the first casualty on the ultimate desk.
Tom-Aksel Bedell, any other quick stack, would double two times to stick alive, with Jordan Westmorland taking on the chip lead in consequence. The chip lead would transfer to Jouhkimainen after he despatched Ole Schemion to the rail in 7th, however after Jouhkimainen bluffed into the overall area of start-of-day chip chief Martin Kabrhel, it was once the two-time bracelet winner who returned to the highest of the counts.
Lyubovetskiy’s large transfer up the leaderboard would include the removal of Didier Rabl, adopted hastily via the removal of Westmorland. After being left quick, Westmorland loved a run of 3 fast doubles however a fourth strive with pocket kings did not pan out and he was once eradicated.
With the chip lead, Lyubovetskiy temporarily despatched Kabrhel to the rail to increase his lead additional nonetheless, however Jouhkimainen controlled to carry onto his coat tails after getting rid of Bedell in 3rd, and was once handiest 2:1 down in chips forward of heads-up play.
Heads-up started with Lyubovetskiy extending his lead, however Jouhkimainen would double into the chip lead with pocket kings to increase the competition.
The 2 stacks would degree out, with the chip lead converting almost after each hand prior to the overall hand got here. On the other hand, Lyubovetskiy would open a large chip lead due to a hero-call after each avid gamers neglected flush attracts, however the Ukrainian rivered a couple.
He adopted that up via completing off his opponent, to peer out victory and declare his first WSOP bracelet.