The 2020 European Poker Tour Sochi sequence received underway on October 2 on the Sochi Casino. The kickoff occasion of the sequence was the 77,000P ($1,026 USD) buy-in EPT National no-limit maintain’em occasion. The match attracted a complete of 508 complete entries, making a prize pool equal to $440,478 USD. In the top, the lion’s share of that cash was awarded to Anatolii Zyrin. The 30-year-old Russian poker professional took dwelling $86,923 USD for the win. Zyrin scored his largest stay circuit victory in 2019 by taking down the $1,500 blended Omaha occasion on the World Series of Poker for $199,838 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Zyrin now has greater than $1.5 million in stay match earnings to his title.
In addition to the trophy and the prize cash, Zyrin additionally earned 840 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion of this EPT National occasion. This was his first POY-qualified rating, however alone was sufficient to see him climb right into a 14-way tie for 89th place within the 2020 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
Zyrin got here into the ultimate day of this occasion in second chip place with 10 gamers remaining. He overtook the lead throughout five-handed play, and was in a position to convert that benefit right into a victory. Zyrin overcame Almat Idrisov heads-up to safe the title, successful the ultimate hand with pocket tens towards Idrisov’s 9-8 suited.
Zyrin has cashed within the EPT Sochi primary occasion every of the previous two years. This 12 months’s working of that match received underway on Tuesday, Oct. 6 with the primary of three beginning flights. A champion is ready to be selected Sunday, Oct. 11.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the closing desk:
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