Maksim Sekretarev is the most recent participant to have his identify inscribed on the Mike Sexton World Poker Tour Champions Cup. The 19-year-old Russian defeated a subject of 251 complete entries to take down the 2021 WPT Russia ₽245,000 ($3,229 USD) buy-in no-limit maintain’em primary occasion. He earned ₽11,996,600 ($160,694 USD) because the champion of the occasion. This was by far the biggest stay event money of his profession.
In addition to the title and the cash, Sekretarev was additionally awarded 612 Card Player Player of the Year factors for the win. This was his first POY-qualified final-table end of the 12 months, however it alone was ample to maneuver him into twenty sixth place within the 2021 POY race standings, that are sponsored by Global Poker.
The closing day started with simply six gamers remaining from the sphere of 251 entries. Sekretarev bagged up the chip lead on the finish of day 3 with 67 large blinds. Ravil Khamatgareev had the subsequent largest stack with 58 large blinds to begin, whereas the opposite 4 gamers all had 24 large blinds or fewer.
Sergey Bobrik was the primary to fall when his 99 failed to carry up towards the Okay6 of Sekretarev. A king on the flop gave Sekretarev a lead which he by no means relinquished and Bobrik was despatched residence with $33,183 USD.
Sekretarev earned his second knockout on the closing desk when his AQ beat out the OkayJ of Vanush Mnatsakanyan. Neither participant improved by the river and ace-high was sufficient to safe the pot for Sekretarev. Mnatsakanyan settled for $43,530 USD because the fifth-place finisher. He stored his spree going by busting Vladimir Bozinovic. In a battle of the blinds, Bozinovic shoved from the small blind for five.5 large blinds with OkayJ and Sekretarev known as with Okay5 from the massive blind. Sekretarev rivered a wheel to increase his lead even additional. Bozinovic was awarded $57,942 USD for his fourth-place displaying on this occasion.
With that Sekretarev grew his stack to over 6 million heading into three-handed motion. There had been loads of swings within the early going, however probably the most impactful hand ended up being a preflop race between Ravil Khamatgareev and Sekretarev. The former known as all-in with JJ and was flipping towards the AQ of the latter. The board got here down Q3298 and Sekretarev made a pair of queens to ship Khamatgareev packing in third place ($78,232 USD).
Sekretarev held practically a 4:1 lead over Andrey Volkov when heads-up play started. It didn’t take lengthy for him to transform that lead into the victory. Just 4 arms into their closing showdown, Volkov shoved from the massive blind for round 25 large blinds with 108 after Sekretarev had limped in with OkayQ. Sekretarev made the decision and the board ran out J633A. Volkov took residence $107,135 for his runner-up end.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate day: