The winner of the first European Poker Tour Season 10 event has been revealed after the Super High Roller was won last night by Vitaly Lunkin. He came into the day in second place behind Ole Schemion but came out of the other end of it with a title and a hefty payout of €771,300.
He managed to come out on top of the remaining eight players that were to contest the final table, with him also overcoming a slight chip advantage to Erik Seidel during heads-up to claim his win. He quickly overtook his opponents chip count and pushed out into a big lead before finally winning the final hand.
That hand saw Sediel move all-in when holding the Kd-Qc and getting a call from Lunkin with the Ac-5h. The board fell as the 6s-As-6c-8c-4s which never even made him sweat along his way to a great start in the European Poker Tour this season.
Lost heads up to Vitaly Lunkin. Good for 571k€ Super tough table, can’t be too unhappy w 2nd #2oldnits
— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) September 1, 2013
Others that didn’t have enough on the day were Steve O’Dwyer, who will still no doubt be pleased with the points this result will bring him in the various player of the year awards and November Niner David Benefield who saw this event as good practice for the upcoming big one.
busted 3rd, had a great run though! thanks for the sweat everyone!
— steveodwyer (@steveodwyer) September 1, 2013
They got me. Out in 5th place for ~$275k. It was a good run, good practice for November. Time to enjoy some of the beautiful Barcelona beach — David Benefield (@DWBenefield) September 1, 2013
Unfortunately, this final table wasn’t going to be paying out everybody on it, with one player still having to go home empty handed. The player in question was Timothy Adams who started the day as the short stack and was unable to improve before being eliminated by Seidel and his pocket queens early on.
— Timothy Adams (@Tim0theeAdams) September 1, 2013
How It Finished
1st) Vitaly Lunkin – €771,300
2nd) Erik Seidel – €557,100
3rd) Steve O’Dwyer – €355,100
4th) Mike McDonald – €269,400
5th) David Benefield – €208,150
6th) Ole Schemion – €159,200
7th) Fabian Quoss – €128,515