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₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event



Gortikov Runs Into Aces

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Aleksey Gortikov
Aleksey Gortikov

Aleksey Gortikov was spotted all in with the {k-Spades}{q-Spades} and needed plenty of help as Natalia Panchenko had him crushed with the {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}.

The {10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop provided no reason to get excited while the {a-Clubs} on the turn reduced the outs of Gortikov to four. It was not meant to be with a blank {6-Diamonds} on the river to send Gortikov out.

Natalia Panchenko ru
Natalia Panchenko
ru 1,630,000 483,000
Aleksey Gortikov RU
Aleksey Gortikov
RU Busted

Tags: Aleksey GortikovNatalia Panchenko

Zahiri First to Bust

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Banafsheh Zahiri faced a raise by Sergii Ulitskyi and the flat-call of Thom Greben in the small blind. Zahiri moved all in from the big blind and Ulitskyi reshoved to isolate successfully.

Banafsheh Zahiri: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Sergii Ulitskyi: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board came {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} and the ace on the flop spelled the end for Zahiri.

Sergii Ulitskyi UA
Sergii Ulitskyi
UA 1,300,000 335,000
Thom Greben nl
Thom Greben
nl 950,000
Banafsheh Zahiri IR
Banafsheh Zahiri
IR Busted

Tags: Sergii UlitskyiThom GrebenBanafsheh Zahiri

Osipov Wins First Bigger Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The day started with many smaller pots and three-bets that went through. Artur Osipov then raised first to act and was called by Dmitry Ponomarov and Boris Kitov in the big blind.

On the {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, Kitov check-called a bet of 52,000 by Osipov and Ponomarev also came along. Kitov was then the only one to check-call bets of 70,000 and 80,000 by Osipov on the {a-Hearts} turn and {2-Diamonds} river to get shown the {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} as the winning hand.

Artur Osipov RU
Artur Osipov
RU 1,350,000 372,000
Dmitry Ponomarev RU
Dmitry Ponomarev
RU 550,000 -93,000
Boris Kitov RU
Boris Kitov
RU 330,000 -270,000

Tags: Artur OsipovBoris KitovDmitry Ponomarev


Who Will Reach the Final Table of the 2019 EPT Open Sochi Main Event?

Natalia Panchenko
Natalia Panchenko

The 2019 PokerStars EPT Open Sochi festival will be one step closer to crowning a champion on Day 3 of the RUB133,000 Main Event (~$2,040) as 46 remaining players out of 879 total entries aim to reach the final table on the penultimate tournament day at the stunning Casino Sochi.

Five players have more than one million in chips to their name and Vladislav Petrov leads the pack by a very small margin with 1,452,000, as Lidiya Kozenkova (1,420,000) is right on his heels. Dmitriy Kopyl (1,300,000), Yi Ye (1,300,000), and Natalia Panchenko (1,147,000) follow not far behind.

Plenty of other notables remain in the hunt for the top prize of more than $300,000 such as Artur Osipov (978,000), Aleksey Istomin (683,000), Dmitry Ponomarev (643,000), Pavel Vershinin (633,000), Mikhail Zamyatin (581,000), 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Anatolii Zyrin (326,000), and Vyacheslav Goryachev (256,000).

All remaining 46 players will return to the action at noon local time and the blinds continue at 8,000-16,000 with a big blind ante of 16,000. As of Day 3 and for the remainder of the tournament, the level duration increases to 75 minutes and the aim for Day 3 is to reach the final table and play down to the final six, if possible.

Remaining Payouts

PositionPrize (in CSU)Prize (in Rubles)Prize (~ in USD)
1275,80019,306,000 ₽$301,378
2167,46011,722,200 ₽$182,991
3118,1408,269,800 ₽$129,097
488,6006,202,000 ₽$96,817
569,8504,889,500 ₽$76,328
652,2803,659,600 ₽$57,129
736,7702,573,900 ₽$40,180
825,8401,808,800 ₽$28,236
920,5001,435,000 ₽$22,401
10-1116,9101,183,700 ₽$18,478
12-1315,1401,059,800 ₽$16,544
14-1513,660956,200 ₽$14,927
16-1712,180852,600 ₽$13,310
18-2010,710749,700 ₽$11,703
21-239,230646,100 ₽$10,086
24-277,750542,500 ₽$8,469
28-316,720470,400 ₽$7,343
32-395,820407,400 ₽$6,360
40-465,020351,400 ₽$5,486

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the Main Event action and two further highlights await for poker enthusiasts from near and far in Sochi today. The second starting flight of the RUB10,500 "Moneymaker's Road to PSPC" with a Platinum Pass valued at more than €26,000 to the winner is scheduled for a noon start and Day 1 of the RUB257,600 EPT Open High Roller kicks off at 3 p.m. local time.

Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Azim OrunovRussia505,00032
12Mikhail ZamyatinRussia581,00036
13Svetlana SokolovaRussia255,00016
14Aleksey ShkolnikovRussia226,00014
15Michael RodriguesPortugal501,00031
16Sergey GalaktionovRussia654,00041
17Filipp AukhodeevRussia750,00047
18Vladimir DmitrievRussia458,00029
21Aleksey BadulinRussia208,00013
22Anatolii ZyrinRussia326,00020
23Iliya PoyarkovRussia517,00032
24Abdul Mamin Abdal Ali HanRussia748,00047
25Lidiya KozenkovaUkraine1,420,00089
26Andrey MalyshevRussia471,00029
27Vyacheslav GoryachevRussia256,00016
28Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia318,00020
31Nikita KuznetsovRussia786,00049
32Ilya PenkovRussia200,00013
33Sergii UlitskyiUkraine965,00060
34Pavel VershininRussia633,00040
35Thom GrebenNetherlands950,00059
36Zahiri BanafshehIran204,00013
37Aleksey IstominRussia683,00043
38Evgenii ShkolnikRussia287,00018
41Dmitriy KopylRussia1,300,00081
42Artem MetelskiyRussia598,00037
43Aleksandr AndreevRussia708,00044
44Denis TrenchenkoRussia302,00019
45Karen ArutyunyanRussia264,00017
46Vladimir LelgantRussia138,0009
47Artem VoziyanovRussia316,00020
48Vladislav PetrovRussia1,452,00091
51Boris KitovRussia600,00038
52Artur OsipovRussia978,00061
53Vage MelikyanArmenia216,00014
54Dmitry PonomarevRussia643,00040
55Aleksey GortikovRussia337,00021
57Natalia PanchenkoRussia1,147,00072
58Egor SukhovRussia655,00041
61Igor ReznikRussia217,00014
62Giorgi RukhadzeGeorgia619,00039
63Aleksandr SokolovRussia277,00017
65Roman NovoselovRussia475,00030
66Ghassan BitarGhana120,0008
67Konstantin StreletskiyRussia601,00038
68Yi YeChina1,300,00081

Tags: Aleksey IstominAnatolii ZyrinArtur OsipovDmitriy KopylDmitry PonomarevEPT OpenLidiya KozenkovaMikhail ZamyatinNatalia PanchenkoPavel VershininPSPCVladislav PetrovVyacheslav GoryachevYi Ye

₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event
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