First Polish WPT Winner

First Polish WPT Winner

Monday, 10 December 2012

It took five days to whittle down the 567 player field down to just one player and when the final chips had been scooped in the WPT’s Prague main event, it was Marcin Wydrowski who stood victorious.

Not only did the win earn Wydrowski €325,000 but it also allowed printed his name in the record books as the first Polish WPT Champion ever.
Yesterday’s final table started with the first two eliminations following the form book as it was short stacks Alin Grasu and Michael Gagliano hitting the rail in sixth and fifth respectively.

With just four players left it looked as though Tony Chang - an Asian businessman whose unorthodox style had made him a handful throughout the tournament - was going to make a break for the title.

However, after taking his kamikaze style one step too far he found himself surrendering his stack to Russia’s Alexandr Lahkov.

Of the final three left, it was PartyPoker sponsored pro Bodo Sbrzesny who had the most pedigree. However, when they chips are flying that counts for nothing and despite holding the chip lead the German pro began to crumble.

After being forced into a desperate position he made an ill-timed 6-bet all-in with Kd Qs and found himself in trouble against Wydrowski’s pocket kings.

A lack of divine intervention from the poker gods left Bodo ruing his mistake on the rail as Wydrowski and Lahkov moved one step closer to the title.

The final encounter didn’t last for too long as the aggressive players did their best to impose their will on the other. After gaining the advantage, Wydrowski finally pinned Lahkov down with pocket sevens after Lahkov moved all-in with 7s 6s.

With the dealer unable to offer the Russian any help, Wydrowski won the final pot and claimed his biggest live win to date.

Final Table Payouts:
1st Marcin Wydrowski €325,000
2nd Alexandr Lahkov €213,775
3rd Bodo Sbrzesny €137,470
4th Tony Chang €101,800
5th Michael Gagliano €76,315
6th Alin Grasu €61,150

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Tags: Marcin Wydroski, WPT Prague, Bodo Sbrezesny