Perica Bukara wins Cyprus Merit Classic $25k High Roller

Perica Bukara wins Cyprus Merit Classic $25k High Roller

Monday, 23 August 2010

Perica Bukara went into the final day of the Full Tilt Merit Cyprus Classic holding most of the chips in play and when the action eventually came to a close as dawn approached he was in possession of all of them.

The Germany based Serb kept control throughout the business end of the tournament, relinquishing the chip lead only twice in what proved to be a marathon session. Carter Philips was the first of the finalists to go, busting out in 9th after he ran into Jon Turner's AK. Ziv Capsi was the next to hit the rail followed by John Dolan who ran into Sam Trickett's Aces. The young Brit proved to be the unfortunate bubble boy, busting out in 6th place after his straight ran into a better one held by Bukara.

The very next hand after Trickett's elmination Jon Turner hit the rail. Turner had been struggling with the heat but could find somewhere to cool down after his A8 was outrun by Andrew Feldman's K10. David Benyamine was the next to go, the victim of something of a cooler. His pocket jacks couldn't come from behind to beat the Bukara's pocket queens. It was a similar story for Feldman who busted out in third when his AQ ran into Ori Miller's AK. Big slick held firm to set up a Miller versus Bukara heads up clash.

Two handed play was a real back and forth affair with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions. With the clock approaching 5.30am we eventually found a winner. Miller raised to 180,000 on the button and Pekura shoved. Miller was pleased to see his AJ in good shape against Peruka's K5. The flop brought no help to either player but a 5 on the turn gave Peruka the victory and with it a first prize of $373,207. Miller was forced to settle for $207,337 for his runner up finish.

The final table payouts were as follows:

1 Perica Bukara $373,207
2 Ori Miller $207,337
3 Andrew Feldman $124,402
4 David Benyamine $82,935
5 Jon Turner $41,467

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