Sam Macdonald goes deep at Eureka Poker Tour, Latvia
Monday, 8 October 2012
The winner of last month's Sky Poker Tour Grand Final at Dusk Till Dawn, Sam Macdonald, has continued his hot streak with a deep run at the latest leg of the PokerStars Eureka Poker Tour.
The Englishman booked his biggest live score to date after finishing second in Latvia over the weekend. MacDonald knocked out no fewer than four of his eight final table opponents but couldn't overcome Finland's Valterri Merikallio who sealed victory after his AQ held against MacDonald's short stacked shove with A3.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1st. Valtteri Merikallio, Finland, €68,800
2nd. Sam Macdonald, United Kingdom, €43,700
3rd.Dariusz Paszkiewicz, Poland, €24,300
4th. Joni Nenonen, Finland, €18,880
5th Gary Clarke, Ireland, PokerStars qualifier, €15,770
6th. Vitalijs Tarhanovs, Latvia, €12,950
7th Zvonimir Zoric, Bosnia and Herzegovina, €10,250
8th. Normunds Rumba, Latvia, €8,090
Prague is the venue for the next stop on the Eureka Poker Tour. Qualify for the event, which takes place from 5th-9th December, at PokerStars with a first deposit bonus of up to £400.