Ukrainian wins Mediterranean Poker Cup

Ukrainian wins Mediterranean Poker Cup

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Alexandr Dovzhenko has been crowned the Mediterranean Poker Cup Champion after defeating a 153-runner field at the Hotel Merit Girne in Cyprus.

The burly Ukrainian pocketed the €104,700 first prize after beating Russian Gutkin Maksim heads up. The final hand saw all the chip go into the middle with Maksim in front with top set but needing to dodge Dovzhenko's flush draw. A third club appeared on the river to give the Ukrainian the title and a bumper payday.

"This is the best tournament I've ever played" said the winner. "I'm glad I won for sure but the organization all week has been fantastic and the hotel and surroundings are world class. It's a beautiful place and I'm already looking forward to the next Poker Club Management event."

The final table payouts were:
1: Aleksandr Dovzhenko (Ukraine) -- €104,700
2: Gutkin Maksim (Russia) -- €70,700
3: Peter Staudacher (Austria) -- €46,400
4: Khalil Tawil (Lebanon) --€35,100
5: Dmitry Poberezhniy (Russia) -- €26,400
6: Guy Gorelik (Israel) -- €19,400
7: Kayhan Sardan (Turkiye) -- €14,200
8: Mikhailo Mellin (Ukraine) -- €10,600
9: Vladimir Kochelaevskiy (Russia) -- €8,100
10: Jack Torbey (Lebanon) -- €6,300

Artur Voskanjan of Poker Club Management, which organized the event said, "It's been a fantastic week of poker here in Cyprus. We couldn't have asked for more - the weather was perfect, the hotel was great value offering a world class spa, wonderful food and lots of fun entertainment and congratulations to Aleksandr, he's a very worthy winner."

The next big event in the region is Red Sea Poker Cup 2010, which begins on Dec. 11 and runs until Dec. 16 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The top attraction is a €1,100 buy-in main event as well as a €3,300 buy-in VIP event.

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