Vadim Kursevich wins latest Russian Poker Tour event

Vadim Kursevich wins latest Russian Poker Tour event

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Vadim Kursevich has won the latest stop on the PokerStars sponsored Russian Poker Tour. With poker still banned in Russia, the event was held in Kiev, Ukraine and attracted a top quality field including Alex Kravchenko, Ivan Demidov, Alexander Dovzhenko, WCOOP bracelet winner Vadim Markushevsky, and ET Kyiv champion Maxim Lykov.

After four days of play Vadim Markushevsky was left to battle it out with namesake Vadim Kursevich for the title. The pair didn’t waste any time sizing each other up, getting all the chips in the middle on the very first hand of heads up play. Markushevsky was in the lead holding A7 to Kursevich’s KQ. A king and queen on the flop soon changed that though, giving Kursevich the win and a first prize of $63,123.

The Russian Tour leaves the chilly winter weather for the warmer climes of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt later this month.

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