Zaichenko Claims Prague High Roller

Zaichenko Claims Prague High Roller

Thursday, 18 December 2014

An epic EPT Prague festival drew to a close last night with Andrey Zaichenko taking down a marathon €10,000 High Roller event.

The Russian outlasted a 309-runner field in the Czech capital and pocketed €487,180 after agreeing a chop with Francois Billard and Laurynas Levinskas when play went three-handed.

The trio played on for a final €39,000 plus the title with Zaichenko eventually taking the honours some 14 hours after play began. The Russian was one card away from elimination at one stage but rode his luck to victory and his biggest career score.

"I've made many final tables," Zaichenko told the PokerStars blog. "This was good, but not enough for me. Now I've got a result."

A shout out too for Simon Deadman. The Britain took his tournament eanrings for 2014 to $1,821,156 after a fourth place finish which boosted his bankroll by €238,320.

EPT11 Prague €10k High Roller final table results:

1st - Andrey Zaichenko, Russia, €487,180
2nd - Laurynas Levinskas, Lithuania, €412,910
3rd - Francois Billard, Canada, €405,260
4th - Simon Deadman, UK, €238,320
5th - Viacheslav Goryachev, Russia, €186,840
6th - Ole Schemion, Germany, €141,420
7th - Joao Vieira, Portugal, €103,870
8th - Clavio Anzalone, Italy, €76,310
9th - Dan Shak, USA, €63,290

Tags: EPT Prague High Roller, Andrey Ziachenko, Simon Deadman