Oleksii Khorshenin Comes Back to Win EPT Vienna Main Event

Oleksii Khoroshenin took down EPT Vienna after a three-way deal. (Photo c/o PokerStars)

Oleksii Khoroshenin took down EPT Vienna after a three-way deal. (Photo c/o PokerStars)

The sixth and final day of the PokerStars.net EPT Vienna Main Event returned eight of the 910 entrants that took to the felt. It took a long day on the felt for Oleksii Khoroshenin to defeat Anthony Ghamrawi heads-up for the title and $797,366

Rounding out the final table were Marko Neumann, Pablo Gordillo, Timo Pfutzenreuter, Simeon Naydenov, Rumen Nanev and Fei Dilling.

The first casualty  of the final table happened when Dilling opened in early position, Nanve three-bet and Khoroshenin put in another bet to around 500,000. Dilling folded, Nanev moved all in for 1.48 million and Khoroshenin snapped him off with pocket queens. Nanev tabled A K and needed help to stay alive. The board ran Q 6 3 T A and Nanev was eliminated.

The next bust-out came when Neumann opened with a min-raise, Dilling three-bet to 380,000 and Neumann called. The flop came A K 9  and Neuman check-called 240,000. The turn was 4 and Neumen check-called 806,000. The came 8, Neumann checked, Dilling moved all in after a stare and Newmann called holding A 4 for two pair and Dilling just had a a pair of kings.

An hour later Neumann opened, Naydenov moved all in and Ghamrawi moved in over the top. Neumann folded, Nadenov tabled A J and Ghamrawi showed pocket tens. The board ran K J T J 7 and Naydenov left in sixth place.

The table played 90 minutes five-handed before Pfutzenreuter moved in preflop with pocket sixes and Ghamrawi called with pocket sevens. The flop hit both players when it fell 7 6 5 and Pfutzenreuter was eliminated when the turn and river came 3 A.

The fourth place elimination wash a big, preflop all in confrontation with Gordillo holding A K and Neumann with pocket tens. The board ran Q T 2 6 7 and Gordillo was eliminated.

The remaining three players – Khoroshenin, Ghamrawi and Neumann – played for a short while before going on a dinner break, during the break a deal was agreed upon based on stacks and they would play for the trophy and €50,000.

  • Neumann – 13,920,000 – €638,127
  • Khoroshenin – 8,635,000 – €528,392
  • Ghamrawi – 4,690,000 – €446,481

Despite the deal the trio played for several hours without an elimination. Neumann’s hefty chip lead disappeared after two key hands against Khoroshenin. The first saw Neumann hold K 7 on a K 8 7 4 7 board. But Khoroshenin had pocket eights and had a larger full house and earned a full double up.

The very next hand Neumann got all in after a 9 8 7 flop holding 9 8. But Khoroshenin had the best of it again holding J T for a flopped straight. The board bricked out and Neumann was eliminated in a quick and shocking fashion.

Khoroshenin held a four-to-one chiplead for heads-up play. The final hand saw both players see a flop of 7 5 4 before all the money went in the middle. Khoroshenin tabled K 3 and Ghamarawil was ahead holding 7 6 with a pair. The turn came T, filling Khoroshenin’s flush and earning him the trophy.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Oleksii Khoroshenin – $797,366*
  2. Anthony Ghamrawi – $615,514*
  3. Marko Neumann – $879,716*
  4. Pablo Gordillo – $361,397
  5. Timo Pfutzenreuter – $281,095
  6. Simeon Naydenov – $208,167
  7. Frei Dilling – $149,026
  8. Rumen Naney – $106,151

*Denotes three-way deal.

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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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