Arseniy Karmatskiy Ships 2018 EPT Sochi Main Event for $464,100


Arseniy Karmatskiy took home the largest score of poker career by maneuvering through an 861 entry field over the course of 6 days to take down the European Poker Tour (EPT) Sochi Main Event. Karmatskiy received $464,100 along with the tile for his efforts.

The event generated a huge prize pool of over $2.6 Million and paid out 127 places. EPT Sochi returned for the first time since 2016 to the joy of several players all over the world. Karmatskiy began the final day as the chip leader with seven players remaining – all of whom were guaranteed at least $63,100 in prize money.

Karmatskiy extended his lead on the final table with the knockouts of  Sergey Kerzhakov,   Mikhail Kovalyuk and  Andrey Kaygorodsev. It was Viktor Shegai who would prove to be  Karmatskiy’s toughest opponent however as the duo fought hard for the chip lead all the way to the finish line. Heads up play began with Karmatskiy nursing a healthy 4:1 chip lead, which he utilized to the full extent to defeat Shegai.

A look at the final table payouts:

1. Arseniy Karmatskiy – $464,100

2. Viktor Shegai  – $281,520

3. Ernest Shakarian  – $198,696
4. Vahe Martiroysyan  – $149,022
5. Mikhail Kovalyuk  – $117,696
6. Sergey Kerzhakov  – $88,230
7. Andrey Kaygorodsev  – $62,019
This victory brings Arseniy Karmatskiy’s lifetime live poker earnings to $786,447. However, he has over $2 million dollars in online tournament cashes as well.  The European Poker Tour (EPT) is next headed to the Riviera, and EPT Monaco next month.