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.
1. Arseniy Karmatskiy – $464,100
2. Viktor Shegai – $281,520