Andrey Patechuk wins WPT Prague
Everyone knows that poker is a game that combines both the elements of luck and skill and this is what makes the game so intriguing. Phil Ivey doesn’t win every event and a recreational player called Chris Moneymaker can come from relative obscurity to win $2.5 million in his first live cash.
But when you combine the two elements of luck and skill you can create runs in poker that are so hot they will sear your eyes just by looking at them. Andrey Pateychuk a 22-year old professional poker player from Russia is currently on one such run, a run you will be hard pressed to find beaten anywhere in history.
Back in July of this year Pateychuk made an amazing run in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event finishing in 15th place out of a mouth-watering 6,865 entrants for $478,174. Brimming with confidence Pateychuk entered the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in San Remo, along with 836 other players, and won it taking home an incredible $937,530. Then just last week Pateychuk entered the largest ever World Poker Tour (WPT) European field in Prague (571 players) and took first prize for $630,263.
The final table was not an easy ride for Pateychuk. In fact the Russian had to hit more rivers than the Oxford and Cambridge boat crews, in order to finally overcome the young Spanish player Adria Balaguer to take home his second major title. The victory means Pateychuk now goes into the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) as one of the select few vying for the Triple Crown.
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