WPT Prague - Andrey Pateychuk Wins His Second Major Tourney this Year

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2011. December 06.
<div>The main event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Prague ended with the victory of Andrey Pateychuk. The Russian poker&nbsp;player went home with &euro;450,000 in winnings.&nbsp;</div>
The final table of the €3,500 buy-in event set off on Monday. The German youngster Stanislaw Kretz started as chipleader with 6,300,000 chips. 
Chair 1: Adria Balaguer - 1,315,000
Chair 2: Andrey Pateychuk - 2,310,000
Chair 3: Benjamin Pollak - 4,865,000
Chair 4: Russell Carson - 725,000
Chair 5: Stanislav Kretz - 6,300,000
Chair 6: Sigurd Eskelund - 1,575,000   

WPT Prague Final Table
The final table crew accompanied by two of the Royal Flush Girls

Russell 'rdcrsn' Carson (who by the way has around $6 million in online winnings) was first to leave. He went all-in from the small blind during his last hand after everyone else folded. Kretz called and showed {#}Q {#}9. Carson's pocket Fives were not enough to take down the the 1,100,000 pot and Kretz won with a pair of Nines.  
 
Russell Carson
Russell Carson
 
The next player to get eliminated was Sigurd Eskelund and then followed Benjamin Pollak. Heads-up started when Kretz got busted. The German lost many pots against Pateychuk and his final hand was also played against the Russian pro. Kretz went all-in to Pateychuk's 240,000 preflop raise with almost 2,000,000 chips. After a longer thinking pause, Pateychuk called. 
 
Kretz: {#}9 {#}9
Pateychuk: {#}A {#}

Board: {#}K {#}T {#}2 {#}8 {#}A

Pateychuk won with top pair, and started heads-up with a minimal lead.  
Andrey Pateychuk - 8,000,000
Adria Balaguer - 7,800,000

Although Pateychuk took some pots, Balaguer managed to double up quite soon. His pocket Eights were enough to beat Pateychuk's {#}A {#}5
Balaguer - 15,600,,000
Pateychuk - 1,500,000

From here, Pateychuk managed to double up twice and take another big pot, and soon enough he was leading again. 
Pateychuk - 10,085,000
Balaguer - 7,050,000

Pateychuk did not drop below his opponent again, and Balaguer started the last hand of the three hour-long heads-up with a massive handicap. Balaguer went 3-bet all-in holding pocket Queens, Pateychuk called with {#}A {#}5 and hit a straight on the {#}9 {#}7 {#}4 {#}3 {#}2 board. 
 
Andrey Pateychuk
Andrey Pateychuk
 
With this, Andrey Pateychuk, winner of this year's EPT San Remo managed to collect his first WPT title as well. 
 

Final Results: 

1. Andrey Pateychuk - €450,000
2. Adria Balaguer - €238,000
3. Stanislaw Kretz - €158,000
4. Benjamin Pollak - €104,000
5. Sigurd Eskeland - €80,000
6. Russell Carson - €63,000
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