Eureka Croatia - Alija Filipovic Wins Main Event

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2012. April 15.
The €1,100 main event at the Croatian stop of the Eureka Poker Tour started on the 11th April. The 178 entrants on the first day made the prize pool €178,000, with the winner taking home a massive €42,700.
The local star, Dragan Galic closed the qualification period in the chiplead with a 699,000 stack. 

Dragan Galic - 699.000
Nikolay Bibov - 419.000
Mate Mecs - 419.000
Alija Filipovic - 325.000
Marius Van de Goor - 241.000
Verdan Premuzic - 185.000
Ivan Brkicic  - 174.000
Karolj Kis - 152.000

Karolj Kis got eliminated in eighth place. Next to leave were Van de Goor, Premuziv and then Ivan Brkicic. Fourth place was taken by Nikolay Bibov, and a few minutes later it came down to heads-up with Galic losing his remaining chips against Alija Filipovic. 
Alija Filipovic - 1.850.000
Mécs Máté - 750.000

Mecs started out really well in the heads-up, also taking the lead for a short time, but Filipovic managed to hang in there and restore former chip counts. Mecs finally went all-in with {#}K {#}J, which Filipovic called with {#}A {#}K. The board came {#}K{#}8{#}5 {#}5 {#}Q
 
Mecs and Filipovic heads-up
Mecs and Filipovic in the heads-up

Mecs finished the main event in second place, taking home €32,000, thanks to the previously made deal. 

 
Final table results: 

 
1. Alija Filipovic - €42,700  
2. Mate Mecs - €32.000 
3. Dragan Galic - €16.400 
4. Nikolay Bibov - €13.450 
5. Ivan Brkicic - €11.200 
6. Verdan Premuzic - € 9.050 
7. Ruud Van de Goor - €7.300 
8. Karolj Kis - €5.910
 
Congratulations to the winners!
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