The heavy week at the Hofburg Palace came to an end with the crowning of two champions of the European Poker Tour(EPT)10 Vienna on Saturday. While Oleksii Khoroshenin carried his success from Day 1A to win the title, Fabrice Soulier conquered the record field at the High Rollers event. While Khoroshenin beat Anthony Ghamrawi who entered the FT in chip lead, Soulier beat Anatoly Filatov.
The Main Event of EPT10 Vienna was characterized by many unknown and little known European poker players. While the ultimate winner Khoroshenin became the first ever Ukranian to win an EPT title, the man he beat Australian Ghamrawi would have also carried back a slice of history if he had won. Khoroshenin is €578,392 richer, won the EPT Trophy and also a €5000 Swiss Watch. The FT began in a high power mode but it took more than 3 hours for the first exit of Rumen Numez. Frei Dilling’s bluff cost him his tournament life which was surprising to most on the table. It was at this stage that the Ukranian started chipping up to Ghamrawi’s stack to maintain a lead.
At 3 handed level also play was very furious with several hours of play. Heads up play started favourably for Khoroshenin as he had three times the chips as Ghamrawi. It was after 45 minutes that Ghamrawi was knocked out for €446,481 second place finish.
Meanwhile in the record breaking EPT10 Vienna High Roller Event which saw 181 entries, the best showing in the EPT this season for the HR event, Fabrice Soulier won the top prize of €392,900. WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel was the first to exit from this FT followed by Fady Kamar. Benny Spindler who had started the FT second in chips exit next followed by Rasmus Agerskov. Dmitry yurasov who started the day in chip lead was next to hit the rail and soon Vitaly Lunkin also fell to leave 3-handed action. The Frenchman Soulier who has a good tournament run with a WSOP Bracelet under his belt didn’t take too long to eliminate the others and win the top money.
EPT10 Vienna Main Event Final Table Results
EPT10 Vienna High Roller Event Final Table Results