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PokerStars Qualifier Dmitry Holdeew Wins the Eureka Prague Main Event and €226,400

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Dmitry Holdeew topped Ami Barer in a two-hour heads-up battle to win the Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event. The German PokerStars qualifier outlasted a field of 1,315 to earn €226,400 of the €1,275,550 prize pool. Barer took home €131,400.

Final Table Results

1Dmitry HoldeewGermany€226,400
2Ami BarerCanada€131,400
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom€92,500
4Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic€68,800
5Mark DalimoreUnited Kingdom€53,500
6Milan SimkoCzech Republic€39,800
7Marcin HoreckiPoland€30,500
8Johannes TiefenbrunnerGermany€21,700

Milan Simko started the final table as the short stack, but was able to chip up and recorded the first knockout. The hometown favorite won a race with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} against Johannes Tiefenbrunner's {7-}{7-}.

The next player to exit was Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki. Horecki found himself all in with {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, and was dominated by Mark Dalimore's {9-}{9-}. The dominant hand held up, and the Pole hit the rail.

Holdeew then eliminated Simko in sixth place, Dalimore in fifth, and Jaroslav Peter, the last Czech standing, in fourth. Dalimore shoved for 25 big blinds with {k-}{q-}, and Holdeew woke up with {a-}{a-}.

Stephen Chidwick and Barer traded big pots during three-handed play, and the Brit was eventually busted by Holdeew. Chidwick moved all in for 20 big blinds with {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}, and lost a race to Holdeew's {7-}{7-}.

On the final hand of the event, Barer check-raised all in with {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts} on a board of {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, and Holdeew called with {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The river was red, but the {k-Diamonds} was no help to Barer, who exited in second place.

Congratulations to Holdeew for the huge score. The EPT Prague Main Event began on Thursday, and PokerNews is on hand to provide live updates straight from the tournament floor.

Photo courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.

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