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Martin Kozlov Dominates the 2014 Sydney Championship Main Event for $171,080

Martin Kozlov

Australian poker player Martin Kozlov dominated a 235-player field to win the 2014 Sydney Championship Main Event at The Star in Sydney, Australia, and when we say dominated, we mean it.

Kozlov came into the final table on Day 3 of the AU$3,000 no-limit hold’em main event with a huge chip lead and wound up single handedly taking out every player except one on his way to winning the AU$171,080 top prize.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (AU)
1Martin Kozlov$171,080
2Bernard Beh$108,570
3Sam Capra$61,194
4Andrew Yam$49,350
5Daniel Neilson$41,125
6Steve Pappas$34,545
7Jarred Graham$27,965
8Ismail Ismail$21,385
9John Parker$16,450

The heads-up battle wasn't as easy as the rest of the final table for Kozlov, however, but he eventually bested Bernard Beh who was awarded AU$108,570 for his runner up finish.

Kozlov is no stranger to winning poker tournaments with over $1.2 million in online cashes according to PocketFives and over $500,000 in live finishes according to the Hendon Mob. His last major live tournament win was back in 2010 when won AZNT Melbourne, beating fellow Australian poker pro James Obst in the process.

The 235-player field was a slight increase from the 227 players the tournament attracted the year before, and there was no shortage of household names. Kozlov's domination of the final table was more impressive considering he did it against Daniel Neilson, Sam Capra, and Jarred Graham.

A total of 24 players made the money the money.

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