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Main Event

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $559,981
Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Artyem Perlov Wins The 2012 DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship! (*$108,864)

123md • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Artyem Perlov - Winner!
Artyem Perlov - Winner!

A tumultuous final table has come to an end here at the Mohegan Sun. Artyem Perlov is the last man standing, earning the title of DeepStacks National Champion. It was anything but easy for Perlov to reach this point, having been down to four big blinds with about 55 players remaining. However, skill (and a little luck, of course) was on the New Jerseyan's side.

Here was how the final table stacked up at the start:

1Artyem Perlov2,650,000
2Nicholas Palma945,000
3Andrew Sherman-Ash605,000
4Patrick Chan970,000
5Adam Bitker1,310,000
6David Stefanski3,715,000

Entering the final table second in chips, Perlov took a back seat to the pandemonium that ensued. Short stack Andrew Sherman-Ash became the chip leader just before the first break and scored a double elimination shortly thereafter. Nicholas Palma went all in for just more than ten big blinds from the cutoff with {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Sherman-Ash looked him up from the button with {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}. What he didn't expect was Patrick Chan re-raising all in from the small blind for another ten big blinds. Sherman-Ash called and saw he was behind Chan's {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}, but the board rolled out {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Clubs} to eliminated Palma in sixth and Chan in fifth, respectively.

The remaining four players struck the following deal:

Andrew Sherman-Ash$100,000
David Stefanski$70,000
Adam Bitker$70,000
Artyem Perlov$70,000

Left for the winner was $38,864. Unfortunately for David Stefanski, the chip leader to begin the final table, he would bow out in fourth place. After Adam Bitker took most of his stack, Bitker finished the job holding {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} to Stefanski's {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} board was the last for Stefanski, ending his run in fourth place.

Perlov was the short stack with three left, but a key double up turned the tables. In a battle of the blinds, Bitker and Perlov went back and forth, culminating with Perlov calling Bitker's four-bet to see a {Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}{2-Spades} flop. Bitker kept up the heat with a bet, but Perlov called to see the {10-Hearts} turn. All in was Bitker's next play, but it was snapped off by Perlov with {K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a king-high straight. A dejected Bitker tabled {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and found no help from the {A-Spades} river.

Bitker fell in third place shortly therafter after his four-bet shove with {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} ran into the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}of Sherman-Ash. The board ran out {4-Clubs}{K-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} to send Bitker to the rail.

That just about evened up the chip stacks going into heads-up play as Sherman-Ash held 5,180,000 to Perlov's 5,015,000. The battle lasted for about 90 minutes before Perlov sealed the deal. Down to about 14 big blind, Sherman-Ash three-bet shoved from the big blind and Perlov called with {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, trailing the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades} of Sherman-Ash.

The dealer fanned a {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop to pair Sherman-Ash, but gave Perlov the nut-flush draw. The {3-Clubs} turn kept Sherman-Ash ahead, but the {6-Diamonds} spiked on the river to clinch it for Perlov.

With the addition $38,864 up for grabs, Perlov earned a total of $108,864 to go along with a shiny new trophy and a giant bottle of Double Cross Vodka.

Drink up!

Thank you for tuning into PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship, and congratulations to Artyem Perlov for getting the job done.

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Andrew Sherman-Ash Eliminated in 2nd Place (*$100,000)

Andrew Sherman-Ash - 2nd Place
Andrew Sherman-Ash - 2nd Place

Hand #219

Artyem Perlov had the button and opened to 250,000. Andrew Sherman-Ash moved all in for 1.635 million. Perlov called.

Sherman-Ash: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Perlov: {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Sherman-Ash was ahead, and flopped a pair, but the {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} gave Perlov an ace-high flush draw. The {3-Clubs} turned, keeping Sherman-Ash in the lead, but the {6-Diamonds} spiked on the river, giving Perlov a flush, the winning hand and the championship.

Thanks to the deal, Sherman-Ash will walk away with $100,000 for his 2nd-place finish.

Artyem Perlov 10,400,000 2,380,000
Andrew Sherman-Ash Busted

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Hand #213: Perlov's River Raise


Artyem Perlov opened to 240,000 on the button, Andrew Sherman-Ash called, and the flop fell {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {9-Hearts}, Sherman-Ash led for 275,000, and Perlov called.

Sherman-Ash led again when the {j-Diamonds} hit the river, firing 700,000. Perlov went deep into the tank, then raised to around 2 million. Sherman-Ash unhappily folded.

Artyem Perlov 8,020,000 1,245,000
Andrew Sherman-Ash 2,175,000 -1,245,000

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Hand #208: Sherman-Ash Doubles

Andrew Sherman-Ash doubles
Andrew Sherman-Ash doubles

Andrew Sherman-Ash had the button and limped in. Artyem Perlov raised to 255,000, and Sherman-Ash called.

The flop fell {7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, Perlov checked, Sherman-Ash fired 300,000, and Perlov raised to 850,000. Sherman-Ash moved all in, and Perlov quickly called.

Sherman-Ash: {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Perlov: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Sherman-Ash had two pair, but any heart would give Perlov a flush and the championship. The turn was not a heart, but the {k-Spades} gave Perlov extra outs to make the best hand. Now, any six, king, ace, or heart would do it.

The {9-Clubs} was not one of those outs, and when it hit the river, Sherman-Ash doubled.

Artyem Perlov 5,695,000 -2,550,000
Andrew Sherman-Ash 4,500,000 2,550,000

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Hand #198: Perlov's Pair


Andrew Sherman-Ash had the button and limped in. Artyem Perlov checked, and the dealer fanned {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, Perlov led for 225,000, and Sherman-Ash called.

The {8-Hearts} completed the board, and both players checked. Sherman-Ash showed ace-high, but Perlov showed {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for a rivered pair of eights.

Artyem Perlov 8,245,000 355,000
Andrew Sherman-Ash 1,950,000 -355,000

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