2019 PokerStars EPT Sochi

₽191,800 EPT Main Event
Day: 1c
Event Info

2019 PokerStars EPT Sochi

Final Results
Winning Hand
27,475,000 RUB
Event Info
191,800 RUB
Prize Pool
145,500,000 RUB
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

₽191,800 EPT Main Event

Day 1c Completed

Sapozhnikov Finished Top of the Counts as Day 1c of the Main Event Drew to a Close

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Denis Sapozhnikov
Denis Sapozhnikov

The third and final starting flight of the Main Event has concluded and it was Denis Sapozhnikov who had the most productive day. His impressive run began with a bit of good fortune when Sapozhnikov got it in with jack-nine suited on a nine-high flop against Mikhail Galitskiy's pocket-queens. He hit a backdoor straight by the river and the pot saw him take the chip lead, sending Galitskiy to the rail in the process. This all happened in Level 4 and for the next six levels, he didn't relinquish the lead once.

There were 82 entries in total and by the end, half were still standing when level ten reached its conclusion. The other biggest success stories of the night were Sergey Chaban (163,000) who finished in second, Yang Wang (153,300) in third, Andrey Andreev (124,300) in fourth and Garik Tamasyan (124,300) bagged the fifth largest stack.

There were several other familiar faces who took to the felt and made it through to Day 2. Reigning Champion Arsenii Karmatckii (78,100) will return tomorrow to continue defending his title. He will face stiff competition though from Sergey Baburin (63,700), Konstantin Puchkov (60,800), Volodymyr Drokin (56,800), Jean Souprayenmestry (49,500) and Maxim Panyak (33,800).

It wasn't good news for all the notables who took a seat today. Sedrak Bagdasaryan got very close but busted in the last hand of the night. Jia Tang, Ezequiel Waigel, Ariel Malnik, Mikhail Kovalyuk, Gor Kazaryan, Bernard Boutboul and Timur Azizov were some of the casualties. It may not be the last we have seen of any of them though as late registration closes when Day 2 gets underway. That gives any hopefuls one last shot if they so choose.

Aleksandr Denisov (right)
Aleksandr Denisov (right)

They will join everyone who made it through from Days 1a and 1b at midday tomorrow to continue their campaign. The total number of players who have advanced is 306 plus any last minute registrations. The man to catch is Aleksandr Denisov who is the overall chip leader with a monstrous 498,600 chip stack. Play resumes at Level 11, with blinds at 800/1600 and a big blind ante of 1600.

As always PokerNews will be live at Casino Sochi to bring all the latest news from the Main Event from start to finish.

Tags: Aleksandr DenisovAndrey AndreevAriel MalnikArsenii KarmatckiiDenis SapozhnikovEzequiel WaigelGarik TamasyanGor KazaryanJean SouprayenmestryJia TangKonstantin PuchkovMaxim PanyakMikhail KovalyukSedrak BagdasaryanSergey BaburinTimur AzizovVolodymyr DrokinYang Wang

Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Denis Sapozhnikov ru
Denis Sapozhnikov
207,700 51,700
Day 1C Chip Leader
Sergey Chaban ru
Sergey Chaban
163,000 20,000
Yang Wang cn
Yang Wang
153,300 80,300
Andrey Andreev ru
Andrey Andreev
124,300 -8,700
Garik Tamasyan am
Garik Tamasyan
124,300 97,800
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya ge
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya
123,700 123,700
Arseniy Karmatskiy ru
Arseniy Karmatskiy
78,100 17,100
Alexandr Shelukhin ru
Alexandr Shelukhin
77,800 77,800
Vladimir Lubyanov ru
Vladimir Lubyanov
77,300 77,300
Sergey Petrushevskiy ru
Sergey Petrushevskiy
73,800 29,300
Irshat Shaykhov ru
Irshat Shaykhov
70,500 70,500
Semen Vlyakh ru
Semen Vlyakh
68,100 100
Sergey Baburin ru
Sergey Baburin
63,700 26,700
Igor Kuznetsov ru
Igor Kuznetsov
Ezatulla Amani ru
Ezatulla Amani
61,800 42,300
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
60,800 60,800
Yunus Tuguz ru
Yunus Tuguz
60,500 60,500
Nikita Korolev ru
Nikita Korolev
59,200 -7,800
Vladimir Drokin
Vladimir Drokin
Aleksey Opalikhin ru
Aleksey Opalikhin
49,800 14,800
Jean Souprayenmestry fr
Jean Souprayenmestry
49,500 10,500
Oleg Breshkov ru
Oleg Breshkov
47,900 28,500
Kirill Egorov ru
Kirill Egorov
45,400 45,400
Ilya Raldugin ru
Ilya Raldugin
42,200 42,200
Denis Lavrov ru
Denis Lavrov
38,400 38,400

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Bagdasaryan Doesn't Bag

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

With a short stack, Sedrak Bagdasaryan got it all in with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and was called by Semen Vlyakh with {q-Spades}{8-Spades}.

The {9-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades} runout favoured the bigger stack and Bagdasaryan as that was the last hand of the night, Bagdasaryan has until midday tomorrow to decide if he wants to have another shot at the Main Event.

Player Chips Progress
Semen Vlyakh ru
Semen Vlyakh
Sedrak Bagdasaryan ru
Sedrak Bagdasaryan

Tags: Sedrak BagdasaryanSemen Vlyakh

Level: 10

Blinds: 600/1,200

Ante: 1,200

Borisov Eliminated by Drokin

Level 9 : 500/1,000, 1,000 ante
Volodymy Drokin
Volodymy Drokin

Volodymyr Drokin and Vilorik Borisov were facing a On a {7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop. Borisov checked and Drokin bet 8,000. Borisov moved all-in and Drokin couldn't call fast enough.

Volodymyr Drokin: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Vilorik Borisov: {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The {k-Diamonds} turn brought Borisov a flush draw but the {3-Spades} river was a safe card for Drokin and he is up to around average stack.

Player Chips Progress
Volodymyr Drokin ua
Volodymyr Drokin
50,000 50,000
Vilorik Borisov ru
Vilorik Borisov

Tags: Vilorik BorisovVolodymyr Drokin