2015 GPI Global Poker Masters

World Cup
Days: 2

Team Italy vs. Team Ukraine: Katchalov Beats Sammartino

Level 1
Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

The match between Eugene Katchalov and Dario Sammartino had gone back and forth, with both doubling up and doubling down more than once. Just now the match ended though, with another lucky turn to make the difference.

Katchalov had a slight advantage in chips, and pushed all in from the button. Dario Sammartino made the call from the big blind.

Eugene Katchalov: {10-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Dario Sammartino: {Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and didn't do anything for anyone. The {J-Spades} on the turn made all the difference, giving Katchalov a huge edge going to the river. The {K-Hearts} on the river was a blank and Katchalov and Sammartino shook hands.

Player Chips Progress
Team Ukraine ua
Team Ukraine
84,000 17,000
Team Italy it
Team Italy

Tags: Dario SammartinoEugene Katchalov