Artur Martirosyan Wins 2021 European Poker Tour Sochi Principal Occasion
Artur Martirosyan has received the 2021 PokerStars European Poker Tour Sochi 175,000 RUB ($2,352 USD) buy-in no-limit maintain’em fundamental occasion. The 23-year-old Russian poker professional overcame a area of 852 whole entries to safe his first EPT fundamental occasion title and the highest prize of 24,633,000 RUB ($325,370 USD). This victory elevated Martirosyan’s recorded match earnings to simply shy of $1.5 million. He’s simply the sixth participant from Russia to win an EPT fundamental occasion.
“I’ve at all times wished to win the EPT title,” Martirosyan instructed EPT reporters after popping out on high. “The trophy has such a cool design – it was one of many the reason why I didn’t consider slicing a deal.”
Along with the title and the cash, Martirosyan was additionally awarded 912 Card Participant Participant of the 12 months factors for his spectacular displaying on this occasion. This was Martirosyan’s second title of the yr, with each wins happening on the identical venue: On line casino Sochi. Simply over a month in the past, Martirosyan received a 57,750 RUB ($762 USD) buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion through the 2021 WPT Russia competition to earn $41,417 USD and 228 POY factors. With these two titles and one other final-table end underneath his belt, Martirosyan now sits in seventh place within the 2021 POY race standings, that are sponsored by World Poker. He has already collected $416,550 USD in POY-qualified earnings, with 1,396 factors accrued up to now.
Martirosyan defeated Vladislav Naumov heads-up for the title, together with his A-9 holding in opposition to Naumov’s A-6 in a preflop confrontation to lock up the victory. This was the second straight final-table end within the EPT Sochi fundamental occasion for Naumov, who had completed sixth in 2020 for $52,336 USD. The Russian native earned $197,570 and 760 POY factors this time round. With two closing tables made to date this yr, Naumov at the moment occupies the Twenty seventh-place spot on the POY leaderboard.
Sixth-place finisher Anton Smirnov was lower than every week faraway from his runner-up displaying within the 77,000 RUB ($1,035 USD) buy-in no-limit maintain’em preliminary occasion at this sequence. He earned $64,246 USD and 700 POY factors for his second-place end in that 559-entry match. This time round he added one other $61,671 and 304 factors. The 2 scores had been sufficient to catapult him into seventeenth place within the general POY rankings.
Here’s a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the closing desk:
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