Russian Dmitry Gromov reached the final table and went strength to strength against other rivals to claim the WPT Vienna title. He is no stranger to the winner’s circle, even though the €447,840 first-place prize marked his largest career score. At the PokerStars Russian Poker Series Kiev Grand Final last December, he posted a first-place finish for $201,363. Last July, he won $316,759 at the 2010 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas. In career live tournament earnings, he now has well over $1 million.
Creating a €1,776,000 prizepool, WPT Vienna drew 555 Players, thereby shattering the previous record for entrants in a European WPT event set at WPT Amneville last November. The winner of this event is entitled to a nice bonus of € 447,840.
24-year-old Italian Alessio Isaia’s name was on the marquee, even though Gromov came into the final holding the chip lead. Last month, Isaia completed as a runner-up on the Malta leg of the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour and he had booked a win at WPT Venice for €380,000.
Gromov held the lead all the way through and Isaia could do no better than seventh place. In just five hands, Gromov beat fellow Russian Maksim Kolosov heads-up.
Gromov started the final table and he aimed to conclude it with all the chips. In the ultimate day, the leader became the winner and the top three players on the leader board would be the last three players standing. The third day of the WPT Vienna meeting also marked the elimination of all French players like Yohann comotyelavinia Aubé and Marc LocSta Inizan, who were still in the race. The former player finished at 13 and won € 15,500, while the latter player was eliminated from this poker tournament at the 30th rank.
The World Poker Tour now moves on to Bratislava. The main event begins at the Golden Vegas Casino.Tags: Golden Vegas Casino, Maksim Kolosov, PokerStars, World Poker Tour