Arseniy Karmatskiy wins 2018 EPT Sochi Main Event.


The Russian poker pro Arseniy Karmatskiy wins 2018 European Poker Tour Sochi Main Event. He defeated a field of 861 total entries to win 27,300,000 ₽ ($475,500 approx.), including a PokerStars Players NL Holdem Championship Platinum Pass which gives him an all-expenses-paid entry to the $25,000 PSPC event in the Bahamas next year. This was the biggest result of his career that increased his lifetime earnings to $786,447.

“I’ve never played a $25,000 tournament. It’s going to be a great experience to play such a big tournament,” Karmatskiy said.

It wasn’t an easy road to victory for him, while Arseniy Karmatskiy started the day with a large lead. He was almost eliminated in 4th place but struck a one outer to stay alive. After that, he won a massive flip to regain a monster chip lead and he coasted to victory.

Viktor Shegai tried hard to come back, but he got his last nine or so big blinds in with J♣8♣ against Karmatskiy’s Q♠10♦. The 7♦T♣6♦ flop brought top pair for Karmatskiy but he wasn’t out of the woods just yet. Shegai could still hit a jack, a nine for the straight or running clubs. The 7♠ turn was a good card for Karmatskiy and narrowed Shegai’s outs to jacks and nines only. The river was a 6♥ and it makes Karmatskiy new EPT Sochi Main Event champion.

Congratulations to Arseniy Karmatskiy on the win.

Here’s the final result of 2018 EPT Sochi Main Event:-

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Arseniy Karmatskiy $464,100
2 Viktor Shegai $281,520
3 Ernest Shakarian $198,696
4 Vahe Martiroysyan $149,022
5 Mikhail Kovalyuk $117,696
6 Sergey Kerzhakov $88,230
7 Andrey Kaygorodsev $62,019
8 Mikhail Plakkhin $43,860
9 Dmitriy Zhukov $34,680


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