Dzmitry Urbanovich Dazzles In Dublin

Dzmitry Urbanovich Dazzles In Dublin

Monday, 22 February 2016

The Dublin stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT) finished over the weekend with Polish phenom Dzmitry Urbanovich winning its €5,300 ($5,926) buy-in main event to pocket €561,900 ($619,798).

The PokerStars-owned tournament series opened from the Royal Dublin Society on February 9 while its concluding main event boasted a field of 605 competitors.

Urbanovich was crowned EPT Player Of The Year in 2015 after making his name in numerous high-roller events, most notably finishing as runner-up in the €100,000 ($110,315) buy-in affair at last year’s EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo to bank €1.595 million ($1.759 million).

The Pole fought a back-and-forth heads-up battle against part-time poker player, student and deejay Gilles Bernies after going into one-on-one play holding a four-to-one chip deficit.

Fortunately for Urbanovich, he was able to quickly double up in the match after flopping a straight and getting paid off. He then took the chip lead after catching his German opponent making a move with just a four-high while he held a pair and a flush draw.

Unflustered, Bernies grinded back to evens before a huge hand gave Urbanovich the lead for the final time.

With the pair getting it in on the flop, Urbanovich showed triple aces versus a flush draw from Bernies. Although the German hit his flush on the river, the card also paired the board to give Urbanovich a full-house. With few chips left, Bernies was then forced to shove with queen-high and ran into the 20-year-old’s kings with the cowboys holding up to hand the latter his maiden EPT title.

EPT Dublin Main Event Results:

1 Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) - €561,900 ($619,798)

2 Gilles Bernies (Germany) - €349,800 ($385,801)

3 Kully Sidhu (UK) - €250,300 ($276,061)

4 Patrick Clarke (Ireland) - €193,650 ($213,572)

5 Ilios Kamatakis (Greece) - €152,600 ($168,304)

6 Rhys Jones (UK) - €119,450 ($131,743)

7 Alexandre Meylan (Switzerland) - €88,300 ($97,385)

8 Ivan Banic (Croatia) - €60,750 ($66,993)

Photo courtesy of EPT

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