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News: 19-year-old wins WPT Russia

Information: 19-year-old wins WPT Russia

The primary World Poker Tour occasion on European soil because the pandemic started has simply concluded in Sochi.

Maksim Sekretarev
Maksim Sekretarev

Whereas the bricks and mortar sport has been working in some type for some time Stateside, European dwell poker has largely been a sufferer of the worldwide lockdowns. 

One exception has been Sochi, which has hosted a number of tournaments just lately together with the primary World Poker Tour in Europe in over a 12 months (after internet hosting their first American occasion in January). 

WPT Russia had a ₽245,000 (~$3,300) Important Occasion which attracted 162 entries and 89 re-entries. 

It additionally boasted one of many youngest winners ever to raise a WPT title, as 19-year-old Maksim Sekretarev took it down for ₽11,996,601 ($161,982).

Sochi will proceed to be one of many solely main dwell poker locations in Europe for some time but. Afterward this month it should play host to EPT Sochi, which will get underway on March 19. Though PokerStars are inclined to carry numerous on-line qualifiers, for essentially the most half these occasions will solely actually entice Russian nationals. 

When will the remainder of Europe begin seeing common dwell event motion? It seems like we’re a manner off but, no different operators look keen to decide to an occasion but and final week Unibet introduced they might not host any Unibet Open occasions this 12 months. 

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