Jan 10 2011

Eugene Katchalov wins PCA Super High Roller Tournament

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When the Final day began, just seven of the original 38 players who registered for the $100,000 buy-in Super-High-Roller tournament at the PCA remained in the running for the coveted title, and two of those players –despite having made the final table—would go home empty-handed as only the top five finishers would be paid.

At the start of the day Nick Schulman came to the final table with the chip-lead, followed by Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Katchalov. Negreanu had some extra incentive to do well, as a first or second place finish in the tournament would move him past Phil Ivey on the all-time tournament money list. And he didn’t disappoint, as Daniel got down to heads-up play against Eugene Katchalov.

In the end Katchalov’s massive chip-lead was too much for Negreanu to overcome, and the finishing blow came when Daniel pushed his last 1.4 million chips into the pot with 55 and Katchalov called with 44 only to spike a 4 on the turn to seal the deal.

Here is a look at hoe the final table fared in the Super High Roller tournament:

1.     Eugene Katchalov — $1,500,000

2.     Daniel Negreanu — $1,000,000

3.     Bryn Kenney — $643,000

4.     Nick Schulman — $400,000

5.     Humberto Brenes — $200,000

6.     Sandor Demjan

7.     Andrew Lichtenberger

Katchalov has quietly amassed a whopping $6.2 million in career tournament winnings, and could very well be one of the most underrated poker pros in the world.

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