Eight participants met at the final table, including Belarusian Artem Prostaka and a guest from Turkey Mustafa Bia. But luck on this day was on the side of the Russian Maxim Skripkim.
In the final duel, Maxim was left alone with his compatriot Vitaly Pankov. Both poker players had the same chances of winning, but Vitaly could not win all-in preflop and the last hand was also not successful for him. As a result, Vitaly Pankov took the 2nd place, taking home 5.7 million rubles ($77,000), and the champion’s cup and prize money of 8.4 million rubles ($113,400) went to Maxim Skripkin. The last, 8th place in the tournament table was taken by Mustafa Biz, he dropped out of the fight first, but took home a good prize money – a little more than 1 million rubles ($13,500).
The championship pleasantly surprised with a fairly large representation of foreign players: in total, more than 400 poker players registered for the stage, who formed a prize fund of 42 million rubles. The buy-in of the main event was $1,60. In total, the schedule included 13 events with tournament fees in the dialazone from $203 to $3306. Recall that the WPTDeepStacks Sochi tournament was held from 6 to 14 August at the Sochi Casino. This is the first championship of one of the WPT brands – DeepStacks in Russia.