Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MASTER CLASSICS: KHAZARADZE WINS PRELIM AS MAIN EVENT KICKS OFF


The Main Event is underway at the 2012 Master Classics of Poker at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam ... but before the Main Event kicked off, prelim events took center stage earlier this week.

Kakha Khazaradze (2012 QJ/PTPR Rank: T-726th) won the 1,500 NLH Event, earning €106.860 following a deal heads-up.

Two-time winner on the circuit in 2012, Tom Middleton (2012 QJ/PTPR Rank: 30th) finished third in the event.

Middleton started the season off strong with 1K prelim event wins at the Aussie Millions in January and at the Fallsview Poker Classic in February.

2009 EPT Grand Final winner Pieter de Korver (2012 QJ/PTPR Rank: NR) was sixth in the event while Lithuanian Kristijonas Andrulis (2012 QJ/PTPR Rank: 136th) was the first player eliminated during final table play.

In other prelims (no POY Points awarded in these events): Dutch poker pro Ruben Visser won the €200 PLO re-buy event, collecting just under 30K EURO for the victory while Michiel Brummelhuis collected 46K EURO by defeating Marcel Luske in the €800 NLH Bounty event.

The 10K High Rollers event has reached final table play as Alexander Roumeliotis leads Igor Kurganov, Govert Metal and five others towards the HR crown ...

High Roller Chip Counts:
Alexander Roumeliotis 150,800
Andrey Demidov 120,600
Igor Kurganov 94,500
Ilkka Koskinen 69,500
Rens Feenstra 64,500
Govert Metal 62,300
Serkan Kurnaz 21,400
Farid Chati 16,400



FINAL TABLE PAYOUTS (EURO)
1 Kakha Khazaradze € 106.860
2 Richard Milne € 63.705
3 Tom Middleton € 36.579
4 Yori Epskamp € 29.181
5 Denzel van der Ven € 25.071
6 Pieter de Korver € 20.550
7 Jorryt van Hoof € 16.440
8 Robert-Jan Hoogendoorn € 12.330
9 Kristijonas Andrulis € 8.220

RELATED POSTS
> BOYACIAN WINS MASTER CLASSICS
> MIDDLETON WINS AUSSIE PRELIM


PTPR CHALLENGER EVENT
MASTER CLASSICS OF POKER
NLH €1,500 Event
November 3-5, 2012

Holland Casino | Amsterdam
Buy-in: $1,915 | Prizepool: $524,720
Entries: 273

PTPR POINTS DISTRIBUTION
KAKHA KHAZARADZE 35
RICHARD MILNE 18
TOM MIDDLETON 10
YORI EPSKAMP 8
DENZEL VAN DER VEN 5


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