Israel’s Zakhar Babadev leads Final 6 in EPT Sochi Main Event

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  • 31 March,2019

The 2019 European Poker Tour (EPT) Sochi ₽191,800 Main Event is now down to final 6 players who are in the hunt for the title and the top prize worth RUB 27,475,000 (₹2.93 Crores). It is Zakhar Babaev who spearheads the 6 finalists with a stack of 9,150,000. He had come into Day 4 as the second shortest stack and did well to forge his way to the top. Babadev is challenged by the next big stacks, Maksim Pisarenko (3,705,000) and Vyacheslav Mizun (3,315,000).

The three starting flights saw a group of five Indians progress to Day 2.  Anant Purohit, Jayjit Ray, and Kartik Ved and Aditya Sushant fell out on Day 2, Sriharsha Doddapaneni was the lone Indian challenger to advance to Day 3 with a stack of 214,000. Doddapaneni end up at 26th place with RUB 785,850 (₹8.39 Lakhs).

The money bubble burst on Day 2 and the top 111 finalists earned at least RUB 364,000 (₹3.88 Lakhs) from the prize pool of RUB 145,500,000 (₹15,51,00,315). Only the top 100 progressed to Day 3, only  23 of them survived.

Among those earning payouts on Day 4 were Danil Bukharin (RUB 1,701,000), Andrey Malyshev (RUB 1,519,000), Aleksandr Denisov (RUB 1,372,000), Sergey Frizyak (RUB 1,225,000), Vanush Mnatsakanyan (RUB 1,078,000), Stanislav Shchipalov (RUB 1,078,000) and Timur Khamidullin(RUB 931,000).

Francisco Benitez (RUB 3,850,000), Dmitry Yurasov (RUB 2,625,000) and Sergey Petrushevsky(RUB 2,079,770) were the last three eliminations leaving just six finalists in the race to win the Main Event title.