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Andrey Pateychuk takes down the $5,000 buy-in, $2m GTD Card Participant Poker Tour Essential Occasion on the Venetian for $547,777. 

Optimism layers the tarmac on the trendy runway of life. If we all the time look on the brilliant aspect of life, then our power tickles the wingtip of the universe reminding it to observe by way of with their aspect of the cut price.

Optimism is nice till you hit an impediment. Then anger ejects you from the cockpit, forcing you to land in a rose bush, a thorny reminder of the betrayal of the universe.

You deserved Coca-Cola, not Pepsi.

You change into outraged with the world, and the nits and fish who inhabit it, failing to know the fundamentals of how this factor operates.

In contrast to the remainder of the world, most poker gamers are pessimists schooled within the philosophy of Melancholia Universalis – a philosophy primarily based on the fact that almost all issues go to rat shit.

We’ll by no means meet the lady of our desires; settling for the primary one that reveals an curiosity in us.

We’ll by no means study to play the guitar.

We’ll die with out ever profitable a World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) bracelet.

Much less obsessed concerning the lacking jigsaw items in our lives when issues go to plan, we might be extra grateful.

So, what about, Andrey Pateychuk?

Optimist or pessimist?

“I got here to Las Vegas in the course of June, and my first three weeks had been horrible,” Pateychuk instructed Card Participant journal, just lately. “I imply, actually, actually horrible. I by no means had [above] my beginning stack in any match. I’d fold for 5 hours and bust. Day-after-day, I’d go first to the Rio and bust there. Then I’d go to the Wynn and lose a few entries. Then I’d go to Venetian and do the identical factor.”

Pateychuk ought to have caught to what has labored for him up to now. The final time the Russian received a stay match was in September when he conquered a 457-entrant subject in a $5,000 buy-in, $2m GTD occasion on the Benefit Crystal Cove Resort & On line casino in Kyrenia for $280,643.

After Pateychuk’s WSOP Horriblis, he slumped into the Venetian, fired two bullets within the 564-entrant, $5,000 buy-in, $2m GTD No-Restrict Maintain’em Card Participant Poker Tour Venetian DeepStack Essential Occasion, and received it.

Pateychuk burst onto the scene in 2011 when the small stakes online grinder received the 837-entrant European Poker Tour (EPT) Essential Occasion in San Remo for €680,000, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) Essential Occasion in Prague for €450,000, two months aside. Pateychuk has received ten stay tournaments and accrued $4.8m in prize cash.

It was a brutal last desk, with Stephen Chidwick headlining. The British professional just lately broke Alex Foxen’s file of successive streaks because the World Poker Index (GPI) World #1 (37-weeks) however was solely capable of maintain the highest spot for a fortnight earlier than Foxen stole it again. Chidwick received his first bracelet on the WSOP, so was in advantageous fettle. He additionally completed fourth in the identical occasion final 12 months.

Chris Klodnicki made two last tables at this 12 months’s sequence ending fifth within the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E and third within the $1,00 8-Sport Combine 6-Handed, and Robert Heidorn bubbled the WSOP Essential Occasion last desk for $800,000.

Ultimate desk outcomes

1. Andrey Pateychuk – $547,777
2. Yake Wu – $336,497
3. Stephen Chidwick – $245,199
4. Chris Klodnicki – $182,595
5. Robert Heidorn – $138,251
6. Jerry Robinson – $104,340
7. Fabien Gumz – $80,864

Three different stars who sailed in the direction of the top of the Nile on this factor had been Marton Czuczor (ninth), Jeremy Ausmus (10th) and Igor Yaroshevskyy (12th).

And what of Pateychuk?

Is he an optimist or a pessimist?

The person modified his flight twice throughout the four-day occasion. ​