Maksim Sekretarev could be the player that is latest to have his name inscribed on the Mike Sexton World Poker Tour Champions Cup. The 19-year-old Russian defeated a field of 251 total entries to take down the 2021 WPT Russia ₽245,000 ($3,229 USD) buy-in no-limit hold’em event that is main. He received ₽11,996,600 ($160,694 USD) because the champ for the occasion. This is undoubtedly the biggest tournament that is live of his career.
In addition to the title and the money, Sekretarev was also awarded 612 Card Player Player of the points for the win year. This is their very first POY-qualified final-table finish of the season, nonetheless it alone ended up being adequate to go him into 26th devote the 2021 POY competition standings, that are sponsored by worldwide Poker.
The last began with just six players remaining from the field of 251 entries day. Sekretarev bagged up the chip lead at the end of day 3 with 67 blinds that are big. Ravil Khamatgareev had the following stack that is largest with 58 big blinds to start, while the other four players all had 24 big blinds or fewer.
Sergey Bobrik was the first to fall when his 99 failed to hold up against the K6 of Sekretarev. A king on the flop gave Sekretarev a lead which he never relinquished and Bobrik was sent home with $33,183 USD.
Sekretarev earned his second knockout at the table that is final his AQ beat down the KJ of Vanush Mnatsakanyan. Neither player enhanced by the river and ace-high was sufficient to secure the cooking pot for Sekretarev. Mnatsakanyan settled for $43,530 USD because the finisher that is fifth-place. He kept his spree going by busting Vladimir Bozinovic. In a battle of the blinds, Bozinovic shoved from the small blind for 5.5 big blinds with KJ and Sekretarev called with K5 from the blind that is big. Sekretarev rivered a wheel to even extend his lead further. Bozinovic was awarded $57,942 USD for his showing that is fourth-place in occasion.
With that Sekretarev grew their stack to over 6 million going into three-handed action. There were lots of swings within the early going, nevertheless the many hand that is impactful up being a preflop race between Ravil Khamatgareev and Sekretarev. The former called all-in with JJ and was flipping against the*)Q that is a(*) for the latter. The board came down Q3298 and Sekretarev made a set of queens to deliver Khamatgareev packaging in 3rd spot ($78,232 USD).Sekretarev held nearly a lead that is 4:1 Andrey Volkov when heads-up play began. It didn’t take long for him to convert that lead into the victory. Just four hands into their final showdown, Volkov shoved from the blind that is big around 25 big blinds with 10
8 after Sekretarev had limped in with KQ. Sekretarev made the decision additionally the board ran out J633A. Volkov took house $107,135 for their runner-up finish.Here is a review of the payouts and
POY points awarded in the day that is final