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Russian Player Wins $1 Million in PokerStars 2014 SCOOP High Stakes Event

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May/20/2014
Russian Player Wins $1 Million in PokerStars 2014 SCOOP High Stakes Event

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Russian player Ivan ‘vandir4rek’ Soshnikov won the 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event ‘High’ tournament for more than $1 million on Monday night, in what turned out to be a record field of 657 players for the event, easily surpassing the 2010 record of 615. It meant the total prize pool of $6,570,000 was more than double the $3 million guarantee.    

Soshnikov, who won the EPT10 Prague High Roller title last December for more than $500,000, saw off the likes of Martin ‘M.nosbocaJ’ Jacobson and Ben ‘NeverScaredB’ Wilinofsky at the final table, to scoop the first prize of $1,048,000. A deal had been done three-handed, though, which meant UK players ‘Se7enTr3y’ and ‘Better C4ll’ earned $860,000 and $890,000 respectively.

The ‘Medium’ and ‘Low’ stakes versions of the Main Event also finished on Monday night. ‘LexaLucky666’ from Belarus edged out former EPT Main Event champion Zimnan ‘Zimmy86’ Ziyard heads-up to grab the first prize of $635,379 in the Medium tournament, while the Low was won by Ari ‘BodogAri’ Engel for $187,669.27 after a four-way chop.

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