Sergei Popov wins Eureka Season 3 Leaderboard

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Sergei Popov wins Eureka Season 3 Leaderboard

Eureka Prague is now finished, all the events are already over. Tour's season 3 has come to an end since the Czech capital was the last stop this year (preceded by Rozvadov, Bulgaria and Croatia). 

The winner of the leaderboard was crowned Saturday - Sergei Popov from Russia. It was a dramatic race for the main prize; a €5,300 EPT Main Event ticket for a season 10 event of his choice. Popov managed to scoop the first place in the very last day of the tour when he finished fourth in the €275 PLO Double Chance.
This result pushed him to the top and put Alberto Fiorilla from Italy into the second place. 
Sergei started playing poker about three years ago and after a year and a half he turned pro. His favourite discipline is PLO heads-up where he also made his biggest online hit - about $50k in the 2012 WCOOP event. Popov recorded his largest live poker cash back in September with a €15,265 payday for 2nd place in the €550 EPT Barcelona Deepstack side event.

 He does not speak English but it did not stop him to claim the Eureka Player of the Year title, although he is mainly a cash game player. Sergei followed the leaderboard standings every day during Eureka Bulgaria, where he ran very good. 
Popov does not know yet whether he is going to defend the title or not. 'I keep my order and play mostly online, so I cannot tell you right now.' The champion will probably use the ticket in Vienna, but he also wants to visit the stop in San Remo.

The Eureka 3 champion was successful mainly in Eureka side events, earning more than hundred out of his 176.7 total points in them. 
Runner-up Stefano Fiorilla scored 153.2 points and his best result came in the Eureka Croatia main event. The Italian ended up 5th in Dubrovnik for €15,100. 
Bulent Demirtas from Germany locked up 3rd place for the Eureka Leaderboard with his biggest achievement coming at Eureka Czech Republic; he finished 4th for €36,875 in Rozvadov.

1st - Sergei Popov, Russia, 176.7 points 
2nd - Alberto Fiorilla, Italy, 153.2 
3rd - Bulent Demirtas, Germany, 147.3 
4th - Goran Mandic, Croatia, 134.2 
5th - Kasparas Klezys, Lithuania, 132.0 
6th - Liran Machluf, Israel, 126.5 
7th - Petar Zografov, Bulgaria, 122.2 
8th - Patrik Demus, Hungary, 114.1 
9th - Vlad Stefan Lache, Romania, 101.0 
10th - Ivan Kruljac, Croatia, 99.1

Season 1: Antonio Dieguez Rodriguez, Spain, 171.25 pts 
Season 2: Alija Filipovic, Croatia, 146.3 pts 
Season 3: Sergei Popov, Russia, 176.7 pts

Total Main Event players: 2,426 
Total Main Event prize pool: €2,585,252


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