21.3.2016, 11:25 | Autor: WPT.com | tisk článku | doporučit článek

Darie Captures partypoker WPT Vienna Title; Seat into WPT Tournament of Champions

After almost 32 levels of play, six days of drama, and one epic heads-up battle, Vlad Darie became the first WPT Main Tour winner from Romania when he beat the Hungarian overnight chip leader Zoltan Gal to earn the partypoker WPT Vienna title here in the capital of Austria. In addition to the title, Darie earned €170,800 and a coveted seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions.

It was a fitting finale to the Main Event, as there were shocks, suck outs, and excitement during every orbit. From the roller coaster ride of Britain’s Matt Davenport, to the eventual demise of German Dietrich Fast, there were thrilling twists aplenty at the final table.

With six players kicking play off at 2 pm local time, it took 28 hands for us to lose a player, with the short-stacked Greek pro Giorgios Zisimopoulos out in 6th for €31,500 when he called Darie’s all-in from the small blind. Darie had marginally more than Zisimopoulos, and a pocket pair of eights, while the Greek player had KhJc and needed help which never came.

Two hands later, we were down to four when Dominik Bosnjak’s pocket tens were spiked on the flop by Dietrich Fast’s ace-queen when an ace popped up in the window, ending the final Austrian player’s chances of a home victory.

Dietrich Fast missed out on a second WPT title when he ran his AcTc into Zoltan Gal’s AsKh and busted in fourth Place for €53,450.

Britain’s Matt Davenport had been short-stack and chip-leader as well as everything in between all day, but left in 3rd when he lost two frankly indescribable hands to Vlad Darie. Darie, unpredictable all day, found himself with a shot at a maiden Romanian title, albeit going into the duel down in the heads-up:

Zoltal Gal – 4,710,000
Darie Vlad – 2,335,000

Heads-up swung both ways, and included five all-in and at risk hands doubling against the odds, but eventually, 74 hands into heads-up play, it was Darie who had the run-out in his favor yet again to win the title, his Kh6h hitting a six on the flop and holding to eliminate Zoltan Gal, who had Ah2h and ended up losing when favorite a rueful smile on his face as he congratulated his opponent.

Gal took home €109,430 for finishing second, and Darie collected the first-place prize of €170,800 including the WPT Tournament of Champions seat.

Season XIV of the World Poker Tour comes to an electric conclusion next month in South Florida with the $3,500 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship, $10,000 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale, a $25,000 buy-in high roller, and the historic, $15,000 buy-in WPT Tournament of Champions.

Source: WPT.com


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