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Season 2 of the Russian Poker Series drew to a close with the Grand Final event in Kiev, Ukraine. The event also included Ukrainian League 3, and the combined guaranteed prize pool was an incredible $1,200,000. The Grand Final Main Event was won by Vladislav Shuravin who collected $108,935 for first place, while the Ukrainian League event was won by Damir Goroshin who took home $32,829 for the win.
The RPS went from strength to strength in Season 2, with packed-out events in Kiev, and Riga in Latvia. The first event in Kiev was won by Garry Tevosov, who collected $180,087 in prize money. There were also big performances from Team PokerStars Pro, with Alex Kravchenko finishing 2nd for $113,100 and Ivan Demidov in 9th for $14,800. The next tournament took place in Riga and Sergey Ilyin pocketed €65,324 for first, and Team Pro Ivan Demidov made his second consecutive final table.
The series then moved to the famous Kreschatyk Poker Club in Kiev for the remaining events. A total of 382 players contested the first Ukrainian League event, which was won by online pro Vladislav Tonkih from Moscow. The second Ukrainian League tournament was claimed by Vladimir Mefodichev, who added just over $50,000 to his bankroll after battling through four days of poker action.
A grand total of 322 players registered to play the Main Event of RPS Kiev 2, creating a prize pool of more than $700,000. Team PokerStars Pro Alexander Kravchenko made a deep run, eventually busting in 6th place for $29,500, before Oleg Prokhorov wrapped things up when his pocket nines flopped a set against the pair of eights held by Vadim Ostomaty.
For more details and tournament reports from all the vents on Season 2, check out the PokerStars Blog, and keep checking back here for details of the next season, which will be available soon.
|Kiev||March 26-April 3, 2011||$688,215||Garry Tevosov ($180,087)|
|Riga - Televised Event||May 16-22, 2011||€242,000||Sergey Ilyin (€65,324)|
|Kiev Ukrainian League||July 5-10, 2011||$203,263||Vladislav Tonkih ($51,853)|
|Kiev Ukrainian League 2||September 2-11, 2011||$233,139.50||Vladimir Mefodichev ($53,029.50)|
|Kiev 2||$718,382||Oleg Prokhorov ($182,482)|
|Kiev Ukrainian League 3||May 11-20, 2012||$212,867||Damir Goroshin ($32,829)|
|Kiev Grand Final||$757,570||Vladislav Shuravin ($108,935)|
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