Short and sweet from Matous Houzvicek, the newest #PlatinumPass winner

The theme of the night was "short and sweet" for Matous Houzvicek. But then winning a Platinum Pass can leave you struggling to find the words.

Excited?

"Yeah, of course I'm excited!"

Heard much about the PSPC?

"Yeah, I was going anyway!"

Plans now?

"A lot of poker until the end of the year!"

It was hard not to like the guy.

The latest Platinum Pass winner: Matous Houzvicek

Houzvicek becomes the latest member of one of poker's most exclusive clubs - the Platinum Pass winners granted entry into the PokerStars Players Championship by way of a Platinum Pass worth $30,000.

That wasn't all.

Houzvicek ended the day in Casino Sochi considerably better off than when he started it.

The Czech player picked up a first prize of €129,500 for the EPT Sochi National Championship title - the biggest result of his live poker career.

That was also enough to keep the smile on his face.

The heads-up finale against Viktor Ustimov was also short and sweet.

Matous Houzvicek

Houzvicek held the advantage and held on to it, gradually forcing Ustimov into a corner before finishing him off with ace-king when Ustimov moved in with king-deuce.

It held.

Houzvicek offered his opponent a "good game" then turned to his jubilant friends on the rail.

"Let's drink."

A toast then to the newest winner of a Platinum Pass.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in PSPC