Gleb Privalov collected the first trophy of the EPT Monaco festival beating the excitable Russian Artem Litvinov heads-up. German player Privalov collected €48,000 whereas Litvinov – who is well known for his martial arts antics away from the table – pocketed a healthy €35,600.
Litvinov has chalked up six Main Event cashes since he first made the money at EPT Kiev in August 2009, most recently a 3rd place finish at EPT Sanremo for €283,000. That was his second six-figure score following Litvinov’s 5th place in the €25,000 High Roller here in Monte Carlo last year.
EPT9 Monaco, event #3
Date: 6 May, 2013
Game: PLO six-max turbo
Prize pool: €135,800
1. Gleb Privalov, Germany, €48,000*
2. Artem Litvinov, Russia, €35,600*
3. Uladzimir Zakharau, Belarus, €24,800*
4. Lieven Ketels, Belgium, €12,600*
5. Weikai Chang, United States, €9,800*
6. Grzegorz Derkowski, Poland, €5,000*
*relates to a six-way deal.
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.