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Dimitry Gromov victorious at RPS Grand Final in Kiev

The inaugural season of the Russian Poker Series (RPS) has drawn to close with Dimitry Gromov winning the Grand Final in Kiev, collecting the title and $201,362 in first place prize money. The Russian player topped a field of 295 runners, made up of the region's best players plus PokerStars qualifiers. The total prize pool was an incredible $787,000, and with 36 places paid the competition was intense. The end came when Gromov's pocket Tens held up against Denis Shaskov's A-8.

Held as part of the Grand Final celebrations, the Russian Poker Awards honored the top performers over the course of Season 1. Players who won awards during the star-studded event included Alexey Zharko, who scooped 'Best Player of RPS Series', and Konstantin Puchkov, who was selected as 'Player of the Year'

Season 1 of the RPS was a huge success, with big live tournaments held in Latvia, Egypt and Ukraine. Champions included Kirill Telezkin who took down the opening event in Kiev, good for $171,350, Alexander Kuperman in Riga, who won €95,468.50, and Frederich Dollenz who was victorious in Sharm-El-Sheikh, pocketing €104,484 for the win.

You can catch up with all of the results, payouts and tournament reports from every stop on Season 1 by checking out the PokerStars Blog. Details for Season 2, including online qualification information and the event schedule, will be released soon - so keep checking back for more.

Russian Poker Series Season 1 Champions

EventDatePrize PoolWinner
RPS Kiev 31 May-7 June $688,215 Kirill Telezkin ($171,350)
RPS  Riga 4-10 August €328,393.50 Alexander Kuperman (€95,468.50)
RPS Sharm-El-Sheikh 31 October-7 November €380,434 Frederich Dollenz (€104,484)
RPS Kiev 30 November-6 December $787,000 Dimitry Gromov ($201,362)

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