The inaugural WPT Prague event has a winner, with Andrey Pateychuk capping an amazing 2011 and taking down €450,000 for the victory.
He outlasted Adria Balaguer in a long, tough heads-up match to take the title, with the final table stretching out for more than ten hours of play total — and that coming after more than 15 hours of play on Day 3.
Stanislav Kretz was the big chip leader coming into the final table but couldn’t hold, ultimately finishing 3rd to leave Pateychuk and Balaguer to battle away.
Pateychuk finished 15th in the 2011 WSOP Main Event and won the recent EPT San Remo event, so it’s been an amazing year so far for the young 22 year-old Russian.
Below are the final table results:
1st: Andrey Pateychuk – €450,000
2nd: Adria Balaguer- €238,000
3rd: Stanislaw Kretz – €158,000
4th: Benjamin Pollak – €104,000
5th: Sigurd Eskeland – €80,000
6th: Russell Carson – €63,000