As you all know, at the end of a festival like that of World Series of Pokerafter a short break due to the holidays, the other most attended tour in the world starts again, the PokerStars European Poker Tour.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventureslast January’s PCA, is no longer part of the European tour, but the tournament still sports the red Pike logo, with the main event ending in Portugal’s victory Michael Dattani who managed to defeat his compatriot Pedro Neves In the final head-to-head, another well-known player from the international live poker scene was the protagonist.
Artur Martirosian’s super run
On this occasion he was given a special mention Arthur Martirosian, Awarded Russian player with career totals in excess of $11 million and notable wins include an unforgettable win at the Merit Poker Super High Roller Bowl Europe Kyrenia, when he took home a whopping $1.4 million.
But the 2023 Caribbean campaign was undoubtedly unforgettable for the Russian player, who, in addition to finishing third in the Main Event, managed to secure the final table of the $250,000 Super High Roller, securing a fifth-place finish from the top $850,000.
This tournament saw 30 official high roller entries for 21 physical players and 9 re-entries from which the Canadian emerged Sam Greenwood, first place for $3,276,760, which he finished heads-up over Frenchman Jean-Noel Thorel.
The hand of the set on the river against Lyubovetskiy
Among the hands that gave the Russian player the most to his two cashes is the one that has since become one of the most viewed on the PokerStars YouTube channel.
Between 1,098 subscribers With 191 remaining in the main event, Martirosian opened at T2,000 with pocket deuces from the cut off to 5,000, triggering the Ukrainian’s 3bet Lyubovetskiy on the button with aces and after the small blind and big blind fold.
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The Russian, who was stacked higher than his opponent before the coup, opted for a pot that turned into a putt 51,000 chips.
We don’t want to spoil anything about the hand you’ll see in the piece below, we assure you it’s well worth it.
Photo homepage Artur Martiosian courtesy of the PokerStars Youtube channel