Mario Knezevic wins the Pedro Poker Tour Main Event

Andrej Desset becomes runner-up

On Sunday, the Pedro Poker Tour at the Montesino entered its grand final. The programme included the decision at the Main Event, as well as two other tournaments.

76 players went into the final of the Main Event at 2 pm. Plenty of action at the tables made sure that the final table was reached at 9:30 pm.

Desset dominates the final table

The final table was completely dominated by Andrej Desset. First, two players from Israel had to clear their chairs with smaller stacks. Desset then destroyed Danilo Fustic's aces in a duel between two big stacks. A little later he was able to send Jozsef Meszaros, the second bigstack, to the rail by hitting a straight on the river against his set.

After so much action, he had more than half of the chips with five remaining players, but then lost one pot after the other and was even the short stack at the final table. Desset fought his way back and doubled twice against Vasile Runcan. So he made it into the heads-up against Mario Knezevic.

There the two fought a long fight and only after about one and a half hours the decisive hand happened. On this board Q-9-2-6-3 all chips went into the middle, after there had already been flop and turn action. Desset opened 9-3 for two pairs, Mario showed the pair ladies for the triplet and won the tournament and a prize money of € 30,500.

Decision in the last side-events

At the end of the Pedro Poker Tour in the Montesino two more tournaments took place yesterday.

At the Turbo Knockout 72 players started and bought 39 re-entries. € 3,552 went into the pot, which was divided among the first twelve. After a bubble deal, Franz Lang also collected prize money of € 60 in 13th place. After a deal of the last three players in the tournament, Felix Bittorf won and was pleased about a prize money of € 713.

At the NLH Bigstack Event, 157 players registered and bought 58 re-entries. The guaranteed prize pool of € 10,000 grew up to € 18,275. The first 22 places were thus paid, but after a bubble deal, Nika Tavartkiladze also collected a prize money of € 200 on place 23. Rade Danilovic took the victory after a deal of the last three and was happy about € 3,490.

All photos of the day can be found in our photo gallery. Andreas Lettmayer reported on the action from the Montesino in his Live report.

Results Main Event and Side Events

PLACE NAME Country PRIZE
1 Knezevic Mario AUT 30500
2 Desset Andrej SVK 20150
3 Merfish Natan ISR 13200
4 Runcan Vasile ROM 9740
5 Sivinov Ivaylo BUL 7150
6 Meszaros Jozsef HUN 5570
7 Fustic Danilo SRB 4440
8 Kadosh Moshe ISR 3530
9 T. A. ISR 2760
10 Naustein Yair ISR 2230
11 Hilkjaer Jeppe DEN 2230
12 Savevski Ilija AUT 2230
13 Hasani Ramin AUT 1850
14 Nanos Ioannis GRE 1850
15 Blaschke Manuel AUT 1850
16 Tarko Attila HUN 1560
17 Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf ISR 1560
18 David Tzahi ISR 1560
19 Kozak Lobumir AUT 1320
20 Takacs Csaba HUN 1320
21 Pajarillage Monchito DEN 1320
22 Balter Mark AUT 1320
23 Oswald Alexander AUT 1320
24 Matura Walter AUT 1320
25 The One Idan ISR 1320
26 Eisenstein Christian AUT 1320
27 Kenan Sharon ISR 1320
28 B. P. AUT 1110
29 Ilan Ran ISR 1110
30 Kristiner Kevin AUT 1110
31 Shcheglov Demyan AUT 1110
32 K. Nika AUT 1110
33 Bednar Vladimir SVK 1110
34 Tontya Alin Norbert ROM 1110
35 Azaria Eli ISR 1110
36 Kolarec Robert CRO 1110
37 Benisti Nisim ISR 930
38 Strujic Igor CRO 930
39 Zhou Jiang AUT 930
40 Arzoan Michael ISR 930
41 Talmor Yaniv ISR 930
42 Haider Bernhard AUT 930
43 Toth Martin SVK 930
44 Wolf Julian GER 930
45 Filstein Arik ISR 930
46 Pichler Bernd AUT 780
47 Glatz Manfred AUT 780
48 Mohalem Yohai ISR 780
49 Chen Guanxiu CHN 780
50 Woppel Robert AUT 780
51 Illes Zoltan AUT 780
52 Becica Tomas CZE 780
53 Fridrich Radovan SVK 780
54 Plytnikas Marius LIT 780
55 Samun Meir ISR 660
56 C. P. AUT 660
57 Dworniczak Bernd GER 660
58 Ilk Klaus AUT 660
59 Kassitzky Attila HUN 660
60 Horbach Yevhen UKR 660
61 Wittmann Markus AUT 660
62 Sancak Ersin AUT 660
63 Abdullaiev Israfil UKR 660
64 Koreimann Andreas AUT 570
65 Dori Shachar ISR 570
66 Schmidt Otto GER 570
67 Langrock Sebastian GER 570
68 Halfmann Jan GER 570
69 Katvan Amit ISR 570
70 Schiel Erich AUT 570
71 Halfon Oren ISR 570
72 Simha Doron ISR 570
73 Afergan Eyal ISR 500
74 Reuven Ofir ISR 500
75 Sason Hime ISR 500
76 Shapira Ofir ISR 500
77 Reuven Ofir ISR 1500
78 Hasani Ramin AUT 1500
79 The One Idan ISR 1500
PLACE NAME Country PRIZE DEAL
1 Bittorf Felix GER 950 713
2 Elchanan Erez ISR 590 607
3 Mergui Meir Hay ISR 440 600
4 Perez Yossi ISR 340
5 Dahan Chen ISR 260
6 Mekinulow Benjamin GEO 200
7 Marischka Maria AUT 160
8 Marischka Gerhard AUT 130
9 Chubelashwili Haim ISR 110
10 Bhatt Yagyavalk IND 100
11 Halevy Omer ISR 90
12 Levy Netanel ISR 80
13 Lang Franz AUT 60
PLACE NAME Country PRIZE DEAL
1 Danilovic Rade SRB 4420 3490
2 Wozniak Raffael AUT 2640 2710
3 Balaz Lubomir SVK 1820 2480
4 Simha Doron ISR 1390
5 Chubelashwili Haim ISR 1090
6 Chwalek Christoph GER 860
7 Mekinulow Benjamin GEO 680
8 Staar Christian GER 540
9 Abramov Ori ISR 440
10 Silberstein Daniel ISR 370
11 Schneider Joachim AUT 370
12 Reuven Ofir ISR 370
13 Bachmann Stefan GER 310
14 Bhatt Yagyavalk IND 310
15 Goldberg Lior ISR 310
16 Atlas Viktor AUT 270
17 Bumba Peter AUT 270
18 Shcheglov Demyan AUT 270
19 Cohen Sharon ISR 250
20 Batovac Aleksandar GER 250
21 Dworniczak Bernd GER 250
22 Nemarnik Sasa GER 250
23 Tavartkiladze Nika AUT 0 200
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