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Andrey Pateychuk Wins Venetian CPPT Main Event for $547,777

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  • Andrey Pateychuk (@aangierr) won the @VenetianPoker CPPT $5,000 Main Event for $547,777.

Days after the 2019 World Series of Poker wrapped, the Venetian concluded its last big buy-in of their DeepStack Championship Poker Series – the $5,000 CPPT Main Event. The tournament drew 564 entries over two starting flights which surpassed its $2 million guarantee by generating a $2,608,500 prize pool.

It took two bullets, but eventually, Russia’s Andrey Pateychuk emerged victorious to capture the title and $547,777 first-place prize.

“I came to Las Vegas in the middle of June, and my first three weeks were terrible,” Pateychuk told CardPlayer officials after the win. “I mean, really, really terrible. I never had [above] my starting stack in any tournament. I would just fold for five hours and bust. Every day, I would go first to the Rio and bust there. Then I would go to the Wynn and lose a couple entries. Then I would go to Venetian and do the same thing. But then I ran deep in the main event, had a few cashes, and now this.”

The Main Event run Pateychuk referred to was at the WSOP when he placed 179th for $50,855. He also took 21st in Event #86: $10,000 NLH Six-Handed Championship for $23,315.

The win marked the third-largest of Pateychuk’s career after the $937,530 he received for winning the EPT Season 8 Sanremo Main Event for $937,530 and the $599,720 he got for taking down the 2011 World Poker Tour Prague Main Event.

Venetian Deepstack $5,000 CPPT Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Andrey PateychukRussia$547,777
2Yake WuChina$336,497
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$245,199
4Chris KlodnickiUnited States$182,595
5Robert HeidornGermany$138,251
6Jerry RobinsonUnited States$104,340
7Fabian GumzAustria$80,864
8Nabil AbdienSpain$62,604
9Marton CzuczorHungary$49,562

Others to cash the tournament were Elliot Smith (61st - $9,912), Shannon Shorr (46th - $10,434), Eddy Sabat (32nd - $12,521), Adam Owen (17th - $26,085), Nadya Magnus (15th - $31,302), Ben Palmer (13th - $31,302), and creator of this summer’s WSOP workout Nick Zautra (11th - $39,128)

Chidwick Makes Back-to-Back Final Tables, Heidorn Fifth

The final table was chock full of familiar faces, but none more so than Stephen Chidwick. He had skipped the first half of the summer to spend time with his wife and child, but when he finally did show up, he immediately shipped his first WSOP gold bracelet.

He finished the summer out strong by making the Venetian CPPT final table for the second year in a row. Last year, he finishing fourth for $177,091 and this year he made it one spot further before busting in third for $245,199.

His elimination came after he limped the small blind holding ace-eight suited and Pateychuk raised from the big blind with ace-king suited. Chidwick jammed, Pateychuk called, and the board ran out helping no one to put an end to the Britt’s run.

Also at the final table was Germany’s Robert Heidorn, who finished in fifth place for $138,251. If that name sounds familiar it’s likely because the German had just missed out on making the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table busting in 10th place for $800,000.

Robert Heidorn
Robert Heidorn finished 10th in the WSOP Main Event for $800,000, and 5th in the CPPT for $138,251

Lead image courtesy of Venetian/CardPlayer.

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