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3-Bet: Vladimir Grechnikov, Daniel Lakerveld & Nick Raio Win Live Titles

3- Bet: Vladimir Grechnikov, Daniel Lakerveld and Nick Raio
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  • Namita Ghosh May 4, 2022
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This 3-bet report brings you brief updates from three recently-concluded live tournament stops.

The latest RunGood Poker Series stop at Seminole Coconut Creek, South Florida, wrapped up on May 2, with Vladimir Grechnikov taking down the $1,100 Main Event for a personal-best $80,268 following a four-way deal.

Renowned Dutch poker pro and coach Daniel Lakerveld topped a field of 1,014 players in the €550 Grand Event at the 2022 Spring Malta Poker Festival to win €71,000.

Nick Raio took down the $1,680 NLH Mystery Bounty Main Event at the 2022 bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series for $60,000 following a five-way deal.


Vladimir Grechnikov Wins RGPS Main Event at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek For $80,268

The RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) made its latest stop at the Seminole Coconut Creek, in South Florida, from April 21 to May 2. The $1,100 Main Event drew 608 entries, eventually winding down to the final four players who returned on the last day.

The four finalists agreed to a deal, and it was Vladimir Grechnikov who emerged triumphant to grab the title and a career-best live score of $80,268.

Vladimir Grechnikov wins RGPS Main Event
Vladimir Grechnikov


A recreational-player born in New Jersey, Grechnikov had come into the final day second in chips. Though he suffered an early setback, he soon scored a crucial double-up. Grechnikov eliminated two of his three final opponents, including Jason Wandling, heads-up to claim the top prize.

But his heads-up match against Wandling was not a cakewalk for Grechnikov, who had started with a lead but soon lost a big pot. In the final hand, Grechnikov’s pocket tens held through against Wandling’s ace-queen on the seven-high board.

Talking about his victory run, Grechnikov said – “I haven’t fully grasped it yet,” adding that he will now “have more money to play more tournaments.”

RunGoodGear tweeted about Grechnikov’s victory.


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Vladimir Grechnikov – $80,268*
  2. Jason Wandling – $65,000*
  3. Denys Shafikov – $65,000*
  4. Matthew Bretzfield – $65,000*
  5. Timothy Miles – $27,607
  6. Matthew Lambrecht – $22,600
  7. Kevin Blewitt – $18,595
  8. Leroy Grant – $14,827
  9. Jacob Ristich – $11,117

*denotes a final table deal


Daniel Lakerveld Wins 2022 Malta Poker Festival Spring Grand Event For €71,000

The 2022 Spring Malta Poker Festival played out an action-packed seven-day schedule. Well-known Dutch poker pro and coach Daniel Lakerveld championed the €550 Grand Event, outlasting a 1,014-strong player field to claim the winner’s cheque of €71,000.

The tournament witnessed an exciting finale where Lakerveld was up against eventual runner-up Simon Gyorgy in a hand where both players hit trip fives. Still, Lakerveld’s ace-high kicker bested Gyorgy’s king.

Only the final 18 players returned on Day 3. PokerStars Live Team Pro Chris Da Silva dominated much of the final day’s proceedings; he eventually finished third.

Daniel Lakervelda
Daniel Lakervelda


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Daniel Lakerveld – €71,000
  2. Simon Gyorgy – €43,000
  3. Chris Da Silva – €25,000
  4. Jasper van Moorsel – €18,000
  5. Georgios Ninis – €14,000
  6. Pawel Zawadowicz – €11,000
  7. Stephen Kane – €9,000
  8. Nicolay Langfeldt – €7,500
  9. Piotr Tuczynski – €6,500


Nick Raio Wins bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series Mystery Bounty Main Event For $60,000

The 2022 bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series $1,680 NLH Mystery Bounty Main Event logged in 405 entries across three starting flights. Topping the competition was Nick Raio, who bagged the bestbet trophy and the $60,000 top prize following a five-handed deal.

Tyler Phillips finished runner-up, while Gil Levy (3rd), Justin Swilling (4th), and Jason Cummings (5th) were the other beneficiaries of the deal!

Raio’s winning score is also his best live cash to date. Talking about the win, he later said, “I’ve been playing a lot at bestbet. I have never (won an event here). I finally closed one out … It feels good to finally ship it and dominate the field.”

The bounty tournament collected a prize pool of $405,000 and offered an additional $50,000 in bounties.

Nick Raio Wins bestbet Jacksonville Spring Series Mystery Bounty Main Event
Nick Raio


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Nick Raio – $60,000*
  2. Tyler Phillips – $41,813*
  3. Gil Levy – $41,813*
  4. Justin Swilling – $41,813*
  5. Jason Cummings – $41,813*
  6. Jason Lee – $17,031
  7. Russell Quick – $13,144
  8. Charles Lonaise – $10,269

*denotes a five-way deal

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