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The first-ever WPT Prime Madrid came to a close at the Casino Gran Via on September 19, with Ukraine’s Oleksii Koiev taking down the Main Event title for a career-best €87,363, including a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship. Koiev topped a 621-entry field and chopped the title three-way with Roberto Agus (2nd for €85,000) and Rafael Navas (3rd for €67,637).
Before the win, Oleksii Koiev had only $58,269 in live tournament earnings.
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In the post-match interview, Koiev said, “It feels great, especially when I’m the first WPT Prime Madrid champion.”
“I have a big family, and now I have the chance to help them in some ways,” he added.
The WPT Prime Madrid Main Event attracted 621 entries across four starting flights and paid out 78 places with a min-cash worth €1,850.
Rayo Kniep was eliminated in ninth place for €10,500, marking the end of Day 2 while setting up the official eight-handed final table.
You can watch the replay of the final table live stream below.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
The first final table elimination took place on the 21st hand of the day, with Mitchell Hynam falling out in eighth place. He moved all in with and got a caller in Alan Mitrache holding . The board gave Mitrache a pair of kings, bringing an early end to Hynam’s final table run.
Fifteen minutes later, Jose Manuel Perez got knocked out in seventh place.
Soon after, Miguel Tavares was sent packing in sixth place after his collided with chip leader Roberto Augus’s .
Alin Mitrache was the next player to fall. He went all in on the button with only to see Marcin Kruk waking up with from the small blind. The board blanked out, busting Mitrache in fifth place.
Twenty-six minutes later, Marcin Kruk was dismissed in fourth place. Rafael Navas opened the pot, and Kruk moved all in with . Navas called and showed a better . The rundown was of no help to Kruk.
Down to three-handed play, the remaining players agreed to a deal, keeping €9,600 and the $10,400 WPT World Championship seat for the eventual champion while locking in the following payouts: the chip leader Roberto Agus was guaranteed €85,000, Rafael Navas €67,637, and Oleksii Koiev €67,435.
Rafael Navas was the next one out in third place after his fell short against Oleksii Koiev’s .
Oleksii Koievv (9,800,000 ~ 65 BBs) held a marginal lead over Roberto Agus (8,900,000 ~59 BBs) at the start of the heads-up play and took just 17 hands to take down the event.
On the last hand of the Main Event, Roberto Agus four-bet shoved with , and Oleksii Koievv, who had his opponent covered, called off with . The rundown gave Agus a pair of aces, but Koievv rivered a set of sevens to emerge as the first-ever WPT Prime Madrid Main Event champion!
Final Table Results (EURO)
*denotes a three-way deal
#includes a seat worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship
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