Lyubovetskiy’s Platinum High Roller Win Of Over Half a Million Euros

Lyubovetskiy's Platinum High Roller Win Of Over Half a Million Euros

Meta: As per internet news Poker sensation Andiy Lyubovetskiy won €518,430 at the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe in a €25,000 platinum high roller. Click here for more on the Ukrainian pro’s incredible win.

High flying poker sensation Andiy Lyubovetskiy has scooped over half a million euros in a €25,000 platinum high roller poker tournament.

The Ukrainian pro won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe bracelet in the 2021 Event #10: €25,000 Platinum High Roller, taking away with him a staggering prize of €518,430.

This is the second time that Lyubovetskiy has reached a WSOP final table, and his incredible win marks a career best for the talented poker player, who’s currently ranked second in his game in Ukraine.

Topping the board of 72 of the world’s finest poker players, Lyubovetskiy knocked Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen into second place, denying the latter a heads-up for a second time in less than a week. Jouhkimainen’s runner-up position saw him walk away with a lesser – though no means unimpressive – €320,415 in prize money. Jouhkimainen had already lost out to German pro Maximilian Klostermeier earlier in the series in Event 7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Lyubovetskiy kicked off the final hand with a significant lead over Jouhkimainen at the start of the heads-up match at last week’s tournament. The pair battled for almost two hours. Despite the chip lead changing hands several times, Lyubovetskiy came out on top.

Lyubovetskiy’s win saw a final table featuring former WSOP bracelet winners Martin Kabrhel from the Czech Republic and German high roller Ole Schemion.

Following his big win, Lyubovetskiy told Poker News: “I think I played my best poker ever. I’m pretty happy and just have no words right now.”

He also expressed regret that he couldn’t go out to Las Vegas to play the WSOP event there due to visa problems.

Third place in the massive tournament went to Norway’s Tom-Aksel Bedell, who won €220,905. Kabrhel, a two-time bracelet winner, came fourth, taking away a total of €157,295 in winnings, while fifth place went to Jordan Westmorland of the USA, who scooped a prize of €88,230.

Schemion, who pocketed €57,095 in winnings, was pushed into seventh place by Swiss player Didier Rabl.

Finally hitting the big bucks

Andiy Lyubovetskiy might have started his poker career in 2011, but it is only in recent times that he has started finally hitting the big bucks. Ranked 248th in the world PocketFives rankings, the talented player from Kyiv Oblast describes himself in his online profile as “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist”.

To date, he has pocketed over two million dollars in winnings, and it looks like his star is still rising. Going under the screen name A Lyubovetskiy, the Ukrainian national has scooped over $200,000 on the GGPoker platform alone. With that track record, it’s clear to see that Andiy Lyubovetskiy is definitely a poker player to watch.

Lyubovetskiy’s sudden rise to poker success after years of smaller wins is certainly inspiring and is reminiscent of the story of Andrew Badecker, whose poker career took a similar route. Like Lyubovetskiy, Badecker played the game for many years before finally striking it lucky. After finding he was good with cards while playing with friends, the former curtain salesman began chancing his arm with online casinos. This inspired him to perfect his game and he went on to win big and then eventually started playing poker professionally full-time.

The event

The World Series of Poker Europe took place for the fourth year at King’s Resort Casino in Rozvadov in the Czech Republic. The largest annual European poker festival sees the game’s brightest, most talented stars take to the tables across a schedule of 88 events. This year’s event, between November 19 and December 8, saw 15 WSOP gold bracelet events and more than $11 million in guaranteed prize pools. The festival is part of the larger WSOP event, which takes place every year in Las Vegas.

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