Live Tournament Updates
WPT Vienna - A Look Back in Time
Level 1: 50-100, ante
Good afternoon poker lovers and welcome to the Montesino Casino, Vienna, Austria. In less than 40-minutes time the Season X WPT Austrian extravaganza will start in earnest, in the meantime lets take a look back at the Season IX Austrian adventure.
There were some great stories during the Season IX event but the one that topped the list involved the WPT Champions Club member Alessio Isaia. The enigmatic Italian had just come off the back of a gruelling heads-up battle to be crowned WPT Venice champion, and he was steaming through the pack like a freight train, on his way to back-to-back WPT victories. It was a great attempt for Isaia but he eventually fell short, finishing in 7th place, just shy of another televised final table.
WPT Vienna was also the first time that the name of Simon Ravnsbaek came to prominence in WPT circles. The aggressive Danish player qualified for the event, online, and some of his play was sublime. Ravnsbaek eventually finished in 3rd spot for $238,654. Ravnsbaek also finished in 4th place at this years WPT Venice Grand Prix.
But in the end it was a tale of two Russians as Dmitry Gromov squared off against Maksim Kolosov. Kolosov had a lot of internal pressure as his girlfriend, Natalia Nikitina, had already won a WPT National Series event in Paris a few months earlier. But despite some magical play, Kolosov could not emulate his other half, and it was Dmitry Gromov who was crowned the Season IX champion.
12:37 PM, 04/10/12