Soshnikov, who won the EPT Prague High Roller last fall, defeated the UK's Peter "Se7enTr3y" Akery heads-up after a three-way deal with Akery and unknown player Better C4ll.
Also making the final table and collecting six-figure scores from the two-day finale to the biggest online poker series in the world were Swede Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson and Canadian Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky.
Wilinofsky Not Scared, Pays Price
Wilinofsky in particular made a big impact on the final result as he turned down a deal when he was third in chips six-handed.
- Se7enTr3y: deal anyone?
- NeverScaredB: I think my balls might be too big to make a deal
- NeverScaredB: lemme check
- Grindation: ill look
- NeverScaredB: yup, still gigantic
- Se7enTr3y: lmao
- Se7enTr3y: dont even want a look never?
- NeverScaredB: not at the moment
- Se7enTr3y: alright
- Grindation: mans got heart
Unfortunately for Wilinofsky he was the next one to go, losing a succession of hands and busting in sixth. The complete final-table results and payouts:
- 1. Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov (Russia) $1,048,000*
- 2. Peter "Se7enTr3y" Akery (UK) $860,000*
- 3. Better C4ll (United Kingdom) $890.820*
- 4. Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson (UK) $499,320.00
- 5. Phil "Grindation" Mcallister (UK) $350,838
- 6. Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky (Canada) $279,225
- 7. VVVILELAAA (Brazil) $213,525
- 8. Santiago "sanpri" Nadal (Mexico) $147,825
- 9. sat1337en (Sweden) $98,555
For a full recap of the final-table action check the PokerStars blog.