Urbanovich Does It Again, Roars to Comeback Win at EPT Dublin


Is Dzmitry Urbanovich real?

That's the question circling around the poker world this morning after the 20-year-old phenom roared to the 2016 EPT Dublin Main Event title with a spectacular comeback heads-up versus German Gilles Bernies.

Down 15m-3m to start heads-up play, Urbanovich  - who was feeling under the weather, also - quickly proved his acumen by maxing out value with a flopped straight.

Back in the battle Urbanovich slowly and steadily climbed his way back to the chip lead before finishing the out-of-breath Bernies off with a rivered full house.

It was a dazzling display of speed and aggression and one Bernies and the live stream viewers likely won't forget for awhile.

Having already claimed four victories in one EPT Festival and three High Roller crowns in the past 12 months, Urbanovich adds his first EPT Main Event crown and pushes his career earnings near $5m.


Clarke 4th, Jones 6th

The UK and Ireland had a few hopes for a local victory heading into the final six but neither Patrick Clarke, Kully Sidhu or Rhys Jones could pull it off.

Jones was the short stack and was bounced quickly in sixth when his A9 ran into Urbanovich's AT.

Irishman Clarke had a massive rail in support but couldn't get past the QQ of Bernies with his A2 and dropped in fourth.

Sidhu followed shortly after in a flip against Bernies' 55 to set the stage for Urbanovich's dramatic comeback. Complete EPT Dublin final-table results and payouts:

EPT Dublin Main Event
Dates: February 14-20, 2016
Buy in: €5,300
Players: 605
Prize pool: €2,934,250

1 - Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) €561,900
2 - Gilles Bernies (Germany) €349,800
3 - Kully Sidhu (United Kingdom) €250,300
4 - Patrick Clarke (Ireland) €193,650
5 - Iliodoros Kamatakis (Greece) €152,600
6 - Rhys Jones (United Kingdom) €119,450
7 - Alexandre Meylan (Switzerland) €88,300
8 - Ivan Banic (Croatia) €60,750

Watch the full replay of the final-table live stream below:

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