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2009 WSOP - Vitaly Lunkin Wins Event 2 - $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em

1 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Russian Full Tilt pro Vitaly Lunkin defeated Isaac Haxton in a dramatic heads-up match to claim $1,891,018 in the 2009 WSOP Event 2, $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
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Russian Full Tilt pro Vitaly Lunkin defeated Isaac Haxton in a dramatic heads-up match to claim $1,891,018 in the 2009 WSOP Event 2, $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

The 2009 World Series of Poker Special 40th Anniversary Championship was one of the toughest No-Limit Hold'em tournaments in history. 201 of the best poker players in world paid the $40,000 buy-in and Russian star Vitaly Lunkin managed to come out on top.

"This was the most difficult tournament of my life," Lunkin said after the tournament.


Vitaly Lunkin winner in 2009 WSOP Event 4

The heads-up match for the title against Isaac Haxton was especially dramatic. The chip lead shifted back and forth and at one point Haxton cracked Lunkin's pocket aces to stay alive.

Lunkin fought his way back, however, and the next time he had pocket rockets they held up all the way and the 38-year old poker pro/business manager from Moscow had won the prestigious tournament.

This was Lunkin's second WSOP win. Last year he won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event with 2,706 entrants and took home $628,417.

A couple of weeks ago Lunkin won the PokerStars Russian Poker Tour event in his home town, Moscow.

2009 WSOP Event 2 - 40th Annual No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-in: $40,000
Entrants: 201
Prize pool: $7,718,400

Final results:

1

Lunkin, Vitaly

$1 891 018

2

Haxton, Isaac

$1 168 565

3

Raymer, Greg

$774 927

4

Stern, Dani

$548 315

5

Bonomo, Justin

$413 165

6

Torelli, Alec

$329 730

7

Veldhuis, Alexander

$277 939

8

Schwartz, Noah

$246 834

9

Forrest, Ted

$230 317

10

Guaga, Antanas "Tony G"

$172 120

11

Lehr, Keith

$172 120

12

Marafioti, Matthew

$172 120

13

Townsend, Brian

$128 665

14

Rast, Brian

$128 665

15

Baker, David

$128 665

16

Doshi, Suresh

$96 171

17

Hamagami, Clark

$96 171

18

Glantz, Matthew

$96 171

19

Black, Andrew

$71 858

20

Channing, Neil

$71 858

21

Chiu, David

$71 858

22

Kassela, Frank

$71 858

23

Robl, Andrew

$71 858

24

Pham, David

$71 858

25

Mizzi, Sorel

$71 858

26

Tran, Justin

$71 858

27

Rousso, Vanessa

$71 858

 

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