Konstantinos Nanos Wins the World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event

Konstantinos Nanos Wins the World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event

Konstantinos Nanos wins the World Poker Tour Main Event in Vienna, after beating local Vladimir Krastev in heads-up action to capture the first prize of $157,446.

Konstantinos Nanos Wins the World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event
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In a week where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called Greece the ‘most unhelpful country the organization has dealt with in its 70-year history,’ Greek poker players have been living it large.

Konstantinos Nanos is the latest big winner after taking $157,446 away from the World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event in Vienna. His victory comes mere days after Greek online player kelly-koulis locked up a $725,267.11 prize for finishing second in the PokerStars 9th Anniversary Sunday Million special.

Nanos’s victory pushed him into fifth place in the Greek all-time live tournament money list with a smidgen under a million bucks in cashes. Sotirios Koutoupas tops that list with $1.6m, and he also made the final table in Vienna.

It wasn’t the largest WPT field you are ever going to see – 205 entrants creating a total prize pool of €660,000 – but it was a final table to remember. Local lad Vladimir Krastev started the final table with nearly 40% of the chips in play, but there was some talent snapping at his heels.

The eventual winner Nanos came third at the 2010 European Poker Tour (EPT) final table in Vienna for a career best score of $369,755; Thomas Bichon was looking for his second WPT title after winning WPT Cyprus way back in Season VIII; EPT Champion Koutoupas was looking to improve upon his sixth place showing at WPT Venice in Season XII, Andreas Freund was runner-up to Zoltan Gal in the Season 4 Eureka Poker Tour Main Event in Vienna for $243,116; and Gaelle Baumann was making her first major final table appearance since her half a million dollar score at the 2012 WSOP Main Event.

The final table would only take 4.5 hours from start to finish. The tournament defining hand coming with three players left in the field. Krastev six-bet jamming with the pretty looking [Kd] [Qd] only to run into the pocket aces of Nanos. That hand gave Nanos 75% of the chips in play. Krastev would oust former champ Bichon in third, but Nanos held on to his 2:1 chip lead to take the title.

Final Table Results

1st. Konstantinos Nanos – $157,447

2nd. Vladimir Krastev – $108,113

3rd. Thomas Bichon – $68,227

4th. Andreas Freund – $51,432

5th. Gaelle Baumann – $37,262

6th. Sotirios Koutoupas – $30,964

Other notables finding their way into the money included the Pocket Fives World Number One Online Tournament Player Fedor Holz (11th), Frederik Jensen (13th), David Boyaciyan (17th), Dimitar Danchev (26th) and Stefan Jedlicka (27th).