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Another day, another event in the World Series of Poker Europe concluded. The first and second games were won by two extraordinary poker players from Israel. However, the third bracelet goes to the city of Rozvadov in Ukraine. The winner of Event #4: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter is Mykhailo Gutyi and apart from the bracelet, he also managed to win €61,299. He faced 386 other entrants and gave us an excellent poker day to remember. Although Ukraine is not often associated with poker, they have pretty decent success in the game. Gutyi is the sixth player to win a bracelet from Ukraine, after Oleksii Kovalchuk, Igor Dubinsky, Eugene Katchalov, and Oleksandr Shcherbak. Apart from winning the bracelet, Gutyi can proudly announce that this is his most significant victory so far with the largest live cash ever won in his career. He couldn’t hide his joy and celebrated long into the night along with his rail.

Apart from this victory, other significant cash includes his 2nd place in WSOP Circuit Bounty Hunter, 17th place in Circuit Main Event, and minimum cash in COLOSSUS. This victory was a great one for Gutyi, who is now feeling confident enough to take part in WSOPE Main Event that will take place around the end of October. Some players that also made it to the final table and are worth mentioning are Philipp Zukernik, Darko Stojanovic, Angelos Pettas, Vangelis Kaimakamis. The first one to go from the final table was Luca Marchetti from Italy, who won a total of €3,765. He was followed by Andrey Ivlev from Russia (€4,909), and Philipp Zukernik, the famous Czech player (€6,531). Kale Halstead from Australia managed to end up on sixth position (€8,891), and Darko Stojanovic was fifth (€12,367).

Angelos Pettas was a victim to Gutyi whose ace-four couldn’t do anything against the pocket fives that Gutyi had, even after he managed to flop a pair of fours. Pettas ended up fourth with €17,565, and he was soon followed by his countryman Vangelis Kaimakamis, who was in third place and managed to earn €25,468. This left Flowrian Sarnow from Germany against Mykhailo Gutyi in the heads-up battle. Sarnow had initial success in a decisive hand as he found a double with ace-four against nine-five that Gutyi had in his hand. The river made a complete difference, and Sarnow failed to pair the board. This left him in the second place, and he managed to win €37,678. Mykhailo Gutyi provided a great game, and we hope to see him in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker Europe. The Main Event will be a real spectacle with many entrees expected and €5 million guaranteed.