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Artur Voskanyan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($184,020)

Posted 2012-08-09 GMT+3 by
Artur Voskanyan
Artur Voskanyan

It took just two hands.

Having won the first, Rettenmaier was all in the button and Artur Voskanyan checked his cards then quickly called off his last 1.6 million chips.

Rettenmaier: {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Voskanyan: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Rettenmaier took the lead, Voskanyan needing to hit one of his six outs. The {Q-Hearts} on the turn gave both players gutshot straight draws but changed nothing.

The river, drawn out ever so slowly, was flipped and it was the {7-Diamonds}.

Rettenmaier quietly asked, perhaps still in disbelief, "Is that it?"

Matt Savage replied, "That's it, congratulations."

Marvin Rettenmaier becomes the first ever winner of back-to-back WPT's, a truly incredible feat. But let's also save some praise for Artur Voskanyan who goes home in second place but with over $180,000 more than what he came with.

Chip Counts
Marvin Rettenmaier 9,970,000
Artur Voskanyan Busted

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Winner Marvin Rettenmaier
Winning Hand ♦J♦9
Prize 287,784

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,212,694