Sunday, 1 April 2012

Xanthopolous the name on the trophy... again!

The Xanthopolous brothers celebrate together
Pavlos Xanthopolous made it a family double on the ParadisePoker Tour by wrapping up the victory he so craved to match his brother's achievement from 2010.

Younger sibling Christos had taken down the London event in Season 2, but Pavlos can lay claim to an equal share of the bragging rights once more after putting on a strong showing at the final table here in Vienna.

He tops up the €31,070 he claimed in the deal with a further €1,000 and of course the ParadisePoker Tour trophy for the family cabinet!

The final hand came after an hour of sparring, during which Pavel Chalupka doubled up with a flush vs the two pair of Xanthopolous but gradually leaked the chips back to his Greek rival in a series of small pots.

In the end a pre-flop shove from the champion-to-be found him behind, with K♣6♠ against Pavel's A♦10♠. The flop looked to favour his Slovakian opponent, falling A♣K♠7♠ - but the 6♣ on the turn ended the heads-up match.

The PP blog caught up with our latest champion in the aftermath of his victory and we also got a host of great photos too, so check back tomorrow for both added instalments.

We'll also have a Main Event recap and official Fantasy Poker results for you in the coming week.

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