Poker News – If it would not have been for his victory at the €10,000 Turbo Six-Max event during PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo, Russia’s Vitaly Lunkin’s last trip to Europe’s sunniest shores would have been a disaster.
“I spent about €65,000 in buy-ins and I was in the money only three times,” Lunkin told PokerNews. “Had I not won the €10,000 turbo event, my tour would have ended with a loss.”
During the month in which he spent time around Italy and France, things did not go too well for Lunkin. Russia’s third all-time biggest winner in tournaments with earnings of nearly $6 million did not manage to cash anything more than €1,500 at Sanremo’s Italian Poker Tour €700 main event, and €8,200 at Monte Carlo’s French Poker Series €2,000 High Roller event. Yet, as history shows, bad streaks do not last forever, and Lunkin finally managed to end his negative one on May 2, when he took down the EPT Grand Final €10,000 Turbo Six-Max event and its remarkable €180,400 top prize.
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