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Javier Gomez Outlasts Pavel Plesuv to Take Down WPT Prague Championship

After a lengthy heads up battle which saw the combatants each hold the lead with the potential to end the tournament, Spain’s Javier Gomez was finally able to outlast Moldova’s Pavel Plesuv  to take down the championship of the World Poker Tour’s stop in Prague, the Czech Republic Sunday evening. Saturday’s action saw 18 men come back to try for the honor of being one of the six players on Sunday and, of the twelve men that departed, some of them were fairly prominent names. Steve O’Dwyer, who was looking to add points to his 2015 resume for Player of the Year, was eliminated in 14th place for a small payday and Sergio Aido was knocked off in eighth place. Of the notables who came into Saturday’s action, only Denmark’s Henrik Hecklen would see the official WPT final table and he was on the short stack with 256,000 in chips.

2015 WPT Prague Main Event Day 3: Pavel Plesuv Zooms To the Top with Two Tables Left

The third day of the World Poker Tour stop in Prague, the Czech Republic is in the books. After a furious final few moments of action during the day, Pavel Plesuv emerged as the leader with only 18 players (two tables) remaining in contention. 60 players stepped back to the tables in the King’s Casino on Friday, looking to whittle the field down massively. Their first challenge was getting to the final 27 players, who would earn a line on their Hendon Mob resume for their efforts. As the day began, Brian Senie was the massive chip leader with his 759,000 in chips, but Steve O’Dwyer, Byron Kaverman, Yann Dion, Ole Schemion and Dimitar Danchev all lurked behind him, with O’Dwyer and Kaverman in the hunt for one of the Player of the Year awards handed out in tournament poker. Within a half hour of the start of the day’s