Shirshikov wins Pokerstars Sochi main event.

By RP, June 1, 2017

30-year-old Russian local, Pavel Shirshikov, has outplayed a field of 387 to win the inaugural PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event title and RUB 29.1 million (approx. $515,000), the single largest score of his career.

Shirshikov dominated the final table, emerging victorious from heads up play with Vladimir Troyanovsky.

“My friends were believing in me more than I was believing in myself,” Shirshikov said. “I had a very nervous day.”

Final table results were:

1 Pavel Shirshikov ₽29,100,000
2 Vladimir Troyanovskiy ₽18,450,000
3 Seyed Ghavam ₽13,335,000
4 Dmitry Vitkind ₽10,785,000
5 Lavrentiy Ni ₽8,535,000
6 Timur Bubnov ₽6,570,000
7 Daniyar Aubakirov ₽4,890,000
8 Nadar Kakhmazov ₽3,540,000