Dmytro Shubin Crowned at Banco Casino as THMC Bratislava Wraps Up
The Hendon Mob Championship Bratislava crowned its first champion of 2021 in the early hours of yesterday, as Ukraine’s Dmytro Shubin defeated Slovakian local Jakub Janosovsky heads-up to claim the €34,640 first prize. Shubin was visibly emotional as he held the trophy aloft following his win, punching the air as he celebrated his biggest tournament score by a huge margin. Janosovsky took home €22,795 for second place for his biggest ever score. Third place was locked up by likeable Japanese flaghunter Muto Katsuhiro, who leapt to 6th on the all time flaghunter leaderboard with 29th flags in total.
The crowning of Shubin wrapped up a six day festival which saw five events play out in total. Friday saw the €500+€50 High Roller event taken down for €8,510 by Gerrit Blankaert of The Netherlands, from a field of 67 entries. On Saturday Austria’s Waiwand Popal took down the €90+€10 Pot Limit Omaha side event for €1,610 and the trophy, from a field of 62.
The biggest side event was Sunday’s CPF special which attracted a field of over 200 runners, many of them coming from the large Cypriot contingent who had travelled to the event. There was a raucous atmosphere from the side event room as the popular PKO format played to a champion in the early hours of Monday morning.
The final event of the series was Farewell Turbo on Monday evening, which attracted a remarkable 111 runners, and was taken down by England’s Frankie Boothby, following an aggressive and dominating final table performance.
All players who have cashed in one of the four trophy events have also unlocked the special #THMC Badge on their profiles.
THMC will return to a normal schedule in 2022 with events playing out throughout Europe in new locations, as well as returning to previous locations. The schedule will include stand alone Championships as well as side events at some of Europe’s premiere poker festivals. Stay tuned to The Hendon Mob social media channels for announcements of dates and other event details.