If you’d been asked to describe Dzmitry Urbanovich results a year ago, his bio would have looked very different to the one we see today. Up until February last year, Urbanovich had won just over €200k in live events; since then he’s added a further €3.6 million!
Although live results tally goes back to July 2013, it was at EPT11 Malta last year when he stunned the European poker community by taking down a record four events in one festival, including the €25k High Roller. Suddenly, Urbanovich was the brightest star on the tour and many poker aficionados were eager to see what he'd achieve next. They didn’t have to wait long. At the EPT11 Grand Final, he was second (to Erik Seidel) in the €100k Super High Roller for a €1,446,000 payday, which remains his biggest single cash to date.
Still only 19 years old at the time, this massive win was instrumental in his being awarded the EPT11 Player of the Year title at the end of the festival. A superstar was born, and Urbanovich joined the likes of Ole Schemion and Steve O'Dwyer who relentlessly crush tourneys on the EPT circuit.
Urbanovich is already #1 in Poland's all-time money list with most of his $4.2 million winnings earned in the past twelve months. Here in Dublin, he's made it to his first EPT Main Event final table and this summer, he will become eligible to play the World Series for the first time, after turning 21 in May. Confident about his abilities, the youngster has already made a bet with Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst that he'll bring three bracelets back home.
He won his seat for EPT Dublin on PokerStars in a €530 NL satellite last month.