January 14th, 2013 1:26 pm EST
Dimitar Danchev Takes Home $1,859,000 With Victory
27-year old Dimitar Danchev, who earned his seat to the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event via a $700 qualifier, outlasted 986 other players to take down the $1,859,000 first place prize earlier today. This was the largest cash of Danchev's career to date, surpassing the $827,232 that he took home for his second place finish in the EPT San Remo main event in October of 2011.
The final hand of the main event came when runner-up Joel Micka decided to make his last stand holding pocket Fours. Micka, who started the final hand with around 6.7 million in chips, shoved pre-flop with his Pocket Fours. Danchev easily had Micka covered with a 22.365 million chip stack, and decided to make the call holding A-Q offsuit.
The board ran out As-6s-2c-Tc-7c, giving Danchev a pair of Aces and the PCA main event title. Micka ended up walking away with $1,190,000 for his second place finish.
Here is how the final table of the event ended up finishing out:
1. Dimitar Danchev, $1,859,000
2. Joel Micka, $1,190,000
3. Jerry Wong, $725,000
4. Jonathan Roy, $560,000
5. Owen Crowe, $435,000
6. Andrey Shatilov, $325,000
7. Yann Dion, $230,000
8. Joao Nogueira, $165,900
Other notable names who managed to cash in the main event included Eddy Sabat (17th, $56,000), Olivier Busquet (19th, $56,000), Eugene Katchalov (29th, $47,000), Carlos Mortensen (36th, $39,000), Greg Mueller (40th, $39,000), Jake Cody (47th, $32,000), Scott Clements (55th, $32,000), Christopher Klodnicki (58th, $26,000), Michael Mizrachi (77th, $21,000), Ashton Griffin (104th, $18,000), Joe Cada (120th, $18,000), Matt Glantz (123rd, $15,000), Will Molson (129th, $15,000) and Shannon Shorr (141th, $15,000).
Day 2 of the $25,000 High Roller event has just come to a close. Eight of the original 204 entries (including 44 rebuys) are still alive in the event heading into the final day of play on Monday afternoon.
Here are the chip stacks heading into Monday's final table:
Shaun Deeb, 2,536,000
Vladimir Troyanovsky, 1,625,000
Mike Watson, 1,620,000
Vanessa Selbst, 1,512,000
Ole Schemion, 1,227,000
Tobias Reinkemeier, 876,000
Bryn Kenney, 484,000
Micah Raskin, 389,000
The eventual winner of the event will take home $1,424,420.
Filed Under: Tournament Results