Former PCA Champion prepares for EPT Paris with $83,000 in online winnings

Dimitar Danchev

Poker players love to enter big tournaments in top shape, and what better way to do it than to warm up for the upcoming tournament PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris Festival than winning one of the toughest online poker tournaments?

That’s it Dimitar “KuuL” Danchev I did it at the weekend. The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event champion emerged victorious $5,200 Titans event online at PokerStars. Danchev’s reward? A significant boost in confidence and prize money of almost $83,000.

$5,200 Titans event final table results

rank player country Price
1 Dimitar “KuuL” Danchev Bulgaria $82,973*
2 Damian “pampa27” Salas Argentina $82,246*
3 IgammilI€120 Belarus $55,660
4 Jonathan “x_zola25” Skovsen Denmark $43,015
5 drew.derzh Ukraine $33,242
6 fernandogic Croatia $25,690
7 Ihar “OMGitshunt” Soika Belarus $19,853
8th SerVlaMin Mexico $15,343
9 Stumped Canada $12,289

*reflects a heads-up deal

Fifty unique players purchased a total of 28 re-entries in this week’s Titans event, resulting in a prize pool of $390,000. The top 11 finishers saw a return on their hefty $5,200 investment, so think about it Talal “raidalot” Shakerchiwho was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble after it burst in 12th place.

Sweden “mamamama70”, The winner of last week’s Titans event was the first player to be in the money and out of chips. Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec‘s exit in tenth place made for a star-studded final table.

Each of the finalists secured more than $12,200 for their efforts, with the eventual winner taking home $93,196.

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Canada “Stumpfed” was the first finalist to be eliminated. “SerVlamin” And Ihar “OMGitshunt” Soika joined the ever-growing list of bustees before “fernandogiac” fell by the wayside in sixth place.

Fifth place and $33,242 went to Ukraine “drew.derzh”, with Danish superstar Jonathan “x_zola25” Skovsen He ran out of steam in fourth place, which gave him a good result of $43,015. Shortly after Skovsen’s untimely demise, Belarusian “|gammil|€120” failed, so Danchev had to play him heads-up Damian “pampa27” Salas.

Since both players had relatively equal stacks, the heads-up duo struck a deal that took just over $10,000 off the top prize and assigned them to second place. The deal meant Salas officially finished in second place, collecting $82,246, allowing Danchev to top his balance with $82,973.

Zanetti emerges victorious at the Sunday Million PKO

The PokerStars Sunday Million After a month of New Year Series, New Year Series Afterparty and Carnival Series editions, the tournament returned to its usual buy-in of $109 and a guaranteed PKO deductible of $1 million. Approximately 10,482 entries, including re-entrants, were processed, resulting in a prize pool of $1,048,200.

Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis was the only member of Team PokerStars to finish inside the money, falling to 923rd place for $129. Unfortunately for Veldhuis, the talented Belgian received no bounty.

$109 Sunday Million PKO final table results

rank player country Bounties Price total price
1 Henrique “Zanetti89” Zanetti Brazil $36,691 $54,501 $91,192
2 Ilyukevich21 Belarus $5,836 $54,493 $60,329
3 AGAVVA90 Brazil $6,002 $40,683 $46,685
4 JustTrappedU Austria $4,947 $27,884 $32,831
5 0IQCa11er Mexico $4,682 $19,581 $24,263
6 Brain911 Ukraine $3,895 $13,361 $17,256
7 xxlwantedlxx Denmark $3,647 $9,413 $13,060
8th it’s getting old Canada $1,546 $6,680 $8,226
9 QueenQueen82 Denmark $4,456 $4,754 $9,210

Ninth “queenqueen82” certainly paid some bounty payments. In fact, $4,456 of their $9,210 winnings came from the progressive bonuses that PokerStars rewarded them for eliminating opponents.

Once “getting drunk” As he fell to eighth place, the remaining seven finalists secured a five-figure score, taking into account their bounty loot.

“xxlwantedlxx” And “brain911” crashed, leaving just five PokerStars players in the hunt for the title. The field size decreased again with the eliminations of “0IQCa11er” And “JustTrappedU,” before the final Sunday Million reached the heads-up stage when Brazil competed “AGAVVA90” was eliminated in third place.

Save the date: Sunday Million’s 18th anniversary features $8 million GTD

Henrique “Zanetti89” Zanetti found himself heads-up against him “ilyukevich21” of Belarus. The regular prize pool payouts meant that both players would net him no less than $54,493, but the final bounties were significant at this point, meaning everything was still up for grabs.

In the end, Zanetti emerged victorious and saw a cool $36,691 added to his $54,501 prize pool, for a total payout of $91,192. The runner-up wondered what could have been; The $60,329 they looted will help ease the pain, we’re sure.

The Sunday Million continues to run weekly, but it is the 7th of April Edition that caused a stir. April 7th is the time when the 18th anniversary edition the Sunday Million lands on PokerStars. His buy-in increases to $215, but that means PokerStars can strike an $8 million guarantee on the prize pool, an increase from 2023 and one that should amount to a seven-figure grand prize!


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