Dimitar Danchev Claims PCA Main Event

Dimitar Danchev Claims PCA Main Event

Monday, 14 January 2013

After a long battle in the sun, this year’s PCA Main Event is finally over. Having welcomed 987 players from around the world, the hugely popular festival could only watch as Bulgaria’s Dimitar Danchev lifted the winner’s trophy.

Having come close to success at a PokerStars sponsored event in the past – most notably at 2011’s EPT San Remo – Danchev wasn’t going to let this opportunity slip away without a fight.

Indeed, having started the finale as the second shortest stack, Danchev dug deep and worked with his meagre offerings to move into contention half way through the day.

After watching the likes of Owen Crowe and former chip leader Jerry Wong hit the rail, it was only Joel Micka who stood in Danchev’s way.

A brief tussled ensued but it was Danchev who enjoyed a run of positive variance, winning two coin flips to scoop the remainder of Micka’s chips and claim the $1,859,000 first place prize.

A hat tip too to eighth place finisher Joao Nogueira who qualified online for just $1.10 but walked away with $165,000.

PCA Main Event Final Standings

1st Dimitar Danchev $1,859,000
2nd Joel Micka $1,190,000
3rd Jerry Wong $725,000
4th Jonathan Roy $560,000
5th Owen Crowe $435,000
6th Andrew Shatilov $325,000
7th Yann Dion $230,000
8th Joao Nogueira $165,000

Image courtesy of Neil Stoddart at PokerStars.

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