Bulgarian Dimitar Danchev has outlasted a field of 986 players to win the 2013 Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.
The victory was easily the biggest of the twenty-seven year-old’s career as he took home the first place prize of $1,859,000 from the monster prize pool of $ 9,573,900.
The victory was the first ever European Poker Tour victory for a Bulgarian and puts Danchev well and truly on top of the all-time Bulgarian tournament winnings leaderboard.
Danchev was delighted to have achieved his first major tournament victory especially in front of a large group of friends and Bulgarian supporters.
“It feels amazing, really,” Danchev said.
“I really felt the support.
“This is for them, too.”
The star of Bulgarian Poker hopes that his success can lead to a boom period in Bulgarian poker and more players from his country scoring big tournament victories.
“This is a big thing for my country,” Danchev said.
“Bulgaria poker is developing really good and will be top level very soon.”
Danchev finished second in the 2011 European Poker Tour San Remo Main Event, after being a massive favorite to win the final hand, and said the disappointment of that loss motivated him to finish the job yesterday.
The 2013 Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure has had a major international flavor with Australian Grant Levy adding to the list of non-American players who have had won a bracelet in the event by capturing the $5,300 six-max title.
Levy has been one of the most consistent players on the Australian Poker circuit claiming victory in the Main Event of the 2007 APPT Sydney and the 2011 ANZPT Perth title.
The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure tournament concludes with the stacked final table of the $25,000 High Roller.
Still remaining in the hunt to claim the bracelet is Vanessa Selbst who is guaranteed to become the all-time winningest female live tournament poker player no matter where she finishes at the final table.
The Caribbean Adventure event is sponsored by Poker Stars and you can prepare for next year’s event by joining all the leading players online!