The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure ends with a much-needed action in the $25,000 PCA High Roller. Ognyan Dimov has been crowned the champion this year. He now takes home a total of $990,655 out of the prize pool of $4,444,055 that 187 players created. The top 27 players have taken home at least $43,800.
It all came down to the third day, where 17 players battled it out for the big prize. Anthony Hu from the US could secure the third spot for $442,300. His elimination came after Kayhan Mokri left the table for $340,200. Another US player featured in the top five of the table, with Brock Wilson pocketing $261,700.
Yuri remained in ninth place for the $116,400 prize. It was only a matter of time before Elio Fox took off from the table. It came in the form of elimination instead of securing good hands. However, $139,700 is a good deal if one looks at it financially. Dylan Smith could survive the two storms on the table only to be taken out for the 7th position, where he got his hands on $167,700.
Mustapha Kanit missed a chance to make the top five. All they had to do was survive another blow. Settling in the 6th position is a disappointment unless the reward is worth $201,300, which literally makes a lot of things okay.
Dimov spoke about his victory after the tournament concluded, saying that he had been waiting for such a win for many years. True indeed, since that is his career’s biggest win, coming after nearly 7 years. The Bahamas proved to be a turning point for him. He cashed four times and won $10,000 in the Bounty Freezeout for the second spot, in addition to the $25,000 PCA High Roller.
He was on a trip worth taking with his family, where Demov won a big prize and had a good time with them.
Yuri lost first with King-Ten against Fox, who put up Ace-Jack as a response. It took Dimov to remove Fox from the table, after which Smith followed the trend for the 7th spot. Another hour went by before Kanit was eliminated from the sixth position.
Dimov turned the table around during the three-handed play by calling with a mid-pair after Hu let out a bluff with a missed flush draw. This gave the chip lead to Dimov and an advantage over Lin, who was unable to put up with the tower constructed by Dimov. Lin went all in with an open-ended straight draw. Dimov avoided the outs and eventually won the game.
He now takes home the big prize and a family picture featuring him, his wife, and his son.