The end $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has reached the end and Ognyan Dimov he is the champion after defeat Ren Lin in the face up game. Dimov outlasted a field of 17 on Day 3 to take home first prize of $990,655.
The 187-player field generated a prize pool of $4,444,055, with the top 27 players taking home at least $43,800. Lin earned $619,200 per second, while Anthony Hu claimed $442,300 for third place. Kayhan Mokri i Brock Wilson rounded out the top five with $340,200 and $264,700, respectively.
$25,000 PCA High Roller Final Table Results
RankNameCountryPrize 1Ognyan DimovBulgaria$990,655 2Ren LinUnited States$619,200 3Anthony HuUnited States$442,300 4Kayhan MokriNorway$340,200 5Brock WilsonUnited States$261,700 6Mustapha KanitItaly$201,300 7Dylan SmithUnited States$167,700 8Elio FoxUnited States$139,700Dzivievski Brazil$161,409
The win is the biggest of Dimov’s career and comes a long way since his 2015 win at the EPT Main Event in Deauville in northwestern France.
“I’ve been waiting for a score as big as this for many years,” Dimov said in his post-win interview with PokerNews. “I am very happy.”
Dimov enjoyed his time in the Bahamas where he cashed four times and took second place in the $10,000 Bounty Freezeout. The series has been a chance for poker regulars to bring their families and Dimov was no exception.
“I am with my family here (wife Simoneta and son Boyan) and they can enjoy the place. I feel like I don’t have a lot of time to do it, but still, it was worth it.”
Day 3 Action
The third and final day of the $25,000 PCA High Roller kicked off with 17 players and Ben Heath he was the first to leave when he ran into his nine Dylan Smiththe queens Heath’s elimination sent the tournament to the final two tables and Mario Navarro, Ryan Riess, Santiago Plante, Ethan “Rampage” Yau, Roger Johnson, Joao Vieirai Carlos Chadha all were eliminated before the final table. Yau picks up where he left off after a breakout 2022 that ended with a win in the $25,000 High Roller at the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas.
The back nine began final table action three hours into the 3rd and Yuri Dzivielevski he was first out in ninth when his king-deo lost against Elio Foxthe ace-jack Dimov eliminated Fox in eighth shortly after and Smith fell to seventh when Dimov’s tens landed his pocket kings.
The six-man final was played for another hour and Mustapha Kanit he had gone on a run in the early stages of the final table, but fell back into the group and was knocked out in sixth when Lin hit his pocket eights with a pair of flopped aces. moments later, Brock Wilson he folded in fifth place when he moved in with pocket fours, but ran into Lin’s pocket aces.
Kayhan Mokri He had an up and down day, but always seemed to return to the chip average. However, his night ended in fourth place when his ace-queen failed to overcome Dimov’s pocket ten.
Dimov’s turning point came during three-handed play when he called with half pair after Hu fired a big bluff on the river with a lost flush draw. The hand gave Dimov the chip lead and he soon sent Hu to the rail in third place with pocket eights.
Lin entered the game head-to-head at a huge disadvantage against Dimov’s elegant stack and was unable to make up much ground. The big moment came when Lin went all in on the flop with an open straight draw, but Dimov dodged the outs to win with two pair.
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Matt Hansen, Live Reporting Executive
PokerNews Live Reporting Executive based in Las Vegas, originally from Chicago, IL