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Vyacheslav Stoyanov Wins 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event

32-Year-Old Poker Pro Turns $330 Satellite Buy-In Into $108,480 Payday

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 04, 2019


Vyacheslav Stoyanov has won the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. The 32-year-old Moldovan poker pro outlasted a field of 507 total entries to secure the title and a payout of $108,480 after striking a deal heads-up with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chris Klodnicki. Stoyanov earned his first six-figure live tournament payday as the champion of this event, but the cash game specialist nearly didn’t enter the event. “I came from Las Vegas to the Bike for this trip to play cash games. I didn’t plan to play any tournaments, but my friend wanted me to play so badly. We went to the poker room and the manager told us about a $330 satellite.” said Stoyanov, who turned that $330 into a $1,100 seat in this event, and then cashed for the largest score of his career. “It was ...

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