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Ognyan Dimov Wins 2015 European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event

Bulgarian Tops Field Of 592 Entries To Win €543,700 First-Place Prize

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Ognyan DimovA total of 592 players turned out for the 2015 European Poker Tour Deauville €5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, building a prize pool of €2,841,600. In the end the lion’s share of that money went to Bulgaria’s Ognyan Dimov, who earned €543,700 ($616,376 USD) and his first major live poker tournament title.

“I can’t explain how I feel,” he said. “I’m super happy. I discussed some strategy with my friends but I just ran really well.“

In addition to the money and the glory the 25-year-old also scored 1,680 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to instantly catapult him into fifth place in the overall POY standings for the time being.

Dimov came into the final day of play in second place of the remaining six, with only Dany Parlafes holding more chips. In the end it came down to those two for the final heads-up showdown for the title, with Parlafes holding a nearly 2-to-1 lead. The two battled it out for 117 hands before Dimov finally emerged victorious.

By the time the final hand arose it was Dimov who had a better than 2-to-1 advantage. Parlafes raised to 425,000 from the button with the AClub SuitKClub Suit and Dimov made it 1 million to go with the AHeart SuitJHeart Suit. Parlafes moved all-in for 5.2 million and Dimov made a quick call. He was dominated heading into the flop, but the QHeart Suit6Heart Suit3Club Suit gave him additional outs with a flush draw.

The 3Heart Suit on the turn gave Dimov the nut flush and secured the pot and the title for him right there. The JDiamond Suit on the river was a mere formality. With that Parlafes was sent to the rail as the runner up, taking home €338,700 for his deep run.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Ognyan Dimov $616,376 1680
2 Dany Parlafes $383,974 1400
3 Benjamin Buhr $274,790 1120
4 Benjamin Pollak $212,620 840
5 Andrius Bielskis $167,511 700
6 Joseph Carlino $131,109 560
7 Massou Cohen $96,963 420
8 Matas Cimbolas $66,682 280

Photo courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.