Ognyan Dimov Wins EPT Deauville Title For €543kFebruary 9, 2015 12:16 pm
Ognyan Dimov has triumphed at the 2015 European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event, after besting a field of 592 players over six days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the €543,700 ($613,193) first-place prize. Following an impressive performance which pushes his tournament winnings to $721,099, the 25-year-old Bulgarian said:
“I can’t explain how I feel. I’m super happy. I discussed some strategy with my friends but I just ran really well.“
The €5,300 EPT Deauville main event was held at the Casino Barriere de Deauville in northwestern France, and attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth €2,841,600. Amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their buy-ins was Eugene Katchalov in 86th (€8,810), Bertrand Grospellier in 31st (€14,490), Ruben Visser in 28th (€14,490), Sergio Aido in 21st (€19,320), Kevin MacPhee in 11th (€38,080), and Matas Cimbolas in 8th (€58,820).
By the time the final day of play had been reached just six players remained in the competition, and on the first hand Andrius Bielskis (J-J) dispatched Joseph Carlino (A-K) to the rail in 6th (€115,650), before a short while later shoving with A-3 and being eliminated himself by Benjamin Buhr (A-A) in 5th for €147,760.
Dany Parlafes (A-K) then took care of Benjamin Pollak (K-7) in 4th (€187,550), and after being dealt pocket aces and doing likewise to Benjamin Buhr (A-K) in 3rd (€242,390), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Dimov and Parlafes for the EPT title. As the final battle commenced, Ognyan Dimov was roughly at a 2-to-1 chip disadvantage, but 117 hands later he was ahead when the deciding hand was played with Dimov (Ah-Jh) and Parlafes (Ac-Kc) all-in preflop. The board subsequently ran out Qh-6h-3c-3h-Jd to consign Dany Parlafes to a runner-up finish worth €338,700, while Ognyan Dimov was crowned the 2015 EPT Deauville champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1 Ognyan Dimov – €543,700
2 Dany Parlafes – €338,700
3 Benjamin Buhr – €242,390
4 Benjamin Pollak – €187,550
5 Andrius Bielskis – €147,760
6 Joseph Carlino – €115,650
7 Massou Cohen – $96,963
8 Matas Cimbolas – $66,682