2018 PokerStars Festival London in Full Swing

2018 PokerStars Festival London in Full SwingThe PokerStars Festival London got underway at the Hippodrome Casino on January 22nd, with the seven-day long tournament series reaching a conclusion on the 28th with the outcome of its £990 Main Event which has a guaranteed prize pool of £500,000.
Other events featured at the PokerStars Festival London includes the £170 Super Deep Stack, the £330 London Cup, the £220 PL Omaha Double Chance, with its most expensive event being the PokerStars Festival High Roller which costs £2,200 to enter.
On Tuesday, the PSF High Roller subsequently attracted 142 players and 22 re-entries to create a prize pool of £318,160 ($442,750), with Dragos Trofimov managing to eliminate the last of his competitors the following day to claim a first place prize of £73,990 ($102,964). As a result, the Frenchman now boasts $126,069 in career earnings, with his other two tournament cashes taking place in 2017, including a runner-up finish at the €330 NLHE PokerStars Open for €16,850 ($19,326), and a 4th place finish at the €200 PokerStars Festival Lille for €3,240 ($3,779).
At the seat of his latest victory, Trofimov entered the final heads-up phase of the competition holding a more than 3-1 chip lead over Italy’s Sergio Castelluccio, a seasoned pro whose past successes include a deep run at the 2012 IPT San Remo in which he finished in 4th place for €400,000 ($528,102).
Nevertheless, Dragos Trofimov proved by far the more aggressive of the two during their heads-up exchange, with the final hand played after Trofimov raised preflop and then called the all-in shove of his remaining opponent. Unfortunately for Sergio Castelluccio, however, his A-8 was in bad shape against Trofimov’s A-10, with the 2-5-3-7-5 board which ensued then sealing the deal.
Top 10 Finishes
1: Dragos Trofimov £73,990
2: Sergio Castelluccio £50,110
3: Jordi Torner £33,410
4: Luke Schwartz £27,360
5: Paulis Plausinaitis £21,950
6: Jonathan Wong £17,020
7: Nicolas Cardyn £12,600
8: Evangelos Beichrakis £9,260
9: Andrey Andreev £7,380
10: Jogvan Glerfoss £6,200
In addition to the tournaments taking place, there are also a number of cash games running throughout the Festival, with stakes ranging between £1/£2 and £5/£10 for NLH games, and between £1/£2 and £10/£25 for Pot Limit Omaha, Dealer’s Choice and Mixed games.

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