Dimitar Danchev wins WPTWOC Turbo Championship

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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: September 25, 2020 04:06 PDT

Bulgaria's Danchev takes home $188,316 in WPT World Online Championships Event #11

Dimitar Danchev came into WPTWOC Event #11 with a resume that included more than $4.6 million in live tournament earnings, an EPT championship, and a reputation as one of poker's top-tier online tournament players.

The Bulgarian tournament specialist can now add WPT champion to that list of accolades.

Danchev adds his name to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup with his victory in the World Poker Tour World Online Championships $3,200 Turbo Championship. Danchev takes home a $188,316 first-place prize after coming away with the win.

Danchev, Aliaksei Boika, and Alfred Karlsson made a three-way deal at the final table, with each taking a six-figure payday per the terms of the agreement. Belarusian Boika (2nd - $156,843) and Sweden's Karlsson (3rd -$184,832) made up the top three out of a field of 433 entries in WPTWOC Event #11.

Those 433 entries pushed the final prize pool well past the guaranteed $1 million, as the $3,200 Turbo Championship awarded $1,299,000 overall.

Danchev claims a WPT title as World Online Championships wind down

It took about eight-and-a-half hours from start to finish for Danchev to claim the title in the one-day event. The field of 433 trimmed down to a list of some of poker's most formidable players by the time the money bubble burst.

Event #11 paid 3 money spots, with some of the game's toughest tournament players battling it out for a final table spot. Included in that group were money finishers like Team partypoker pros Richard Dubini (49th - $7,209) and Jeff Gross (43rd - $7,209).

Other top finishers included Ari Engel (51st - $6,559), Connor Drinan (48th - $7,209), David Peters (28th - $10,456) and Faraz Jaka (11th - $19,875).

The final table featured the last seven remaining players in the tournament, each of which was guaranteed at least a $31,908 payday. Ukraine's Oleg Vasylchenko (7th - $31,908) was the one that claimed that prize, going out first out of the final table combatants.

Croatia's Patrik Buzhala (6th - $41,489) was next out, followed by Icelandic player Asgrimur Karl (5th - $56,015). The elimination of Hungary's Ferenc Deak (4th - $81,634) left the final three players to discuss a deal.

That deal evened out the final three payouts significantly and left $10,000 extra for the eventual winner. Karlson went into three-handed play as the chip leader, but ended up exiting in third place.

Boika, who went into the final three as the short stack, battled to a second-place finish. At the end of Event #11, however, it was Danchev coming away with the extra $10k, as well as the right to call himself a WPT champion.

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