Panka Holds of McDonald to Win PCA $10,000,000 Main Event
Earlier this week Polish poker player Dominik Panka made European Poker Tour history by becoming the first ever Polish player to win an EPT Main Event when he won the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.
For his efforts Panka received the title, $1,423,096 in prize money, a trophy and a Swiss watch from the official EPT watch sponsor, Slyde.
However, his win was bad news for Canadian Mike “Timex” McDonald who was trying to make his own history by becoming the first player to ever win two EPT main events, something that has not happened in nine-and-a-half years.
When he was 18, McDonald won the 2008 EPT Dortmund Main Event for more than $1.3 million. However, Panka defeated McDonald heads-up to round up a 16-hour final table and prevent him from completing the record-setting win.
Nonetheless, McDonald still received $1,064,865 for coming second, so he is unlikely to be too disappointed.