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Panka Holds of McDonald to Win PCA $10,000,000 Main Event

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.

Panka Holds of McDonald to Win PCA $10,000,000 Main Event

McDonald’s dream of becoming the first person to win two EPT Main Events was dashed by a victory from Polish player Dominik Panka.

After winning Panka said, “There are a lot of very good poker players from Poland and I was expecting somebody else to be the first. But I was able to bring the glory to Poland and I am very, very proud to do it.”
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.

OCA News Editor