Bulgarian poker player Petar Zografov has emerged as the champion of the PokerStars Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria. The event had a player field of 246 poker players and culminated in an intense heads-up match between Petar Zografov and Algirdas Saveikis, who had begun as the chip leader of the event.
Reporting Zografov’s spectacular success, Cardplayer.com stated that Petar is the first Bulgarian poker player to ever win a championship title at the PokerStars Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria, the second edition of the same event held in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian poker player won a prize of Euro 48,745. But runner-up Saveikis, a poker player from Lithuania, won more than Petar because of a heads-up agreement the players had made when Saveikis was the chip leader. The heads-up match lasted for 3 hours, with Saveikis and Petar exchanging the chip leader positions every now and then. Finally, Saveikis emerged from the table as the runner-up and collected the top prize of Euro 51,645.
The last hand played was understandably the most exciting one, with Petar raising to 100,000 and Saveikis calling the raise. When Saveikis checked, Petar placed a bet of 75,000, which Saveikis raised to 180,000. Petar reloaded and raised it to 325,000, after which Saveikis bet all his chips worth close to Euro 1.2 million. When it was time for showdown, Petar had a superior hand, owing to which he emerged as the last man standing and the winner of a prestigious title.
Speaking about his latest achievement, he said,
“To win the trophy in my home country is the perfect situation, I feel great.”
The final table results of the PokerStars Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria are as follows. The last man standing was Petar Zografov of Bulgaria who won €48,745. The first and second runners-up were Algirdas Saveikis of Lithuania and Ted Stolzenbach of Netherlands, who won €51,645 and €22,050, respectively. The players who finished fourth, fifth, and sixth were Slaven Popov of Bulgaria, Michal Misterek of Poland, and Daniel Karlson of Sweden, who won €17,300, €14,300, and €11,900, respectively. The players who finished seventh and eighth were Deyan Stanev of Bulgaria and Nagy Barnabas of Hungary, who won €9,550 and €7,600, respectively.
The second season of the Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria was held in the Grand Casino International of Golden Sands Resort, located near Varna. The highlight was the €1,000 Buy- in Main Event, which was held from June 7 to June 10.