The field included tough competitors such as Gaelle Baumann who busted just short of the money, Team Pokerstars Pro ‘nanonoko’ – Randy Lew (7th Place) as well as Michal Mrakes (5th place). Diaz found himself heads-up against Italian Federico Petruzzelli who had to eventually settle for runner-up position and a cool $173,455 for his efforts.
“I feel pretty excited, pretty happy. It’s always great to win a tournament. It’s my biggest cash in poker so far,” Diaz told reporters, after the tournament.
A look at the final table payouts:
1.Guillaume Diaz – $303,243
2.Federico Petruzzelli – $173,455
3.Abdullatif Attia – $121,293
4.Danilo Cangianiello – $89,903
5.Michal Mrakes – $70,156
6.Abraham Passet – $53,369
7.Randy Lew – $40,924
8.Giuseppe La Guardia – $29,862
9.Sorin Sufragiu – $22,936
In addition to the trophy and 1st place prize money, Diaz also received a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the tournament of champions in the Bahamas next year and he was quite thrilled about it.
“I was planning to go play there anyway, but I’m pretty happy to have this kind of freeroll, have it in the pocket and be relaxed for the rest of the year,” he stated.
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