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Maria Lampropulos Wins PCA 2018 Main Event for $1,081,100

by GS Admin Posted on 15 Jan, 2018

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2018 kicked off on 6th January and the action there has been pretty exciting over the last 10 days. A few days back, we reported news about American poker pro Cary Katz winning the PCA 2018 super high roller event for $1,492,340. After that, all eyes turned towards the PCA 2018 Main Event.

The Main Event went on for 6 days and at the end of it all, it was Argentine female poker player Maria Lampropulos who shipped the mega event for the massive prize of $1,081,100 for first place. She outlasted a total of 582 players that included some of the best players in the world, to record her career’s second 7-figure win. Along with the prize money, she also wins a $30,000 Platinum Pass.

Maria went into heads up against Canada’s Shawn Buchanan and he walked away with the second place prize of $672,960 even though heads up began with him having a 2:1 chip lead. It was hand #107 on the final table when Maria’s 10-7 beat Buchanan’s K-5 as a 10 hit the flop, winning her the hand and becoming the first ever woman PCA Main Event winner over its 13-year history.

Adrian Mateos, who recently won the GPI Player of the Year 2017 award, finished 4th for $372,600. Back in April last year, Maria beat a massive field of 1,204 entries to win the partypoker Millions Live for $1,255,004, which remains her career best score.

What this win has done is that it has taken Maria’s career live poker earnings to $3,875,854 and to the #2 spot on the Argentina all-time money list (overtaking Jose Barbero), now only behind Ivan Luca, who has also been her boyfriend since a long while.

For news on similar big wins and major tournaments, keep an eye out on GutshotMagazine.com!


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