An unknown online player, Dominik Panka, has beaten a tough field and won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014 Main Event and over $1.4 million in prize money.
Panka became the first Polish poker player to win a European Poker Tour event and made history. He is a virtual unknown in the poker world. However, his poker skills give away the fact that he is a seasoned online poker player who has managed to remain anonymous, keeping his online poker name a secret.
The $10,000 buy-in event attracted 1,031 entries, generating a massive prize pool in excess of $10 million.
And if beating over 1,000 players was not enough, Panka came up against a tough final table that included former EPT tournament winner and online legend, Mike “Timex” McDonald as well as the 2007 Card Player Online Player of the Year Isaac Baron. In fact, these three players would make up the final three in the tournament.
They would decide on a deal that would divide up the prize money as follows:
Dominik Panka would receive $1,323,096
Isaac Baron would receive $1,207,599
Mike “Timex” McDonald would receive $1,064,000
They would then play for the remaining $100,000 and the title.
Panka would outlast both of the seasoned veterans, and take home a whopping total of $1,423,096 in prize money. He also received the PCA trophy and a Swiss watch from Slyde, the EPT sponsor.
Congratulations to Dominik Panka on his massive win at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014!