Dominik Panka Wins 2014 PCA Main Event
Jan 21, 2014
Poland’s Dominik Panka came out almost from nowhere to dash Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald’s hopes of winning the 2014 PCA main event
Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald was denied his spot in EPT history as the first player to win two main event titles by the 22 year old online prodigy from Poland, Dominik Panka, who with the aid of some very smart strategies took home the $1,423,096 first place prize, a SLYDE watch and the champion’s trophy.
Argentine Fabian Ortiz was the first to exit the final table in 8th having lost a pre-flop coin flip to McDonald, and the same cruel fate was handed to Pascal Lefrancois, who saw an ace for American Isaac Baron on the turn crush his pocket sixes and send him to the rail in 7th.
Isaac Baron was whittled down to a short stack and sent packing in 3rd when the now seemingly unstoppable Panka flopped the nut flush to leave him drawing dead, which left McDonald agonizingly close to PCA glory and EPT history.
A crucial hand heads up saw Panka win a coin flip to take a commanding lead, and he didn’t waste much time in consolidating his advantage. McDonald was happy to gamble with a flush draw and Panka with bottom pair. Despite the turn initially bringing McDonald what he needed in a pair, an ace on the river saw the Pole make a pivotal two pair and grasp his first major poker title. A lot of the updates were available online by viewing your iPad casino device.