Dragos Trofimov wins the PokerStars Festival London High Roller for £73,990


24-year-old student Dragos Trofimov, a poker player from Moldova wins the 2018 PokerStars Festival London High Roller for £73,990 and a $30,000 Platinum Pass. The Platinum Pass allows him to participate in next year’s PCA $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship with $8 million guaranteed in the prize pool and $1 million added to the first place prize.

The PokerStars Festival London High Roller kicked off at the Hippodrome Casino on Tuesday. The £2,200 buy-in event attracted 164 entries (including 22 re-entries) to generate a prize pool of £318,160. The money was split into 24 payouts, min-cashes starting from £3,690.

It had taken two days of play prior to the official eight-handed final table was come to on Wednesday nights. Jonathan Wong from the United Kingdom entered that last level of play as the chip leader and the only player to acquire handed down the one-million chip mark with a total of 1.065 million in chips. Castelluccio was second position in chips at the time cards were thrown in the air for a final day of play with 993,000. Trofimov held the fourth most significant stack at that point with 584,000 in chips.

After several hours of action, it got down to a heads-up match involving Trofimov and his seasoned Italian opponent, who boasts a poker bankroll of over $2 million.

2018 PokerStars Festival London High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Dragos Trofimov Moldova £73,990*
2 Sergio Castelluccio Italy £50,100
3 Jordi Torner Spain £33,410
4 Luke Schwartz United Kingdom £27,360
5 Paulius Plausinaitis Lithuania £21,950
6 Jonathan Wong United Kingdom £17,020
7 Nicolas Cardyn France £12,600
8 Evangelos Bechrakis Greece £9,260