In January 2014, David Paredes navigated a field of 1,229 entrants to finish runner-up in the Season XII World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open for $499,549. A little more than a year and a half later, the Massachusetts native returned to Borgata for the 2015 WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event, which attracted 1,027 entrants and created a prize pool of $3,287,427.
Amazingly, Parades made another deep run, and this time he was able to close it out against a tough final table to capture the $723,227 first-place prize, the biggest cash of his career. Parades now has $2,253,258 in all-time tournament winnings.
CANADA’S DBECKS23EX TAKES DOWN THE DEAL JACKPOT AT FULL TILT
Canadian poker player “dbecks23ex” is the first winner of the jackpot on tap at The Deal, the mini-game part of Full Tilt’s Players Club.
The win comes one month after the poker room decided to launch its brand new Players Club, an all-new loyalty program aimed at attracting more recreational players to the platform.
Accessible to all players at Full Tilt at the cost of one coin or 20 Full Tilt Points (FTPs), The Deal is a very easy game to play.
As soon as a player pays the entry fee, seven cards are dealt face down, with the player consequently choosing two to be discarded. After that, the remaining five cards on the table are revealed and are used to make a poker hand, with the strength of the poker hand determining what prize is awarded.
SYLVAIN LOOSLI WINS THE 2015 EPT BARCELONA €50,000 SUPER HIGH ROLLER
The €50,000 Super High Roller, the first of several major events in the EPT Season 12 Barcelona’s schedule, was completed with the victory of frenchman Sylvain Loosli. Sylvain Loosli has won the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller, after topping a record field of 99 entrants, including the impressive Pole Dzmitry Urbanovich in heads-up action.
All the Togel Singapore entries created a prize pool of €4,753,485 and the money was distributed among the top 15 finishers, with the payouts starting from €80,800.
Loosli celebrated his win loudly with the large rail that had gathered to watch the final. This tournament proved the biggest victory of his poker career and second seven-figure score.