Maria Lampropulos, the Argentine poker celebrity, successfully battled 582 poker players to take down the winner’s title of 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,300 Main Event. She walked away with prize money of $1,081,100 and a $30,000 Platinum Pass.

It is the second time that this talented lady shipped a seven digit prize money and got her name inscribed in the history of poker landscape as the first woman to win the PCA Main Event in its 13-year history. . Last year in April, she survived and out showed a field of 1,204 entries  and won the partypoker Millions Live for $1,255,004.

Maria Lampropulos

Lampropulos portrayed a miraculous game throughout her journey in 2018 PCA $10,300 upto the finale and entered the finale with her head held high.

On the day of the finale, Christian Rudolf was eliminated just after 6 hands by Lampropulos. The felt bid farewell to Rudolf, giving him the sixth position and prize money of $229,760.

Canadian poker enthusiast, and a wheat and lentil farmer by profession, Daniel Coupal put up a tough fight uptill the 16th hand. But the experience and skills of WPT champion Shawn Buchanan couldn’t be defeated by him and he ended up securing the fifth position for $293,560.

Coupal’s elimination was followed by the exit of 2017 GPI Player of the Year and three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, Adrian Mateos, who was also the last former PokerStars Main Event winner in the field. Although his day at the felt started with a chip lead, Buchanan’s diamond flush draw proved to be mightier than Mateos’  Big Slick on a king-high flop. Mateos’ left the felt, securing the 4th place and with prize money of $372,600.

Again, Buchanan was the player who got Koray Aldemir eliminated. Buchanan and Aldemir had ace-eight suited and king-seven suited as their hole cards, respectively. An eight on the flop and another on the turn made Aldemir settle for the third place with prize money amounting to $481,560.

After the elimination of Aldemir, it was a heads up battle between Buchanan, a six-time COOP winner on PokerStars and poker pro Lampropulos. In #107 hand, the last hand of the Finale, Lampropulos was dealt with ten-seven and Buchanan had king-five as his hole cards. The board favoured Lampropulos and Buchanan was bust out in the second place, handing over thePokerStars Carribean Adventure $10,300 Main Event winner’s title to the female poker pro.

Final Table Results:

Position Player County Prize
1 Maria Lampropulos Argentina $1,081,100
2 Shawn Buchanan Canada $672,960
3 Koray Aldemir Germany $481,560
4 Adrian Mateos Spain $372,600
5 Daniel Coupal Canada $293,560
6 Christian Rudolph Germany $229,760

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