Poorya is a lot Richya!
January 12, 2022

Canadian Poorya Nazari won one of the biggest poker prizes of the year outside of the World Series of Poker this last weekend, when he took down the European Poker Tour’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.  Nazari earned $3,000,000 for the victory, simply by being the last man standing out of a huge starting field of 1,347 players. 

Along with Poorya Nazari, this tough PCA final table consisted of an international field which included among others, a PokerStars Pro from Brazil, an internet cash game whiz kid from Germany, an old school Vegas live game veteran, and PokerRoad’s own Kevin Saul - who despite being the chip leader at the end of Day 3, came into the final table slightly crippled, after losing a huge pot towards the end of Day 4’s play. 

Sadly, Saul was unable to rebound from yesterday’s set back and soon found himself out in a somewhat disappointing eighth place overall.   

Saul’s departure seemed to set off a storm of eliminations in the early rounds, a storm that didn’t subside until only three players remained.  Those final three players, Alexandre Gomes, Benny Spindler, and Poorya Nazari, then played for hours together, until eventually Nazari was able to dispatch the last two players standing between him, and the biggest cash of his tournament career. 

The final table finish positions for the the EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event were as follows: 

1st.  Poorya Nazari- $3,000,000
2nd.  Anthony Gregg- $1,700,000
3rd.  Benny Spindler- $1,100,000
4th.  Alexandre Gomes- $750,000
5th.  Peter Tielen- $550,000
6th.  Dustin Dirksen- $400,000
7th.  Daniel Heimiller- $300,000
8th.  Kevin Saul- $214,000 

PokerStars is the home of the biggest online tournaments on the planet and also continually runs satellites for marquee live events like this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.  To join the games (and support PokerRoad at the same time) just click here!

Story by Mark Anderson

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