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Bulgarian poker pro Georgi Sandev took down the latest edition of The Grand at PartyPoker, turning his $1,050 investment into a bankroll-boosting $15,192.

Winning more than $15,000 is always welcome, but the fact Sandev battled with some of poker’s best tournament players will have done wonders for his confidence, and you cannot put a prize on that.

This weekend’s Grand drew in 50 entrants, who battled it out for a slice of the $50,000 prize pool. Only the nine players that navigated their way through the shark-infested waters to the final received some of that pie.

Among those missing out on some prize money included Team PartyPoker’s Jaime Staples, Andrei Kotelnikov, Simon Mattsson, Niklas Astedt, and bubble boy Victor Onizuka.

The Grand Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Georgi Sandev Bulgaria $15,192
2 Josh Hopkins Canada $9,554
3 Ricardo Arraiano Malta $6,433
4 Thomas Gomis United Kingdom $4,638
5 Jonathan Skovsen Denmark $3,584
6 Enrico Camosci Malta $3,097
7 Eliot Hudon Canada $2,746
8 Preben Stokkan United Kingdom $2,483
9 Dan Connolly Ireland $2,270

It did not take long for the first casualty of the final table to be confirmed, and it was Ireland’s Dan Connolly who was that player. Ninth place came with a $2,270 payout.

Preben Stokkan was the next player heading for the showers. Stokkan is one of Norway’s most talented poker players, although the high-stakes specialist currently resides in London, United Kingdom. His elimination resulted in the surviving players breathing a sigh of relief.

The final seven became six when Eliot Hudon ran out of steam. You may recall Hudon won the $10,400 WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas in December 2022 for a massive $4,136,000 payday.

Malta-based star Enrico Camosci busted in sixth before the dangerous Dane Johnathan Skovsen was relieved of his stack in fifth place.

The heads-up stage was reached after Thomas Gomis and Ricard Arraiano ran out of luck and steam, leaving Canada’s Josh Hopkins against Sandev. Sandev got the job done and his hands on $15,192, leaving Hopkins to console himself with a $9,554 runner-up prize.

Win You Way Into This Week’s The Grand

The Grand may cost $1,050 to buy into directly, which we are aware is outside the constraints of most players’ bankrolls. However, we run dozens of satellites throughout the week that make it possible to win your way into The Grand from as little as $0.01!

$0.01 Centrolls for The Grand run each day, and they award places into the $0.55 The Grand Feeder. Please be aware that these centrolls automatically register you for the next available $0.55 feeder.

Make it through the $0.55 feeders and you are automatically registered for the next available $5.50 buy-in Phase 1 satellite. These in turn award tickets to the $22 buy-in Phase 2, which feed into the $109 buy-in Phase 3 satellites. Play your way out of a $109 Phase 3 to take your seat in The Grand Phase Final where you’ll fight it out for a share of a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

You may want to try your luck in our amazing SPINS jackpot sit & go tournaments. While they do not pay out tickets to The Grand, you could consider parlaying any winnings into a buy-in for The Grand.

SPINS come with buy-ins of $0.25, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, and can pay out up to $1 million if you hit the jackpot! Good luck!


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