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Two major live stops in the US recently crowned champions in Daniel Park and Matt Stroud while the pretty 26-year-old poker pro Daria “Scarlett_D” Feshchenko has joined 888poker as the site`s latest brand ambassador.
Daria Feshchenko Joins 888poker as Brand Ambassador
26-year-old Russian poker pro Daria “Scarlett_D” Feshchenko is the latest recruit of 888poker, and the site`s latest female ambassador joins Sofia Lövgren, Vivian Saliba, Kara Scott, and Ana Marquez onboard Team888.
Feshchenko was a part of Team Russia during 888poker’s “8-Team” at the 2018 WSOP, and apart from sporting the 888poker patch at live appearances, she is excited to highlight poker in Russia.
A philologist, orientalist and a model, Feshchenko studied the Indonesian language at the University of Moscow. She has also won titles like “Miss Bikini Eurasia” and “Miss Personality” at Miss Tourism Universe.
Feshchenko is a single mother and is raising her 7-year-old son Mark alone.
Feshchenko`s poker journey started almost a decade back at underground poker clubs, and it was only four years ago that she decided to travel to play poker.
The cash game player usually plays $50/$100 NLHE games, and she was seen playing stakes as high as $300/$600 in Las Vegas this summer. She also boasts of over $236,000 in tournament earnings including a 12th place finish at the 2018 WSOP $1,000 Little One for One Drop.
Daniel Park Wins Parx Big Stax XXX 500 for $95,017
The Parx Big Stax which runs through August 22 at Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino and Racing, saw its $500 buy-in XXX 500 come to a close. Topping the massive field of 1,224 entries was WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Park who took home $95,017 following an ICM deal with his heads-up opponent Jackob Datashvili.
Other notables who managed to cash in the event were Michael Porrini (11th for $6,744), Vincent Lay (26th for $3,488), Mike Linster (28th for $2,849), Alexandre Moreira (36th for $2,849), and Adrian Scarpa (45th for $2,326).
Final Table Recap
Russel Rothstein became the first casualty of the final table and hit the rail in ninth place.
Soon after that, on a six-high flop, Chris Csik jammed with king-six and Park made the call with pocket sevens. Park’s pair stayed good on the turn and the river, busting Csik.
Kyle Brock exited next in seventh place followed by Steven Sarmiento who was busted by Park in sixth place.
Next up, Carlos Alvarado and Dan DaConti were relegated to the rail in fifth and fourth place respectively.
In what turned out to be the final hand of the event, Park raised with and John Alesi 3-bet with pocket nines. Park shoved, and Alesi called off. Park flopped a king to eliminate Alesi in third place.
Park and Jackob Datashvili quickly agreed to an ICM chop courtesy which Park was declared the champion!
Final Table Results (USD)
*denotes heads-up deal
Matt Stroud Wins First-Ever Southern Poker Open After 6-Way ICM Deal
The first-ever $420 buy-in Southern Poker Open at the Riverdome, Horseshoe Bossier City was quite the crowd puller and drew in a massive field of 1,138 entries over five starting flights almost doubling its advertised $200K GTD. The winner emerged in Matt Stroud who won $47,737 after a six-way ICM chop.
Stroud, who almost hit the rail when the tournament was down to 11 players, eventually chopped the prize money with five others on the final table, namely, Jeremy Tinsley (2nd for $40,942), Huey Hulin (3rd for $34,196), Nate Wheeler (4th for $33,426), Ben Markway (5th for $29,286) and Robert Provine (6th for $24,525).
Terry Griffith was the first player to finish in the money, and his elimination was followed by several notables hitting the rail in quick succession including two-time WSOP bracelet winner Keith Lehr (12th for $5,815), Grant Hart (15th for $4,740), Jeff Wyatt (30th for $1,992), and Mark Burford (28th – $1,992).
Arthur Collins bubbled the final table in tenth place.
Final Table Recap
Mike Vardeman departed first in ninth place with Tim Harris following him out in eighth place.
Short-stacked Stuart McMahen was the seventh-place finisher, and as soon as the six remaining players returned from the last schedule break of play, an ICM chop was made that gave Stroud the lion’s share of the prize pool and the title.
Final Table Results (USD)
*denotes six way deal