Rumen Nanev has been a player that flies under the radar. He’s twice made deep runs in EPT main events in the last couple of season (21th at EPT Barcelona, 18th at EPT Deauville) but hasn’t grabbed the headlines. There has been no overnight chip leads, no final tables, no ridiculous look-at-me blow ups or amateur dramatics. Nanev has just gone quietly about his business. Well, that’s about to change.
Step forward Rumen Nanev, winner of Event #27 and €7,600. OKay, it’s not the biggest score of the Bulgarian’s career – he finished fourth in a EPT side event for €61,140 – but this is his first recorded live win. Congratulations, Rumen Nanev, we salute you.
Event #27, 11 October
Game: NLHE/PLO turbo
Prize pool: €21,825
1. Rumen Nanev, Bulgaria, €7,600
2. Szabolcs Mayer, Hungary, €4,800
3. Pier Paolo Ruscalla , Italy, €2,850
4. Miguel Silva, Belgium, €2,070
5. Andras Kovacs, Hungary, €1,545
6. Claire Renaut, France, €1,100
7. Pietro Calo, Italy, €980
8. Aleksis Tsaousidis, Greece, €880
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.