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Seat 5: Lachezar Plamenov Petkov, 26, Varna/Bulgaria - 10,325,000

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Lachezar Petkov

26-year-old Bulgarian player Lachezar Plamenov Petkov soared into the chip lead during Day 5 after scoring a huge double through Tsugunari Toma. Petkov's queens held against Toma's tens and pushed him over 8 million in chips.

Petkov has accrued just over $220,000 in live tournaments until he arrived at PokerStars Championship Barcelona. His biggest payday came in the $10k High Roller at Merit Poker Gangsters & Chicago Poker Cup in Cyprus. Petkov qualified to the tournament for just $630 and made it to the final table along with fellow PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event finalist Albert Daher. While Daher left in eighth place, Petkov emerged victorious for a handsome $168,755.

That large bankroll booster convinced Petkov to turn pro. He plays mainly heads-up sit-n-gos and $100 Spin & Gos online. Petkov, however, still enjoys travelling around the world and playing in live tournaments. This will be his second cash in a PokerStars Championship Main Event. He picked up HK$79,300 for a 62nd place finish in Macau. His résumé also features several small cashes from Las Vegas.

Petkov's Main Event run:

EnteringChipsPosition
Day 270,600267 / 865
Day 3128,500171 / 287
Day 4525,00035 / 70
Day 53,630,0006 / 16
Day 610,325,0002 / 6
Chip Counts
Lachezar Plamenov Petkov BG 10,325,000

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