Bulgaria’s Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov is the player bringing up the rear when the now eight finalists take their seats at King’s Casino on December 15. Obreshkov is armed with 2,125,000 chips, or approximately 14 big blinds, meaning the pressure is off him somewhat. One double-up and the Bulgarian will find himself back in the thick of it.
Obreshkov is a seasoned poker player, one with more than $1.2 million in live tournament earnings. He reached the final table of the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event at King’s Casino where he fell in ninth-place for €75,461 ($85,868). Two months prior to that impressive finish, Obreshkov was the third-place finisher at the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a result that saw him win a career-best $349,889.
“I really love dancing, most of all bachata. It is definitely the biggest passion of mine outside of poker. I found yoga four or five years ago and have been in love with the process since then. Also, I have been into sports my whole life. Currently, I mostly swim, play tennis, enjoy climbing, and surfing if there is sun and waves where I am.”
The Bulgarian hopes to dance his way to a massive prize when the final table commences, although he’s adamant it’s not the money that motivates him to play poker. Should he become this event’s champion, Obreshkov plans to secure his family’s financial future, open a dance school in his home town and make some donations to charitable causes.