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PCA 2023 ME: Michel Dattani Ships His First Major Live Title Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 30 Jan, 2023
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 30 Jan, 2023
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 30 Jan, 2023

PCA 2023 ME: Michel Dattani Ships His First Major Live Title

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2023 Main Event at the Baha Mar Resort, The Bahamas, has finally concluded. Portuguese player Michel Dattani conquered the title to mark the first-ever major live title of his career for a pay cheque of $1,316,963

The PCA returned to The Bahamas after four long years for this edition. After six days of starting flights, the top six players returned to play on the final day of the Main Event. The event recorded a total of 889 entries who entered the $10,300 buy-in event and generated a prize pool of $8,623,300.

After over four hours of play on the final day, Dattani and fellow countryman Pedro Neves agreed to an ICM deal, according to which Dattani was assured $1,316,963 while Neves was assured $1,183,037. The two continued to play for the title and an additional $50,000. After 20 minutes into the heads-up, Neves called off his stack, holding a top pair, while Dattani had the nut flush. 

Who is Michel Dattani?

Michel Dattani

Michel Dattani

Michel Dattani is a Portuguese poker player who started playing poker in 2007. He studied Computer Engineering in college but later decided to switch to poker professionally. It’s been 13 years since the Porto resident has been playing the game professionally. Although he has been a regular at PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) since 2010, he loves to keep a low profile. Regarded as one of the best and most respected players in Portugal, Dattani has built himself a name on the virtual felts on PokerStars, where he plays with the moniker ‘FreelancerZZ.’

Michel Dattani Hendon Mob

According to Hendon Mob, Michel Dattani crossed the $2 Million mark with his PCA Main Event victory. His total live earnings stand at $2,367,545, the best live cash being the $1,316,963 from PCA Main Event. Prior to this, he has two EPT titles to his name, which he won in 2013 and 2014, respectively. 

PCA Main Event Final Table Payouts:

  • Michel Dattani – $1,316,963*
  • Pedro Neves – $1,183,037*
  • Artur Martirosian – $677,400
  • Alexandre Raymond – $519,600
  • Christoph Csik – $399,800
  • Jamil Wakil – $307,500
  • Alexandros Kolonias – $236,500
  • Taylor Paur – $181,900
  • Jonathan Little – $139,900 

(*denotes an ICM deal)

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