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Valentin Vornicu is a formidable poker player out of Romania who has picked up 12 WSOPC rings. Perhaps some of his good fortune has rubbed off on his good friend, Cosmin Joldis. Joldis took the title at the WSOPC $600 Double Stack event at Planet Hollywood, pocketing $19,758 and his first WSOPC gold ring.
The tournament attracted 137 players from around the world, driving the prize pool to $70,555. The action lasted for two days, with only 27 surviving past Day 1. The top 15 finalists all took home some cash, with at least $1,191 being awarded. The cards were flying throughout Day 2 and, by the time the dinner break rolled around, only four players remained.
With full stomachs, the four finalists returned to the table, Joldis leading with 2.3 million chips. He held a substantial advantage over his competitors, with Daniel Perkins being in second place with just 1.2 million chips. The pace continued with a frenzy until only Joldis was standing, having eliminated Martin Logue to claim the title. Logue came close to earning his first WSOPC gold ring, but would have to settle for second place and $12,210 in cash.
Joldis recently finished fourth in the $400 WSOPC Planet Hollywood event. With his performance during the series, he now holds a commanding lead in the Casino Championship race, with 77.5 points, and could be on his way to the $1-million Global Casino Championship to wrap up the season.