Renat Bohdanov Wins Opening Event of WSOPE For €53,654

Renat Bohdanov has won the first gold bracelet of the WSOPE 2019. The Ukrainian grinder picked up €53,654 for his victory and trebled his tournament earnings overnight. He will also gain free entry to the €10,350 Main Event.

By: Mark Patricson

The €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em marked the first of 15 bracelet events to be held during this year’s festival at the Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

Final Table

Ten players returned for Day Three to duel it out for the plaudits. And within a few hands we were down to the final nine when Marcus Mondel lost the few big blinds he had left.

All eyes were now on Jeff Lisandro to see if he would win his seventh WSOP bracelet, but he soon would be heading to the door to fight again another day.

Eyal Bensimhon was another to watch, with a WSOP Circuit ring to his name but no bracelet as of yet. Third place came with a nice chunk of change, but the bracelet will have to wait.

Into the heads-up stage we saw an interesting clash of styles. Bohdanov, with his greater experience at this level, tried to play a game of cat and mouse hoping to lure his opponent into a trap.

Mosonyi though, was having none of it and countered well by playing extremely aggressively with large bet sizings. His strategy was successful to the point he wrestled the chip lead from Bohdanov twice.

Ultimately, Bohdanov managed to hang in there and claim his victory with an A9 versus K5 all-in confrontation that offered no help to the Hungarian.

1 Renat Bohdanov €53,654
2 Norbert Mosonyi €33,112
3 Eyal Bensimhon €23,386
4 Mykhailo Hryhoriev €16,736
5 Samuel Mika €12,138
6 Michal Kral €8,923
7 Rafi Elharar €6,651
8 Jeff Lisandro €5,026
9 Ricardas Vymeris €3,853



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