Vladimir Bozinovic Wins WPT Baden For $247,588

Vladimir Bozinovic Wins WPT Baden For $247,588Serbia’s Vladimir Bozinovic has won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Baden in Austria, after defeating a field of 254 players on his way to capturing the prestigious title, and collecting the €185,000 ($247,588) first place prize.
By the time the €3,300 Main Event reached its final table of six at the Casino Baden, the big name at the table was Marvin Rettenmaier who was looking to capture a third career WPT title.
First to exit the arena was a short-stacked Grzegorz Wyraz in 6th ($47,820), whose pocket fives ran into the pocket sixes of Oswin Ziegelbecker. Rettenmaier would then be the next casualty after responding to Kimmo Kurko’s button raise by going all-in from the small blind. Unfortunately for Rettenmaier his K-Q was badly dominated by his opponent’s A-Q and with the J-7-5-10-3 board that followed he had to settle for a 5th place finish worth $59,496.
Vladimir Bozinovic (K-9) on the big blind then decided to go all-in after Finlands Kimmo Kurko raised from the button, only to find the Finn was holding A-J. Nevertheless, the board rolled out a favourable K-10-3-3-10 for Bozinovic to eliminate Kimmo Kurko in 4th for $81,034. Vladimir Bozinovic’s good fortune continued when his A-10 spiked a 10 on the turn to dispatch Oswin Ziegelbecker (A-K) to the rail in 3rd ($111,587), thus setting up the heads-up phase of the competition.
At this stage Vladimir Bozinovic and Holland’s Paul Berende were fairly even in chips, but just a few hands later both players were all in with Bozinovic’s Q-J in bad shape against the A-Q of Berende. However, fortune still favoured the Serb, who rivered a straight on a 10-9-2-5-8 board and Berende subsequently lost his remaining chips holding A-8 to his opponent’s A-9.
Paul Berende subsequently had to be content with a runner-up finish worth $172,695, while Vladimir Bozinovic was crowned the 2013 WPT Baden champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Vladimir Bozinovic – $271,258
2. Paul Berende – $172,695
3. Oswin Ziegelbecker – $111,587
4. Kimmo Kurko – $81,034
5. Marvin Rettenmaier – $59,496
6. Grzegorz Wyraz – $47,820

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