Amar Begovic Crowned 2018 WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event Champion

Amar Begovic Crowned 2018 WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event ChampionThe WSOPC Rozvadov took place at the King’s Casino in the Czech Republic from March 1-19th, and featured 14 gold ring events with buy-ins ranging from as low as €220 for its Ladies Event and as high as €5,300 for its High Roller.
On the 16th, the €1,650 WSOP Circuit Main Event then got underway, with 690 entries and a further 106 re-entries helping to create a prize pool of €1,134,300 ($1,400,267). Four days of action later, and it was Amar Begovic who would eventually claim the victory, as well as top prize of €220,000 ($271,585).
Prior to his victory, Begovic had just $82,360 in live winnings since 2009, but his $353,954 score now elevates him to 3rd place on Bosnia & Herzegovina’s ‘All Time Money List’, behind Alen Bilic ($619,471), and Dejan Divkovic ($616,749).
Cashing In
The WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event attracted a number of notable pros, and amongst those cashing in at one of its 79 money places was Ivan Popov in 76th (€3,857), Pierre Neuville in 49th (€4,651), Bertrand Grospellier in 40th (€4,651), Jose Lopez in 19th (€9,188), and Stanislav Koleno in 13th (€13,385). Germany’s Omer Yoruk subsequently exited in 9th place (€19,170), after which the final table was set with Begovic leading the chip count.
Final Table
Martin Kabrhel then eliminated Alexander Romme in 8th, while Timur Margolin became the chip leader after taking out Florian Sarnow in 7th. Following Grzegorz Wyras’s departure in 6th, Margolin eliminated Ben Zech in 5th, while Amar Begovic’s A-K was good enough to see Kabrhel (2-2) off in 4th spot.
Three-handed play subsequently saw Begovic move into the chip lead once more, before losing three million chips to Margolin over a couple of hands. Nevertheless, Begovic proceeded to bust Greek player Paris Stavridis in third to force heads-up play against Israel’s Timur Margolin for the title.
Heads-Up Play
During their final battle, Margolin had Begovic all-in on two occasions, both times of which Begovic managed to secure vital double ups to keep his tournament hopes alive. Now ahead, the final hand then saw Margolin (K-K) raise preflop, inducing a call from Begovic holding Q-4.
On the 3-Q-9 flop, Begovic check-called his opponent’s bet, before later checking the 6 on the turn, and moving all-in after Margolin made a hefty bet. Margolin made the call and looked in good shape to take down the pot until a Q arrived on the river to deal him a cruel blow and send him to the rail in a runner-up position worth €135,000.
In 2015, Margolin also finished runner-up at the WSOP Event #47: $2,500 NLHE for $341,338, still representing his biggest score to date. Following his latest deep run, the Israeli pro now boasts $992,381 in career earnings since his first cash back in 2012.
Meanwhile, Amar Begovic collected a WSOP Circuit ring for his victory, €220,000 in prize money, as well as a ticket through to the 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship later this year.
Final Table Results:
1: Amar Begovic (Bosnia) €220,000
2: Timur Margolin (Israel) €135,000
3: Paris Stavridis (Greece) €97,000
4: Martin Kabrhel (Czech) €76,244
5: Ben Zech (Germany) €59,766
6: Grzegorz Wyraz (Poland) €46,960
7: Florian Sarnow (Germany) €35,050
8: Alexander Romme (Germany) €24,274
Other Winners
Other players winning rings at the 2018 WSOPC Rozvadov included Pavel Binar, who entered the €5,300 High Roller along with a total of 28 competitors (plus 13 rebuys), with the Czech player eventually defeating fellow compatriot Van Nguyen to claim a first place prize of €72,058 ($89,204). Another Czech player picking up a title was Jan Cerny who entered the €300 Opening Event along with 984 entries, and three days later eventually managed to beat Sweden’s Massoud Assaf heads-up to collect €53,942.
Other winners at the WSOPC Rozvadov included Netherland’s Oghabian Langar who took down the €550 Monster Stack for €48,279, Germany’s Jörg Peisert who won the €250 Senior Event for €4,746, and Germany’s Georgios Koliofotis who claimed victory at the €2,000 PLO High Roller for €35,431.

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