This week’s poker news focuses on three big winners from the past week. Let’s take a look at the recent events and roundup the results. Renad Bohdanov, James Chen, and Dash Dudley each notched wins this week in poker tournaments around the world.
Bohdanov Wins 350 Euro No-Limit Hold’em ‘Opener’ Event
We’ve broken the ice into the 2019 World Series of Poker event in its European schedule. Renat Bohdanov has claimed the first win, earning the first gold bracelet handed out. Bohdanov emerged from a field of 1,011 entries to win the 350 Euro No-Limit Hold’em ‘Opener’ Event, capturing his first-ever gold bracelet in the process. The 34-year-old from Ukraine earned $59,546 USD for taking home the top prize in the tournament. He also earned a 10,300 Euro ticket in to the upcoming 5 million euro guaranteed main event.
In addition to the prize money and the ticket into the main event, Bohdanov was awarded 384 Card Player Player of the Year points. The top three finishers at this event each cleared $25K USD. Norbert Mosonyi won $36,754 for his runner-up finish while Eyal Bensimhon took home $25,958 USD for placing third at this event.
Chen Wins World Series Of Poker Europe 250K Euro Super High Roller
How about $3 million for a week’s work? That’s how Taiwanese poker pro James Chen is feeling after winning the World Series of Poker 250K Euro buy-in no-limit hold’em super high roller event. Chen took home exactly $3,157,079 USD for claiming the top prize in the event.
There were only 30 players in this small field of cardplayers, but he outlasted everyone to take home the massive score. With the big victory, Chen pushed his career live tournament scores to more than $6.8 million. He is easily the runaway leader for the most live tournament cash earnings among Taiwanese players.
While Chen took home the massive first-place prize, he wasn’t the only big winner at this event. Chin Wie Lim took home $1,951,221 for his runner-up result. Meanwhile, German pro Christoph Vogelsang earned $1,315,529 for placing third in this event. In addition to the massive grand prize that Chen took home, he earned 480 Card Player Player of the Year points.
Dudley Wins World Series Of Poker Pot-Limit Omaha Bracelet For The Second Time
If you ever end up entertaining the thought of putting some money down on the winner of a World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Omaha Bracelet, you might want to consider taking Michigan's Dash Dudley to start. The American poker pro turned a lot of heads by winning his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet playing pot-limit Omaha by coming out on top in the WSOP Europe 550 Euro buy-in PLO event. Dudley emerged from a field of 476 total entries to claim the first-place cash prize of $57,276 USD.
The victory came just four months after he secured his first gold bracelet in a $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In addition to the gold bracelet and the poker winnings collected, Dudley earned 360 Card Player Player of the Year points for his efforts.
Christopher Black took home $35,326 for placing second at the event, while Ukraine's Denis Drobina won $24,226 for finishing third in the tournament. The next time a WSOP pot-limit Omaha event rolls around, all eyes will be on Dudley to see if he can possibly make it three in a row.