Amar Begovic Wins WSOPC Rozvadov for $272K, Moves into Third on Bosnia & Herzegovina All-Time Money List

The World Series of Poker International Circuit Rozvadov wrapped up this week at King’s Casino. It was there that one lucky player hit a two outer on the river to win the WSOPC Rozvadov for €220,000 ($271,585) and a seat into the 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship.

Prior to his WSOPC Rozvadov win, Amar Begovic’s biggest cash was $16,363 for winning the 2009 Sarajvo November Challenge Main Event. (Image: King’s Casino)

Bridesmaid Yet Again

The WSOPC Rozvadov featured 14 gold ring events with the keystone tournament being the €1,650 Main Event, which drew 796 entries. After three days of play, the title came down to Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Amar Begovic and Israel’s Timur Margolin.

In the final hand of the tournament, which took place in Level 36 (150,000/300,000/50,000), Margolin raised to 600K with the K♣K♦ and Begovic called with the Q♦4♥ to see a 3♥Q♥9♠ flop. Begovic check-called a bet of 850,000 and then checked the 6♠ turn.

Margolin bet 2.15 million and then called off when Begovic check-raised all in. Margolin was primed to double into the chip lead, but Begovic managed to hit his two outer when the Q♣ spiked on the river.

It was another heartbreak for Margolin, who missed out on WSOP gold for the second time. In 2015, he finished runner-up in WSOP Event #47: $2,500 NLHE for $341,338.

However, there was a silver lining as Margolin was awarded a $16K package to the upcoming Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona after finishing as the last qualifier standing.

Others to cash the Main Event were Jose Lopez (19th for €9,188/$11,342), ex-PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (40th for €4,651/$5,742), Pierre Neuville (49th for €4,651/$5,742), and Ivan Popov (76th for €3,857/$4,761).

Final Tables Results
1 Amar Begovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) €220,000 ($271,585)
2 Timur Margolin (Israel) €135,000 ($166,654)
3 Paraschos Stavridis (Germany) €97,000 ($119,744)
4 Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic) €76,244 ($94,121)
5 Ben Zech (Germany) €59,766 ($73,780)
6 Grzegorz Wyraz (Poland) €46,960 ($57,971)
7 Florian Sarnow (Germany) €35,050 ($43,268)
8 Alexander Romme (Germany) €24,274 ($29,966)
9 Omer Yaruk (Germany) €19,170 ($23,665)

Kings of Rozvadov

The Main Event was the premiere event of the stop, but more than a dozen other tournaments were held. Things kicked off in early March when the Czech Republic’s Jan Cerny navigated a field of 914 entries to win the WSOPC Rozvadov €300 Opening Event – which had a €15,000 overlay – for €53,942 ($65,886).

Pavel Binar (Image: King’s Casino)

Likewise, Ben Bensimhon, who previously spoke to CardsChat after winning his first WSOPC gold ring, captured another when he won the €220 NLHE Deep Stack Open for €16,580 ($20,387). Bensimhon would go on to finish 11th in the €550 Monster Stack for €3,933 ($4,868) and 2nd to Jakob Miegel in the €850 Mini Event for €10,552 ($12,987).

Others to win events during the WSOPC Rozvadov were Oghabian Langar (€550 Monster Stack for €48,279/$59,751), Jörg Peisert (€250 Senior Event for €4,746/$5,891), and Georgios Koliofotis (€2,000 PLO High Roller for €35,431/$43,786).

Finally, the €5,300 buy-in WSOPC Rozvadov High Roller attracted 28 players who rebought 13 times. Among those to compete but fail to cash were Vojtech Ruzicka, Oliver Heidel, and owner of King’s Casino Leon Tsoukernik.

The title came down to Pavel Binar and Van Nguyen, who played their final hand in Level 20 (20,000/40,000/5,000). On Hand #143 of the final table, Binar limped with the A♠3♠ and Nguyen checked his option with the 10♥5♥.

Nguyen then check-called a bet of 50,000 on the 2♦3♥A♥ before betting 125,000 when the 6♥ turn gave him a flush. Binar just called with two pair and filled up on the 3♦ river. Nguyen moved all in and Binar snap-called to win the tournament.

Thanks to deep runs in both the Main Event and High Roller, Martin Kabrhel won the WSOPC Rozvadov leaderboard for a seat in the 2018 Global Casino Championship.

The WSOPC International Circuit continues now through March 25 at the Casino Barriere in Cannes, France. The season will then wrap up May 13-29 at Russia’s Sochi Casino.

High Roller Results
1 Pavel Binar (Czech Republic) €72,058 ($89,204)
2 Van Nguyen (Czech Republic) €49,661 ($61,478)
3 Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic) €31,647 ($39,177)
4 Bertrand Grospellier (France) €22,883 ($28,328)
5 Oded Cohen (Israel) €18,501 ($22,903)

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