Poker pro Pavel Plesuv managed to achieve a respectable victory at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Open, topping the competition rather effortlessly. With his victory another top event has wrapped up, but more are now on the cards.
Pavel Plesuv Wins WPT Open
Pave Plesuv crashed into the World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) evaporating the competition and winning himself $504,820 in the process. The event was both quite contested and attended by hundred of players who had decided to vie for the big money. The Moldovan arrived at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, tackling 898 competitors in the process.
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The victory was well-met by Plesuv who spoke with WPT officials, expressing his satisfaction with the result, not least of all because he had managed to improve on his score from three years ago when he also had the lead in the exact same venue, but ended up flopping.
It feels really awesome because I was heads-up three years ago at the WPT in Prague with a big lead and I lost it heads-up. So, I’m pretty excited to come back and win.
Plesuv has so far amassed a respectable sum to his name, with his earnings reaching $4 million, and making him a clear leader at home, where no other fellow countryman or woman has managed to come even close to the result.
He managed to amass solid amounts in 2018 alone, finishing second in the partypoker MILLIONS Germany and winning $924,841 in the process. His success in the MSPT Venetian $3,500 competition was also most profitable, bringing him $640,062 in extra funds.
Speaking to WPT, Plesuv said that this had been his best year so far, but he’s far from done. Though not overly confident about the matter, he also wants to try and compete in December, possibly adding even more to his earnings.
A Field of Competitors Deserving Respect
All of Plesuv’s rivals in the event were noteworthy by virtue of their skill and considered playstyle alone. The field of the final table was dominated by US players with four nationals making it into the final six.
The runner-up, Jim Gilbert from the United States, managed to clinch $326,565, and was followed by his countryman Jeremy Joseph who finished the race third for $240,945. Fourth came Germany’s Marius Gierse who ended up the game with $179,710.
And the last two spots of the table were filled by Chris Kennedy who walked away with $135,505 in the fifth place and Ravi Raghavan who finished with the still respectable $103,310. Ravi Raghavan has won a WPT competition in the past, specifically the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and had he succeeded in this year’s edition, he would have been a two-time champion.
However, the competition proved too heavy to overcome and he didn’t have the best draw either.
Despite the rather hefty entry-field, the potential return on the investment was quite significant, promoting nearly 900 people to participate. The WPT hosts have said that this is a number that can be easily improved upon.