Another bracelet winner has emerged from the 2018 edition of the Worlds Series of Poker (WSOP). The Bulgarian poker player Ognyan Dimov triumphed at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino after taking down the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event and getting the lion’s share of the overall prize pool amounting to $2,245,050.
28-year-old Dimov was the one who managed to outlast 1,662 entry field and survive an extra fourth day of play in order to be crowned as the event’s winner, taking home his first gold bracelet accompanied by a prize pool portion of $378,743. In addition, the Bulgarian poker player managed to generate his second-largest live cash boosting his all-time live winnings to $1,448,048.
Dimov’s biggest monetary prize of $613,193 was generated in the WPT National Montenegro €400 NLHE WPT That’s Poker Cup Deepstack Knockout event.
This is not the first time when the Bulgarian, who is described as one of the best live poker players in his country, takes part in the Worlds Series of Poker (WSOP). The first time when Dimov visited the WSOP was in 2016, with his latest winning being by far his largest at the Series. So far, he has finished in the money nine times, with his only WSOP final table appearance bringing him his first gold bracelet.
WSOP Final Table Ranking
The young Bulgarian player had to face four former WSOP bracelet winners, with him and Antonio Barbato, who eventually got on the second place, being the only players who did not own a WSOP bracelet at the Event 17’s final table. Despite being the only non-bracelet winners, it was exactly the two of them who were left for the final heads-up clash.
The final table started with the four bracelet winners present, accompanied by Dimov and Barbato. At that time, it was Joey Weissman who got the chip lead. China’s Yue Du got the first one to leave. It took three hours to the five remaining players to eliminate another one, with the early chip-leader Weissman being the next to leave. Then, two other WSOP bracelet winners left, to leave the two “outsiders” fight for the first place.
It did not take long for Ognyan Dimov to overcome the competition of the short-stacked Barbato. A several hands after the heads-up play started, Dimov was crowned as the event’s winner, taking hold of his first gold bracelet.
With Ognyan Dimov emerging at the first place of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event winning a prize pool portion of $378,743, it was Antonio Barbato, who got the runner-up position, getting a monetary prize of $233,992. The third place in the ranking was occupied by Nick Schulman, who scooped $163,785.
Ryan D’Angelo got fourth, followed by Joey Weissman on the fifth place of the ranking. Yue Du getting to the sixth place getting a total of $60,686 for his efforts.