The World Poker Tour Venice has just concluded
The World Poker Tour Venice has just concluded. The tournament was won by Rinat Bogandov of Russia. Bogandov walked away with a top prize of $302,000 for his efforts, along with his first ever World Poker Tour title.
Bogandov defeated a field of 154 other players over the course of the five day tournament at the Casino Di Venezia, and took down Alessandro Longobardi in heads-up play to take the tournament crown.
Bogandov is not a professional poker player. He holds a day-job as a stock-broker. This was his first entry into a World Poker Tour event, and what a way to burst into the scene it was!
Before this tournament, Borgandov had racked up just three other wins, including a $10,984 prize at a tournament in Cyprus. Bogandov was one of just two non-Italians to make it to the final table. He got off to a rocky start, but managed to pull himself back to put in a strong showing in the later stages of the game.
The next World Poker Tour event on the calendar is the Seminole Hard Rock tournament, which is being held in Florida. Keep an eye on the site for more updates.