In a day where Marvin Rettenmaier was chasing World Poker Tour history by seeking to become just the third player to claim three WPT titles, it was Serbian player Vladimir Bozinovic who etched his name on the WPT Champions Cup by claiming his first World Poker Tour victory at WPT Baden.
Bozinovic’s $271,258 payday, which includes an entry into May’s WPT World Championship at Bellagio, represents the largest cash of the young pro’s career to date.
Marvin Rettenmaier, who made WPT history earlier this season by becoming the first player to ever win back-to-back events, was seeking to reach another milestone by joining Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only player to achieve three career victories on tour. Unfortunately for Rettenmaier, he was eliminated in fifth place when he shoved all in with Kh-Qs only to find himself dominated by eventual fourth-place finisher Kimmo Kurko who held Ac-Qc.
Rettenmaier’s finish earned hime $59,546 and 500 valuable WPT Player of the Year points, moving him to second place in this year’s POY race. WPT Grand Prix de Paris winner Matt Salsberg, who has made three final tables this so far this season, sits in first place with 2,200 points, and is hoping to extend his lead with another strong finish at the WPT LA Poker Classic, which is currently playing Day 2 at the Commerce Casino.
Full payouts for WPT Baden are below:
- Vladimir Bozinvic – $271,258, including a $25,500 entry to the WPT World Championship
- Paul Berende – $172,695
- Oswin Ziegelbecker – $111,587
- Kimmo Kurko – $81,034
- Marvin Rettenmaier – $59,546
- Grzegorz Wyraz – $47,820