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Rinat Bogdanov Wins World Poker Tour Venice

Russian Collects $308,000 For Italian Main Event Victory

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Courtesy of World Poker TourRinat Bogdanov of Russia has won the World Poker Tour Venice Grand Prix main event. The €4,950 buy in main event attracted 155 players and ended on Saturday when Bogdanov got heads up with Alessandro Longobardi of Italy who had eliminated back-to-back WPT finalist Andreas Dato threehanded.

Heads up lasted just two hands and saw the Russian make a full house holding 6Club Suit 4Club Suit when the board fell QHeart Suit 7Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit 4Spade Suit while Longobardi held KHeart Suit QDiamond Suit.

Here is a look at the payouts and Player of the Year points awarded at this final table:
1: Rinat Bogdanov — $302,065 (576 POY points)
2: Alessandro Longobardi — $146,826 (480 POY points)
3: Andrea Dato — $95,003 (384 POY points)
4: Simon Ravnsbaek — $69,095 (288 POY points)
5: Gianluca Trebbi — $56,134 (240 POY points)
6: Andrea Carini — $42,319 (192 POY points)

This was the second World Poker Tour Venice event as many months. The December 2011 renewal was a re-entry event with a buy in of €3,300. It attracted 213 players and was won by Edoardo Alescio of Italy.

In February last year Alessio Isaia beat 522 players to take home €380,000.