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Damjan Radanov Wins 2015 WSOP Circuit New Orleans Main Event

Memphis Resident Tops 554-Entry Field To Win $147,514


A total of 554 entries were made in the 2015 World Series of Poker Circuit New Orleans $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event, blowing away the $500,000 guarantee to build a prize pool of $831,000.

In the end Damjan Radanov emerged victorious, earning $147,514 and his first WSOP-C gold ring. In addition to the money and the hardware the 33-year-old was also awarded 840 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to move him into a tie for 117th place in the overall POY standings.

Formally from Serbia, Radanov now calls Memphis, TN home. He moved to the United States 11 years ago.

“My best friend came to the States in 2004 and he said he had the best time of his life," Radanov told WSOP reporters after his win. “Back then you couldn’t get a student visa in your first or last year of school. I finished my third year of law school, so that was my very last shot. I just came to the States and I stayed. I followed my intuition all the way.”

Radanov defeated four-time ring winner David Nicholson heads-up for the title.On the final hand Nicholson limped in for 80,000 from the button with the ASpade Suit9Heart Suit and Radanov moved all-in with the QHeart SuitJClub Suit. Nicholson made the call for his 2,175,000 stack and was ahead going into the flop. The first three cards came down as the JSpade Suit6Diamond Suit5Heart Suit to give Radanov the advantage. The 8Club Suit on the turn and the 4Club Suit on the river secured the pot for Radanov and sent Nicholson to the rail with $107,939 for his runner-up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Damjan Radanov $147,514 840
2 David Nicholson $107,939 700
3 Jared Ingles $78,928 560
4 Hugo Perez $58,569 420
5 John Lauve $44,068 350
6 Anthony Sanchez $33,614 280
7 Tai Cao $25,994 210
8 Joseph Alesna $20,376 140
9 John Holley III $16,188 70


4 years ago

Congratulations, Damjan! Well done.