Vladimir Bozinovic won the World Poker Tour Baden €3,300 Main Event on Sunday, denying Marvin Rettenmaier his third World Poker Tour title.
Rettenmaier entered the final table of the event looking to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to achieve three career victories on the World Poker Tour but fell short when he was eliminated in fifth place by Kimmo Kurko.
Bozinovic took advantage of Rettenmaier’s early departure to dominate the concluding stages of the final table and take home the first place prize of $271,258, including a $25,500 entry to the WPT World Championship.
The young Serbian has been a grinder on the Belgrade poker scene for a number of years and this result was easily the biggest cash of his career.
Rettenmaier has moved into second in the race for World Poker Tour Player of the Year and is now only 700 points behind leader Matt Salsberg.
On the other side of the world Bosnian Dejan Divkovic claimed the 2013 ANZPT Perth Main Event Title and the first place prize of $114,000.
For the first time in ANZPT history two nationalities from outside Australia and New Zealand were represented in the heads-up battle with Divkovic facing Japanese pro Iori Yogo.
Yogo took a narrow lead early in the heads-up battle but Divkovic all but wrapped up the tournament when he won a massive hand holding a set of threes.
Divkovic clinched the tournament just a few hands later to become the first Bosnian to win an ANZPT Title.
Divkovic was delighted with the result and said that it was his first ever live tournament victory and the biggest cash win of his career.
The tournament action is continuing in the United States with the opening day of the World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic just completed.
There are 375 players left in the event with 2005 World Series of Poker Champion Joe Hachem currently sitting in fifth position.
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