Pavel Plesuv (30), a poker pro from Moldova now resident in the Czech Republic, continued to enjoy a run of successful action at the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open this week, besting a field of 898 to claim the main prize of $504, 820.
The big win brings Plesuv’s career earnings to over $4 million, over half of that earned this year with the biggest pay day a $924,841 runner up prize in February’s Partypoker Millions Germany, which he lost to Viktor Blom.
When US pro Jeremy Joseph headed for the exit and a third placing prize of $240,945, Plesuv faced US pro Jim Gilbert in the heads up. The Moldavian held a 6 to 1 chip lead but it took 69 hands before he was able to put the skilled American away for a runner up prize of 326,565.
Other final table cashes included:
Marius Gierse $179,710
Chris Kennedy $135,505
Ravi Raghavan $103,310