World Series of Poker Ognyan Dimov Adam Friedman Sunday bracelet winners

2018 World Series of Poker: Ognyan Dimov, Adam Friedman Win Sunday Bracelets

Action during the second Sunday of the 2018 World Series of Poker was plentiful around the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, featuring a new bracelet holder and a return visit from a veteran poker player.

Event 17: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

After battling through a 1,663-player field to reach the final table, Bulgaria’s Ognyan Dimov was able to vanquish a table filled with WSOP bracelet holders to take the third-ever WSOP bracelet for his home country.

As Dimov made sure to stay out of the way in the early going, chip leader and WSOP bracelet holder Joey Weissman struggled out of the gate. He would give up a large portion of his chip stack (and the lead) to fellow bracelet holder Ryan D’Angelo and the story would never get better. After the dismissal of WSOP bracelet Sportsbook Yue Du in sixth, Weissman’s struggles came to an end at the hands of Dimov as he vied with D’Angelo for the lead four-handed.

Dimov was methodical in his slow evisceration of the opposition, growing his stack by small margins rather than leaps, and his dominance began to show on the felt. He was responsible for knocking out Weissman, D’Angelo, and bracelet(s) holder Nick Schulman on his way to establishing a 10:1 lead over Antonio Barbato going to heads-up. It would take another 14 hands but on the final battle, Barbato moved his minuscule stack to the center and Dimov called. Barbato’s A-9 held a slight 60/40 edge over Dimov’s K-6, but the flop thought differently. Coming down J-7-6, Dimov moved to the fore and, after a five teased Barbato with a gut-shot straight draw, the end came when Dimov caught an unnecessary king for two pair and the WSOP championship.

TOP SIX – $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
Player Winnings
Ognyan Dimov $378,743
Antonio Barbato $233,992
Nick Schulman $163,785
Ryan D’Angelo $116,118
Joey Weissman $83,396
Yue Du $60,686

Event 18: $10,000 Six-Handed Dealer’s Choice

Although it took one more day than had been scheduled, WSOP bracelet holder Adam Friedman was more than happy to wait as he picked up his second championship in poker’s greatest tournament schedule on Sunday afternoon.

Friedman came back on Sunday, alongside Stuart Rutter and Alexey Makarov, to decide the championship of one of the most difficult tournaments on the WSOP schedule. Friedman’s early chip lead disappeared when Rutter came out of the gate fast, doubling up through Makarov before eliminating him in third place with a nut seven low in Pot Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw. That knockout would allow Rutter to go to heads-up against Friedman with the chip advantage.

With the betting making the chip swings sizable, the tournament was there for the taking for whoever got on a run. In the end, it would be Friedman who got on that run that took him to the championship. A scooped pot in Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo pushed Friedman into the lead and the next hand would end the proceedings. That final hand – where Friedman made queens up while Rutter couldn’t connect with either his pair or his low draw – pushed all the chips into Friedman’s pocket as he added this bracelet to his 2012 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo gold.

TOP SIX – $10,000 Six-Handed Dealer’s Choice
Player Winnings
Adam Friedman $293,275
Stuart Rutter $181,258
Alexey Makarov $127,487
Chris Klodnicki $90,713
David “ODB” Baker $65,308
Marco Johnson $47,579