Another new champion has been crowned at the 2018 World Series of Poker, with Israel’s Timur Margolin winning his maiden WSOP gold bracelet yesterday, emerging victorious in Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em. He outlasted a massive field of 1,248 entries and was awarded $507,274 for this effort.
Margolin is a regular live poker player, with cashes all over Europe and the Americas, but this turned out to be his highest live poker victory, taking his overall winnings past the $1.5 million mark. He beat Germany’s Ismael Bojang in heads-up, who now has 15 WSOP final table appearances, but still no bracelet to his name.
Margolin came into heads-up with a 3:1 chip lead but Bojang did well to double up a couple of times and regain the lead. However, he lost the final two all-ins, bringing a very short heads-up battle to an end. Bojang’s A-2 wasn’t good enough for Margolin’s K-Q in the final hand, as a King opened on the flop followed by a Queen on the river.
The Israeli supporters on the rail burst out in celebration when he won, as he became just the ninth person from Israel to win a WSOP bracelet. “I have just been playing like I have all tournament. I am feeling in a better place mentally nowadays, I am just happy to be here, happy for the experience anyways. I felt good, and I would do the same decisions, tried not to let it affect me, and then some cards came my way and that’s it,” said Margolin after the win.
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