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Ronald Keijzer Triumphs as 2018 WSOP US$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Winner

The Dutch poker pro Ronald Keijzer triumphed in the WSOP Event#69 US$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, winning the title, his first World Series of Poker bracelet, as well as a monetary prize of US$475,033. Being the experienced poker player he is, Keijzer managed to overcome the competition of 900 other players not only to reach the final table of the event but also to emerge victorious and become the fifth Dutch player ever to win a WSOP bracelet.

Keijzer, who currently resides in Amsterdam, said that he was very happy with his victory, especially considering the fact that he loved PLO tournaments and traveled to Las Vegas and to the iconic Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, especially for the pot-limit Omaha tournament.

Apart from bringing the 26-year-old Dutch player his best live cash result so far, the victory also helped him boost his total live earnings to US$714,979. The lion’s share from the event’s prize pool was both his second cash of the 2018 summer and the second time he managed to finish in the money in a WSOP event.

Scott Bohlman Left Third after Starting Day 3 as Chip Leader

Once the action of the third day of the US$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed event was underway, it became clear that the competition would be fierce. At the time when Day 3 of the event started, Scott Bohlman who won his first career bracelet earlier this summer got the chip lead, followed by Blake Whittington.

Players, however, got eliminated one by one, with the number of competitors around the table becoming smaller and smaller.

The elimination of Abediarani left only three players around the final table of the event, with Scott Bohlman, who has already won one WSOP bracelet this summer and started Day 3 as a chip leader, being the one with the shortest stack left. After a three-handed play which continued for more than an hour, eventually, he remained on the third position, leaving Roman Lewis and Ronald Keijzer in the clash for the title. The heads-up play was relatively short, with the French player being eliminated at the second position, and Keijzer emerging as the winner of the event.

With Ronald Keijzer occupying the winner’s position and taking home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a US$475,033 portion from the overall prize pool, it was the French player Romain Lewis who ranked as the runner-up in the competition. Lewis was granted with a prize pool chunk estimated to US$293,553. The third place in the ranking was occupied by the American poker pro Scott Bohlman who received US$199,572 for his efforts.

Another American player – Mohammad Abediarani – ranked fourth, followed by James Chen from Taiwan. The sixth position in the US$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed final table ranking was taken by Ryan Lenaghan from the US.