Bodog pros flying high at Bodog Poker Open

Evelyn Ng

It was pretty much the all-Bodog show during the very first event of the Bodog Poker Open.

When all was done and said a total of 377 players took part in the epic contest, but it was Bodog pros Evelyn Ng and Josh Arieh who came in second and third.

Outlasting the two Bodog pros was online player rusostreet who earned $26,062 for coming in first. Rusostreet will receive an automatic seat to the Bodog Poker Open's Main Event this Sunday as well as the distinction of winning the first BPO event.

Ng made $16,680 for coming in second while Arieh settled for $11,571 for third. The total prize pool was an impressive $94,250 with an extra $10,000 donated by Bodog to give the tournament considerable value.

The players on Team Bodog were not the only well-known poker players to get in on the action. Kevin "BeLOWaBOVe" Saul, "Annette_15" Obrestad, Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen, Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Jon "PearlJammer' Turner, Jared "TheWacoKid" Hamby and many more all came out to play in one of the biggest events ever held by Bodog.

It was a great start for the Bodog Poker Open and the excitement will be cranked up a notch with events held every day this week.

Event 2, $300+$25 six-handed, will kick off tonight at 8 p.m. (EST). Once again Bodog has made the tournament an exceptional bargain by adding $10,000 to the prize pool. There will be satellites held twice today so you still have a shot at qualifying.

The five preliminary events at the BPO are all leading up to the $500 buy-in BPO main event on Sunday with Bodog kicking in an astounding $25,000 to the prize pool.

Here are the complete final-table results:

Player: Prize:
rusostreet $26,062
Evelyn Ng $16,680
Josh Arieh $11,571
Dyzalot $8,340
crazyz987 $6,255
organoman $4,691
joncubs69 $3,648
Quahog Kid $2,710
croth8 $1,772

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