Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins Second WSOP Bracelet
Last Man Standing in Event No. 42
Ukranian Oleksii Kovalchuk won his second career World Series of Poker bracelet early Monday morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. He outlasted a field of 393 in Event No. 42 ($2,500 Omaha/seven-card stud eight-or-better).
Kovalchuk snagged the first-place prize of $228,014, after beating out the likes of Mark Gregorich, Jeff Lisandro, Yuval Bronshtein, Norman Chad, and George Danzer, who finished second, near the end of the tournament.
Gregorich is one of poker’s nicest guys and best split-games players.
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Kovalchuk climbs to 18th in the Player of the Year race, after grabbing 900 points for the victory. He finished last year in third. The 22-year-old now has $2,115,443 in career earnings.
Here is a look at the final table results:
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|1||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|2||Glaser Wins WSOP $10k Omaha 8/OB Championship|
|3||A Poker Life: Mike Shariati|
|4||Craig Wins 2016 WSOP Seniors Championship|
|5||Ian Johns Wins 2016 WSOP $10k Limit Hold'em|
|6||California Online Poker Bill Moves Out Of Committee|
|7||2016 POY Update: Fedor Holz Takes The Lead|
|8||Michael Gathy Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet|
|9||Revel Reopening Delayed Indefinitely Over License Dispute|
|10||Moore Wins 2016 WSOP Super Seniors Event|
|1||Selbst Could Owe Mercier $1.8M In Controversial Bet|
|2||Disgraced Poker Player Returns To The WSOP|
|3||Lederer Follows Ferguson, Makes Return To WSOP|
|4||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|5||Rainer Kempe Wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl|
|6||Dan Bilzerian: Kevin Hart Is Terrible At Poker|
|7||Jason Mercier Wins His Second Bracelet Of 2016 WSOP|
|8||2016 WSOP Colossus II Draws 21,613 Entries|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||NFL Player Busts WSOP Main Event Champion|