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Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins Second WSOP Bracelet

Last Man Standing in Event No. 42

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Oleksii KovalchukUkranian 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.

For a recap of all the key hands, check out Card Player’s live updates.

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:

Finish Player Name Payout POY
1 Oleksii Kovalchuk $228,014 900
2 George Danzer $140,825 750
3 Mark Gregorich $90,829 600
4 Daniel Ratigan $65,812 450
5 Yuval Bronshtein $48,387 375
6 Norman Chad $36,093 300
7 Wing Wong $27,313 225
8 Tim Burt $20,966 150

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