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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|6||Poker Strategy: Making Aggressive Play Profitable|
|7||Hawkins Wins 2016 WSOPC Harrah's Cherokee Main Event|
|8||Poker Strategy: Playing With Ducks, Profitably|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||Hellmuth To Emcee Woods' Charity Poker Event|
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|2||Poker Legend Gus Hansen In Denmark 'For Good'|
|3||Bilzerian, Perkins Eyeing A Double-Or-Nothing Bet|
|4||Cates Talks About State of High Stakes Poker Games|
|5||Watch: JC Alvarado, Olivier Busquet Fight In MMA|
|6||Busquet Defeats Alvarado In High Stakes MMA Fight|
|7||Dan Bilzerian Finds Another High-Stakes Prop Bet|
|8||Poker Pro Gets 8 Years For Theft, Money Laundering|
|9||Ivey's 'Cheating' Could Be Resolved By September|
|10||NFL Star Skips Team Workouts For All-Night Poker Session|