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Andrey Zaichenko Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball Event

Russian Poker Pro Defeats Field of 358 To Win First Bracelet and $117,947


Andrey Zaichenko has won the 2016 World Series of Poker $1,500 deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball event, topping 358 players to win his first gold bracelet and the $117,947 first-place prize. The 38-year-old Russian became only the 11th player from his home country to win a WSOP title.

“In Russia, we have so many good players,” Zaichenko told after the win. “I am just so glad to have my name now up there along with them.”

“The bracelet is the goal which I wanted," he continued. "This is so emotional for me. I cannot express what this means.”

Zaichenko came into the final day in sixth chip position among nine remaining players. He eliminated three players on the way to making it down to heads-up play against Jameson Painter. Zaichenko began the final showdown against the Las Vegas resident with a huge lead, but Painter was able to mount a comeback and even extend a 2-to-1 lead of his own. Zaichenko was able to win a huge hand with a 9-8-7-6-4 against Painter’s perfect ten that left the American with only 20,000 in chips with blinds of 50,000 – 100,000.

Jameson PainterOn the final hand Painter was all-in after the deal. Zaichenko made a 9-8 low after the first draw and patted from there on out. Painter drew four cards, then two, then one card with a 6-5-4-3. He ended up pairing his six and was eliminated in second place, earning $72,878 for his impressive run while Zaichenko secured the title and the bracelet.

Zaichenko also scored 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his second final table of 2016, having finished sixth in the $25,000 high roller at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $264,060 and 448 POY points. He now sits in 124th place in the overall standings as a result of this latest win.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Andrey Zaichenko $117,947 600
2 Jameson Painter $72,878 500
3 Guy Hareuveni $46,992 400
4 Alexandr Vinskii $31,099 300
5 Adam Spiegelberg $21,139 250
6 Andrii Nadieliaiev $14,769 200
7 Andrew Kelsall $10,614 150
8 Daniel Zack $10,614 100

Winner photo courtesy of WSOP.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.