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Dmitrii Perfilev Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Russian-Born Businessman Defeats Field of 735 To Win $222,691 and


Dmitrii Perfilev has won the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event, defeating a field of 735 total entries to win his first WSOPC gold ring and the top prize of $221,691. This was the first live tournament title of the Russian-born business owner’s career.

“For me, [the money] is not so special, but I’m excited for first place,” Perfilev told WSOP reporters after coming out on top. “It’s my second tournament of the year. My first one came at the Isle and I made third place. And now I improve my results. I’m happy because I like the practice, but I don’t play tournaments for a while.”

Although poker is not his primary source of income, Perfilev does play quite a lot of the game. His primary focus is on pot-limit Omaha cash games.

“I play about four days a week,” he said. “I have some businesses, but poker is still my life.”

When the field had been narrowed to just ten players Perfilev was the second shortest stack left. He chipped up a bit early at the final table and then eliminated Michael Amato in sixth place ($43,595) and Stu Paterson in fifth place ($56,979) to make his way toward the top of the leaderboard.

Mohammad “Sheddy” Siddiqui sent Cesar Solares to the rail in fourth place ($75,441) close the gap somewhat, but Perfilev knocked out Harry O’Brien in third place ($101,219) to take roughly a 2-to-1 lead into heads-up play.

In the final hand Siddiqui moved all in for roughly 4,000,000 with the QHeart Suit10Club Suit from the button and Perfilev called with the KSpade SuitJDiamond Suit. The board ran out 9Club Suit8Spade Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit5Club Suit and Perfilev’s king high was enough to earn him the pot and the title. Siddiqui was awarded $137,298 as the runner-up finisher, the second largest payday of his career.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Dmitrii Perfilev $222,691 912
2 Mohammad Siddiqui $137,298 760
3 Harry O’Brien $101,219 608
4 Cesar Solares $75,441 456
5 Stuart Paterson $56,979 380
6 Michael Amato $43,595 304
7 Jordan Schneider $33,773 228
8 Jose Delcid $26,491 152
9 Lloyd Gunther $21,034 76