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Brazil's Yuri Dzivielevski Takes Down World Series Of Poker $2,500 Eight-Or-Better Event

Dzivielevski Earns First Career Bracelet And $213,750

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The $2,500 buy-in mixed Omaha and stud eight-or-better event at the 2019 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 401 entrants, creating an overall prize pool of $902,250.

The top 61 players made the money, earning a minimum payout of $3,727. In the end, the title and the bracelet went to Brazilian poker pro Yuri Dzivielevski, who banked $213,750 for his run.

Dzivielevski is a former musician who now plays mostly plays online poker. This was his 18th cash at the summer series but first final table appearance.

“It was an amazing run,” the 27-year-old told WSOP reporters. “I ran so good. I was down to two big bets, I think, or a bet and a half, and then I started winning every pot."

The final table also included Daniel Zack, who won the $2,500 mixed triple draw event earlier this summer and has ten cashes overall. He finished fifth for $43,950. Russian bracelet winner Andrey Zaichenko finished fourth for $62,176.

Other notables making a deep run in the event included Shaun Deeb (13th), Matt Vengrin (14th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (20th), Tom Schneider (21st), Katherine Fleck (25th), John Cernuto (27th), Steve Wolansky (29th), Roland Israelashvili (31st), and Jon Turner (32nd).

In addition to the money, Dzivielevski also earned 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Yuri Dzivielevski $213,750 1080
2 Michael Thompson $132,113 900
3 Denis Strebkov $89,744 720
4 Andrey Zaichenko $62,176 540
5 Daniel Zack $43,950 450
6 Philip Long $31,710 360
7 Alexander Livingston $23,362 270
8 Daniel Ratigan $17,584 180

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.