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Yuri Dzivielevski Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online PLOSSUS Event

Brazilian Poker Pro Defeats Field of 4,356 Entries To Win His Second Bracelet and $221,557


Yuri Dzivielevski has won the 2020 World Series of Poker Online $400 buy-in ‘PLOSSUS’ event. The Brazilian poker pro defeated a field of 4,356 total entries in the pot-limit Omaha tournament to earn $221,557 and his second career gold bracelet. The online tournament grinder won his first piece of WSOP hardware in 2019 by taking down the $2,500 Omaha eight-or-better and seven-card stud eight-or-better split event for $213,750.

This event featured a $1,000,000 guarantee, which was easily surpassed when the huge turnout created a final prize pool of $1,637,856. The top 548 finishers cashed in this event, locking up at least $938 for making the money.

Dzivielevski came into the final day of this event as the chip leader with nine players remaining. Marcus Cara began the day as the second short stack, but he was ultimately the first to be eliminated at the final table. He got all-in with top set against the overpair, pair and flush draw of Gabi Livshitz. The flush came in on the river and Cara was sent packing in ninth place ($14,597).

Dustin Dirksen was the the next to fall. He lost a sizable to Matt Vengrin to fall to the bottom of the leaderboard, and then ran pocket queens into the pocket aces of Tautydas Jokubauskas. The aces held and Dirksen earned $20,643 as the eighth-place finisher.

American poker pro Chad Layne saw his run in this event come to an end when his AHeart SuitKClub Suit3Heart Suit3Club Suit lost out against the ASpade SuitQHeart SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit of Dzivielevski. The Brazilian flopped two pair and held from there to send Layne to the rail with $29,194 for his seventh-place showing.

Juan Perez got his last chips in preflop with ASpade Suit9Spade Suit8Diamond Suit7Spade Suit and was called by Livshitz, who held AHeart SuitJSpade SuitJClub Suit7Heart Suit. Livshitz’s jacks played by the river to earn him the pot, while Perez was knocked out in sixth place ($41,287).

Samuel BernabeuSam Bernabeu ended up as the fifth-place finisher when his KSpade SuitKHeart SuitQDiamond Suit3Club Suit couldn’t beat out the AHeart SuitKDiamond SuitQHeart SuitJHeart Suit of Jokubauskas. An ace on the turn spelled the end for Bernabeu, who cashed for $58,388 for his deep run.

Livshitz won a big pot early in four-handed action, but then ran into the quads of Jokubauskas to slide to the bottom of the leaderboard. Livshits got the last of his stack in with a flopped straight up against the two pair and backdoor flush outs of Jokubauskas. The turn gave Jokubauskas a full house, which held from there to eliminate Livshitz in fourth place ($82,573).

Despite earning that knockout, Jokubauskas was the next to be sent packing. He got all-in preflop with ASpade SuitJClub Suit9Club Suit6Spade Suit against the QHeart SuitQDiamond Suit3Spade Suit3Heart Suit of Dzivielevski. The board ran out 9Diamond Suit8Spade Suit3Club Suit9Spade Suit4Club Suit and Dzivielevski made a full house to win the pot. Jokubauskas earned $116,777 for his third-place showing.

With that Dzivielevski took more than a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play against American poker pro Matt Vengrin. By the time the final hand was dealt, Vengrin was down to around 10 big blinds. The last of his chips went in on a 8Spade Suit5Heart Suit3Diamond Suit flop flop with him holding KSpade SuitQHeart Suit8Club Suit6Club Suit. Dzivielevski had AHeart Suit10Heart Suit8Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit for top pair with a better kicker. The turn brought the 2Diamond Suit and the river the 4Spade Suit. Dzivielevski’s kicker played by the river to lock up the pot and the title. Vengrin was awarded $165,147 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Yuri Dzivielevski $221,557
2 Matthew Vengrin $165,147
3 Tautvydas Jokubauskas $116,777
4 Gabi Livshitz $82,573
5 Samuel Bernabeu $58,388
6 Juan Perez $41,287
7 Chad Layne $29,194
8 Dustin Dirksen $20,643
9 Marcus Cara $14,597

Dzivielevski photo credit: partypoker LIVE.