Andrey Zaichenko has finally obtained his first WSOP gold bracelet. The new winner is a marketing executive from Russia. His first title was won in the Deuce-to-Seven Triple-Draw Limit Lowball Tournament, whose buy-in reached $1,500. The three-day event took place at Rio All-Suite Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Russian poker player managed to pocket 117,947 dollars. This amount significantly increased his total career earnings. In addition, this victory helped the Russian Federation to raise the number of its citizens who had received World Series of Poker titles. At the moment, there are eleven Russian gold bracelet winners. The country can also boast two players with two titles. Andrey Zaichenko succeeded in repeating the result of his compatriot Viatcheslav Ortynskiy, who had won the $3,000 Buy-In Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Event.
It is interesting to note that the final table of the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple-Draw Limit Lowball Tournament was indeed international. Residents of the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and Israel took part in it.
The first player eliminated from the final table was Daniel Zack from the United States. He won $10,614 for his 8th place. The professional golf player Andrew Kelsall received $10,614 for the seventh position. He was followed by the Ukrainian player Andrii Nadieliaiev, who collected $14,769. The 5th place was taken by the American player Adam Spiegelberg. He earned $21,139. The payout for the 4th place reached $31,099. It was won by the poker player Alexsandr Vinskii from St. Petersburg, Russia. He was ahead of Guy Hareuveni, who won $46,992 for his third final position in the final standings. Jameson Painter became the runner up and earned $72,878. He was beaten by Andrey Zaichenko in the heads-up series. During the last hand there were 35 big blinds on the table.
The tournament was also attended by other world-renowned professional poker players. We are talking about the following characters: Andy Bloch (a 15th-place finish), Vanessa Selbst (a 20th-place finish), and Billy Baxter (a 27th-place finish).