Viatcheslav Ortynskiy, a professional poker player from Russia, managed to win the $3,000 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament, which lasted for three days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The resident of Krasnoyarsk pocketed $344,327 for his victory. It was his biggest payout in the entire career, since he had had only eight WSOP cashes. Ortynskiy prefers playing online poker. Nevertheless, the Russian player sometimes attends primarily European poker tournaments.
The final table of the $3,000 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament, which attracted 580 participants and could boast a total prize pool of $1,583,400, included both top-level professionals and relative newcomers. We can mention the following most reputable participants of the final round: to be sure, Randy Ohel, an owner of one WSOP gold bracelet (a 3rd-place finish and $141,187 as a consolation prize); Matthew Humphrey (a 4th-place finish and $95,623).
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy became the chip leader as soon as he eliminated George Wolff, who took the fifth place and never lost his advantage over the opponents.
In the heads-up series Ortynskiy was able to beat Rafael Lebron, who earned $212,327 for his second-place finish.
It is interesting to note that the newly-baked winner of the WSOP gold bracelet has three children. He graduated from the university more than ten years ago.
The history of poker remembers twelve WSOP title owners from Russia. Two of them are two-time winners of WSOP gold bracelets.
This year poker players are still able to win thirty-nine available WSOP titles.