Russia has their first bracelet of the summer after Viatcheslav Ortynskiy defeated 580 entrants to win Event #30: $3,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha; Daniel Alaei is in an excellent position to defend his title in Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, and more.
The Russians have their first gold bracelet of the summer after 34-year old Viatcheslav Ortynskiy defeated 580 entrants to win Event #30: $3,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha. The event created $1,583,400 in prize money, 87 players finished ITM, and Ortynskiy picked up $344,327 for his win.
It was a sweet moment from the Krasnoyarsk native, after finishing third, fourth, and fifth in World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. Ortynskiy is a regular on the European Poker Tour (EPT) circuit, but his largest scores have come in the greatest festival of them all.
WSOP’s Nolan Dalla said that Ortinskiy ‘demolished’ the competition, and that’s some feat considering Randy Ohel had a seat in the final six. Ohel, who is having an outstanding WSOP, finished third. He has cashed four times this summer, and they have all been Top 10 ITM finishes with an 8th in the $1,500 Dealers Choice Six-Handed, 4th in the $10,000 Dealers Choice Six-Handed Championship, and 10th in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship. He is also a former bracelet winner.
Ortinskiy’s victory is the 12th for Russia in WSOP history.
Final Table Results
1. Viatcheslav Ortynskiy – $344,327
2. Rafael Lebron – $212,779
3. Randy Ohel – $141,187
4. Matthew Humphrey – $95,623
5. George Wolff – $66,134
6. Joshua Gibson – $46,727
A few players of par excellence who also made deeps runs were Sean Winter (8th), Jeff Rossiter (10th), and Christian Harder (17th).
Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Spills Into the Fourth Day
Germany’s Jens Grieme and the American Alex Ziskin are locked in the poker battle of their lives as Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em spills into the fourth day of action.
1,796 players created a prizepool of $2,424,600, and both Grieme and Ziskin are the only two players remaining. The pair is battling it out for the $401,494 first prize; second place is worth $248,067.
The pair had played 200 hands of heads-up action before the officials called a halt to proceedings. Grieme ended the day with the 7.79m v 5.69m; quite remarkable considering he was down to one big blind at one point during the heads-up match.
The German Grieme is cashing for the third time this series. All six of his previous ITM cashes have been in WSOP events. His best live cash was $8,855 for finishing 71st in a $2k No-Limit Hold’em event in 2008.
Ziskin is also cashing for the third time this series. The American has more ITM experience than his German counterpart. He finished 11th in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event in Jacksonville in Season XII for $17,292, and 17th in the 2014 Little One for One Drop for $25,087. He has over $172,000 in live cashes.
Final Table Results
3. Kam Low – $179,187
4. Patrick Powers – $130,780
5. Severin Schleser – $96,452
6. Craig Mason – $71,891
7. Marino Mura – $54,160
8. David Juenemann – $41,244
9. Aaron Kweskin – $31,754
A few other headline acts that made deep runs were Jean Montury (13th), Matt Stout (14th), and Konstantin Puchkov (19th).
The Best of the Rest
The Super Seniors event attracted 1,476 entrants, and Fred Berger has the chip lead with 14 players remaining after eliminating the reigning champion Jon Andlovec. It was a great run for the former champ, who finished in 20th place.
The winner will pick up $230,626 first prize. All the remaining players are guaranteed $10,791. Participants had to be aged 65-years or older.
Matt Glantz leads the final 16 players in Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better. 163 entrants created a $1,532,200 prizepool, and Glantz is the only player of the remaining 16 with a seven-figure chip stack.
The Championship event contains a whole host of heroes, including the reigning champion Daniel Alaei, who sits tantalisingly in third place. UK mixed game chief Benny Glaser is enjoying another deep run sitting in seventh, and the current Player of the Year (POY) leader Jason Mercier is searching for summer series bracelet number three. Mercier is currently sitting in eighth place.
Top Five Chip Counts
1. Matt Glantz – 1,066,000
2. Grzegorz Trelski – 945,000
3. Daniel Alaei – 828,800
4. Todd Brunson – 745,000
5. Eli Elezra – 715,000
1,840 entrants competed in Event #33: $1,500 Summer Solstice No-Limit Hold’em. The 90-minute level event created a prizepool of $2,484,000. 445 players have advanced through to Day 2 and big names at the top of the leaderboard include Antoine Saout (84,150), Olivier Busquet (83,575), and Scott Davies (78,825). The winner will take home $409,171.
And finally, 358 players have created a $483,300 prizepool in Event #34: $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit). 65 players made it through to Day 2, and the Belgian Bart Lybaert continues his great WSOP with the chip lead (113,100). Lawrence Berg is in second place with 110,200, and Matt Waxman sits in eighth with 78,800. The winner will earn $117,947.