Russian poker player took $ 2.5 million for first place at WSOP


Russian player Alexei Vandyshev became the honorary winner of the WSOP Online 2021 Main Event. In addition to the triumph, the winner received a prize of $ 2.5 million. Now the Russian has every chance of getting into the list of the best poker players in the world.

In August, a series of online WSOP tournaments began with 33 bracelets awarded. Finally, the main event of the series has come to an end, in which the long-awaited victory was won by Russian poker player Alexei Vandyshev. 720 players registered for the tournament, each with a buy-in of $ 5,000. The competition lasted several days, and the intense competition resulted in 9 players at the final table.

The main favorites of the final stage of the tournament advanced to the heads-up Main Event. They were Edson Tsutsumi from Brazil and Alexey Vandyshev from Russia. Initially, the Brazilian’s stack was twice that of his opponent. However, the Russian gradually won back the pot and equalized the forces. The battle lasted about an hour.

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Alexei Vandyshev earned $ 2.54 million for first place in the WSOP Online Main Event, while his opponent Edson Tsutsumi received a $ 1.9 million reward for finishing second. The third, fourth and fifth places in the ranking were taken by players from Russia, Canada and Israel, respectively. The remuneration for the other top five participants ranged from $ 0.8 million to $ 1.4 million.

Recall that earlier at the SHRB Europe tournament, Russian poker player Artur Martirosyan overtook his American rival David Peters. The prize for the victory was $ 1.4 million and became the largest payment in the player’s career.

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