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   Monday, April 22 2024 
WSOP 2012: Kovalchuk Oleksii receive his second bracelet

In only one year career as a poker professional player, the Ukrainian Oleksii Kovalchuk has already two bracelets of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He is the only Ukrainian to have managed such a feat. Moreover, until, he realized what many poker professionals failed to do. The first title was offered to him during the edition 2011 while he won the second by being awarded due to his high performance in the Event # 42, Omaha / Seven Card Stud Hi Lo or Better of $ 2,500 buy-in. The tournament attracted 393 participants which generated a prize pool of $ 894,075. Many top players were part of the field. But no competitor was able to get through the path of the young Ukrainian aged 22. He won the victory with a bonus of $ 228,014.

Note that the prizepool was distributed to the forty best players. Among the players in the money who received an award are Norman Chad who was finalist and finished 6 th, Jeff Lisandro, Allen Bari, Bryan Devonshire and Scott Seiver. Kovalchuk eliminated George Danzer during the final heads'up. This latter was entitled to the second prize of $ 140,825. Mark Gregorich, Donny Ratigan, Yuval Bronshtein, Wing Wong, Tim Burt and Brandon Guss were respectively in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th place.

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