The first WSOP bracelet for Belarus was won by a famous professional - Vasili Firsau. He was able to beat a field of 682 players who registered for the #46 - $3'000 PL Omaha 6-Handed tournament. Another representative of Belarus entered the final table with him - Vadzim Markushevski, who made it to the final table of the popular online WCOOP series back in 2008, earning almost $1 million, becoming fourth.
Final results #46 - $3'000 PL Omaha 6-Handed:
1 place - Vasili Firsau + $437’575
2nd place - Nipun Java + $270’509
3rd place - Andreas Freund + $171’626
4th place - Numit agrawal + $112’717
5th place - Vadzim Markushevski + $76’373
6th place - Daniel Idema + $53’342
It should be noted that formally, the Belarusian has already won the WSOP. In 2014 Alex Bolotin won the #6 - $1'500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event. True, he moved with his parents to the United States in early childhood and has long been a citizen of this country.
Another famous poker professional from Belarus, multiple winner of tournaments in Cyprus - Kiryl Radzivonau finished third in the #51 - $3'000 NL Hold'em 6-Handed tournament. As Kiryl himself said - he is very pleased with the result, five hits in the WSOP tournaments per series and a high third place - an excellent performance for the first time.
#51 - $3'000 NL Hold'em 6-Handed Results:
1 place - Justin liberto + $640’711
2nd place - Seamus cahill + $395’986
3rd place - Kiryl Radzivonau + $251’168
4th place - Alexander Debus + $164’863
5th place - Cornel cimpan + $111’475
6th place - Benjamin heath + $77’591