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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Monday, June 20, 2016

Event #30: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,583,400
  • Entries: 580
  • Remaining: 0
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06/21/16 02:58:47 AM PDT


Viatcheslav Ortynskiy is the newest member of poker’s gold bracelet club.


The 36-year-old poker pro from Krasnoyarsk, Russia won the $3,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, which was played over three days and nights and just concluded at the Rio in Las Vegas.


Ortynskiy collected $344,327 in prize money, making this the biggest win of his career.  He nearly doubled his cash winnings at the series, which prior to this victory included eight other cashes.  Ortynskiy is primarily an online poker player.  However, he also travels regularly to play in major poker tournaments, mostly on the European Poker Tour.


“It’s amazing,” Ortynskiy said afterward, struggling to find words to express his emotions.  Cheered on by several other Russians, the final table was a festive experience with lots of cheering and chanting from the gallery.


Ortynskiy won his victory by coming out on top at a final table which included a mixture of pros and amateurs, perhaps no one as dangerous as former gold bracelet winner Randy Ohel, a previous bracelet winner who ended up finishing third. 


Once George Wolff was eliminated in fifth place, that put Ortynskiy squarely in command.  He never lost the chip lead beyond that point, and ended up seemingly toying with the competition, things seemed so easy as the cards fell almost perfectly into place.


The last 30 minutes of the tournament were a dream come true for Ortynskiy, who seemed to win every pot of consequence.  The ultimate moment of triumph came when the Russian scooped the final pot of the tournament against Rafael Lebron, who finished as the runner up.  He received $212,327 as a consolation prize.


The latest WSOP champion is married and a father of three.  He graduated from a university ten years ago and has spent the last few years mostly playing poker.  His WSOP resume now includes nine cashes and four final table appearances – now including a 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.


With this victory, Ortynskiy became the tenth Russian player in history to win a WSOP gold bracelet (and 12th overall, as two players have two wins each).


This tourney attracted 580 entrants which created a prize pool totaling $1,583,400.  The top 87 finishers collected prize money.


Aside from the winner, here’s a brief synopsis of the other top finishers who made the final table:


Second Place:  Rafael Lebron, from Puyallup, WA finished as the runner up.  He cashed from only the second time at the series, both occurring this year.  Lebron collected $212,779 in prize money.


Third Place:  Randy Ohel, from Las Vegas, finished in third place.  This was his 24th time to cash in a series event and moved him close to $1 million in WSOP earnings.  Ohel won a gold bracelet in 2012 in the Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split event.  He’s also posted three top-ten finishes this year – including a 3rd, 4th, and 8th.  Ohel earned $141,187 in prize money for yet another deep run.


Fourth Place:  Matthew Humphrey, from Avon, IN finished in fourth place.  This was his tenth time to cash at the series.  Humphrey also holds two WSOP Circuit gold rings.  He added $95,623 to his poker bankroll for this fine effort.


Fifth Place:  George Wolff, a 25-year-old student from Portland, OR has now cashed seven times at the WSOP, including an in-the-money finish in last year’s Main Event Championship.  Wolff tore into the prize pool and ripped out $66,134 as his share of the prey.


Sixth Place:  Joshua Gibson, from Fort Meyers, FL posted his deepest run ever in a WSOP event, after three previous cashes.  He earned $46,727.


Seventh Place:  Antti Nieminen, from Tamperen, Finland enjoyed his first WSOP final table experience, although it was somewhat short-lived.  He collected $33,744 in prize money in his series cashing debut.
06/21/16 12:16:46 AM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy wins Event #30 ($344,327)

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy limps in and Rafael Lebron raises the pot to 240,000, Ortynskiy calls.

The flop comes     and Lebron moves all in, Ortynskiy calls.


The board completes with the   turn and   river, completing a full house for Ortynskiy, and Lebron is eliminated in 2nd place.

A full recap on Ortynskiy's victory will be posted shortly.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 8,700,000
Rafael Lebron - Eliminated in 2nd Place ($212,779)

Rafael Lebron Finishes in 2nd Place ($212,779)

06/21/16 12:11:43 AM PDT

Hand 1

Rafael Lebron limps in and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy checks his option. On the     flop, both players check.

Ortynskiy bets the   turn for 130,000 and Lebron raises the pot to win the hand.

Hand 2

Ortynskiy raises to 210,000 and wins the pot.

Hand 3

Lebron raises to 175,000 and Ortynskiy calls. The flop comes     and both players check.

After the   turn, Ortynskiy bets 200,000 and Lebron folds.

Hand 4

Lebron raises to 175,000 and Ortynskiy calls. The flop comes     and both players check.

There is no betting action on the   turn.

The   river completes the board and Ortynskiy bets 100,000. Lebron calls and Ortynskiy shows      for a straight to win the hand.

Hand 5

Lebron limps in and Ortynskiy raises to 240,000, Lebron calls.

The flop comes     and Ortynskiy bets 350,000, Lebron folds.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 8,050,000 (100 bb)
Rafael Lebron - 650,000 (8 bb)

06/21/16 12:08:47 AM PDT

Rafael Lebron raises from the small blind to 200,000 and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy calls from the big blind.

The flop comes     and Ortynskiy checks. Lebron bets 305,000 and Ortynskiy check-raises for pot. Lebron folds after a bit of consideration.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 7,300,000 (91 bb)
Rafael Lebron - 1,400,000 (18 bb)

06/20/16 11:50:55 PM PDT
Level:29  Blinds:40,000/80,000  
06/20/16 11:48:39 PM PDT

Rafael Lebron completes from the small blind,  Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raises to 175,000, and Lebron calls.

The flop comes     and Ortynskiy bets 250,000. Lebron calls.

The turn brings the  , Ortynskiy bets 300,000, and Lebron folds.

A substantial crowd on the rail is growing for both players, and defending champion in this event, Vasili Firsau, is here supporting Ortynskiy.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 7,100,000
Rafael Lebron - 1,600,000


06/20/16 11:46:41 PM PDT

Rafael Lebron limps in, Ortynskiy raises to 155,000, and Lebron calls.

On the     flop, both players check.

The   comes on the turn and Ortynskiy bets 150,000. Lebron raises to 300,000 and Ortynskiy calls.

Both players check the   river and Lebron rolls over     . Ortynskiy has that beat with      for trips sevens and wins a big pot.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 6,200,000 (103 bb)
Rafael Lebron - 2,500,000 (41 bb)

06/20/16 11:38:17 PM PDT

Randy Ohel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($141,187)

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raises to 150,000 from the button, Randy Ohel reraises the pot out of the small blind and action folds back to Ortynskiy. He pots and Ohel calls all in for around 1,100,000.


The board runs out       and Ohel is eliminated in third place.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 4,915,000 (81 bb)
Rafael Lebron - 3,785,000 (63 bb)
Randy Ohel - Eliminated in 3rd Place ($141,187)

06/20/16 11:36:22 PM PDT

Hand 1

Randy Ohel raises to 130,000 on the button and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy three-bets the pot out of the big blind. Ohel calls and the flop comes    .

Ortynskiy bets 300,000 and Ohel folds.

Hand 2

Ortynskiy limps in and Ohel checks his option. Both check the flop of    .

On the   turn, Ortynskiy bets 60,000 and Ohel calls.

After the   river, Ortynskiy bets 200,000 and Ohel tank-calls.

Ortynskiy shows      and Ohel announces "chop," flipping over the     

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 3,800,000 (63 bb)
Randy Ohel - 1,100,000 (18 bb)

06/20/16 11:33:28 PM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raises to 150,000 from the button, Randy Ohel calls from the small blind, and Rafael Lebron calls from the big blind.

The flop comes    , Ohel checks, Lebron bets 325,000, Ortynskiy folds, and Ohel folds as well.

"You guys know when I got it," says Lebron with a smile. "That's why I'm not a pro. I had a (expletive) monster."

Rafael Lebron - 3,300,000 (55 bb)

06/20/16 11:27:18 PM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy starts the action with a raise to 150,000 from the button, Randy Ohel calls from the small blind, and Rafael Lebron three-bets to 460,000. Ortynskiy folds and Ohel calls.

The flop comes    .

Ohel checks, Lebron announces "pot," and Ohel mucks.

Rafael Lebron - 3,700,000 (62 bb)

06/20/16 11:16:58 PM PDT

Hand #1

Randy Ohel raises to 130,000 from the button and both his opponents call.

On the     flop, the trio checks around. The   comes on the turn and Rafael Lebron bets 200,000 to win the pot.

Hand #2

Lebron raises to 130,000 and both opponents in the blinds call.

The flop of     goes check-check. On the   turn, Viatcheslav Ortynskiy bets 250,000 from the small blind and wins the pot.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 3,250,000 (54 bb)
Rafael Lebron - 3,170,000 (52 bb)
Randy Ohel - 2,280,000 (38 bb)

06/20/16 11:11:21 PM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy opens from the button to 150,000 and Randy Ohel calls from the small blind.

The two players see a flop of     and Ohel bets 180,000. Ortynskiy calls.

The turn falls the   and Ohel bets again, 450,000 this time. Ortynskiy calls once more.

The river brings the   and Ohel moves all in. After some consideration, Ortynskiy folds and Ohel takes the pot.

Randy Ohel - 2,100,000 (35 bb)

06/20/16 11:07:10 PM PDT

Randy Ohel raises from the button to 130,000 and Rafael Lebron calls.

The flop comes     and both players check.

The turn brings the  , Lebron bets 175,000, and Ohel calls.

The river is the   and Lebron checks. Ohel bets 450,000 and Lebron folds.

Randy Ohel - 1,800,000 (30 bb)

06/20/16 10:53:56 PM PDT

On the button, Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raises to 180,000. Action folds to Rafael Lebron, who reraises to 360,000. Ortynskiy calls.

The flop is    . Lebron immediately bets the pot and Ortynskiy moves all in, Lebron calls.


The   turn and   river complete a straight for Lebron and he doubles up for 1,205,000.

Rafael Lebron - 3,160,000 (52 bb)
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 4,000,000 (66 bb)

06/20/16 10:49:32 PM PDT
Level:28  Blinds:30,000/60,000  
06/20/16 10:47:30 PM PDT

Randy Ohel raises to 120,000 from the button, Rafael Lebron calls in the small blind and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy then raises the pot to 480,000 in the big blind. Ohel folds, Lebron calls.

On the     flop, Lebron moves all in and Ortynskiy calls.


Lebron asks for a deuce and the   falls right away on the turn to secure his double up. The   river is a formality and Lebron doubles for 520,000.

Rafael Lebron - 2,020,000 (40 bb)
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 4,650,000 (93 bb)

06/20/16 10:47:27 PM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy limps in from the small blind and Randy Ohel raises to 150,000, Ortynskiy calls.

On the     flop, Ortynskiy checks, Ohel bets 200,000, and Ortynskiy calls.

After the   turn, both players check.

The   river completes the board and Ortynskiy checks. Ohel bets 325,000 and Ortynskiy quickly calls.

Ohel shows kings and Ortynskiy wins the pot with      for a flush.

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 5,250,000 (105 bb)
Randy Ohel - 1,975,000 (39 bb)

06/20/16 10:46:58 PM PDT

Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raises to 150,000 from the button and Randy Ohel calls from the small blind.

The flop comes     and both players check.

The turn brings the   and Ohel bets 150,000. Ortynskiy calls.

The   falls on the river and Ohel bets 300,000. Ortynskiy calls.

Ohel says, "I got it," as he tables      for the nut straight, and Ortynskiy mucks.

Randy Ohel - 2,650,000 (53 bb)
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy - 4,925,000 (99 bb)

06/20/16 10:40:28 PM PDT

Matthew Humphrey Eliminated in 4th Place ($95,623)

Matthew Humphrey raises from under the gun to 175,000, Randy Ohel three-bets the pot from the big blind, and Humphrey calls for the remainder of his chips.


Ohel is in the lead and the flop comes    . Both players have a straight, but Ohel's is bigger with the king-high. Humphrey has no outs to win the pot outright, but will split the pot with Ohel if a king comes. However, the   on the turn and   on the river are no help to Humphrey, and he is eliminated.

Randy Ohel - 2,050,000 (41 bb)
Matthew Humphrey - Eliminated in 4th Place ($95,623)