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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017

Event #32: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $928,800
  • Entries: 688
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

06/19/17 02:11:34 AM PST
 
Vladimir Shchemelev Wins Second WSOP Bracelet ($193,484)
 

Vladimir Shchemelev

Vladimir Shchemelev burst onto the World Series of Poker stage in 2010 when he finished runner-up in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Although he had made a WSOP final table previously, his second-place finish on the national stage in the PPC proved to be a sign of things to come for the 44-year-old banker, as Shchemelev has amassed 27 WSOP cashes since then. Among those cashes have been eight more final tables made. He won his first bracelet in 2013 and has added a second piece of jewelry with his win in Event #32: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix.

When asked how winning his second bracelet felt in comparison to his first, Shchemelev said through a translator, "Very calm. Not as much pressure as the first time. The first bracelet was tough. It took me like nine final tables before I won my first bracelet. It was important for me to win my first bracelet, so I was kind of nervous. Today, I was very calm."

His first bracelet came in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, one of the three variants of Omaha Hi-Lo in this event, along with Limit Omaha Hi-Lo and Big O. When asked which game he felt was his best, Shchemelev (via translator) said "I hate them all," drawing huge laughs from his rail. "I am kidding. I am very comfortable with all the games."

Shchemelev bagged a modest stack on Day 1 and was 72nd in chips of the remaining 224 players entering Day 2. He cruised into the money from that point and was 7th of 29 players remaining for Day 3. He steadily ascended the chip counts and was second when the final table was reached. He and eventual runner-up Howard Smith traded the chip lead back and forth throughout the final table before the inevitable heads-up battle began. Shchemelev began at a slight chip disadvantage but quickly took the chip lead. Smith battled back to get things even, but Shchemelev scored the victory shortly thereafter.

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Vladimir ShchemelevRussia$193,484
2Howard SmithUnited Kingdom$119,524
3Nikolai YakovenkoRussia$81,232
4Igor SharaskinRussia$56,187
5Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom$39,565
6Yueqi ZhuChina$28,375
7Erle MankinUnites States$20,730
8Jesse SimonelliUnites States$15,435
06/19/17 01:11:19 AM PST
 
Howard Smith Eliminated in 2nd Place ($119,524)
 

Howard Smith - 2nd place

Big O

Vladimir Shchemelev limped on the button and Howard Smith checked his option.

The flop came down     and Smith checked. Shchemelev bet 50,000, Smith check-raised pot to 230,000, and Shchemelev called.

The turn was the   and Smith bet the pot of 500,000. Shchemelev raised, Smith called all in for roughly 700,000 and the hands were tabled.

Shchemelev:      
Smith:      

Smith had a set of fives with a rough low, while Shchemelev had a lock on the low and was freerolling to a flush.

The river was the  , giving Shchemelev the flush to scoop the pot and eliminate Smith in second place.

Vladimir Shchemelev5,160,0001,060,000
Howard Smith0-1,060,000
06/19/17 12:57:17 AM PST
 
Shchemelev Extends Lead
 

PLO-8

Howard Smith raised to 120,000 from the button and Vladimir Shchemelev called from the big blind.

The flop fell     and Shchemelev check-called 200,000 from Smith. Both players checked the   turn and   river.

Shchemelev showed      for a king-high straight, Smith mucked, and Shchemelev won the pot. Along with a few other pots of similar size, Shchemelev has extended his lead to about 4:1.

Vladimir Shchemelev4,100,000980,000
Howard Smith1,060,000-980,000
06/19/17 12:50:01 AM PST
 
Vladimir Shchemelev Gets a Fold
 

Vladimir Shchemelev

Big-O

Vladimir Shchemelev called from the button and Howard Smith checked his option.

The flop came     and Smith checked. Shchemelev bet 75,000 and Smith called.

The turn brought the   and Smith bet 175,000. Shchemelev called.

The   fell on the river and Smith checked. Shchemelev bet 450,000, and after brief consideration, Smith folded and Shchemelev took the pot.

Vladimir Shchemelev3,120,000260,000
Howard Smith2,040,000-260,000
06/19/17 12:32:36 AM PST
 
Shchemelev's Straight is Better
 

Omaha-8

Howard Smith raised from the button and Vladimir Shchemelev defended.

The flop fell     and Shchemelev bet. Smith called, the   turn fell and both players checked.

The river was the  , Shchemelev bet and Smith called.

Shchemelev showed      for a queen-high straight, besting Smith's      for a jack-high straight.

Vladimir Shchemelev2,860,000460,000
Howard Smith2,300,000-460,000
06/19/17 12:26:30 AM PST
 
Howard Smith Doubles Up
 

Howard Smith doubles up

Big-O

Howard Smith raised to 120,000 from the button, Vladimir Shchemelev three-bet to 240,000 from the big blind, Smith announced a pot-sized four-bet, Shchemelev jammed, and Smith called to put himself at risk.

Shchemelev:      
Smith:      

The board ran out       to secure the double-up for Smith.

Howard Smith2,760,0001,380,000
Vladimir Shchemelev2,400,000-1,380,000
06/19/17 12:24:14 AM PST
 
Shchemelev Takes Big Lead
 

Vladimir Shchemelev

Big O

Vladimir Shchemelev limped from the button and Howard Smith checked his option.

The flop fell     and Smith checked. Shchemelev bet 75,000, Smith check-raised pot to 305,000, and Shchemelev called. The the turn was the   and Smith check-called 300,000 from Shchemelev. The river was the   and Smith led for 500,000. Shchemelev called instantly.

Smith showed       for tens and sixes, but Shchemelev tabled       for a set of queens to win the pot.

Vladimir Shchemelev3,780,000860,000
Howard Smith1,380,000-860,000
06/19/17 12:16:58 AM PST
 
Vladimir Shchemelev Scoops
 

Vladimir Shchemelev

Omaha-8

Howard Smith raised from the button and Vladimir Shchemelev called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Shchemelev checked. Smith bet, Shchemelev raised, Smith three-bet, and Shchemelev called.

The turn brought the  , Shchemelev bet, and Smith called.

The   fell on the river and Shchemelev bet again. Smith called and Shchemelev tabled      for a queen-high flush and sixty-one low. Smith mucked and Shchemelev took the pot.

Vladimir Shchemelev2,920,000545,000
Howard Smith2,240,000-545,000
06/19/17 12:11:27 AM PST
 
Shchemelev Stikes First
 

Omaha-8

Howard Smith raised from the button and Vladimir Shchemelev three-bet from the big blind. Smith called.

The flop fell     and Shchemelev bet. Smith called, the turn was the  , and Shchemelev check-called a bet from Smith. The river was the   and both checked.

Shchemelev showed      for queens and threes and won the pot.

Howard Smith2,785,000-360,000
Vladimir Shchemelev2,375,000360,000
06/19/17 12:06:18 AM PST
 
Heads-Up Chip Counts
 

Heads Up

Howard Smith3,145,000-155,000
Vladimir Shchemelev2,015,000540,000
06/19/17 12:05:35 AM PST
 
Nikolai Yakovenko Eliminated in 3rd Place ($81,232)
 

Nikolai Yakovenko

Omaha-8

Howard Smith and Nikolai Yakovenko got all the chips in the middle before the flop with Yakovenko at risk.

Smith:     
Yakovenko:     

The board ran out       to give Smith a straight and a live four to send Yakovenko to the cage.

Nikolai Yakovenko0-530,000
06/18/17 11:59:03 PM PST
 
Smith Crosses Three Million
 

Howard Smith

PLO-8

Vladimir Shchemelev limped from the small blind, and Howard Smith checked his option.

The flop came down    , and Shchemelev checked. Smith bet 60,000, Shchemelev check-raised to 150,000, Smith called, and the turn was the  . Shchemelev bet 150,000, Smith raised to 500,000, Shchemelev called, and the   river completed the board. Shchemelev checked, Smith bet the pot for 1,360,000, and Shchemelev folded.

Howard Smith3,300,000600,000
Vladimir Shchemelev1,475,000-380,000
06/18/17 11:56:18 PM PST
 
Yakovenko Getting Short
 

PLO-8

Nikolai Yakovenko raised from the button to 85,000, and Howard Smith called from the big blind.

The flop fell    , and Smith checked to Yakovenko, who bet 95,000. Smith check-raised pot, and Yakovenko folded.

Howard Smith2,700,000340,000
Nikolai Yakovenko530,000-420,000
06/18/17 11:41:34 PM PST
 
Igor Sharaskin Eliminated in 4th Place ($56,187)
 

Igor Sharaskin

Big-O

Vladimir Shchemelev called from under the gun, Howard Smith called from the button, Nikolai Yakovenko called from the small blind, and Igor Sharaskin moved his last 75,000 chips into the middle from the big blind. Shchemelev announced, "Pot," and pushed 285,000 into the middle. Smith quickly announced a pot-sized four-bet, and Shchmelev folded, leaving Sharaskin and Smith heads-up.

Sharaskin:      
Smith:      

The flop fell     to give Sharaskin Broadway and a commanding lead. The   on the turn kept Sharaskin out in front, but the   river gave Smith jacks full of queens to scoop the pot and end Sharaskin's run in this tournament.

Howard Smith2,360,000790,000
Vladimir Shchemelev1,855,000-325,000
Nikolai Yakovenko950,000135,000
Igor Sharaskin0-50,000
06/18/17 11:35:52 PM PST
 
Howard Smith Nearly Felts Igor Sharaskin
 

Omaha-8

Igor Sharaskin raised from the button, and Howard Smith called from the big blind.

The flop came    , and Smith checked. Sharaskin bet, Smith check-raised, and Sharaskin called.

The turn brought the  , Smith bet, and Sharaskin called.

The river was the  , and Smith bet again, sending Sharaskin into the tank. He ultimately called, and Smith tabled      for a set of queens and seven-six low. Sharaskin mucked and was left with only 50,000 chips.

Howard Smith1,570,000140,000
Igor Sharaskin50,000-625,000
06/18/17 11:27:20 PM PST
 
Shchemelev Takes From Smith
 

Omaha-8

Vladimir Shchemelev raised from the cutoff, Howard Smith called from the button, and Igor Sharaskin called from the big blind.

The flop came down    , and Sharaskin checked to Shchemelev, who bet. Smith raised, Sharaskin folded, and Shchemelev called. The turn was the  , Shchemelev checked, Smith bet, and Shchemelev called. The river was the  , and both players checked.

Smith tabled      for two pair, but Shchemelev showed      for a king-high straight to win the pot.

Vladimir Shchemelev2,180,000280,000
Howard Smith1,430,000-270,000
06/18/17 11:19:49 PM PST
 
Howard Smith vs. Igor Sharaskin
 

Howard Smith

Omaha-8

Igor Sharaskin raised from the button, and Howard Smith called from the big blind.

The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn brought the  , and Smith checked. Sharaskin bet, and Smith called. The river was the  , and Smith bet. Sharaskin raised, Smith three-bet, and Sharaskin went into the tank. Ultimately, he folded, and Smith took the pot.

Howard Smith1,580,000330,000
Igor Sharaskin675,000-820,000
06/18/17 11:06:07 PM PST
 
Level 29 started
 
Level: 29 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 0
06/18/17 11:02:50 PM PST
 
Chip Counts at Break
 

The players are in the midst of their final 15-minute break of the night.

Vladimir Shchemelev1,635,000-55,000
Igor Sharaskin1,495,0000
Howard Smith1,250,0000
Nikolai Yakovenko815,00065,000
06/18/17 11:01:09 PM PST
 
Sharaskin Takes More From Smith
 

PLO-8

Igor Sharaskin raised to 63,000 from the cutoff, and Howard Smith called from the small blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board, where Sharaskin bet 80,000. Smith check-called to see the   river, where he check-called another 225,000.

Sharaskin tabled      for an eight-high straight with a seven-six low, Smith couldn't beat it, and Sharaskin won the pot.

Igor Sharaskin1,495,000575,000
Howard Smith1,250,000-450,000
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