06/23/17 11:10:57 PM PDT
Dmitry Yurasov Captures Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship for $775,923!
The stacked Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship is over, and Dmitry Yurasov has captured his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in dramatic fashion. He defeated Tommy Chen in just nine hands from the time heads-up play began, and steamrolled the final table in just 58 hands.
This event attracted the cream of the crop with a total of 332 entries paying out 50 spots for a total prize pool worth $3,120,000. Yurasov claimed a first-place prize worth $775,923 along with a coveted gold bracelet.
In the final hand, Yurasov already had a commanding lead over Chen, and they saw a queen-high board by the turn. Chen moved all in over top of Yurasov's lead-out and got called quickly. Yurasov tabled two aces and Chen revealed top pair. The river was a brick and it was only fitting that Yurasov claimed the title with the best hand in poker after he dominated here on Day 3.
Yurasov, a professional poker player from Russia, has amassed just over $2 million in earnings after clinching this win. Before taking down this event, his best live cash came from the Prague EPT €10,300 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for $243,237 USD, finishing in third place. In addition to this, he has a total of five EPT High Roller final tables, and one EPT Main Event final table where he finished in third place.
The newly-crowned champion explained that he has been playing higher buy-in tournaments for a while but "winning this bracelet is a special achievement" for him. When asked about running so hot at the final table he said it felt like an "easy game". Yurasov plans on playing more tournaments in the United States, maybe even in Los Angeles, for example. He continued that his online background helps because he "always gets to keep himself in shape playing shorter games online."
Final Table Results
|Place||Player Name||Country||Prize (USD)|
|2||Tommy Chen||United States||$479,561|
|3||Jacob Powers||United States||$308,783|
Considering the field was stacked, it's no surprise that there were a ton of notable players that made it deep in the money, including Dario Sammartino (8th place - $69,578), Connor Drinan (9th place - $51,494), Eric Wasserson (11th place - $39,284), Charlie Carrel (15th place - $30,922), Dan Smith (29th place - $21,131), Olivier Busquet (32nd place - $18,386), Sam Grafton (35th place - $18,386), Sam Trickett (37th place - $16,580), Timothy Adams (38th place - $16,580), Ben Yu (40th place - $16,580), Rainer Kempe (44th place - $15,516), and Jonathan Jaffe (47th place - $15,516).
Some of the incredible players in this field who were unable to get anything going, falling short of the money, included Phil Hellmuth, Michael Mizrachi, Cliff Josephy, Greg Merson, Mohsin Charania, Davidi Kitai, Jonathan Duhamel, Niall Farrell, JC Tran, Brian Rast, Jason Mercier, and Doug Polk.
Final Table Action
The official final table of six came together after the elimination of short-stacked Grayson Ramage (7th place - $69,578). He got it in with king-queen off suit but ran into Yurasov's ace-king and that was the end of the road for him.
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell was short and managed to find a double up once six-handed play began, but she lost a big pot to Yurasov just before dinner and was left with just five big blinds. Shortly after dinner, Bicknell called off her stack with king-three suited and was up against Chen's ace-eight off-suit. Chen flopped an ace and Bicknell couldn't catch up, settling for a payday worth $96,823 for her sixth-place finish.
As soon as Bicknell hit the rail, chips really started to fly. In the very next hand, Albert Daher ran into a cooler against Yurasov, where he turned a flush and that very same card gave Yurasov a boat. They got their chips in the middle and Daher had to settle for fifth place, pocketing $138,644 for his deep run.
Just eight short hands later, Artem Metalidi committed his remaining chips with a pair of sevens, finding himself flipping with the red-hot Yurasov's ace-queen off suit. He couldn't dodge a queen on the flop and pocketed $204,128 for fourth place.
Three-handed play lasted 12 hands, after which time Jacob Powers got his chips in good with ace-king, dominating Yurasov's ace-nine. He was standing on his feet and pumped up for a double up, but unfortunately for him, he couldn't fade a nine on the flop. Powers was visibly crushed, but has to be happy with his third place finish worth $308,783.
As mentioned, heads-up play didn't last long and Yurasov's heater topped off with him winning with two aces to clinch his first bracelet. Impressively, Yurasov eliminated all of the players on the final table, with the exception of Bicknell who fell to Chen.
06/23/17 10:34:10 PM PDT
Tommy Chen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($479,561)
Hand #58: Tommy Chen called on the button and Dmitry Yurasov raised to 400,000. Chen called and they saw a flop of . Yurasov bet out 475,000 and Chen called. The turn was the . Yurasov bet 1,150,000 and Chen moved all in for 2,750,000. Yurasov called and Chen was at risk and behind.
The players were on their feet waiting for the river card. It was the and Chen's day was done. Chen is the 2nd place finisher, taking home a payday of $479,561.
|Dmitry Yurasov||16,600,000||3,595,000 |
|Tommy Chen||0||-3,570,000 |
06/23/17 10:25:11 PM PDT
Level 28 started
06/23/17 10:24:53 PM PDT
Hands #55-57: Chen Chips Up a Little
Hand #55: Dmitry Yurasov called and Tommy Chen checked. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn. Chen checked, Yurasov bet 100,000 and Chen called. The river was the . Chen checked, Yurasov bet 250,000 and Chen called. Yurasov tabled for ace-high and Chen showed for two pair to rake in the pot.
Hand #56: Chen raised to 165,000 and Yurasov called. The flop came . Yurasov checked and Chen bet 150,000. Yurasov called. The turn was the and Yurasov checked again. Chen bet 420,000 this time and Yurasov called again. The river was the and both players checked. Yurasov tabled for king high and Chen tabled the winner with for two pair.
Hand #57: Yurasov raised to 200,000 and Chen called. The flop came and Chen checked. Yurasov bet 225,000 and Chen called. The turn was the and Chen checked for a second time. Yurasov reached into his stack and bet 550,000 this time. Chen folded.
|Dmitry Yurasov||13,005,000||-770,000 |
|Tommy Chen||3,570,000||770,000 |
06/23/17 10:19:19 PM PDT
Hands #49-54: Small Pots Back and Forth
Hand #49: Tommy Chen raised to 200,000 on the button and Dmitry Yurasov called in the big blind. The flop was and Yurasov checked. Chen bet 175,000 and Yurasov called. The turn brought the and Yurasov checked again. Chen checked back and the river was the . Yurasov checked one more time and Chen bet 420,000. Yurasov folded and the pot went to Chen.
Hand #51: Yurasov folded his button and Chen wins the blinds and antes.
Hand #52: Chen raised to 200,000 on the button and Yurasov folded.
Hand #53: Yurasov raised to 200,000 on the button and Chen called in the big blind. The flop was and Chen checked. Yurasov bet 125,000 and Chen folded.
Hand #54: Chen raised to 200,000 on the button and Yurasov folded.
|Dmitry Yurasov||13,775,000||-325,000 |
|Tommy Chen||2,800,000||325,000 |
06/23/17 10:11:41 PM PDT
Heads-Up Play Begins
The final two players have taken their seats.
Dmitry Yurasov sits on 14,100,000 while Tommy Chen has a bit of an uphill battle, sitting on 2,475,000.
06/23/17 10:06:25 PM PDT
Jacob Powers Eliminated in 3rd Place ($308,783)
Hand #48: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 160,000 on the button and Jacob Powers moved all in from the big blind. Yurasov called.
Powers was at risk with but he was well ahead of Yurasov's .
The flop came and Yurasov's hot streak continued as he out-flopped Powers to take the lead. The turn was the and the river was the , sending Powers to the rail in third place.
|Dmitry Yurasov||14,100,000||3,825,000 |
|Tommy Chen||2,475,000||950,000 |
|Jacob Powers||0||-4,260,000 |
06/23/17 10:01:52 PM PDT
Hands #42-47: Tommy Chen Doubles Up, Yurasov Keeps Building
Hand #42: Yurasov raised to 180,000 from the button and Tommy Chen moved all in from the small blind. Yurasov looked at Chen and his stack for a little while and folded.
Hand #43: Jacob Powers completed in the small blind and Yurasov raised to 250,000 in the big blind. Powers called. They both checked the flop and the turn. The river was the . Powers checked, Yurasov bet 300,000, and Powers called. Yurasov tabled , good for the pot.
Hand #44: Jacob Powers raised to 300,000 on the button and the blinds folded.
Hand #45: Tommy Chen raised to 225,000 in the small blind and Powers went all in from the big blind. Chen called for the rest of his stack which totaled 1,410,000.
The board came and Chen doubled up with trip queens.
Hand #46: Chen raised to 225,000 on the button and Dmitry Yurasov called in the big blind. The flop was and they both checked. On the turn, Yurasov reached for chips and Chen folded.
Hand #47: Jacob Powers limped in on the button, Dmitry Yurasov called from the small blind and Tommy Chen checked his option in the big blind. The flop came and all three players checked to the on the turn. The river was the and it was checked to Powers, who bet 100,000. He got no action and scooped the pot.
06/23/17 09:50:04 PM PDT
Hands #37-41: Yurasov and Powers Tangle
Hand #37: Jacob Powers called from the small blind and Dmitry Yurasov checked his option from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn. Powers bet 80,000 and Yurasov folded.
Hand #38: Yurasov called from the small blind and Tommy Chen moved all in from the big blind. Yurasov mucked.
Hand #39: Yurasov raised to 180,000 on the button and Powers called from the big blind. Powers checked dark, and the flop came . Yurasov bet 125,000 and Powers called. Powers checked dark again and the turn was the . Yurasov bet 300,000 this time and Powers snap-mucked.
Hand #40: Powers called from the small blind and Yurasov raised to 275,000 from the big blind. Powers called. The flop came and Powers checked. Yurasov bet 300,000 and Powers called. Powers checked dark and the turn was the . Yurasov reached into his stack and bet 775,000. Powers folded.
Hand #41: Powers raised to 225,000 on the button and scooped the blinds and antes.
06/23/17 09:48:24 PM PDT
Artem Metalidi Eliminated in 4th Place ($204,128)
Hand #36: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 180,000 under the gun and Artem Metalidi went all in for around 1,680,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Yurasov called, putting Metalidi at risk. It was a coin flip.
The flop was , giving Yurasov a pair of queens to take the lead. The turn and the river changed nothing and Metalidi was eliminated in 4th place, taking home $204,128.
|Dmitry Yurasov||10,275,000||2,885,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||0||-2,020,000 |
06/23/17 09:45:29 PM PDT
Hands #34-35: Yurasov and Chen Take One Each
Hand #34: Tommy Chen limped under the gun, Jacob Powers limped on the button. Dmitry Yurasov made it 300,000 in the small blind and the big blind and Chen folded. Powers called and they went to the flop which was . Yurasov bet 250,000 and Powers folded. After the hand, Chen said "I'd just like to admit I had ace-five off" and the pot went to Yurasov.
Hand #35: Jacob Powers raised to 180,000 under the gun and Tommy Chen went all in from the big blind. Powers asked for a count and as the dealer was counting the chips, Powers folded and Chen took it down.
06/23/17 09:36:16 PM PDT
Hands #29-33: Yurasov Continues to Dominate
Hand #29: Artem Metalidi raised to 160,000 from under the gun and Dmitry Yurasov defended his big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn. Yurasov bet 200,000 and Metalidi folded.
Hand #30: Jacob Powers raised to 180,000 from the button and collected the blinds and antes.
Hand #31: Metalidi moved all in from the small blind and Tommy Chen mucked his big blind.
Hand #32: Yurasov raised to 180,000 from under the gun and everyone folded.
Hand #33: Yurasov got a walk.
06/23/17 09:34:01 PM PDT
Albert Daher Eliminated in 5th Place ($138,644)
Hand #28: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 180,000 under the gun and Albert Daher called in the big blind. The flop came and Daher checked. Yurasov continuation bet and Daher called.
The turn was the and Daher checked again. This time, Yurasov bet 350,000 and Daher called. The river was the and Daher checked once more. Yurasov moved all in, putting Daher to a decision for the rest of his stack which was around 1,230,000. After a brief pause, Daher called.
Yurasov turned over for threes full of kings and Daher's for a flush was no good. Daher was eliminated in 5th place for a payout of $138,644.
06/23/17 09:27:23 PM PDT
Kristen Bicknell Eliminated in 6th Place ($96,823)
Hand #27: Tommy Chen moved all in on the button and Kristen Bicknell tank-called from the big blind for her last 550,000.
Bicknell was at risk with while Chen tabled .
The flop came and both players flopped a pair, with Chen continuing to have the best of it. The turn was the and the river was the , sending Bicknell to the rail in sixth place.
|Tommy Chen||1,300,000||635,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||0||-465,000 |
06/23/17 09:24:31 PM PDT
Hands #23-26: Shorties Are Shoving
Hand #23: Jacob Powers limped in from the cutoff and Dmitry Yurasov checked his option from the big blind. The flop came and Yurasov checked. Powers bet 180,000 and Yurasov folded.
Hand #24: Tommy Chen moved all in from under the gun and got no action.
Hand #25: Kristen Bicknell moved all in for 435,000 from middle position and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #26: Yurasov raised to 180,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.
06/23/17 09:14:28 PM PDT
Level 27 started
06/23/17 08:22:15 PM PDT
Dmitry Yurasov Holds Overwhelming Chip Lead at Dinner Break
The final six players are taking a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume at approximately 10:12 p.m. local time.
06/23/17 08:21:24 PM PDT
Hands #21-22: Bicknell Loses Some; Metalidi Doubles
Hand #21: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 130,000 from middle position and Kristen Bicknell defended her big blind. The flop came , Bicknell checked and Yurasov bet 110,000. Bicknell called. The turn was the and Bicknell checked again. Yurasov bet 275,000 and Bicknell called for a second time. The river was the and Bicknell checked for a third time. Yurasov checked back. Bicknell tabled for a pair of eights and Yurasov showed for a pair of aces to take down the pot.
Hand #22: Yurasov raised to 130,000 from under the gun. Artem Metaldi moved all in for 870,000 from the hijack and Tommy Chen moved all in from the cutoff. Yurasov folded.
Metalidi was at risk with and was well behind the of Chen.
The board ran out and Metalidi rivered a flush to hold on.
|Dmitry Yurasov||7,390,000||710,000 |
|Jacob Powers||4,260,000||560,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||2,020,000||75,000 |
|Albert Daher||1,800,000||-70,000 |
|Tommy Chen||665,000||-2,135,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||465,000||-825,000 |
06/23/17 08:10:51 PM PDT
Hands #16-20: Dmitry Yurasov Extends His Lead
Hand #16: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 130,000 under the gun and Tommy Chen moved all in from the cutoff. Yurasov asked for a count and the dealer announced the amount was 1,125,000. Yurasov quickly folded and Chen took down the pot. "I'm just going to keep doing that," Chen said after the hand.
Hand #17: Action folded to Kristen Bicknell and she moved all in from the button. The blinds folded and Bicknell picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #18: Jacob Powers raised to 215,000 from middle position and the remaining players folded. Powers took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #19: Powers blind raised to 120,000 under the gun and Albert Daher three-bet to 300,000 in the cutoff. Dmitry Yurasov four-bet to 725,000 on the button, the blinds folded, and Powers looked at his hand. He shook his head and folded and Daher thought briefly and also folded. Yurasov took down the pot.
Hand #20: Yurasov opened to 130,000 and Chen moved all in from middle position for 1,305,000. The remaining players folded and Yurasov folded. That one went over to Chen.
|Dmitry Yurasov||6,680,000||1,430,000 |
06/23/17 07:55:34 PM PDT
Hands #11-15: Yurasov Adds to His Stack
Hand #11: Artem Metalidi raised to 130,000 from under the gun and got calls from Tommy Chen in middle position and Dmitry Yurasov in the big blind. The flop came and all three players checked to the on the turn. Yurasov bet 250,000, Metalidi called, and Chen folded. The river was the and both players checked. Yurasov tabled and Metalidi mucked.
Hand #12: Kristen Bicknell moved all in from the cutoff and got no action.
Hand #13: Jacob Powers raised to 215,000 from under the gun and everyone folded.
Hand #14: Action folded to Chen in the small blind and he called. Powers moved all in from the big blind and Chen folded. Powers showed .
Hand #15: Yurasov raised to 130,000 from the cutoff and Chen called on the button. The flop came . Yurasov checked, as did Chen. The turn was the and both players checked to the on the river. Yuraov checked, Chen bet 200,000, and Yurasov tossed in a single chip to call. Chen tabled for a pair of fives and Yurasov tabled for a pair of eights to scoop the pot.