Event #9
Omaha High-Low
Buy-In: $1,500
Number of Entries: 690
Total Prize Money: $941,850
Date of Tournament: June 5-7, 2007

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Tournament Notes:

  • The winner was Alex Kravchenko, from Moscow, Russia. He is a 36-year-old businessman originally from Archangel, USSR. He has been playing poker for about eight years.
  • Kravchenko is the first Russian citizen in history to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Russian immigrants have won previously at the WSOP, including Ralph Perry last year. But Kravchenko’s victory is clearly a milestone.
  • Through Event #9, this year’s WSOP has crowned champions born in four different countries
  • Russia, South Korea, Ireland, and the United States.
  • Kravechenko has an impressive history of tournament wins in Europe. He won the Austrian Masters Pot-Limit Championship in 2001. He also won the Russian Pot-Limit Championship that same year. His most recent win before this was a Limit Hold’em title at the Helsinki Frezeout in 2002.
  • This was Kravchenko’s third time to cash at the WSOP (twice last year). He won $228,446 for first place.
  • This was the largest Omaha High-Low turnout in WSOP history. The event attracted 690 entrants. The previous best was 670 for last year’s OHL8. However, the 2006 event had a larger total prize pool since the buy-in was $2,000 instead of $1,500.
  • Former WSOP gold bracelet winner Dr. Max Stern cashed in 56th place. He now has 24 lifetime cashes and over $750,000 in WSOP tournament winnings.