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Friday, June 21, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

$2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better (Event #51)

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $902,250
  • Entries: 401
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 24, 2019 3:51 AM Local Time
Yuri Dzivielevski Captures First Bracelet and $213,750 in Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski

Brazil has a new hero.

It took over 30 levels over three long days for Yuri Dzivielevski to become the latest WSOP bracelet winner after he triumphed in Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better and he could not have been happier about the accomplishment.

"This is the most special moment, for sure," Dzivielevski said in an interview after his victory. The mixed game event saw 401 hopefuls enter the tournament on June 22nd to generate a total prize pool of $902,250. After 10 one-hour levels of play, that number became 128. Those 128 returned yesterday to play 10 more one-hour levels, with 61 making the money and only 12 advancing to the final day of play earlier this afternoon to battle it out for a gold bracelet and the first place prize of $213,750.

The journey was nowhere near complete when the day began. It took around 10 minutes into the 11th level of play today for Dzivielevski to become triumphant after him and eventual runner-up Michael Thompson agreed to extend the match into the one-hour courtesy level offered to players should they find themselves heads-up at what would be the end of a normally scheduled Day 3.

Final Table Results

1Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$213,750
2Michael ThompsonUnited States$132,113
3Denis StrebkovRussia$89,744
4Andrey ZaichenkoRussia$62,176
5Dan ZackUnited States$43,950
6Philip LongUnited Kingdom$31,710
7Alex LivingstonCanada$23,362
8Daniel RatiganUnited States$17,584

Day 3 Action

With the split-pot format and a talented lineup of players from around the world, action was constantly back-and-forth from the get go. The unofficial final table of nine was reached just before the first break of the day and it took over an hour from that point for the first elimination to occur. Thompson, Daniel Ratigan (8th place), and Andrey Zaichenko (4th place) battled as short stacked for close to three hours before Ratigan was eliminated.

During those three hours, Dzivielevski found himself go from being in the middle of the pack to commanding chip leader, finding himself with around one-third of the chips in play when the tournament reached seven-handed play. Another two hours went by with a dinner break in between before Alex Livingston (7th place), who was consistently among the top three in chips was eliminated by Dzivielevski in a huge, multiway pot in a hand of Stud Hi-Lo where Dzivielevski's tens and threes were good to secure the knockout and bring his stack to over three million, greater than half the chips in play. Shortly thereafter, Philip Long (6th place) found himself short as the increasing levels got larger and larger and was eliminated after Thompson scooped a pot in Omaha Hi-Lo for the last of his chips.

The fifth place finisher was current WSOP Player of the Year frontrunner Dan Zack, who secured his tenth cash of the series shortly after its halfway point. Zack battled back from crumbs several times but was unable to survive after being crippled a final time when he doubled up eventual third place finisher Denis Strebkov in a hand of Stud Hi-Lo after his pair of kings lost to Strebkov's pair of aces.

Shorty after the final break of the night, Zaichenko found himself short and was eliminated by Dzivielevski, who had maintained his stack at around three million. The dynamics then changed when play became three-handed. Strebkov had the momentum shift his way as he built his stack from as low as 500,000 up to 2,400,000.

Then it became Thompson's turn as he found himself down to 330,000. He doubled twice in a row, once in each game, and then took down a massive hand in Stud Hi-Lo that went three-ways to the river. Dzivielevski folded to Thompson's bet while Strebkov called and lost to a full house, deuces full of queens. He then had over half the chips in play with Dzivielevski and Strebkov at 1.6 milion and 1.1 million, respectively. Dzivielevski was not done, however.

When asked about the journey, Dzivielevski remarked: "I think the most important part is to be present, to be happy and you have to work with what you have. I cannot think about what I lose or what I can win. If I think [about those things], I'm going to be anxious and it's not good because I cannot go to the past and recover everything I have, so I live in the moment."

As the levels rose and the number of bets in the tournament decreased, Dzivielevski started to win a few pots. It wasn't long before he knocked out Strebkov and entered heads-up play versus Thompson with stacks nearly even. Thompson was the one who jumped out to an early lead, however, Dzivielevski was able to battle back to even stacks.

The biggest hand of the night then came in a Stud Hi-Lo hand that saw raises on both fourth- and fifth streets. By the end of the hand, both players had a king-high flush though Dzivielevski had a higher kicker. This gave him a three-to-one chip lead, which he later increased to five-to-one after hitting a straight in Omaha Hi-Lo. Thompson was able to hang around for another 10 minutes, doubling up once in the process, but eventually found himself all in and drawing dead on the turn with two pair and a flush draw against Dzivielevski's full house, queens full of kings.

At that point, Dzivielevski's rail erupted and could not wait to rejoice with him, taking pictures with him and tossing him up into the air in celebration. Dzivielevski, despite the chaos around him, remains focused. He plans to keep playing and keep fighting for more titles. As the man himself put it, "I want to feel this feeling again and again."

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Monday, June 24, 2019 2:42 AM Local Time
Michael Thompson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($132,113)

Michael Thompson

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski completed from the small blind and Michael Thompson raised. Dzivielevski called and the two saw a flop of    . Thompson bet and Dzivielevski called. The turn came   and Thompson bet again for the remainder of his chips. Dzivielevski called.

Yuri Dzivielevski:     
Michael Thompson:     

"You got me. Nice Hand. I'm dead."

The river came a meaningless   and Thompson finished the tournament in second place.

A full recap of the tournament will be posted shortly.

Yuri Dzivielevski6,015,000715,000
Michael Thompson0-700,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:30 AM Local Time
Thompson Scoops to Stay Alive

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson        
Yuri Dzivielevski        

Thompson was all in on the first bet on third street and the dealer dealt each player their cards face up to determine Thompson's fate. Dzivielevski's Brazilian rail started to chant as the cards were being dealt but it was to no avail this time as Thompson's hand scooped the pot to start the journey back.

Yuri Dzivielevski5,300,000-355,000
Michael Thompson700,000340,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:26 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:25 AM Local Time
Thompson Gives It Back

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski:    /     
Michael Thompson:    /      (folded on sixth)

Dzivielevski was the bring in and Thompson called. Thompson bet fourth and Dzivielevski called.

Dzivielevski was first to act on fifth street and bet. Thompson called. Dzivielevski fired again on sixth and Thompson looked agonized as he deliberated over whether he wanted to commit the majority or entirety of his last remaining chips.

He seemed like he wanted to fold and second-guessed himself for a quick moment. However, his intuition took back over as he stated he was sure Dzivielevski had two pair and sent his cards into the muck, leaving about 360,000 behind.

Yuri Dzivielevski5,655,000480,000
Michael Thompson360,000-480,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:23 AM Local Time
Thompson Doubles

Michael Thompson

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  
Michael Thompson:    /      /  

Dzivielevski was the bring in and Thompson completed. Dzivielevski made it two bets and Thompson went all in for his last 420,000. Dzivielevski called.

Upon getting chips all in, Thompson was ahead with his ace high. Both players ended up making a pair of sixes but Thompson's ace kicker was good to secure the double.

Yuri Dzivielevski5,175,000225,000
Michael Thompson840,000-210,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:17 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski's Straight Spirals Thompson

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

The flop read    . Yuri Dzivielevski put out a bet and was called by Michael Thompson. The turn was the  . Dzivielevski bet and was raised by Thompson, Dzivielevski put in the call. The river was the  . Both players checked.

Thompson announced two-pair but it was no good as Dzivielevski showed the      for a straight and send Thompson's chip stack spiraling down.

Yuri Dzivielevski4,950,000470,000
Michael Thompson1,050,000-485,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:11 AM Local Time
Flush Over Flush: Dzivielevski Takes Big Lead

Yuri Dzivielevski

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  
Michael Thompson:    /      /  

Michael Thompson was the bring in and Yuri Dzivielevski completed. Thompson called and then check-raised Dzivielevski's bet on fourth. Dzivielevski called.

Thompson bet again on fifth. Dzivielevski raised and Thompson called. Dzivielevski then bet sixth and seventh with Thompson calling him down.

"Flush," Dzivielevski said.

"How high?" asked Thompson.

Dzivielevski tabled     for a king-high flush. Thompson showed his down cards of     for a lower king-high flush and looked back at his rail to know he had been coolered.

In the meantime, Dzivielevski raked in the massive pot amidst the "Vamoooooo"s of his rail and is closing in on a three-to-one chip advantage.

Yuri Dzivielevski4,480,0001,665,000
Michael Thompson1,535,000-1,665,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:04 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scoops Back

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski raised out of the big blind and was called by Michael Thompson.

The flop was the     Thompson bet and was called. Thompson was again called when he bet on the turn of  . The river was the   and action went check-check. Dzivielevski turned over the best hand with      to scoop the pot and get him back into shouting distance.

Michael Thompson3,200,000-900,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,815,000900,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 2:01 AM Local Time
Thompson Takes Commanding Lead

Michael Thompson

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson raised from the button and was called by Yuri Dzivielevski.

The flop came    . Thompson bet and Dzivielevski called. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and action went check-check again.

Thompson showed      which was enough to scoop the pot and take a decent chip lead.

Michael Thompson4,100,0001,180,000
Yuri Dzivielevski1,915,000-1,180,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:52 AM Local Time
Back and Forth - Dzivielevski Wins One

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

After consecutive chopped pots to finish out the stud portion of the rotation, Michael Thompson completed from the small blind and Yuri Dzivielevski checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn was   and Dzivielevski bet out. Thompson made the call and the river came  . Both players checked.

Dzivielevski tabled      for kings up and took down the pot.

Yuri Dzivielevski3,095,000345,000
Michael Thompson2,920,000-345,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:44 AM Local Time
Thompson Edges Lead

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski    /      folded on sixth street

Thompson led the betting on fourth and fifth streets and got calls from Dzivielevski. On sixth street Thompson bet again and the Brazilian folded to send Thompson to the close lead in chips.

Michael Thompson3,265,000630,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,750,000-630,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:35 AM Local Time
The Feeling Out Process Begins

Heads Up

As the match for the bracelet is nearing its first ten minutes of play, there have been a few small back-and-forth pots with no real action. Here's an update on chip counts:

Yuri Dzivielevski3,380,000190,000
Michael Thompson2,635,000-190,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:27 AM Local Time
Denis Strebkov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($89,744)

Denis Strebkov

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Denis Strebkov was all in from the big blind for approximately his last 180,000 and Yuri Dzivielevski called from the small blind.

Denis Strebkov:     
Yuri Dzivielevski:     

The board ran out       and Dzivielevski scooped the pot with his jacks up and seventy-five low, eliminating Strebkov in third place.

There will not be a break before heads-up play begins, as the first cards of the match have just been dealt.

Yuri Dzivielevski3,190,000530,000
Michael Thompson2,825,000125,000
Denis Strebkov0-1,100,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:22 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 30,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:09 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Calms the Storm

Yuri Dzivielevski

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson raised from the button and Yuri Dzivielevski called from the small blind. The two went heads up to a flop of     and both players checked.

The turn came   and Dzivielevski bet. Thompson called and the river was  . Dzivielevski bet again and Thompson got to thinking. He asked Dzivielevski if he had about a million behind, which was confirmed. He then voiced that he thought he had pot odds but felt like he was beat. After about two minutes in total, he folded.

"VAMOOOOOOOOOO!" exploded Dzivielevski's rail.

As Dzivielevski raked in the chips, Thompson said to him, "The only reason I folded was because I was about to fall asleep and I knew if I folded they would wake me up."

On the subsequent hand, Dzivielevski opened his button and Thompson defended. The flop came     and Thompson check-folded to Dzivielevski's continuation-bet to bring the two to nearly even-stacked.

Michael Thompson2,700,000-740,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,660,0001,060,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 1:02 AM Local Time
Torrential Thompson

Michael Thompson

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski    /      folded on seventh
Denis Strebkov    /      /  

Strebkov bet on fourth, fifth and sixth street and got calls from both opponents each time. On the river Strebkov slowed down and checked, while Thompson seized the initiative and bet, which folded out Dzivielevski and got a call from Strebkov.

Thomspon announced full house and showed     and Strebkov mucked looking dejected.

Michael Thompson3,440,0001,740,000
Yuri Dzivielevski1,600,000-635,000
Denis Strebkov1,100,000-980,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 12:53 AM Local Time
Thompson Doubles Through Dzivielevski Again

Michael Thompson

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  
Michael Thompson:    /      /  

Yuri Dzivielevski was the bring in and Michael Thompson completed. Dzivielevski made it two bets and Thompson instantly announced three bets. Dzivielevski called.

Thompson bet on fourth street and Dzivielevski raised. Thompson made it three bets and Dzivielevski four-bet to put Thompson all in. Thompson happily called and turned over his pair of aces.

Thompson was able to improve to aces full by the river while Dzivielevski did not fill up on a low draw and doubled up Thompson.

Yuri Dzivielevski2,235,000-965,000
Denis Strebkov2,080,000-360,000
Michael Thompson1,700,000620,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 12:44 AM Local Time
Thompson Scoops With Tournament On the Line

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson raised on the button leaving himself with only 100,000 back. Yuri Dzivielevski and Denis Strebkov both called. The flop came    . Thompson bet his remaining amount and both opponents called again. The turn was the  . Dzivielevski bet into the side pot which folded out Strebkov.

Michael Thompson:     
Yuri Dzivielevski:     

The river was the   and Thompson scooped the entire pot away from the chip leader.

Yuri Dzivielevski3,200,000-45,000
Michael Thompson1,080,000750,000
Monday, June 24, 2019 12:36 AM Local Time
Strebkov Rising

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Denis Strebkob raised from the button and Yuri Dzivielevski defended his big blind. The flop came     and Dzivielevski check-called Strebkov's continuation-bet.

The turn came   and Dzivielevski checked again. Strebkov fired a second barrel and Dzivielevski folded.

Strebkov now finds himself with nearly two-and-a-half million chips as play is underway three-handed.

Yuri Dzivielevski3,245,000225,000
Denis Strebkov2,440,000640,000
Michael Thompson330,000-540,000