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2015 WSOP: Vasili Firsau Wins Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

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Posted on 26 June 2015 by "T".

This event drew a tough field of 682 players who battled it out over four long days. At the end of it all it was Vasili Firsau, 38, who stood tall as the champion!

It was Firsau's first gold bracelet. He's the second WSOP gold bracelet winner in history from Belarus. The fact is that he's the first and only WSOP champion from Belarus who actually lives in that nation (the other winner lived in the U.S. at the time of his win).

"This is great for me and a great feeling to win this," Firsau said. "I had many bad years here and this time to come and win - it feels amazing. It was nice to have my friends here with me, as well."

In total, the field of 682 players created a prize pool of $1,861,860, which the top 72 finishers received a share of. Firsau received $437,575 (the biggest live tournament score of his career) for his victory.


Final table results:


OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:

Aside from the final table finishers, other gold bracelet winning players who cashed included - Robert Mizrachi (21st), Erick Lindgren (39th), and Joe Hachem (68th).


FUN FACTS:

The gender breakdown of players in this event was 664 males and 18 females.
The average age was 35 years, with the youngest player being 21 and oldest at 85.
There were 45 different nations represented in the field.


Winner info:

Name: Vasili Firsau
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Age: 38
Current Residence: Minsk, Belrus
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Prior Occupation: Engineer
Number of WSOP Cashes: 3
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 1
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 43rd (2015)
Total WSOP Earnings: $444,637

 


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3 comments for "2015 WSOP: Vasili Firsau Wins Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed"

 klash2327/06/2015 17:48:10 GMT
I have seen quite a lot of this guy but usually at the EPT events and he always seems to do well against the younger guys.It says there was an 85 year old playing......hope he managed to cash!
 doubletop77729/06/2015 08:33:09 GMT
Many congratulations to Vasili Firsau on winning his first bracelet and the first place prize money of $437,575. He has been playing really well on the European circuit and its nice to see him do well in America
 bowie198426/07/2015 10:12:40 GMT
Well, there were actually two players on the final table from Belarus (where - as we know it since april 1st - BRM opened a betting shop Blink ) so they obviously starting to get their hands into the WSOP cookie jar, now we just need a Main EVent top finisher and the circle is going to be full.

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