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).
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.
Name: Vasili Firsau
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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