2016 WSOP: Russian Ortynskiy Wins $3k Six-Max PLO Event

A total of 580 players entered Event #30: $3k Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha to create a prize pool worth $1,583,400. Three days of intense action later, and it was Russian pro Viatcheslav Ortynskiy who would walk away with a coveted gold winner’s bracelet, as well as $344,327 in prize money.
Ortynskiy now becomes only the 10th Russian player ever to win a WSOP bracelet, with both Viatcheslav Zhukov (2011,2012) and Vitaly Lunkin (2008,2009) having previously captured two titles a piece. Following his famous victory the 36-year-old pro described the experience as “amazing”.
The $3k Six-Max PLO event paid 87 money places, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Eli Elezra in 40th ($6,658), Paul Volpe in 37th ($6,658), Max Silver in 35th ($7,795), Humberto Brenes in 25th ($9,363), Mike Watson in 22nd ($11,534), Christian Harder in 17th ($14,561), and Sean Winter in 8th ($33,744).
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy then entered the final table as the chipleader, and subsequently proceeded to eliminate George Wolff in 5th, followed by Randy Ohel in 3rd, and Rafael Lebron heads-up to claim a career first WSOP title. The win now pushes Ortynskiy’s career earnings to $1,052,850, with his other WSOP cashes including in 2013 finishing the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event in 3rd for $108,701, and the $5k H.O.R.S.E. in 4th for $94,664, and in 2014 finishing the $10k Limit Omaha Hi/Lo in 5th for $110,113.
Final Table Results:
1: Viatcheslav Ortynskiy $344,327
2: Rafael Lebron $212,779
3: Randy Ohel $141,187
4: Matthew Humphrey $95,623
5: George Wolff $66,134
6: Joshua Gibson $46,727
The Story So Far
With 31 events concluded at the 2016 WSOP, the U.S.A. is currently leading the medal tally with a total of 27 gold bracelets, followed by four other countries with one bracelet each, including Russia, Sweden, Spain, and the UK. USA players have also cashed a total of 6,802 times for $46.89 million, followed by Canada with 352 cashes for $2.26 million, then the UK with 2010 cashes for $2.08 million, and finally Germany with 139 cashes for $1.06 million.

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