Ukraine's Igor Dubinskyy Wins Gold At WSOP Little One for One DropJuly 7, 2014 1:10 pm
Ukraine’s Igor Dubinskyy has picked up his country’s first gold bracelet of WSOP 2014 after taking down the $1,111 buy-in Little One For One Drop. On his way to victory the 48-year-old professional gambler had to first best a huge field of 4,496 players over five days to capture the title along with the $637,539 top prize, after which he commented:
“I am very glad. I want to thank the organization, and all of the people for their support. There are no words to describe how I feel right now.”
Event #62: Little One for One Drop created a total prize pool of $4,046,400, with $499,056 of that amount then going towards the One Drop charity which provides clean water to places all over the world. Amongst the big name pros making deep runs in the tournament was David Paredes (53rd), Asi Moshe (27th), Michael Tureniec (15th), and Maruice Hawkins (12th).
By the time the final table of nine had been reached, Jackduyph Duong (3.18m) was the chip leader followed by WSOP bracelet winner Eric Baldwin (3.14m), with Theodore Driscoll (1.1m) and Igor Dubinskyy (770k) sitting on the second and third smallest chip stacks.
After growing his chip stack, Igor Dubinskyy (4-4) then eliminated Jackduyph Duong (A-J) in 6th for $117,507, and when Theo Driscoll did likewise to Brandon Eisen in 3rd ($283,895) the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Dubinskyy and Driscoll for the title.
At the start of heads-up Dubinskyy held a 2 to 1 chip advantage over his final opponent, but the final battle was not short and it would be a few hours before the defining hand was played with Driscoll (J-3) all-in on a 4-3-3-K-7 board. Igor Dubinskyy (5-6) made the call and after he revealed his rivered straight, Theo Driscoll collected $394,281 for his runner-up finish, while Igor Dubinskyy was awarded the gold bracelet.
Event #62 – Little One for One Drop:
1 Igor Dubinskyy $637,539
2 Theo Driscoll $394,281
3 Brandon Eisen $283,895
4 Shai Zurr $209,805
5 Eric Baldwin $156,352
6 Jackduyph Duong $117,507
7 Mat Lapossie $89,020
8 Vimy Ha $68,019
9 Bao Nguyen $52,400