Russia’s Dmitri Yurasov is the latest addition to the World Series of Poker’s growing list of multiple bracelet winners. Yurasov claimed his second gold bracelet on Friday by winning Event #24 of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online series, $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha.
Yurasov’s victory in this event was worth $92,711. The win pushed his recorded career tourney earnings to more than $3.3 million. Yurasov outlasted an 896-entry field that had already been trimmed to 10 entering Friday’s play, and the fast-paced Friday finale reached its conclusion in just an additional three hours of play.
This triumph joins Yurasov’s first WSOP bracelet victory, which came in 2017. Yurasov took down the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 6 Handed Championship, in that series; that triumph was worth $775,923, which remains his career-best cash.
Yurasov comes from behind for win
Canada’s Ami Barer and Germany’s Daniel Perkusic led the early action in Friday’s finale, while Yurasov was well back in the pack. Barer opened the day with the lead, but Perkusic surged early to take a sizeable edge as the seven-player final table came together.
Barer, though, wasn’t through. The 2014 Aussie Millions main event champ reclaimed the lead by sending Hungary’s Fausto Tantillo to the rail in sixth. Barer then added to that lead in a huge three-way pot also including Perkusic and American David Mzareulov. Barer made a king-high straight on the turn and logged the double knockout to take a commanding lead, with Yurasov and Finland’s Samuel Saariaho on much shorter stacks.
The seeming win for Barer soon evaporated. Yurasov bounced Saariaho when his flopped straight held up against Saariaho’s flopped set of eights. Even with the knockout, however, Yurasov still trailed Barer by a 2:1 margin as heads-up play began.
Yurasov chipped away, however, coming back to nearly even before a huge all-in collision left Barer on fumes. Yurasov called a Barer pre-flop raise, then flopped a set of tens while Barer had overpairs and straight and flush draws. The rest of the chips went into the pot, but Barer missed all his draws, giving Yurasov roughly 90% of the chips in play and an iron hold on the win.
The end came just moments later. Yurasov raised pre-flop while holding Ac-9c-6h-3d, and Barer called for most of his remaining stack with Js-7s-5c-2c. The 10d-8d-7h flop gave Yurasov a straight, and he bet it. Barer called off the rest of his stack but was drawing thin, and a 4s turn and 4c river didn’t fit, sealing Yurasov’s bracelet win.
Final Results (total includes position payout plus earned bounties):
- Dmitry Yurasov – $92,711
- Ami Barer – $69,347
- Samuel Saariaho – $33,630
- Daniel Perkusic – $36,731
- David Mzareulov – $34,084
- Fausto Tantillo – $19,063
- Anson Tsang – $16,213
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