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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2013

$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Claimed by Vladimir Shchmelev

Vladimir Shchemelev - Event 46 WSOP 2013
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Day 3 of Event #46 started with 17 players and Russian Alexey Makarov was in the lead out of the Day 1 starting field of 435. But the championship belonged to another Russian player when the smoke cleared.

Vladimir Shchmelev put in an incredible performance at the World Series of Poker 2010 and this time he claimed his first WSOP bracelet and defeated two-time bracelet winner Mel Judah heads-up to take home $279,094 in prize money.


1Vladimir Shchmelev$279,094
2Mel Judah$172,361
3Ashly Butler$124,645
4Brian Hacker$91,085
5John Cernuto$67,262
6Tyler Nelson$50,197
7Andrey Zaichenko$37,847
8Allyn Jaffrey Shulman$28,821
9Alexey Makarov$22,171

On the final hand Mel Judah opened to 125,000 from the button. Shchmelev called. The flop hit with the {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Shchmelev checked. Judah bet 125,000. Shchmelev raised to 350,000. Judah called.

The turn brought the {9-Clubs} and Shchmelev potted for 950,000. Judah announced all-in and Shchmelev quickly called.

Shchmelev: {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Judah: {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Judah flopped trips, but Shchmelev flopped a full house. Judah needed to river a chop to stay alive but the {Q-Spades} hit, sending him out in 2nd place.

Vladimir Shchmelev earned his first WSOP bracelet and scooped up all the bragging rights for standing at the top of a tough final table.

Sarah Grant did the honors of interviewing Vladimir after his win:

Read the live tournament report here.

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