Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Ivey Poker pro Alex Bolotin won his first career World Series of Poker bracelet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Bolotin took home the first place cash prize of $259, 211 in Event #6 $1,500 NL Hold'em Shootout, beating out a field of 948 players.
A shootout is a three-day event in which each player must win their individual table in order to advance. Every round is its own Sit & Go tournament. The final day of this particular competition saw 12 players return to participate in the Sit & Go. Bolotin advanced to the final round after being down over 4-1 in chips and making an impressive heads-up comeback against Jordan Young. In the end, Bolotin defeated Dimitar Danchev heads-up for the bracelet.
This was Bolotin’s sixth career WSOP final table, and 25th cash. It was also the second time he has been heads-up for a bracelet. He finished runner-up in the $5,000 NL Hold'em Six-Max at the 2007 WSOP for $504,686. Bolotin now has over $2.6 million in live tournament cashes, and is #1 on the Belarus All-Time Money List.
The 45th Annual World Series of Poker encompasses 65 events taking place from May 27, 2014 to July 14. It is the longest-running, largest, and richest poker event of the year, awarding the prestigious gold bracelet to tournament winners, and a diamond-encrusted bracelet plus $10,000,000 to the Main Event winner.
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