Russia’s Dmitry Yurasov won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet by taking down the 2017 $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event. Just over four years later he secured his second piece of WSOP hardware by winning the $1,050 buy-in pot-limit Omaha bounty event during the 2021 WSOP Online. Yurasov outlasted a field of 896 entries in the event to secure the title and $92,711 in total prize money.
This score increased Yurasov’s recorded career tournament earnings to $3,760,934. His largest-ever payday was the $775,923 he earned alongside his first bracelet at the Rio in 2017.
The final day of this event began with 10 players remaining and Germany’s Daniel Perkusic in the lead. Yurasov sat in fourth chip position to start the day and remained around the middle of the pack by the time the seven-handed final table was set.
Two-time bracelet winner Anson Tsang was the first to fall, with his flopped pair and wrap drawing losing out to the pair and higher kickers of David Mzareulov, who improved to kings up by the river. Tsang earned $18,565 for his eighth-place showing.
2014 Aussie Millions main event winner Ami Barer secured his first knockout at the final table by cracking the pocket aces of Fausto Tantillo ($19,063), with the money getting in on the flop with Barer having a pair and plenty of outs against Tantillo’s overpair. Barer improved to two pair on the river to send the pot his way and narrow the field to five.
Barer surged into the lead thanks to a double knockout. All of the chips went into the middle preflop and the cards were revealed:
Ami Barer: Q1097
David Mzareulov: AJ72
Daniel Perkusic: J10104
The board ran out K94J6, giving Barer a king-high straight to secure both the main and side pots. Mzareulov had the shortest stack and was sent home in fifth place ($34,084), while Perkusic earned $36,731 as the fourth-place finisher.
Samuel Saariaho’s run in this event came to an end when his set of eights and turned flush draw clashed with the flopped jack high-straight of Yurasov. Saariaho found no help on the river and was eliminated in third place ($33,630).
Heads-up play began with Barer holding nearly a 2:1 chip advantage over Yurasov. The Russian was able to close that gap considerably before winning the pivotal hand of their showdown with a set of tens against the top pair, flush draw and straight draw of Barer. The set held up to give Yurasov more than an 8:1 lead. Not long after that Yurasov raised to 750,000 from the button with A963. Barer called from the big blind with J752. The flop brought the 1087 and Barer bet 1,560,000 with his pair and gutshot straight draw. Yurasov raised with his flopped ten-high straight and Barer called all-in for 491,180. The 4 turn and 4 river were of no help to Barer, who hit the virtual rail with $69,347 for his runner-up showing.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:
Barer photo credit: World Poker Tour.