St. Petersburg, Russia native Vladimir Shchemelev has won the 2017 WSOP $10K 207 Triple Draw Championship and the $193,484 top prize.
"[I was] very calm," said the 44-year-old banker through a translator after his win. "Not so much pressure as the first time. The first bracelet was tough. It took me like nine final tables before I won my first bracelet. It was important for me to win my first bracelet, so I was kind of nervous. Today, I was very calm."
He was able to overcome 688 players.
This is Shchemelev’s second World Series of Poker bracelet.
Final Table Results:
1st: Vladimir Shchemelev - $193,484
2nd: Howard Smith - $119,524
3rd: Nikolai Yakovenko - $81,232
4th: Igor Sharaskin - $56,187
5th: Usman Siddique - $39,565
6th: Yueqi Zhu - $28,375
7th: Erle Mankin - $20,730
- Ace King, Gambling911.com