After two full days of play, Konstantin Angelov has won Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack and taken home the $199,466 first-place prize.
A total of 2,858 players took their shot at the event, and Angelov outlasted them all to become the newest bracelet winner at The 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Angelov admitted that he is fairly new to the great game of Pot-Limit Omaha. "I've played PLO for only a few months now," said Angelov. "I don't know how to explain it. I feel incredible."
Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Final Table Payouts
|1||Konstantin Angelov||United States||$199,466|
|2||Gregg Merkow||United States||$123,251|
|3||Igor Ioffe||United States||$92,200|
|7||Benjamin Miner||United States||$31,184|
|9||Christopher Keller||United States||$19,009|
Final Day Recap
With 30-minute levels, there was no shortage of action at any point on Day 2. The action started with 102 entrants and only took four hours to reach the final 24 players. Once the players reached the final table, they had about a 30 big blinds average, resulting in huge swings and each hand being a vital pot. Angelov handled those swings well.
"All the time, I felt perfect, and I knew I would win this tournament," shared Angelov. "I was short-stacked, but that's nothing. You have to believe, pick the right moments, and that's it. If you start to worry about the game, you can't. You just have to enjoy every minute."
Several players had large rails at the final table. Gregg Merkow, Guillaume Soumier, and Vivian Saliba all had cheering sections ready to roar when they won pots. Angelov, frequently listening to music on his headphones, had other people on his mind during his path to victory.
Pointing at a tattoo on his arm, Angelov shared its meaning. "That's my brother. He passed away seven years ago. I love to play poker, I'm not a professional, but he would call me the 'Poker Machine.' Almost two months ago, I lost my mother too. This is for my brother and my mother. There may have been nobody here for me, but I know that my brother and my mother are here."
Congratulations to Konstantin Angelov, the newest winner at the World Series of Poker, for taking home his maiden prestigious gold bracelet!
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