Schmelev tries to go 3-for-3 at WSOP
Last year it was Finnish poker star Ville Wahlbeck who dominated the World Series of Poker Championship events with 4 Final Tables, including a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finish in events with a minimum buy-in of $10,000. His results were 6th place in the $50k HORSE tournament; 2nd place in the No Limit 2-7 Lowball tournament; 1st place in the $10k Mixed Games Champiuonship; 3rd place in the $10k Seven Card Stud Championship; and also managed to toss in a 12th place finish in a $2,500 Razz tournament, and a 13th place finish in the $10k Omaha 8 or better Championship.
In the 2010 World Series of Poker we are witnessing a similar performance in the big buy-in tournaments; this time around Russian Vladimir Schmelev is the player making waves. Schmelev finished 2nd to Mike Mizrachi in the $50k Players Championship and followed that up with a 7th place finish in the $10k Seven Card Stud World Championship. And Schmelev is currently sitting in 12th place, with 18 players remaining, in the $10k Seven Card Stud hi/lo World Championship.
Wahlbeck’s performance last year was truly amazing, but just 16 events into the 2010 WSOP the Russian banker Schmelev is coming really close to equaling his accomplishments.
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