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Boris Kolev Wins Maiden Bracelet and $511,184 in Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Restrict Preserve’em

Brandon Bloom

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On the 2d and remaining day of the 2021 World Assortment of Poker Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Restrict Preserve’em, a champion became as soon as topped as Boris Kolev defeated Uri Reichenstein in heads-up play for $511,184.

The event attracted 531 gamers to develop a prize pool of $2,449,238, with the majority of that money awarded to the remaining gamers this day. There own been 80 gamers who made the money and a minimal money of as a minimal $8,061. A total of 30 gamers bagged a stack and returned this day to Day 2, all procuring for gold, but fully Kolev became as soon as in a position to elevate dwelling the remaining bracelet of the 2021 World Assortment of Poker.

Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed Final Table Results

Plan Participant Country Prize
1 Boris Kolev Bulgaria $511,184
2 Uri Reichenstein Israel $315,936
3 Huy Nguyen United States $222,310
4 Ramon Colillas Spain $158,972
5 Z Stein United States $115,558
6 Niko Koop Germany $85,411
7 George Wolff United States $64,207
8 Lee Markholt United States $49,107
9 Justin Liberto United States $38,222

Winner’s Response

“I’m feeling merely. I began to uncover of us I’m gonna obtain the remaining tournament. It’s crazy because by some means I knew but I will even now not level to before the tournament.”

Kolev mentioned he had a feeling he would take down this event and even sent a message to chums on the day before the event started which read: “5k the next day remaining tournament needs to be mine, don’t take into epic a cause now not.”

Kolev looks to own accurately predicted he would obtain his first bracelet this day, but it wasn’t simple. He mentioned one moment that stuck out for him in the tournament became as soon as on Day 1 the save he got pocket fours in in opposition to pocket kings and the board ran out a straight to chop the pot and abet him alive on his course to eventual victory.

Kolev had an fervent rail supporting him, including some fellow Bulgarians, and even a dogs.

“They continuously [go] crazy, but this time wasn’t that crazy. You didn’t take into epic them crazy in any admire. They’re going to even be methodology extra crazy… It’s moderately wintry, we’re going to own an very honest appropriate time now and derive pleasure from the existence.

Boris Kolev

Final Table

The unofficial remaining desk started with nine gamers, and Justin Liberto became as soon as the first one to tumble there. Then, it became as soon as Lee Markholt who became as soon as eliminated in eighth after seeing a king on the flop when his sevens own been in opposition to the king-three of Kolev.

George Wolff became as soon as the following to straggle in seventh, after which German Niko Koop stumbled on his methodology to the payout desk when working into Reichenstein’s better ace in the blinds. Z Stein became as soon as the following victim of Reichenstein’s when getting his quick stack in in opposition to him and became as soon as eliminated in fifth.

The four gamers went on a quick destroy and Reichenstein had a mountainous chip lead with over half the chips in play. Nonetheless, that didn’t remaining long as gamers stumbled on just a few doubles in opposition to him. After extra than an hour with out an elimination, Ramon Colillas hit the rail in fourth after he got it in merely with Kolev, but Kolev made a pair. Soon after, Huy Nguyen got his stack in in opposition to Reichenstein with king-ten versus jack-eight. An eight spiked the river to total Nguyen’s depart in third.

Heads-Up Play

That save up a heads-up match between Reichenstein and Kolev with both having moderately even stacks. Kolev won just a few hands to pull away before Reichenstein doubled as soon as. Aloof having a spacious chip lead, Kolev check-known as on every avenue of a hand in opposition to Reichenstein, including the river the save Reichenstein jammed in his remaining stack. After Kolev known as, Reichenstein showed the bluff which became as soon as no merely in opposition to Kolev’s rivered flush, and that formally ended the tournament and gave Kolev his first WSOP bracelet.

Congratulations to Boris Kolev for a success Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Restrict Preserve’em.

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