It took the participants of WSOP Circuit Russia High Rollers final table about 18 hours to determine the winner. This event with $2,035 buy-in collected 136 entries, and the prize pool increased to $244,000.
Belarusian player Vladimir Lappo became the champion of this tournament. He got $57,000 for the first place. Lappo got to the final table with the third largest stack and appeared in all-in situation three times with a pair of kings. He won all three hands and quickly became the chipleader.
When only 3 players remained in the game, they started to discuss the deal, but decided to omit it. First, Vladimir lost all-in to Azim Orunov with a short stack, and then doubled against Darkhan Rakhymzhanov. Several hands later, Darkhan again went all-in and left the game in third place.
In a heads-up, Vladimir fought against Azim Orunov:
Azim had stack twice as small as Vladimir. Heads-up lasted only 10 minutes and Lappo’s K-9 turned out to be stronger than Orunov's pair of triples. The runner-up of event earned $34,000, and the winner enriched with $57,000.