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Super Sunday at the Rio with two WSOP bracelets on the line. Event #29 $2,500 NL needed an extra day to complete its final table. On Day 4 of the three-day affair, Gaurav Raina won his first bracelet when he came-from-behind to defeat James Calvo heads-up. Also, Russian businessman Vladimir Shchemelev won his second bracelet with a victory in Event #32 $1,500 Omaha8.

Father's Day at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The Seniors Event slowly got down to its final table, but two bracelets were at stake in Event #29 and Event #32.

Event #29 $2,500 NL went into overtime. The event was initially scheduled for three days, but needed a fourth day to finish out. With two to go, action got suspended. On Day 4, Gaurav Raina defeated James Clavo heads-up to win his first bracelet.

Vladimir Shchemelev from Russia earned his second bracelet. He previously won one back in 2013. Vladimir Shchemelev won Event #32 $1,500 Omaha8 and defeated Howie Smith heads-up for the win. Three Russians made the final table with Nikolai Yakovenko and Igor Sharaskin going deep.

Event #29 $2,500 NL - Final Results

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The three-day event that took four days!

Event #29 Day 3 got suspended with two players remaining -- James Calvo and Gaurav Raina. With two to go in this $2.5K NL affair, Calvo held almost a 2-1 edge going into Sunday. Gaurav Raina said the break helped give him time to figure out how to play against the unorthodox style of Calvo. Heads-up lasted 71 hands and lucky for Gaurav Raina he doubled up early on Day 4 to get back into contention. With a game plan in place, he went on to win the heads-up bout.

Both former bracelet winners -- Moshe and Sabat -- went ultra-deep, but both fell short of the mark of shipping another piece of bling. Asi Moshe from Israel busted in third place, while Eddy Sabat finished in fourth place. Eric "No I'm not related to T.J., I'm from Quebec, eh!" Cloutier went out in fifth place.

The prize pool was over $2.4M. First place paid out nearly $457K. Runner-up would get $282K. Gaurav Raina took down the $457K score for his first-ever bracelet.

Other notables who went deep included... Federico Butteroni, Jonathan Abdellatif, Matt Salsberg, Erwann Pecheux, Matt Waxman, Guy Pariente, Kitty Kuo, John Monnette, Ivan Deyra, Josh Beckley, Manig Loeser, Michel Leibgorin, Shannon Shorr, Kristen Bicknell, Adrian Mateos, and Dutch Boyd.

2017 WSOP - Event #29 $2,500 NL

Entrants: 1,086

Prize Pool: $2,443,500

Payouts: 163

 

Final Table Results:

1. Gaurav Raina (USA) $456,822

2. James Calvo (USA) $282,276

3. Asi Moshe (Israel) $199,718

4. Eddy Sabat (USA) $143,148

5. Eric Cloutier (Canada) $103,957

6. Griffin Abel (USA) $76,506

7. Henric Stenholm (Sweden) $43,154

8. Giuseppe Pantaleo (Germany) $33,087

9. Scott Margereson (United Kingdom) $25,728

Event #32 $1,500 Omaha 8 - Final Results

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Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler was still alive when players bagged up chips at the end of Day 2. With 29 to go, Kessler was near the back of the pack. But he was alive... and still in the hunt for a bracelet. Alas... Chainsaw broke down in 18th place.

Three Russians made the final table: Vladimir Shchemelev, Nikolai Yakovenko and Igor Sharaskin. Banker and semi-pro Shchemelev made a name for himself back in 2010 when he went deep in the $50K Players Championship. He went on to win a bracelet in PLO8 in 2013. And four years later, he added a second piece of bling to his collection.

Shchemelev, Sharaskin, and Yakovenko... sounds like a law firm out of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The trio of Russians went deep. Yakovenko took third place, while Sharaskin finished in fourth place.

Vladimir Shchemelev won $193K for first place. He previously won an event at the 2013 WSOP when he took down PLO8. He had made nine final tables before he won his first one in 2013. But this time around, he didn't blink. The second win was a lot more relaxing than the first one.

Notables who went deep in Event #32 included... Joe Hachem, Matthew Sanner, Jeanmarc Thomas, John Racener, Marcel Luske, Jeff Lisandro, Andy Black, Thomas Besnier, and Bart Hanson.

2017 WSOP - Event #32 $1,500 Omaha 8

Entrants: 688

Prize Pool: $928,800

Payouts: 104

 

Final Table Results:

1. Vladimir Shchemelev (Russia) $193,484

2. Howard Smith (U.K.) $119,524

3. Nikolai Yakovenko (Russia) $81,232

4. Igor Sharaskin (Russia) $56,187

5. Usman Siddique (U.K.) $39,565

6. Yueqi Zhu (China) $28,375

7. Erle Mankin (USA) $20,730

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