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2012 WSOP Updates: Henry Lu, Oleksii Kovalchuk Latest Bracelet Winners

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Jun/26/2012
2012 WSOP Updates:  Henry Lu, Oleksii Kovalchuk Latest Bracelet Winners

Henry Lu has won his first bracelet at the No Limit Hold’em Event #43 while Oleksii Kovalchuk won his at the Event #42:  Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better.

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Lu, a 22-year-old New Yorker, walked away with $654,380. 

The three-day No Limit Hold’em competition drew another massive field.  The tournament began with 2,770 entrants on Saturday and concluded on Monday night on the ESPN Main Stage in front of a large crowd and a worldwide WSOP.com live stream viewing audience.

The runner up was the popular, but long-suffering British poker veteran Neil Channing, who barely missed the chance at what would have been his long-awaited first WSOP victory.

Oleksii Kovalchuk became the first Ukrainian poker player in history to win the gold bracelets, after he took the top prize on Sunday night in the Mixed-Split event at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

393 players took part in this event.  Kovalchuk pocketed $228,014 as a result of his win.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

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