The second night of the Mystery Bounty Tournament begins with the prize successfully surpassing the $10,000,000 mark. The top knockout prize of $1,000,000 was claimed by John Milly of Costa Rica, who finished 224th and earned an additional $7,937.
That’s great, but thanks to millions of Costa Ricans, our players are also reaping the benefits. John Milly sold 50% of his shares at odds of 2.0, so few bets were placed.
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As usual, a one-week break will follow after the tournament reaches the final table. The fight for the bracelet begins next Tuesday. Most interestingly, five of the nine finalists are Russian-speaking poker players.
The top two chips are occupied by Ukrainians. The first place goes to Igor Gulya who has an impressive 117 BB in chips. He is followed by compatriot Yuriy Oleynik who has 65 big blinds in the box.
Russian Dmitry Kurnosov is fourth in chips. He will start the game with 32 BB. He was followed by Poland’s Ilnaz Farrakhov with 29 BBs.
The list of top-ranked players is completed by another Ukrainian player, Alexander Pustovoy. He had moderate success on GGPoker, but is best known for his numerous Diprana’s in Sochi and other poker series. Alexander’s box contains 27 BBs.
Each received at least $25,000 in prize money and are vying for first place, a $354,000 guarantee and a gold bracelet. Since no trading is allowed at the final table of the WSOP Championship, the action will be played fairly to the end.
As for the mystery prize, the finalists didn’t have much luck coming up with the gold envelope. The biggest knockout went to Igor Guli for $5,760.