Vitaliy Lunkin is the champion of Event #27 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. This is his first WSOP gold bracelet. He was all smiles as the tournament staff presented him with the bracelet. He even mugged for the cameras, holding the bracelet with both hands over his head.
Lunkin played a cagey final table, and but for some bad luck on two occasions when a board flush overcoated his hand to give an opponent second life, this final table would have been over much sooner than it was.
Lunkin not only earned a WSOP gold bracelet, but he also walks away from this tournament with a cash prize of $628,417. That's pretty good for three days in the Amazon Room. PokerNews offers its most heartfelt congraulations to Lunkin.