Dzivielevski Joins partypoker After "Special Year" of Poker Results
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The Brazilian poker player won his first Gold Bracelet taking down Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better at the 2019 World Series of Poker. Then secured his second WSOP title a year later winning Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD.
These results online and live have contributed to the more than $15 million Dzivielevski has won playing poker, which sees him sit in 10th on Brazil's All Time Money List.
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From Home Games to the Big Stage
With a poker resume that many would be envious of, Dzivielevski's career began with humble beginnings, similar to that of many poker professionals who now play the highest stakes.
"I started playing home games with friends and then started to learn some techniques from my brother," Yuri Dzivielevski told PokerNews. "Having gained some experience from this, I decided to try to make a living from poker for a year when I was still quite young. Now, more than a decade later, here I am, and I am extremely happy with my story."
"I believe this is one of the greatest achievements a professional player can make"
Now more than ten years removed from playing poker with friends around the table, it is hard to believe that the two-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner felt like he needed to achieve anymore in the poker world. partypoker going all-in on Dzivielevski has allowed him to achieve one of his all time poker career goals.
"Since the very beginning of my career I have always dreamed of being a sponsored professional. I believe this is one of the greatest achievements a professional player can make and being recognised by partypoker as someone who can add to the brand is very special. I feel extremely privileged."
Dzivielevski is just one of a star-studded stable of partypoker Ambassadors that have joined the site in recent years, and he is not the only one waving the Brazilian flag whilst representing the site.
"I am very good friends with João Simão and Dayane Kotoviezy, and I have played with almost all the Team partypoker pros. I have a lot of respect for everyone on the team and I can't wait to get to know them better."
partypoker Partnership "Very Special" says Dzivilevski
With an online poker resume that features WPT Online Series final tables, as well as MILLIONS and WSOP Online titles, it's clear that Dzivielevski is at the top of his game. One of the most consistent performers in recent months, this new partnership reflects the standard of poker that he has been delivering.
"This year has been the most special of my career, in terms of results. After all this, entering into this partnership with partypoker is something very special. It’s a brand I really admire and feel proud to represent. I love playing poker and I am also very curious and competitive. This makes me motivated to solve problems and create new strategies to stay ahead of the competition."
With two Brazilian's making it to the final table of this year's WSOP Online Main Event, as well as his own WSOP success, Dzivielevski gives an insight to the secret ingredients that Brazilian's possess that has helped the South American country become a poker powerhouse on a global scale.
"Brazilians are competitive, intelligent, creative and passionate. All these things are very present in poker and I believe this is the reason why Brazil is having so much success in poker."
Admirably, Dzivielevski wants to be the catalyst that sees more people hit up the poker tables, whether online or in a poker room. One characteristic all great players share is their ability to grow the game and the newly sponsored pro is going to give it his all to do this.
"Yes. One of my goals in life is to inspire people and make them as happy as I am. I hope this achievement of becoming a partypoker team pro inspires the poker community. Everything is possible when you give 100% of yourself and stay true to yourself."
Before Dzivielevski gets back to his ambassadorial duties, he let PokerNews know his aspirations of crushing the high roller scene when they are back in circulation. He also gave a very wholesome answer on what he's putting 100% focus into before the curtain closes on what has been a very successful 2021.
"I'm 100% focused on poker and my family, so my main goal for this year is to win as many tournaments as possible and create great memories with the people I love the most. Talking about career goals, I’m excited to play some high roller live tournaments when they are back. I’ll give my best and I hope to create good memories in this field too."