2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Ruslan Prydryk
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Final Table Profile: Ruslan Prydryk
Ruslan Prydryk's Main Event Story
Ruslan Prydryk is a Ukrainian poker player with $461,758 in live tournament earnings.
His first recorded live tournament cash in 2009, with his last coming in 2017, which was for just $699 from a small-stakes tournament in Czechia.
Prior to making the WSOP Main Event final table, his only cash under the WSOP umbrella came back in 2011, where he finished in 79th place for $6,207 in Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed.
All but four of his 22 tournament cashes have taken place in Europe, where he has made the money in countries such as France, Poland, and Germany, as well as his native country.
He has four tournament wins under his belt, with two victories in the Russian Poker Tour, one at the France Poker Series, and his last triumph was at the European Poker Tour, where he won a €1,100 NLH Turbo event at EPT Deauville for $ 21,863.
The biggest payout of his career also came on the EPT, where he finished in fifth place at EPT Warsaw for his only six-figure score. That was in October 2009, and he was awarded $104,637 for his efforts.
Prydryk's Run to the Final Table
Prydryk's Main Event journey began with him finishing with below a starting stack, but that soon turned around in the second stage, where he finished in the top 15% of the field. Since then, he's always finished in the upper half of the chip counts until the conclusion of Day 8.
Prydryk wasn't too involved in the action on Day 8, but he still managed to add five million to his stack before the final table participants were determined.
That said, he has shown he is not to be taken lightly with his performances from the last week.
Despite being near the bottom of the counts, he still has 42 big blinds, which should provide him with plenty of play when the grand finale gets underway on Sunday.
How Prydryk Got to the Final Table
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2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Steven Jones||United States||90,300,000||75|
|4||Adam Walton||United States||143,800,000||120|
|6||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||41,700,000||35|
|7||Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||19,800,000||17|
|8||Daniel Weinman||United States||81,700,000||68|
Prydryk's Final Table Performance
Prydryk's final table stack of 50,700,000 put him in good stead at the start of Day 9.
He was able to watch as Daniel Holzner (9th-$900,000), Juan Maceiras (8th-$1,125,000), Toby Lewis (7th-$1,425,000), and Dean Hutchison (6th-$1,850,000) all went to the rail.
With five players left, Prydryk's stack (24,000,000) was beginning to look a little light. The blinds had increased to 1.0m/2.0, putting him under pressure to make a move. So, when he picked up Q♣10♣ in the hijack he took a chance, going all in.
Daniel Weinman was in the cutoff with A♠J♦. He called and the remaining players mucked.
With the players' cards on their backs, the dealer dealt a flop of 2♠J♠A♥, granting Weinman two-pair aces and jacks. The Q♠ on the turn gave Prydryk some outs, but the 8♦ on the river wasn't one of them.
As a result, Prydryk went to the rail, winning $2,400,000 for his fifth-place finish.
2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in USD)|
2023 Main Event Final Table Player Stats
|Player||Country||First Cash||WSOP Cashes||Career Earnings||Biggest Cash|
|Adam Walton||United States||2009||20||$989,037||$283,072|
|Steven Jones||United States||2016||23||$245,346||$57,425|
|Daniel Weinman||United States||2010||69||$3,757,357||$892,433|
|Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||2010||9||$723,865||$154,000|
|Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||2009||48||$8,213,474||$1,235,204|
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