Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Konstantin Puchkov Eliminated in 14th Place ($43,095)

Konstantin Puchkov

Thomas Conway raised to 52,000 under the gun and was immediately met with an all-in three-bet to 490,000 by Konstantin Puchkov. Action folded to Panayote Vilandos on the button, and he opted to move all in over the top. The blinds both got out of the way, as did Conway, and the cards were turned up:

Puchkov: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Vilandos: {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}

Puchkov had picked up a big hand, but he ran it straight into the best hand in poker. The Russian would received no miracle as the board ran out {4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{2-Spades}, and Puchkov exited in 14th place.

Puchkov, who won the Event #31 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2010 WSOP for $256,820, has now notched a record-tying tenth cash in a single year. Coincidentally, Puchkov shares that record with another Russian, the late Nikolay Evdakov, who had ten cashes in 2008.

Puchkov’s 2012 WSOP Thus Far

Event #5 $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em56th$2,846
Event #6 $5,000 NLHE Mixed Max26th$14,328
Event #14 $1,500 NLHE Shootout56th$5,295
Event #30 $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)11th$5,955
Event #33 $1,000 NLHE199th$2,214
Event #35 $2,500 Mixed Hold’em20th$6,437
Event #37 $2,500 Eight Game Mix6th$41,844
Event #44 $1,000 NLHE214th$2,123
Event #46 $2,500 NLHE9th$49,245
Event #50 $5,000 NLHE14th$43,095
Player Chips Progress
Panayote Vilandos us
Panayote Vilandos
us 1,380,000 657,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru Busted

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