Players from two countries dominated until now the list of winners at WSOP events: eight bracelets gone to USA and three to U.K. . This pattern has been broken by the russian Viachaeslav Zhikov , who won his first WSOP bracelet and a $465,216 prize at the event Nr.12 , 10.000 Omaha Hi-Low Split.
Zhukov (22 yo) has defeated the pro player George Lind in a only 30 minutes heads-up session. 202 players were registered at this event with a total prizepool of $1,898,000. Zhukov is the fourth russian player in history that wins a WSOP bracelet.