The shortest player going into the 2018 WSOPE Main Event is coincidentally the oldest, but 34-year-old Ihor Yerofieiev is "looking forward to the bracelet" after doubling up at the final table with queens against the eights of Ryan riess.
"I was very lucky," he told PokerNews through an interpreter, "It was great that three guys busted, and I doubled up in a good situation."
Yarofieiev is the second Ukrainian to make a WSOPE Main Event final table after Sergii Baranov finished runner-up in 2012 to Phil Hellmuth, taking home €623,592. One year earlier, Anton Makiievskyi finished eighth in the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas for $1,010,015. A relative unknown, Yarofieiev could eclipse both results with a win today, but he'll have to do it from the toughest position at the table - the short stack.