July 7,2012 :  TWO MORE WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENTS COMPLETED (Update)
 
Events 57 and 58 completed as excitement builds over Saturday's start of the main event
 
Two more World Series of Poker bracelets have been claimed, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money as events 57 and 58 concluded at the Rio in Las Vegas Friday.

Event 58 – $3,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB also concluded Friday with Russian 23-year-old former geologist turned poker pro Viacheslav Zhukov besting a field of 526 to claim his second bracelet and a main prize worth $330,277.
 
The four day competition produced a super-tough final table that comprised Zhukov along with Roch Cousineau, Chris Bell, David Baker, Randy Ohel, Yuval Bronshtein, Jack Ward, Scotty Nguyen and Juan Ramirez.
 
Zhukov, who won his first bracelet last year in the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better event, was just one of several bracelet holders around the table, which distilled to a heads up between the Russian and Roch Cousineau.
 
Here's how the finalists cashed:
 
Roch Cousineau  $204,426 
Chris Bell  $135,858  
David Baker  $100,820  
Randy Ohel  $75,662  
Yuval Bronshtein  $57,662  
Jack Ward  $43,840  
Scotty Nguyen  $33,789 
Juan Ramirez  $26,235