Timur Margolin Wins Third World Series of Poker Bracelet

Timur Margolin emerged victorious from a field of 4,278 entries in the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $800 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max deepstack event. The Israeli poker pro claimed $342,551 and his third WSOP bracelet with this win.

Margolin’s previous two bracelets were both won in 2018. That summer, he triumphed in the $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event in Las Vegas, and later in the fall, he secured a victory in the €1,100 buy-in monster stack event at the WSOP Europe. Margolin’s career live tournament earnings now approach $2.5 million, with nearly $1.7 million coming from his 36 in-the-money finishes in WSOP bracelet events.

This victory marked the second-largest payday of Margolin’s career, behind only the $507,274 he earned with his first bracelet win.

The substantial turnout for this event created a prize pool of $3,011,712, which was distributed among the top 642 finishers. Originally scheduled to conclude in two days, the event required an unscheduled third day.

Margolin entered the third day as the chip leader with nine players remaining and secured the title in roughly four hours. After Agharazi Babayev eliminated Jeremy Chen in ninth place ($32,288), Margolin eliminated four players in succession, including bracelet winner Joseph Couden, who finished fifth ($93,758).

Adam Hendrix was eliminated in fourth place ($125,074) when his Q-4 suited failed to improve against Babayev’s pocket kings. This deep run brought Hendrix’s lifetime earnings to nearly $6.8 million.

Michael Allen’s tournament ended in third place when his A-3 was dominated by Margolin’s A-Q, earning him $168,276. Margolin’s hand held, setting the stage for heads-up play.

Margolin began heads-up play with a commanding 9:1 chip lead over Babayev. Although Babayev managed a double-up, he was soon all-in and at risk again. On the final hand, with the board showing J♥6♣5♦2♣, Babayev shoved with 8♥8♦, and Margolin called with J♣6♦ for top pair. The river Q♣ secured the win for Margolin. Babayev finished as the runner-up, earning a career-best $228,321.

Final table:

PlacePlayerEarningsPOY Points
1Timur Margolin$342,551660
2Agharazi Babayev$228,321550
3Michael Allen$168,276440
4Adam Hendrix$125,074330
5Joseph Couden$93,758275

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