Welcome to Fantasyland: Alexandra Usoltseva New OFC Poker World Champion

Alexandra Usoltseva

Female poker players have been dominating the Open Face Chinese (OFC) Poker Scene for some time now, and the TonyBet World Championship of OFC in Prague has been no exception. Last year Jennifer Shahade won the €10,000 High Roller OFC Championship, and just a couple of days ago Isabelle Mercier became the first winner of the new OFC Progressive Pineapple event.

Now Russia’s Alexandra Usoltseva has joined the club of champions by winning the prestigious OFC Poker World Championship Main Event.

The €1,000 Main Event attracted 118 players – and a lot of notables like Max Pescatori, Jen Shahade, Isabelle Mercier, Sergey Rybachenko and Maxim Panyak. In the end Usoltseva came out victorious after beating Ukraine’s Roman Paliuk heads up for the title, the €30,000 first place prize and the impressive champion’s belt.

The win is by far Usoltseva’s biggest accomplishment. According to the Hendon Mob Usoltseva has only cashed one time before, in 2013 when she finished in 5th place of the Russian Poker Tour’s OFC Championship. Nevertheless Usoltseva came to Prague with a lot of confidence, and after the win she said:

”I knew I’d win long before it happened. About a week ago I posted in one of the Russian poker forums that I really want to win this event and I imagined myself doing it. So I’m really happy that my dream came true.”

Photo: Alexandra Usoltseva, TonyBet Poker.

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