Israelashvili Nearly Ends Record Streak

It has already been a thrilling start to the 2024 World Series of Poker, and there was almost a huge result on Monday. Roland Israelashvili is one of the constants at the WSOP each year, but he is a player that is still looking for his first ever gold bracelet. 

Israelashvili has had a number of close calls throughout his career, and that was the case on Monday night as well. He was able to reach the final table at Event #25, and he actually was in fifth place in total chips heading into the final table. 

This tournament was a $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’Em Style tournament, and Israelashvili has done well in that style of game throughout his career. He ended up coming up a bit short in this event as well, and it adds to a streak that Israelashvili wants no part of. 

He has now cashed in 230 consecutive bracelet events that the WSOP, and he has yet to win a bracelet. There is no other player even close to matching those numbers, and Israelashvili actually has the second-most tournament cashes of all-time. 

The fact that he continues to show up at final tables of big events is a good thing, but at some point he needs to get into the winner’s circle. 

A Look Back

Israelashvili has actually cashed in more than 500 tournaments throughout his career, as he has also enjoyed success on the World Series of Poker Circuit. There were a trio of finishes in the top-10 at the World Series Europe, but he always seems to fold when the stakes are at their highest. 

He has been traveling all around the world to play in the biggest events, and other players have to be conscious of him when he enters an event. His first ever win at the WSOP came all the way back in 2005, and that shows just how long he has been at it in this sport. 

His best ever finish is currently third place, and getting to heads up play is actually going to be the first step on this journey. No player has had more WSOP cashes when looking at all of the events, but other players aren’t going to feel sorry for him anytime soon. 

More Chances Coming

There are going to be more opportunities for Israelashvili at the 2024 WSOP, and he could end up getting a lifetime changing cash in one of those events. He is a player that isn’t afraid to go after the biggest prizes, but he plays in smaller tournaments as well. 

The 2024 Poker Players Championship is still to come later this month, and that is an event that is reserved for the best live poker players out there. Israelashvili took home fifth place in this event back in 2012, and he will pay the large buy-in for another shot this year. 

He has amassed over $4.5 million in live poker wins throughout his career, but ending his ominous streak at the Poker Players Championship would unlock a massive payday. 



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