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A Russian Double in Event 58

Updated: July 9, 2012, 2:55 PM ET
By Gary Wise | Special To ESPN.com

You couldn't blame Viacheslav Zhukov if he thought this World Series of Poker thing was pretty easy. The 23-year-old attended his first WSOP in 2011 and promptly secured his first bracelet in the $10,000 Omaha high-low split eight-or-better championship. That first cash bracelet was worth $465,216, and he followed that up by cashing the main event, finishing 426th. Kids play.

That all seemed to change this year. Zhukov, by his own admission, was having a brutal series. Then, with ...

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