Anton Makiievskyi of Dnipropetrousk, Ukraine is playing in his first-ever World Series of Poker. He's looking to be the fifth Ukrainian to take home a WSOP bracelet this year, which would pull Ukraine into a tie with Canada for the second-most bracelets of any country behind the United States.
Makiievskyi came onto the live poker scene in June 2009 with two second-place finished for over $30,000 combined. He then went on to finish in the money in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2010 and earned himself $17,500. After a couple more cashes in Ukraine, Makiievskyi finished 23rd in the Russian Poker Series Kiev Grand Final.
This WSOP Main Event run isn't the only WSOP cash Makiievskyi has on record, although it was his first. Makiievskyi traveled to the WSOP Europe in Cannes, France and played several events. He only finished in the money in one of them, placing 19th in the €3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for €6,913.
Outside of poker, Makiievskyi enjoys cycling and music. He takes time to teach himself to play the guitar and drums, and will be looking to do some rocking out when he ships $8.7 million.