WSOP 2013: Beauprez and Gorodinsky Win Bracelets

WSOP 2013: Beauprez and Gorodinsky Win Bracelets

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Things are really starting to heat up at this year’s WSOP with a number of events all now ensuring the riffling of chips doesn’t stop echoing through the halls of The Rio. Indeed, yesterday’s early session saw two bracelet winners crowned in the form of John Beauprez and Mike Gorodinsky.

The former managed to scoop $324,764 after besting Manig Loeser in the $1,500 Six Handed event. With confetti falling and Beauprez admiring his first piece of WSOP silverware, Gorodinsky was busy claiming the first non-Hold’em bracelet of the year.

Having sat down with 373 other players in Event #5, the $2,500 Omaha/ Stud Hi/Lo tournament, Gorodinsky managed to weave his way past a tough final table that included George Danzer, to clinch the $216,958 top prize.

The final hand occurred in the Stud-8 round and after opening with Jd 8h Qh, Gorodinsky went on to make a straight with his final four cards to beat Kristopher Tong’s pair of nines and take the final pot.

Elsewhere at the WSOP, the $1,500 Millionaire Matchmaker was gradually moving towards a winner earlier today with just 10 players remaining.

At the close of Day 3 just ten hopefuls remained after Jeffrey Hagen hit the rail in 11th place courtesy of Jonathan Gray. That pot boosted Gray’s stack to 2,850,000 while Hagen was sent to the cashiers’ desk to claim his consolation prize of $82,205.

While the Millionaire Maker was drawing to a conclusion, more chip leaders in the form of Amit Makhija (Event #7), Marco Johnson (Event #8), Matt Salsberg (Event #9), and Chiduziem Obi (Event #10) also took centre stage at the close of today’s session.

Tags: WSOP 2013, Millionaire Maker, John Beauprez, Mike Gorodinsky