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2013 World Series of Poker Weekend Update

by | Published: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

It is almost impossible to keep up to date with all the action taking place during the 2013 World Series of Poker with several WSOP gold bracelets handed out over the weekend!

Berger Wins $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed

Levi Berger overcame a roller coaster-like performance to win the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Berger started the final day of the tournament as chip leader and ending up losing and retaking the lead on several occasions during a dramatic final table.

The Canadian was always at the center of the action and ended up eliminating every other player at the final table on his way to his first WSOP bracelet and the $473,019 first-place prize.

Rofman Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em

Lev Rofman survived a nerve-wracking heads-up battle with leading poker professional Allen Cunningham to win the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em event.

Cunningham was aiming to win his sixth career WSOP bracelet and on a number of occasions looked like he had the tournament won but Rofman was able to stay in the hunt and secured victory when his King-Queen held up against the King-Eight of Cunningham.

Rofman took home the first place prize of $166,136 while Cunningham recorded his forty-seventh WSOP cash and now sits twelfth on the World Series of Poker All Time Money List.

Taylor Adds Bracelet to WSOP Circuit Rings

WSOP Circuit regular Jonathan Taylor added a World Series of Poker Bracelet to his collection of Circuit Rings by winning the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em on Sunday.

Taylor has been one of the stars of the WSOP Circuit in recent times; scoring three tournament victories in the last ten months including the 2013 Black Hawk $1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, but the $454,424 first place prize was by far the biggest win of his poker career.

Despite only turning pro in 2012 Taylor has already accumulated over $750,000 in prizemoney and is quickly becoming one of the best new players on the tournament circuit.

Schneider Wins Third WSOP Bracelet

Tom Schneider claimed his third WSOP gold bracelet by winning the opening H.O.R.S.E. event of the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Schneider defeated a strong field of 862 players to take home the first place prize of $258,960 in what was his fourth cash of the event so far.

The Phoenix-native finished twenty-first in the same event last year and confirmed his reputation as one of the best mixed games player in the world by winning his first bracelet since his victories in the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better and $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better at the 2007 World Series of Poker.

Schneider currently sits in eighteenth place in the race to be 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year and if he is able to maintain his current form is an outside chance to become the first player to win the award on two separate occasions.


Mike Gorodinsky Wins First Non-Hold’em event of the 2013 World Series of Poker

by | Published: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Mike Gorodinsky produced a strong three-day performance to win the $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

The first non-Hold’em event of the 2013 World Series of Poker drew a strong field of 374 players but it was Gorodinsky who outlasted them all to win the $216,988 first place prize and a WSOP bracelet.

It was an impressive performance from Gorodinsky who was one of the chip leaders during all three days of the tournament but had to overcome a number of tricky situations during the final table.

Gorodinsky went into the heads-up battle narrowly trailing Kristopher Tong but after only a few hands was at a major disadvantage.

Despite playing with a small stack Gorodinsky felt as though he was always in control of the heads-up battle.

“I had a pretty good read on how my opponent was playing, so I just needed some momentum to swing my way,” Gorodinsky said in a post tournament interview

Gorodinsky has a strong record in mixed games at major poker championships but doesn’t necessarily believe they are his strongest games.

He was victorious in the $5,000 8 Game Championship during both the 2010 and 2012 Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure and cashed in the $2,500 10 Game Six Handed event during the 2012 World Series of Poker.

“I do play a lot of mixed games, I’m not going to say these are my best games, but I play them well enough,” Gorodinsky said.

A number of World Series of Poker bracelet winners made deep runs in the tournament but fell just short of qualifying for the final table.

2012 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. winner David Baker finished in nineteenth while three-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow finished in fourteenth.

The in-form Daniel Negreanu continued his incredible string of strong tournament results with a twelfth place finish that increased his lead in the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.

The action continues at the 2013 World Series of Poker with only forty-three players, including Dan Kelly, in the hunt for the inaugural “Millionaire Maker” title.