WSOP DAILY – JUNE 3: Rubie on the rise in ‘Millionaire Maker’

Highlights from day 6 of the 2013 WSOP (June 3)

John Beauprez’s previous claim to fame was creating the Pot Limit Omaha training site PLO Quick Pro. He can now add WSOP bracelet winner to his list of achievements after defeating German poker pro Manig Loeser heads-up after a nearly three-hour battle to claim the bracelet in the $1500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em tournament. Beauprez earned $324,764 for the victory, while Loeser earned just over $200,000 for second place.

This event, which attracted 1069 players and generated a prize pool of $1,443,150, paid the 108 finishers including Steve Zolotow (94th), Bryan Piccioli (63rd), Jonathan Duhamel (44th) and Yevgeniy Timoshenko (30th).

Joe Cada, who finished fourth, was hoping to break a curse for the past dozen or so Main Event Champions. No Main Event winner since Carlos Mortensen in 2001 has managed to win a bracelet after winning poker’s biggest title.

• Mike Gorodinsky was never too far from the top of the chip counts in the $2500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low mix event. He was third after day one, led after day two and outlasted Kristopher Tong heads-up to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Testament to the skill it takes to thrive in this format, George Danzer and Owais Ahmed made their second appearance at the final table of this event. Last year, Danzer finished second to Oleksii Kovalchuk while in 2011, Ahmed won this event.

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (33rd), Max Pescatori (32nd), Jeremy Ausmus (21st), two-time bracelet winner David "Bakes" Baker (19th), Mike Matusow (14th) and Daniel Negreanu (12th) also finish in the money.

Event 4: $1500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (1069 players, 108 players paid, prizepool $1,443,150) final table results

1 John Beauprez (USA) $324,764
2 Manig Loeser (Germany) $200,698
3 Eric Blair (USA) $127,300
4 Joe Cada (USA) $83,559
5 Mike Mustafa (USA) $56,499
6 Keven Stammen (USA) $39,325

Event 5: $2500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better (374 players, 40 players paid, 19 players remain, prizepool $850,850) final table results

1 Mike Gorodinsky (USA) $216,988
2 Kristopher Tong (USA) $134,017
3 Matthew Ashton (UK) $86,437
4 Owais Ahmed (USA) $62,631
5 George Fotaidis (USA) $46,048
6 George Danzer (Germany) $34,348
7 Mack Lee (USA) $25,993
8 Julie Schneider (USA) $19,952

• In other events, Aussie young gun Brendon Rubie smashed into the top 10 after day two of the massive $1500 NLHE ‘Millionaire Maker’. The winner of this event will take home a staggering $1,199,104 – one of the bigger non-Main Event prizes ever offered.

Australian Poker Hall of Fame member Gary Benson joined the field for the first of the $1000 NLHE events and was 44th in chips (46,800) with 148 players remaining after day one. Another Hall of Famer, Jeff Lisandro, survived the opening day of the $2500 Eight-Game Mixed event.

Event 6: $1500 No Limit Hold’em ‘Millionaire Maker’ (6343 buy-ins, 133 players remain, 648 players paid, total prizepool $8,563,050) top 10 at end of day 2

1 Yung Hwang (USA) 912,000
2 Gary Friedlander (USA) 837,000
3 Christopher Hunichen (USA) 586,000
4 Keon Sample (USA) 549,000
5 Tuan Vu (USA) 515,000
6 Benny Chen (Canada) 495,000
7 Brendon Rubie (Australia) 487,000
8 Thomas Laviano (USA) 465,000
9 Pedro Rios (USA) 461,000
10 Jacob Schindler (USA) 444,000

Event 7: $1000 No Limit Hold’em (1837 players, 148 players remain, prizepool  $1,653,300) top 10 at end of day 1

1 Eric Baldwin (USA) 121,000
2 Adam Geyer (USA) 118,200
3 Annette Obrestad (Norway) 95,700
4 Chou Chou (USA) 91,600
5 Derrick Barry (USA) 90,800
6 Nicholas Abourisk (Ireland) 89,700
7 Cole Jackson (USA) 81,000
8 Changjae Lee (South Korea) 79,500
9 Braxton Dunaway (USA) 74,000
10 Brian Park (USA) 70,500

Event 8: $2500 Eight-Game Mix (388 players, 164 players remain, 40 players paid, prizepool $882,700) top 10 at end of day 1

1 Eric Crain (USA) 69,925
2 Michael Malm (Canada) 61,800
3 Neal Friets (USA) 50,425
4 Marco Johnson (USA) 46,825
5 WeiKai Chang (USA) 44,150
6 Zimnan Ziyard (UK) 42,475
7 Andy Bloch (USA) 36,525
8 Kyle Bowker (USA) 36,000
9 Colin Wickersheim (USA) 35,525
10 Scott Seiver (USA) 35,275

• Additional reporting, pic, with thanks to WSOP.com


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