Athanasios Polychronopoulos and Mark Radoja Each Make Second Bracelet

June 17, 2013

Two years ago, Polychronopoulos took a bracelet down in the main event taking home $650,000 in the $1.5K event. He went through over 2,700 people to get through to number one. Mark Radoja on the other hand accomplished an equally difficult feat where he played close to 400 players and beat them taking with him about $436,000 along with his first time WSOP bracelet.

This week, around two years after these events, the pair once again took gold place at the same time, for different events. Athanasios Polychronopoulos brought down the house on another huge $1,500 WSOP event number seventeen. A no-limit $100,000 buy-in tournament with some heavy competition and over two thousand players to beat, making his number of wins come up to about two thirds of the total number of wins of the poker brat Phil Hellmuth.

Mark Radoja took down the event sixteen $10,000 Heads-Up Tournament, where he stated that he felt like he had just managed to defeat an army of extremely talented players to get his second title. Shoot outs are quite hard as they require you to bet while you have shorter strings. Radoja is an expert on managing in situations where you have to get out of the pressure when you cannot afford to take large hits. His talent lies in how he works his way around the edges even when he seems to be forced into a corner.

Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy Makes Second Big Win

The American professional from New York Cliff Josephy makes a huge win in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shoot Out to make his second bracelet. With tournament awards worth over $2.4 million, the uprising poker star is still known better by his screen nick, JohnnyBax. He has toggled with the world-famous Kirill Gerasimov earlier to win his first title.

His online tournament earnings once again sum up to a whopping $4.1 million. Bax has done it again to take home his well-deserved second bracelet. The online poker star now teaches poker online and features many of the greats on his show. He definitely runs a very successful horse stable. Bax has tons of fans in all parts of the world.

Mike Matusow a.k.a. “The Mouth” Takes Home Fourth

Mike Matusow, also known as “The Mouth” took home his fourth bracelet in an impressive fourth bracelet by reaching the top at the World Series of Poker event thirteen, the $5,000 Seven Card Stud. The first time Matusow had a bracelet to his name was when he took down the no-limit hold’em event, a $3,500 event which was held in 1999.

In 2002 and 2008, The Mouth rose against the rest by taking home two more bracelets that he won in non-hold’em events. This is Mike’s premier million dollar event after five years. In the fourteen year poker career he has had since his first big win at the end of the millennia, Matusow had four “million dollar” events, which is quite a remarkable feat. Now Matusow has close to $9 million in his pocket from tournament earnings and over a million from the NBC Heads-Up earlier this year.

Gorodinsky Still on Top of $25K Fantasy

Team Gorodinskyis still at the top of the charts in the $25K Fantasy league poker tournament with two hundred and seventy four points to their name. The Waxman team in not too far behind with two hundred and twenty seven points, while the Hastings team trails at third position at just a hundred and thirty one points to their name. Surprisingly Team Alaei has performed a lot worse than what was expected, and it is a shock to all that Ivey has only brought twenty five points home for the team due to his occasional absence. When the tournament began, there was a lot of hope on him for the Team Alaei.

GDAM $4.4 Million Goes to Heinecker

Many professional players failed to show up during the WSOP first week due to the fact that a lot of them were at the main event at GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions, the GDAM, in Macau. Niklas Heinecker made a huge sum of $4.4 million as Max Altergott, his horse, took home the trophy of the European Poker Tour for a massive $2.3 million.