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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2013

Event #42 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em won by Norbert Szecsi

Norbert Szecsi - Event 42 WSOP 2013
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Twenty-two year old poker pro Norbert Szecsi became the first Hungarian to win a bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker. He claimed his first bracelet and the top prize of $345,037 and managed to do it in one of the quickest final tables so far in the poker festival at the Rio.

Final Table Payouts

1Norbert Szecsi$345,037
2Denis Gnidash$214,760
3Chris DeMaci$149,281
4Kirby Martin$107,512
5Rory Mathews$78,576
6Bryce Landier$58,126
7Ariel Celestino$43,564
8Dana Buck$33,065
9Jonathan Bennett$25,392

Szecsi was one of six players that entered Day 3 — he was the shortest stack. But he vaulted to the top of the chip counts with the turn of a card (pun intended) and managed to turn pocket nines into quads to crack pocket aces. When Szecsi rivered a flush to take out Kirby Martin in third place, it sent him into heads-up play with close to a three-to-two chip lead against Denis Gnidash.

Heads-up play was in the WSOP history books seven hands later:

Szecsi raised to 80,000. Gnidash made it 205,000. Szecsi called. The {9-Spades}{10-Spades}{a-Spades} flop saw Gnidash betting 225,000. Szecsi called. A {3-Hearts} hit the turn, and Gnidash checked. Szecsi fired 340,000. and Gnidash called. The {6-Clubs} hit the river and Gnidash checked. Szecsi put Gnidash allo-in.

Szecsi: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Gnidash: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Norbert Szecsi's two pair sent him right into the winner's circle where he claimed poker's most prized trophy — the gold bracelet — and, of course cash, in the amount of $345,037. Congratulations Norbert!

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