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
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 flop saw Gnidash betting 225,000. Szecsi called. A hit the turn, and Gnidash checked. Szecsi fired 340,000. and Gnidash called. The hit the river and Gnidash checked. Szecsi put Gnidash allo-in.
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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