Mike Gorodinsky Wins US Poker Open $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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Mike Gorodinsky Wins US Poker Open $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Two events on the US Poker Open schedule are now complete, and while Justin Bonomo took down the first one (a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em), Mike Gorodinsky topped a tough final table to win the second tournament – the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

The player collected $179,200 for outlasting a field of 64 entries and dominating a star-studded official six-handed final table.

The inaugural US Poker Open is another new addition to the live high roller tournament scene, and it is yet again presented by Poker Central and Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The poker festival follows the highly successful Poker Masters from the fall of 2017. Unlike its recently held counterpart, the US Poker Open adds extra excitement as it includes not only No-Limit Hold’em high rollers but also Pot-Limit Omaha and 8-Game Mix ones in its schedule.

Focusing back on Gorodinsky, the prominent poker pro entered a difficult final table to battle for the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha title. Here it is important to note that Pot-Limit Omaha is a game Gorodinsky has quite some experience in, as he has cashed in multiple WSOP PLO tournaments over the years.

The player began six-handed final table play third in chips. And he bulldozed his way through that final stage of action by eliminating every single of his five remaining opponents, including Pot-Limit Omaha expert Andjelko Andrejevic.

Final Table Action

The first elimination of the final table occurred four levels after action began. US poker pro Cary Katz left in sixth place for $38,400. Andrejevic was the next to go, good for $51,200. Three-time WPT winner Anthony Zinno busted in fourth place for $64,000. He was followed by Rainer Kempe, who left in third place for $83,200.

Thus, Richard Kirsch remained the final player Gorodinsky had to deal with before scooping the title. The eventual winner had built a solid chip advantage at the time and looked as if he would not take long before putting and end to the tournament. At the beginning of heads up, Gorodinsky had 7.19 million in chips to Kirsch’s 810,000.

As expected, the final hand was dealt shortly after. With [As][10c][7s][7h] Gorodinsky limped and called a pot bet from his opponent. Kirsch was holding [Ac][Ks][6s][4c]. The flop ran out [5h][10s][8s] and Kirsch moved all-in. Gorodinsky called almost instantly. The [6d] landed on the turn, followed by the [9c] on the river to seal it for Gorodinsky. Kirsch left in second place, earning $128,000 for his efforts. Gorodinsky, on the other hand, collected $179,200.

The player is now only behind Bonomo on the US Poker Open champion leaderboard. Bonomo won the first event on the festival’s schedule for $190,400. Here it is important to note that the player who cashes the most from the US Poker Open will become the US Poker Champion and will be awarded a custom-designed trophy to remember their triumph.

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