Mike Gorodinsky Claims US Poker Open $10K PLO Title For $179,2003 years ago
Mixed game specialist and 2015 Players Championship winner Mike Gorodinsky took home his first Pot Limit Omaha title when he outlasted 64 entrants at the US Poker Open to win $179,200 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The second event of the US Poker Open series saw Gorodinsky knock out every player at the final table on his way to claiming the crown. The victory pushed Gordo's career live cashes total past the $3 million mark at $3,175,006, per the Hendon Mob database.
The six final tablists began action with Richard Kirsch holding the chip lead. That lead started to disappear a few levels of play later when Gorodinsky's KO frenzy got in gear, with Cary Katz the first player to make an exit when the eventual victor received a favorable turn card.
Serbia's Andjelko Andrejevic was next to hit the rail, his stack decimated in a hand versus Kirsch before Gordo finished him off. The end of the road followed for Anthony Zinno as well, who was the short stack when final table play kicked off. Zinno managed to nurse his meager chips to a 4th place finish and $64,000 in prize money.
That left Rainer Kempe against Kirsch and Gorodinsky, with the German at his first-ever PLO final table. But it was two Americans who would play for the title after Gorodinsky eliminated Kempe.
A massive chip lead by Gordo was too much too overcome for Kirsch. At about a 9-1 advantage in chips, it took just a few hands of heads-up play until Kirsch became Gorodinsky's fifth and last final table victim, settling for a runner-up payday of $128K.
US Poker Open - $10,500 PLO - Final Table Results
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