Mark Radoja Wins 2nd Bracelet in WSOP Heads-Up Event

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Mark-Radoja-Winner-WSOPMark Radoja, from Guelph, Ontario, accomplished something rare, a 2nd WSOP bracelet win. He won his second bracelet in Event #16, the  $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em. Radoja also won Canada’s fifth bracelet of the summer.

During the early parts of his final round, Radoja was at a chip disadvantage when his opponent, Don Nguyen of California jumped out to a quick chip lead. But Radoja rallied back from the short stack to capture his second bracelet as well as $258,960. Nguyen earned $159,950 for second place, which is far and away the biggest WSOP score of his career.

Radoja had to win seven separate heads-up matches just to get to the final round and faced off against bracelet winners and top poker pros along the way. Here is who Radoja defeated in the previous rounds before squaring off against Don Nguyen.

Round 1: Johannes Meyer
Round 2: Douglas Polk
Round 3: Ludovic Lacay
Round 4: Ankush Madavia
Round 5: Alex Venovski
Round 6: Phil Hellmuth
Round 7: Justin Bonomo

For three consecutive years, Radoja has been heads-up for a WSOP bracelet. He won his first bracelet in a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout event in 2011, took second to Matt Matros in the $1,500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event last year, and now has a bracelet at this year’s high buy-in heads-up poker event.

This year’s $10,000 buy-in Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em event drew 162 players, up from a field of 152 last year. Players who did not receive a bye in the first round effectively played in a series of two-man satellites into the event. Each player in the opening round received a $5,000 rebate, regardless of whether they won or lost.

The prize pool for this event came in at $1,522,800 with the top sixteen finishers receiving a payday. Marc-Andre Ladouceur of Montreal also finished in the money in this event in 16th place.

Here are the results of the 2013 WSOP $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Event:

Place Player Name Prize  

1

Mark Radoja

$336,190

Guelph, Ontario

2

Don Nguyen

$209,648

USA

3

Justin Bonomo

$110,485

USA

4

Ben Sulsky

$110,485

USA

5

Phil Hellmuth

$54,024

USA

6

Randy Lew

$54,024

USA

7

Sean Winter

$54,024

USA

8

Russell Rosenblum

$59,024

USA

9

Phil Galfond

$26,237

USA

10

Alexander Venovski

$31,237

USA

11

Warwick Mirzikinian

$26,237

Australia

12

Davidi Kitai

$26,237

Belgium

13

Bryan Pellegrino

$31,237

USA

14

Craig Bergeron

$26,237

USA

15

Melanie Weisner

$26,237

USA

16

Marc-Andre Ladouceur

$31,237

Montreal, Quebec

Congratulations Mark and Marc-André !!

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