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Mike Matusow and Athanasios Polychornopoulos Are Latest Big Winners At WSOP

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 11, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

This years WSOP is almost two weeks old and it is a week since we brought you up to date with the latest winners from Las Vegas. In the last week since we brought you the news of the first six bracelet winners at this years event a further 12 winners have claimed an elusive bracelet with some players claiming their first while other players having tasted success before, players like Mike Matusow and Athanasios Polychornopoulos claiming their fourth and second bracelets respectively.

Mike Matusow claimed Event 13 which was the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event, and with it his fourth WSOP Bracelet, his first since 2008. Matusow walked away with $266,503 beating Matthew Ashton heads-up after starting his heads-up battle well behind his opponent. In recent times Matusow has had more than his fair share of troubles, but as you would expect he was delighted with his win and had the following to say about his latest achievement. He said, “I go through a lot of ups and downs, medicine wise. When my head is level, and my focus is right, I play at the level I’m supposed to play at.”

There is no disputing that fact and if Matusow continues to play at the level he has shown over the course of the last week or so there could be more big wins and bracelets to follow in the coming weeks. Athanasios Polychornopoulos was also a repeat winner after claiming his second bracelet on Monday evening when he took down Event 17 which was the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event. Polychornopoulos took home a cool $518,755 for his troubles after beating Manuel Mutke heads-up, and with it his second bracelet with his first coming two years ago which was also in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event.

The other bracelet winners over the past week were Matt Waxman, Michael Malm, Cliff Josephy, Brent Wheeler, Levi Berger, Lev Rofman, Jonathan Taylor, Tom Schneider and Mark Radoja. Matt Waxman won Event Seven and $305,952 and was appearing at his first ever final table at the WSOP, as was Michael Malm who won Event Eight and with it a prize of $225,104. Event Nine winner Cliff Josephy claimed $299,486 and was appearing at his second final table of his career.

Event 10 winner Brent Wheeler was another player who was appearing at his first final table, as was Event 11 winner Levi Berger. Wheeler took home $191,605 for his troubles, and Berger took home a cool $473,019 for his three days work. First timers were popping up everywhere last week it seems as Event 12 winner Lev Rofman and Event 14 winner Jonathan Taylor were also first timers, claiming $166,136 and $454,424 for their troubles.

The two other winners last week had experienced final table action before with Tom Schneider having appeared at three final tables before finally claiming his first WSOP Bracelet at the fourth attempt when winning Event 15 for $258,960. The other winner was Mark Radoja who was appearing at his second final table beating Don Nguyen to win the $10,000 Heads-up No Limit Hold’em and with it a first prize of $331,190.

There is plenty more action to come over the coming weeks and we will of course keep you posted with all the latest news here at PokerNet.com.

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