Mark Radoja Wins the Title and Bracelet in Event#16 at WSOP

wsop-2011-event-24-winner-mark-radoja-medMark Radoja has won the $10,000 Heads up No limit Hold’em Event#16 at World Series of Poker (WSOP), 2013 on Sunday. This win by Canadian is special as it has taken the tally of bracelets won by Canadians in this ongoing WSOP tournament to five. Not only this, Radoja has faced and defeated some of the most feared players in the world of poker. With the likes of Phil Hellmuth and Jason Mercier in the race, the victory was never easy. He had a great payday of $336,190. Don Nguyen, who was one of the finalists, gave Radoja good run for his money but in the end he simply bowed down to the Champion’s outstanding game. He received $209,648 as prize money.

This year 162 players entered the $10,000 Heads up event, generating a prize pool of $1,522,800. Radoja was not favorite to win the bracelet as his opponent Don Nguyen had taken the lead right from the beginning and was very well keeping that up. But despite being playing with a shorter stack of chips, he just hung on to it and was managed to pull a surprise win. It’s a big win for Canada but for Radoja it has more meaning than just a big win. After this win, he has taken the number of bracelets won by him to three.

This year $10,000 Heads-up event saw some of the best players paired together to fight it out. In an opening round Vanessa Selbst (two time bracet winner) went head to head against Bryan Pellegrino, who is known as Heads-up Sit n Go Specialist. Jason Mercier got deafeted by justin Bonomo in the round of 32 and then of course Phil Hellmuth against the champion Mark Radoja. To face each other in the final, Nguyen defeated Ben Sulsky and Radoja outplayed Bonomo.

List of finalists with the prize money they won

Rank Name of the Player Prize Money
1. Mark Radoja $336,190
2. Don Nguyen $209,648
3. Justin Bonomo $110,485
4. Ben Sulsky $110,485
5. Phil Hellmuth $54,024
6. Randy Lew $54,024
7. Sean Winter $54,024
8. Russell Rosenblum $54,024