Norbert Szecsi and Jesse Martin won gold bracelets on Day 28 of the WSOP 2013 as the former put Hungary on the winners map by winning the first bracelet for his country this summer. In a poker season where WSOP 2013 has been totally dominated by the USA and Canada, Hungary made its appearance in style on the winners podium as Szecsi won $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event 42. Jesse Martin amassed another gold for America as he reigned over Event 43 of $10,000 2-7 No Limit Single Draw.
Szecsi defeated Dennis Gnidash to win $345,037. The 22 year old poker pro from Budapest won swiftly over a final table which didn’t have any former bracelet winners making it an easy win for Szecsi. Chris DeMaci was the only one who had previous WSOP final table experience and finished third winning $149,281.
The final results for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event 42:
1st: Norbert Szecsi – $345,037
2nd: Dennis Gnidash – $214,760
3rd: Chris DeMaci – $149,281
4th: Kirby Martin – $107,512
5th: Rory Mathews – $78,576
6th: Bryce Landier – $58,126
7th: Ariel Celestino – $43,564
8th: Dana Buck – $33,065
9th: Jonathan Bennett – $25,392
Event 43 saw Jesse Martin win his first ever gold bracelet defeating David Baker who has made headlines by occupying his fourth WSOP 2013 final table. Baker was also looking for his second win in the same event having won in 2010 previously. Martin got $253,524 for his first place finish as he topped over a field of 87 players.
The final results for the $10,000 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw event:
1st: Jesse Martin – $253,524
2nd: David “Bakes” Baker – $156,674
3rd: Konstantin Puchkov – $99,313
4th: Jeffrey Lisandro – $67,264
5th: Jon Turner – $47,792
6th: Layne Flack – $35,549
7th: John Hennigan – $27,633