Seven levels of play on Day 3 Tuesday weren’t enough to determine a successor to Adam Friedman in Event #10: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship, so Mike Gorodinsky and Ben Diebold will return to the WSOP mothership Wednesday to crown a champion.
Tale of the Tape Entering Heads-Up Play
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Ben Diebold||United States||5,720,000||29|
|2||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||1,635,000||8|
Diebold enters the heads-up match with 5,720,000 chips to Gorodinsky’s 1,635,000, but Gorodinsky comes in with the experience advantage, holding $2,639,882 in career earnings at the World Series of Poker and two bracelets, including a win in the 2015 Poker Player’s Championship.
Diebold’s career WSOP earnings total $282,298 including the WSOP Circuit. A win would earn Diebold enough to more than double his career WSOP earnings (1st prize - $299,488)
Gorodinsky barely missed the final table of this event last year, finishing 8th for $25,741, while Diebold has never cashed in this event until this week, with his best career WSOP mixed game result coming last year when he finished 7th in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Championship for $41,515.
Mike Gorodinsky’s Best Career WSOP Results
|2015||$50,000 Poker Players Championship||1st||$1,270,086|
|2013||$2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||1st||$216,988|
|2015||$10,000 Razz Championship||2nd||$167,517|
Ben Diebold’s Best Career WSOP Results
|2021||$10,000 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Championship||189th||$44,200|
|2021||$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Championship||7th||$41,515|
|2021||$25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||31st||$40,966|
Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time in the mothership in the Bally’s Event Center, with 90-minute levels (starting at Level 28) continuing until a new champion is crowned.
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