Jean-Robert Bellande Finishes in Second Place For $784,828Published on June 26th, 2015 8:40 pm EST
Mike Gorodinsky, who is in the midst of an amazing run, took down the prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship last evening for $1,270,086. In addition to the money, Gorodinsky will also receive the second World Series of Poker bracelet of his career and will have his named etched on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy. Gorodinsky will join names such as Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, John Hennigan and David Bach as winners of the event.
The heads-up battle between Gorodinsky and Jean-Robert Bellande likely drew a tremendous amount of eyeballs, thanks, in large part, to Bellande's popularity. Bellande, who has accumulated nearly 62,000 followers on his @brokelivingjrb Twitter account, has garnered a great deal of popularity thanks to his well-documented bankroll swings and overall charismatic nature. As the hands were played during the heads-up battle between Gorodinsky and Bellande, people wondered - would the hard-luck Bellande finally be able to take down a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet? Were things finally turning around for Bellande?
Bellande came tantalizingly close to locking down his first bracelet, as, at one point, he had a 3.5-1 chip lead over Gorodinsky. Things quickly turned around, however, and Bellande was forced to accept a second place finish.
Here is what Bellande had to say via his Twitter account after the tournament had concluded:
"Congratulations @gordoMG. You played amazing. I'll get you next time. #brokebracelet"
Mike Gorodinsky, as mentioned, is on fire so far this summer at the World Series of Poker. Let's take a look at his results so far:
1st - $1,270,086 - $50,000 Poker Players Championship
3rd - $246,867 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
9th - $23,463 - $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
2nd - $167,517 - $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship
28th - $11,523 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em
Here is how the final table of the $50k PPC ended up finishing out:
1 - Mike Gorodinsky - $1,270,086
2 - Jean-Roberte Bellande - $784,828
3 - David Baker - $514,926
4 - Ben Sulsky - $353,928
5 - Chris Klodnicki - $251,314
6 - Dan Kelly - $184,222
Photo credit: Josh Cahlik Instagram
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