Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship

Gorodinsky/Diebold Heads-Up Match to Determine New $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Champion

Ben Diebold

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

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Ben DieboldUnited States5,720,00029
2Mike GorodinskyUnited States1,635,0008

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
Mike Gorodinsky

Mike Gorodinsky’s Best Career WSOP Results

2015$50,000 Poker Players Championship1st$1,270,086
2013$2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better1st$216,988
2015$10,000 Razz Championship2nd$167,517
Ben Diebold
Ben Diebold

Ben Diebold’s Best Career WSOP Results

2021$10,000 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Championship189th$44,200
2021$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Championship7th$41,515
2021$25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha31st$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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