Norbert Szécsi takes down No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Mixed Event

The Hungarian pro defeated Shaun Deeb in the heads-up for his second WSOP bracelet. Szécsi is no stranger to high-pressure situations when it comes to tournament poker.

His first bracelet dates back to 2013 when he captured the gold in the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event #42) event in Las Vegas, to walk away with a $345,037 prize.

He also has a six-figure score from this year, after walking away with €626,357 at this year's €10,300 High Roller at the EPT Barcelona. The third most winningest Hungarian live tournament pro had to face a total of 241 players this time, in the €1,650 NLH/PLO Event who created a prize pool of €343,425 with €86,956 for the eventual champion.

Some well-known faces entered the tournament and some of them even made a deep run, with the likes of Max Pescatori (35th; €2,350), Chris Ferguson (23rd; €2,878), Anthony Zinno (15th; €3,319) or László "omaha4rollz" Bujtás (13th; €3,930).

However, none of them made the final table of eight, unlike Van Tiep Nguyen (8th; €7,606), Vittorio Castro (7th; €9,953), Jaroslav Peter (6th; 13,334), Samuel Albeck (5th; €18,276) or Julien Sitbon (4th; €25,618).

In the three-handed play, long-time pro, Shaun Deeb and Netanel Amedi had the biggest stacks, but it all changed in the blink of an eye when short stack Szécsi was all-in with ♥A♥J against the ♦A♦Q of Amedi. The flop brought ♣6♥T♥K, with Amedi holding the best hand, but extreme chances for Szécsi. The turn was the ♦T bringing in some "chopportunities" for the Hungarian. However, his rail's praises were certainly listened to as the miraculous ♥Q fell on the river, meaning a royal-flush and a much needed double up for Norbert.

Szécsi finished what he started in the very next hand when he eliminated Amedi (3rd; €36,705) to start the heads-up with the lead. However, his final opponent was the seasoned pro, Shaun Deeb, who's 2018 is at least outstanding with four top-three finish at this year's WSOP.

The WSOP Player of the Year leader tried his best to end Szécsi's run, but he eventually had to settle for second place, after an all-in shove on the turn of an ace-high board against the top set.

The likely player of the year (a few players still have mathematical chance to beat him) added €63,731 to his winnings, while the champion walked away with €86,596 and the prestigious bracelet.

Final results

Place Name Country Payout (EUR) Payout (USD)
1 Norbert Szecsi Hungary € 86,596 $99,585
2 Shaun Deeb United States € 63,731 $73,291
3 Netanel Amedi Israel € 36,705 $42,211
4 Julien Sitbon France € 25,618 $29,461
5 Samuel Albeck Germany € 18,276 $21,017
6 Jaroslav Peter Czech Republic € 13,334 $15,334
7 Vittorio Castro Italy € 9,953 $11,446
8 Van Tiep Nguyen Czech Republic € 7,606 $8,747