Wed, Jun 12, 7:10am by Kevin Pitstock
Two Australians finished in the money in separate events at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Warwick Mirzikinian of Mosman New South finished 11th in the Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Event (#16), while Oliver Gill Gaber of Magnetic Island in Queensland finished 75th in a much larger field of competitors, during a $1500 Buy-In H.O.R.S.E. Event (#15).
Mr Mirzikinian’s 11th place finish comes a year after he finished 3rd in No-Limit Holdem Mixed Match in the 2012 tournaments (event #3). With over one-fourth of the WSOP events completed, no Australian has yet won an event this year. This is the first finish in the money this year for both Mirzikinian and Gill Gaber, while Brandon Rubie and Tam Truong each have two money finishes.
Warwick Mirzikinian is an investor from Sydney, Australia. He has four cashes and $245,770 in earnings throughout his World Series of Poker career. In an online profile, Warwick states he plays “just for fun” and his method of learning poker was to learn to play “by losing”.
For his recent finish at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker Event #16, he received $26,237. (Mark Radoja of Canada won the event.) In the 43rd Annual World Series of poker Event #6, he raked in $162,443 for his 3rd place finish in the No Limit Hold’em Mixed Match with a $5000 buy-in.
Back in 2009, Mirzikinian finished 4th in a razz event with a $2500 buy-in. This finish netted him $52,772. In that same year, Warwick finished with a 134th in a No Limit Holdem Event with a $2000 buy-in. For this, he collected $4,318 in winnings.
Oliver Gill Gaber has 5 cashes and $55,216 in WSOP circuit earnings over the course of his poker career. In this year’s event, he received $2,816 in winnings for his 75th place finish in the $1500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event. Tom Schneider of the United States won the event.
In this spring’s 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Tournament, Oliver Gill Gaber had two cash finishes. The Asia Pacific tournament was held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, though the tournament’s events were considered official WSOP events. Thus, these added to Oliver Gill Gaber’s career winnings for the World Series of Poker.
In Event #1 at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Tournament, the $1,100 A/B/C No Limit Hold’em Accumulator, Oliver Gill Gaber finished 12th and won $16,199. In Event #5, he finished 27th and won $22,316.
This follows a couple of money finishes in the 2010 and 2011 WSOP tournaments in Las Vegas. In 2011, Oliver Gill Gaber finished 361st in a No-Limit Holdem Event (#6), collecting $1,860 in winnings. In 2010, he finished 18th in a Pot-Limit Omaha event, winning $9,856 for his accomplishment.
That brings us current with the latest Aussie news from the 2013 WSOP. Continue to check back with this blog for continued updates of what Australian poker players are doing at this year’s 44th Annual World Series of Poker tournament.
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