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Mike Gorodinsky

Mike Gorodinsky
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

Mike Gorodinsky is an American poker player. He has won two World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets including the prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2015.

In that same year, he won WSOP Player of the Year.

Biography

Gorodinsky was born in St Petersburg, Russia and graduated from Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.

His first recorded cash on The Hendon Mob came in 2008, with Gorodinsky's cashes coming in a wide variety of tournaments including 8-Game, Chinese Poker, and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Gorodinsky made his first WSOP final table in 2012, finishing sixth in the $2,500 10-Game and won his first WSOP bracelet in 2013, taking down Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better for $216,958.

In 2015, Gorodinsky was named WSOP Player of the Year after a performance that saw him finish second in the $10,000 Razz Championship and win the $50,000 Poker Players Championship 12 months after finishing ninth in the same event.

Since 2015, he has been a regular at the WSOP and in High Roller Mixed Game tournaments. In 2018, he won a US Poker Open Pot-Limit Omaha title in 2018 for $179,200.

WSOP Player of the Year Winners

YearPlayerBraceletsCashes
2004Daniel Negreanu1$346,280
2005Allen Cunningham1$1,007,115
2006Jeff Madsen2$1,467,852
2007Tom Schneider2$416,829
2008Erick Lindgren1$1,358,528
2009Jeff Lisandro3$807,521
2010Frank Kassela2$1,255,314
2011Ben Lamb1$5,352,970
2012Greg Merson2$9,785,354
2013Daniel Negreanu2$1,954,054
2014George Danzer3$878,933
2015Mike Gorodinsky1$1,766,487
2016Jason Mercier2$960,424
2017Chris Ferguson1$428,423
2018Shaun Deeb2$2,545,623
2019Robert Campbell2$750,844
2020Not awarded  
2021Josh Arieh2$1,194,061

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
14th $20,165
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
20th $16,218
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
8th $25,741
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
70th $2,900
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
12th $8,582
2021 US Poker Open
Event #6: $10,000 8-Game
8th $27,200
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-73-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Main Event]
25th $4,699
2020 PokerStars Stadium Series
Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max], $5M Gtd
41st $22,729
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship
11th $20,528
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
7th $32,127
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
8th $15,787
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
19th $15,229
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
16th $17,488
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #02 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
1st $179,200
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
427th $27,743
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
23rd $26,167
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
6th $42,357
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
50th $3,181
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
28th $14,021
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
9th $173,796
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
1st $216,958
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
6th $30,169
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
20th $10,757

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