First up today we pay a visit the $50k Players Championship where we’re getting toward the business end of it. At the end of play today, just 8 players remain in the hunt. With 16 players paid, the likes of yesterday’s chip leader Viktor Blom and Jeff Lisandro made the money but have since been knocked out. Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey got close but didn’t cash. Of the remaining players, Michael Mizrachi leads the way and he’s closely followed by Andy Bloch. Luke Schwartz and Bill Chen are also still in.
In event 46 the $2,500 NLHE, 26 players came back from day 3 and after a long grind, Joey Weissman is the man with some new bling. Vanessa Selbst made her exit before the final table. Weissman was chip leader at the start of play and stayed there pretty much all day. In the end it came down to a battle between him and Jeremy Quehen and despite a fightback by Quehen, Weissman went on to win.
In the $1,500 PLO hi/lo event 141 players were whittled down to 10 on day 2. Charalampos Lappas leads the final 10 on just shy of a million chips on a day that saw all of the remaining big names knocked out early, though David Bach and Joe Tehan did manage to cash. This event plays down to a winner from 1 pm tomorrow.
In the $3,000 Limit Holdem event Paul Berende is the chip leader with 20 players remaining, a long way ahead of Kenny Hyiung in second. Chad brown is 7th in chips and former Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel as well as Justin Bonomo are still in with a shout. We’ll crown a winner in this one tomorrow and play gets underway at 2 pm.
Lastly today it;s the $1,500 Ante Only NLHE which went down a storm with everyone who played, though Phil Ivey was mighty confused when he sat down. 939 took the felt today and 110 remain. The player who made the best adjustment to the new format is Sameer Al Janedi who has a huge 170k stack, 70k more than his nearest opponent. The likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Kara Scott all busted today, but John Turner, Mike McDonald, Erick Lindgren, and Mclean Karr are all through to day 2.
Tomorrow sees one new event starting, the $5,000 NLHE, which kicks off at 12 pm.
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