There were five events running at the WSOP today, so let’s get you up to date on all of the action.
Event 9, the $1,500 NLHE Re-Entry event got down to a final table having started the day with 33. As predicted, it only took a few levels to get down to the final nine. Brian Rast was way out in front yesterday and he managed to keep it going today and he’ll go into the final table second in chips, though a good way behind Ryan Olisar who has 3.7M at the end of the 15k/30k level. Greg Mueller is also at the final table, sitting 7th in chips. The action kicks off at 1 pm and all eyes will be on Rast to see if he can take another bracelet home this year.
Event 10, the $5,000 7 Card Stud is all over having played down from 16 today and the winner of this prestigious event is John Monnette. This is Monnette’s second bracelet in as many years and this one earns him $190,826. He beat Huu Vinh heads up, with Jeff Lisandro finishing 5th and Bryn Kenney going out in 7th. Earlier in the day Nick Shulman, Mike Sexton, Max Pescatori and Eugene Katchalov all fell before the final table.
Event 11, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha has it’s final table set after starting the day with 117 players. The impressive Charles Tonne has managed to hang on to his day 1 chip lead and will go into the final table with 1.1M chips. The only real notable player at this final table is Tristan Wade who won a WSOPE bracelet last year.
Event 12 was the big one for today and the one everyone was talking about, the $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship. Just 152 players lined out for this one, well short of the 512 player cap meaning there were 48 byes in round 1, resulting in a long wait for a lot of players. Phil Ivey finally had some success, moving on to round 2 as did Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom. Round 2 consisted of 128 players and it was the end of the road for Victor Ramdin, Erik Seidel and Blom. The round of 64 was the bubble round and several notable players made it through including Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Andrew Robl, Brian Hastings and Steve Landfish.
Lastly, some min-betting action. Event 13 is a $1,500 Limit Holdem Tournament that got a respectable 730 entrants. 222 remain after day, so there’s a long way to go to the money. The day 1 chip leader is Tom Cage, who sits with 50,500 good for almost 50 big bets coming back tomorrow. The leaderboard is stacked with big name pros including Jennifer Harman, Marco Traniello, Michael Mizrachi, Fabrice Soulier and John Racener. Exiting on Day 1 were the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deep and Andy Bloch. This one comes back at 2 pm tomorrow.
The only new event being added tomorrow is the $5,000 Stud hi/lo which kicks off at 12 pm.
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