(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 11

$2k NL and 10k Mixed Game conclusion, $2,500 NL and $2,500 Limit 6-max day 2, and $5k NL and $1,500 Stud Day 1

by , Jun 6, 2009 | 6:51 am

Another day, another two final tables delayed at the WSOP yesterday. Starting with the $2,000 No Limit Holdem event, 25 players return at noon on Saturday to play down to the winner. The reason for the early start is in the hopes that a final table will be reached around the scheduled 2pm time that the final table would air on ESPN360 (http://wsop.pkr.com for those outside the US). The chip leader when play resumes will be Mike Carlson with 858,000 in chips. Others people may have heard of include Jim Geary (511,000), and Jose Rosenkrantz (187,000).

The other event will definitely have a more intriguing final table, as the $10,000 Mixed Event World Championship is down to its final 20 players, all of whom are in the money. Huck Seed will be the chip leader at 645,500. In a father-son battle, it’s Todd Brunson (374,500) with a slight chip lead over Doyle Brunson (335,000). Other notables remaining include Mark Gregorich (266,000), Mike Wattel (210,000), Michael Binger (132,000), Eric Froehlich (102,000) and a mystery person who name and chip count wasn’t reported. They’ll get to return at 1pm, and with the average stack having just 10 big bets, a final table may not be that long in the offing.

In the two final tables that concluded earlier this morning, Ken “Teach” Aldridge schooled the final table to win the $1,500 NL Holdem 6-max event for $428,259, and Rami Boukai took down the $2,500 PLO/PLH (HA) event, which was worth $244,862.

More tournament news after the jump:

Meanwhile, the $2,500 NL Holdem event rolls along with 175 players returning at 2pm today. The field yesterday started at just 1,088, down over 300 from the similar event last year. Jochen Dickinger is the chip leader at the end of day 1 at 176,400. Other notables include: Nikolay Evdakov (112,400), Cory Carroll (85,300), Phil Ivey (75,600) and Brandon Schaefer (38,600).

The debuting $2,500 Limit Holdem 6-max field has 98 players remain (36 of which make the pay window) from its field of 367, with Jordan Cairns is the chip leader at 76,600. Some familiar faces who’ll be back at 2pm: Maya Geller (36,800), Daniel Alaei (26,400), and Daniel Negreanu (24,300).

The 12pm tournament today is the $5,000 NL Holdem event, which was won last year by Scott Seiver in a field of 731 to collect over $750,000. Many players who passed up the $2,500 NL yesterday are expected to take the floor by force today. The 5pm today is the much more sedate $1,500 7 Card Stud, which was won by Michael Rocco in a field of 381 last year for $135,000. The WSOP Staff Guide projections for these two events were: $5,000 NL – 804 (take the over and expect 873), $1,500 7 Card Stud – 381 (take the over, 394).

Follow the action at www.worldseriesofpoker.com, and other exciting news on Pokerati this weekend.

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