(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 16 Evening Update

by , Jun 11, 2009 | 8:32 pm

Recapping some of the events of today at the the Rio:

JP wins bracelet at WSOP

John-Paul Kelly took down the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem event a few minutes ago besting Marc Tschirch in headsup play to win his first career bracelet, and over $190,000. Erik Seidel, who announced that he would donate his entire winnings in this event to charity, finished 7th for $24,919.

HORSE Drags its Way to Final Table

The official final table of the $3,000 HORSE event comes back from its one-hour dinner break with eight players remaining at the final table. After Gavin Smith was eliminated in 10th, the remaining players played for nearly three hours to eliminate one player. Here’s how the final table will be seated when played resumed:

Seat 1: Gabriel Nassif
Seat 2: Timothy Finne
Seat 3: Chris Amaral
Seat 4: James Van Alstyne
Seat 5: Michele Limongi
Seat 6: Martin Eikeng
Seat 7: Matt Hawrilenko
Seat 8: Zac Fellows

Shootout Still Ongoing at the Rio

What started with 100 players is now down to about 40, spread out over 10 tables in the $1,500 NL Shootout. Play ends for the evening after the 10 tables each have one winner, returning tomorrow afternoon to appear on the ESPN broadband service, subject to change of course.

NL 2-7 Still Drawing

24 players remain in the $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Single Draw World Championship, playing down to a seven player final table before the clock strikes 3am. Vince Musso is the current chip leader at 270,000 followed by Roland de Wolfe (200,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (188,000), Ville Wahlbeck (160,000) and David Benyamine (142,000) among the notables remaining. Wahlbeck’s looking to cash in his 4th 10k event of this Series, one of the more impressive feats of any WSOP.

Return of the Donkament

A field of 2,506 started the latest version of the $1,500 NL Holdem event, with less than 800 remaining. It appears that Anthony Yeh, who works for PokerNews, is the unofficial chip leader with over 70,000 in chips. Play continues for another four levels tonight, the morning update will have the chip leader and other notables of the remainder of the field.

OHL and SHL, Two Split Games that Go Together

A field of 376 took to the felt in the $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8 event at 5pm. Check out the WSOP website for more details from this evening’s remaining events throughout the evening.

2 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 16 Evening Update”

  1. DanM

    no HORSE on ESPN360? I looked for it but couldn’t find it.

    I briefly met Chris Amaral … seems like a total character of a dude. Someone described him to me as “like Bobby Bellande, but good at poker.”

  2. DanM

    SHL? I think I have created an abbreviation monster, lol.

    What would the abbreviation for Razz be? SOL?