(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 19

by , Jun 14, 2009 | 6:05 am

Recapping what else happened last night, besides Phil Ivey winning bracelet #7…

My Big Fat Pete the Greek Bracelet

“Pete the Greek” Vilandos took down his second career WSOP bracelet with a win last night in the $1,500 NL Holdem event last night, picking up $607,256 for defeating Andy “BKiCe” Seth headsup last night. Seth picks up $372,855 for the runner-up finish, with British actor Michael Greco collecting $248,855.

PLO 8 Final Table an International Affair

The final table of the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better final table was established and somehow, Phil Ivey’s not a part of it. During a break in the Omaha 8/Stud 8 event, with 22 players left, Ivey tried to rebuild his stack, but was eliminated in the first hand he played to finish 22nd, just off the bubble. Here’s who made the final table and how they’re situated when they return at 2pm on Sunday:

Seat 1: Anthony Lellouche – 533000
Seat 2: Roland de Wolfe – 386000
Seat 3: Alex Kravchenko – 267000
Seat 4: Andrew Black – 182000
Seat 5: Brett Richey – 238000
Seat 6: Scott Clements – 801000
Seat 7: Armando Ruiz II – 192000
Seat 8: John Racener – 214000
Seat 9: Robert Campbell – 152000

Obligatory Limit Holdem Mention

15 players remain in the $1,500 Limit Holdem event with Al “Sugar Bear” Barbieri the chip leader with 400,000 in chips. Rep Porter (196,000) and Richard Brodie (152,000) are among the remaining combatants.

They Shoot Donkeys, Don’t They?

Day 2 of the $1,500 NL Holdem event returns with a field of 327 players returning at 2pm, only 270 make the money. The chip leader is Holland’s own Van Dung Nguyen is the reported chip leader with 218,000 in chips. Other notables and people who have names that are better known on other people who return include: Marco Johnson (126,200), Eva Farha (57,300), Kelly Kim (55,500), Derek Tomko (49,100), Jason Potter (40,800), Thor Hansen (39,000), and Liv Boeree (24,200).

Mid-June Madness

Round 3 of the $10,000 NL Holdem Heads-Up World Championship return at 2pm with 64 players remaining, one more win is needed for the money to be reached. Brock Parker, Tom Dwan, Chris Ferguson, Erik Seidel, Dario Minieri, Vanessa Rousso, and Jason Mercier are among those returning to attempt at winning three more matchups today to move on to the final day on Monday.

Sunday’s Tournaments/Projections

The Heads-Up event means were now into the second half of the WSOP, so it’s all downhill from here! Another doubleheader today with the 12pm tournament with the debut of the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event, which has a projected field size of 350 (take the over). The 5pm event will be $1,500 HORSE which was won last year by James Schaaf in a field of 803 to win over $250,000. The field size for this event is projected at 883 (take the slightly under with a field of about 850).

Check out www.wsop.com and Pokerati during Sunday for all the latest on still another busy day at the World Series of Poker.


2 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 19”


  1. DanM
    says:

    It occurs to me that there is no straight-up limit Omaha event this year.


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    Limit Omaha made its last appearance in 2003.