(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 21

by , Jun 16, 2009 | 7:14 am

Recapping the Monday evening tournament action…

$10k Heads-Up Going Overtime

The $10,000 NL Holdem Heads-Up World Championship is down to the final match as John Duthie takes on Leo Wolpert in a best of three match at 12pm (broadcast here and at wsop.pkr.com for international viewers to determine a winner. Duthie, the founder of the European Poker Tour, which announced the first half of its schedule yesterday, takes on Wolpert a professional poker player who went back to law school and is currently on a summer internship in Nevada, will attempt to pick up their first career bracelet and the $625,682 that goes with it.

Eise Uses the Force to Win a Bracelet

Mike “The Force” Eise made his first tournament cash worthy of a bracelet, taking down the $1,500 NL Holdem event defeating Jeff Chang heads-up for the title as well as picking up a hefty $639,331.

Boatman Leads the Mob in PLO

Ross Boatman, member of the Hendon Mob (the best place to find tournament results) leads the final table in the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha final table, which is seated as follows when play resumes at 2pm :

Seat 1: Jeff Kimber – 525000
Seat 2: Rami Boukai – 325000
Seat 3: Dallas Flowers – 239000
Seat 4: Ross Boatman – 718000
Seat 5: J.C. Tran – 387000
Seat 6: John Juanda – 129000
Seat 7: Theo Jorgensen – 419000
Seat 8: Chad Layne – 206000
Seat 9: Jean-Philippe Leandri – 324000

Soulier Écouter en $1,500 Cheval

Fabrice Soulier is the chip leader (351,000) when day 3 of the $1,500 HORSE resumes at 2pm with 23 players remaining. Shannon Shorr (323,500), Joseph Serock (152,500), Chris Bjorin (143,000) Vanessa Rousso (131,000), James Van Alstyne (130,000), Kathy Raymond (111,000), and Bryan Micon (76,000) and Paul Darden (54,500) are some of the notables remaining when play resumes.

Shan Jing Rings Up Day 1 Chip Lead

Shan Jing holds the chip lead (137,400) when day 2 of the $2,000 NL Holdem event restarts at 2pm today with 220 players remaining, 171 of which make the money. Ken Lennaard (109,200), Alex Bolotin (100,700), Luke Staudenmaier (88,600), Neil Channing (65,900), and Chau Giang (57,600) are some of the notables in the top half of the leaderboard, which will try to make the final table by the 3am deadline.

Harman Leading Lady in World Championship Event

116 players will return at 2pm today to resume the $10,000 Limit Holdem World Championship with Jennifer Harman the day 1 chip leader (127,600). Maria Ho (113,400), Josh Arieh (112,100), Shaun Deeb (106,000), and Chino Rheem (87,400) are notables in the top 10. Ville Wahlbeck is trying for his 5th straight cash in a 10k buyin event, 44th with 54,400 in chips. Only 18 make the money with a goal of the final table a possibility.

Tuesday’s Tournament

Only one event on the calendar today, the fourth $1,500 NL Holdem donkament, this version was won last year by David Woo for over $630,000 in a field of 2,720. The WSOP Staff Guide projects a field of 2,569, so take the over with at least 2,700 signing up to try their hand at that game they saw on ESPN.

Plenty of action yet again today at the WSOP, follow the action at and other stuff on Pokerati during your Two for Tuesday.

10 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 21”

  1. DanM

    ***at wsop.pkr.com for international viewers***

    I don’t get the for international viewers part. can they not view the webcast at Bluff? And I recently registered for wsop.pkr … should I be having problems viewing the streaming video on that site from Las Vegas?

  2. Kevin Mathers

    International viewers shouldn’t have a problem with the Bluff magazine site, it’s just a natural reaction to add the PKR site since ESPN360 isn’t available for large portions of the US. There weren’t any problems early on with PKR, but that may have changed as the Series wore on.

  3. DanM

    but they’re pitching it as “for international viewers”, not just us, right?

    kinda funny when espn “360” doesn’t reach very much of the globe.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    PKR is doing the same thing that bwin did last year, picking up the broadcast for overseas viewers.

  5. DanM

    lol, you’re not helping me out here, kev … trying to understand the relationship between pkr and bluff. if i understand correctly, pkr has paid bluff some money so they can broadcast overseas. but it’s not really needed, because overseas people can just tune in to bluff.

    however, pkr being used by many americans as well, who can’t get ESPN 360?

    i’m well-rested today, so i don’t think this confusion is on my end. (naturally, i could be wrong.) are you getting tired? i will email you off-blog to discuss your taking a few hours off.

  6. Kevin Mathers

    I think PKR’s paying Bluff so they show all the streamed final tables. Somewhere in the discussion, ESPN and Bluff decided to split covering the final tables because ESPN360 isn’t available.

  7. DanM

    ok, right. so the international thing is really just a marketing label.

    thanks for helping me clear things up. i blame the people i spoke with from bluff and espn for muddying my understanding.

  8. Ed

    maybe prk can offer the folks better download/streaming speeds to the folks on the other side of the pond. that would be my guess.

  9. DanM

    btw, nice use of French!

  10. Kevin Mathers

    My four years of French finally paid off!