(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 13 Evening Update

by , Jun 9, 2010 | 8:50 pm

A review of this afternoon’s WSOP action:

Phillips builds chip lead in youngster $1,500 NL 6-max

The $1,500 No-Limit Holdem 6-max final table was reached this afternoon, and thanks to the research of Jess Welman and F-Train, the six who made up the final table was the youngest (or second-youngest) in WSOP history*, with an average age of 22.8.

Carter Phillips 3,175,000
Craig Bergeron 1,214,000
Russell Thomas 1,075,000
Samuel Gerber 1,057,000
David Diaz 490,000
Hugo Perez 485,000

Perez ($124,690) Thomas ($84,256) and Diaz ($58,483) were the first to leave the final table, while the remaining three playing down to a winner. Phillips (3,615,000) has maintained his chip lead, followed by Bergeron (2,200,000) and Gerber (1,700,000). Find out which young gun takes the tournament down at PokerNews.

Gee vs Vance for 1k NL bracelet

The final table of the $1,000 No-Limit Holdem final table is down to two players, with Steven Gee (7,450,000) holding a chip lead over Matt Vance (1,550,000) battling for over $470,000 and the prized WSOP bracelet. David Baker, the leader at the start of the final table, finished in 3rd, good for $206,813. Updates and the rest of the final table results are at wsop.com.

Williams leads 5k NL

Day 2 of the $5,000 No-Limit Holdem returns from their dinner break with under 85 players remaining, 72 making the money. The current chip leader is Jeff Williams with 367,000 in chips. Other notables remaining: Peter Jetten (350,000), Day 1 leader Steven Goosen (295,000), Antonio Esfandiari (250,000) and Vivek Rajkumar (170,000). The field will play six more levels or to the final table, whichever comes first. See who makes the money, who’s the unfortunate bubble boy, and who breaks out of the pack at PokerNews.

Matts 1-2 in Limit Holdem

The $2,000 Limit Holdem event got underway at noon today to eventually draw a field of 476 entrants. After six levels of play, the field is already under 300, with Matt Glantz (24,500) and Matt Matros (22,800) reported as the top two in chips. Other notables: Sorel Mizzi (18,000), Maria Ho (17,000), John Phan (13,000) and defending champion Marc Naalden (10,000). Follow the raise, 3-bet and 4-bet action over at wsop.com.

NL 2-7 Lowball Underway

A field of 101 started at 5pm for the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball World Championship and only Dario Minieri has been eliminated in the first three hours. Among the dozens of notables in the field: Tom Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, Tom Schneider, Yan Chen, Archie Karas and Doyle Brunson. Follow the pat wheels, drawing two, and breaking of good hands over at PokerNews.

* The 2009 $5,000 No-Limit Holdem Shootout final table had an average age of 22.2. However, that was a five-handed final table, and after consultation with BJ Nemeth, that was considered to not be a standard final table.

4 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 13 Evening Update”

  1. DanM

    You know, if I had to nominate two people to make all sorts of official rulings on poker statistics and what not, I would probably say Kevin Mathers and BJ Nemeth. But with all due respect, where do you two get off serving as the Supreme Court of Poker?

    In my view, the final table is the final table, based on the words “final” and “table”. Who cares if it was 5-handed or not?

  2. Jess

    I agree that the 5-handed final table is not the standard, but it seems strange to me not to count it if you’re going to count the 6-handed one, which is just one more player. If we were talking a full table of nine players, I might see your point, but if we’re not differentiating b/w 6 and 9, i don’t know why we would differentiate b/w 5 and 6.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    I made the asterisk because BJ tweeted that a 5-handed final table is unusual. If you have a 6-max event, it’s expected that there be 6 players at the final table. The shootouts depend on the size of the field and how you decide how many players will be seated at each table during the rounds.

  4. DanM

    An asterisk seems appropriate. In my opinion, however, this 2010 final table will always be the second-youngest final table, not the youngest. I actually do NOT expect that a 6-max final table will start with six … yes, that is statistically likely, but it is plenty possible that with seven players left, two get knocked out at once.

    I am really concerned about BJ, btw. I used to think he respected WORDS more than just about anyone. But first, he totally abandoned proper usage of the world “blog”, and now he’s trying to claim that “final table” doesn’t necessarily mean final table … or at least that’s how it comes across.

    Maybe I should just start calling each hand of cards a “tournament”.