(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 27

by , Jun 23, 2010 | 6:49 am

Recapping Tuesday night’s action, starting with the latest bracelet winner:

Kwaysser makes it two for Hungary

Valdemar Kwaysser of Budapest, Hungary defeated Matt Marafioti heads-up for the $10,000 Pot-Limit Holdem Championship bracelet, along with $617,214 as he joins Peter Gelencser as Hungarian bracelet winners this year. Marafioti earned $381,507 for the runner-up finish, with the planned rematch from the NAPT Venetian final table fizzling out with Tom Marchese finishing 6th for $123,264 and Sam Stein finishing 10th for $44,010. Full results and Nolan Dalla’s tournament report available shortly at wsop.com.

Obrestad, Tran highlight final day of $1,500 Shootout

The final day of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem Shootout will have 14 players seated at two seven-handed tables playing down to a winner starting at 2:30pm. Here’s the list, each starting with 450,000 in chips:

Annette Obrestad
J.C. Tran
Dustin Dirksen
Michael Cooper
Derric Haynie
Heinz Kamutzki
Steven Kelly
Jeffrey King
Johnny Kitchens
Reagan Leman
Michael Pesek
Justin Scott
Brett Shaffer
Paul Varano

Final table for 1k NL set

The $1,000 No-Limit Holdem event started with 38 players when play restarted this afternoon, deciding when to stop and play it out today at 2:30pm. Here’s how they’ll be seated:

Seat 1: Scott Montgomery – 604,000
Seat 2: Adam Richardson – 702,000
Seat 3: Daniel Fuhs – 1,251,000
Seat 4: Peter Dufek – 780,000
Seat 5: Sebastien Roy – 1,867,000
Seat 6: Michael Michnik – 307,000
Seat 7: John Dolan – 967,000
Seat 8: Timothy Beeman – 1,788,000
Seat 9: Mick Carlson – 917,000

Lewis leads final day of $2,500 Razz

The third bracelet to be determined today will have Melville Lewis (504,000) leading the final 15 players in the $2,500 Razz when play resumes at 3:30pm to determine a winner. Other contenders for the bracelet include: Stuart Rutter (295,000), Chris Bjorin (163,000), Frank Kassela (144,000), Jennifer Harman (108,000) and Vladimir Shchemelev (81,000). Full chip counts and updates available at PokerNews.

Chappus chips up at PLO8

The lone tournament to start on Tuesday, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better restarts at 2:30pm with 157 players returning to the felt. Michael Chappus (133,400) leads the field, with notables James Dempsey (119,800), Barry Greenstein (83,000), Mike Matusow (54,700), Ben Grundy (46,000) and Phil Hellmuth (31,600) in contention. The full list of chip counts and updates available at PokerNews.

Wednesday’s tournaments

Another pair of bracelet events return to the Rio, starting with another $1,500 No-Limit Holdem tournament at 12pm. Last year’s version of this event was won last year by Ray Foley in a field of 2,715, good for $657,969. The 5pm tournament is the $10,000 HORSE World Championship, the first time a $10,000 HORSE event has been held at the WSOP. This event replaces the $10,000 Mixed Game Championship, won last year by Ville Wahlbeck in a field of 194 for $492,384.

5 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 27

  1. Andrew F.

    I expect Annette to destroy the field and win her first bracelet. She is by far and away the best player there. It is not even close. In fact, I would place her as one of the top 10 in the world right now, and I expect her to remain in that group for a long, long time. I keep up with her on Twitter and can’t believe how many people have gotten lucky on her, or she would have at least 2 or 3 final tables by now and at least one bracelet. When she wins, I hope she’ll finally get some of the attention that is heaped on only the male players. More people should be aware of Annette and her brilliant play, but they are not because all we hear about are Ivey, Hellmuth, and Negreanu over and over again.

  2. DanM

    lol, with all due respect to annette — i’m a big fan — what has she done for us lately? the media are ready to coronate her some sorta supreme bad-ass … but she’s gotta perform in las vegas in the summer for that. ivey just won a bracelet, ya know?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Annette (along with many other players) have a poor attitude, especially when she claims she’s unlucky or is out of a tournament too soon. Before the shootout, she was the first player to cash twice out of how many events she’s entered. I think JC Tran would have an issue about your claim that she’s the best player left in the tournament.

  4. Mark

    I see this Valdemar guy has a few cashes in the $1/4 million range in the last couple of years. I guess Hungary might be a new stronghold for poker.

  5. Brian G.

    I think the first guy was being facetious. No way a guy that comes to this site doesn’t know that Annette was way overhyped before the tourney and, if anything, got more attention because she was a woman due to the “Year of the Woman” meme ESPN and other sites were pushing. I also thought he was spoofing Andrew Feldman of ESPN, who has been pushing Annette a little (ok, WAY) too much.

    I checked out her Twitter account because of some other comment I saw and she is whiny as can be. Tonight, she complained over people “overcalling” qith A-Q and pocket 10’s. On one of them she had A-7. Someone needs to tell her that this is not the internet, where A-7 beats A-Q way more than the odds dictate it should.

    Annette obviously has read too much of her press and believes it, and comes across with a sense of entitlement. Even Doyle Brunson ripped her on a tweet last week. I have grown to dislike her a lot.

    As for Ivey, let’s get real. EVERYONE likes the guy. EVERYONE. And we all love it when he wins.