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(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 37 Evening Update

by , Jul 3, 2010 | 9:04 pm

One bracelet already awarded, another bracelet possibly awarded tonight, the mess that is the Tournament of Champions and other tournament action:

Kelly wins 25k 6-max, Brunson 10 Deal

The final table of the $25,000 No-Limit Holdem 6-max took less than four hours to complete, as 21-year old Dan “djk123” Kelly took down the bracelet along with $1,315,518 when his A-10 ran down Shawn Buchanan’s pocket jacks with an ace on the river. Kelly also became the 7th member of the Brunson 10 with the win, as he was part of a competition during the WSOP to award the spot. Buchanan earned $812,941 for his second place finish, he also won a big hand on the river a few minutes earlier, when the money went in on an open-ended straight draw against Frank Kassela’s flopped two pair. The straight on the river meant a 3rd place finish for Kassela ($556,053), along with 60 POY points to give him a stranglehold on the title. Jason Somerville ($386,125), Mikael Thuritz ($272,804) and Eugene Katchalov ($194,559) rounded out the final table. Full results and Nolan Dalla’s tournament report at wsop.com.

Proulx leads 10k PLO, Hellmuth’s chips throw TOC into chaos

What was expected to be the final day of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship is currently on a dinner break with 18 players remaining. Miguel Proulx, who won the $2,500 PLO event earlier in the WSOP, holds the chip lead with 1,966,000, with Ludovic Lacay (830,000), Jason Mercier (794,000), Tom Dwan (501,000) and Phil Hellmuth (181,000) among the notables remaining. Live updates available at wsop.com.

Hellmuth’s stack is causing problems for the Tournament of Champions, which was scheduled to resume at 7pm. With Hellmuth still in the TOC, the other 16 players were hoping for Hellmuth’s elimination tonight to get the field down to a final table and avoid a long day on Sunday. After Hellmuth made the dinner break, there was discussion about playing one level during the PLO dinner break, but with Joe Hachem asleep and Huck Seed unable to be found, that idea was scrapped and the TOC will be played out starting at 11am, unless some other problem arises in the next few hours.

Phil Gordon wins Ante Up for Africa

A field of 83 poker pros and celebrities, took the felt in the $5,000 Ante Up for Africa charity tournament, with Phil Gordon beating Shannon Elizabeth heads-up, with Gordon donating the entire $129,086 to Ante Up for Africa. Erik Seidel and Jerome Bettis also appeared at the final table. Annie Duke tweeted that over $300,000 was raised in total from the event. Full results and Dalla’s tournament report at wsop.com.

$2,500 NL nears the money

After a delay in the $2,500 No-Limit Holdem due to a shortage of available dealers, 222 players remain for day 2, with the final 196 making the money. James Mackey is the current leader with 240,000 in chips, followed by Isaac Baron (170,000), David Singer (144,000), Andy Philachack (100,000), Jamie Gold (82,000), Tom Franklin (74,000) and Jason Dewitt (63,700). Updates and chip counts available at PokerNews.

1k NL makes the money

Less than 200 players remain in the $1,000 No-Limit Holdem with at least four more levels scheduled for tonight. Check the results and updates at wsop.com.


(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 37

by , | 5:31 am

Recapping the rest of Friday night’s action that Dan didn’t post about, with a Saturday full of battles that don’t involve UFC 116: featuring Brock Lesnar v Shane Carwin.

Taylor wins battle of roommates at Limit Shootout

The final table of the $1,500 Limit Shootout was one of the strongest final tables you’ll see at a $1,500 event with notables like tournament limit holdem specialist Terrence Chan, former WPT player of the year Jonathan Little and former Party Poker Million winner Mike Schneider. When it came down to heads-up, it would be roommates Brendan Taylor and Ben Yu battling it out for the bracelet, with Taylor coming out on top to earn $184,950 and the bracelet. Yu brings back $114,484 for the runner-up finish while Little finished 3rd ($73,218), Schneider came in 6th ($23,563) and Chan a disappointing 8th ($12,961). Full results and Nolan Dalla’s tournament report at wsop.com.

Kelly and Kassela headline 25k 6-max final table

Day three of the $25,000 No-Limit Holdem 6-max started with a flurry of eliminations in the first hour; leading Daniel Negreanu to take issues with the structure on Twitter, eventually finishing in 11th. Dan “djk123” Kelly, who started the day 18th in chips, will start the final table today as the overwhelming chip leader, while Frank Kassela will try to add to his WSOP Player of Year lead. Here’s how the final table will look when play resumes at 2:30pm PT, with streaming available at ESPN3.com (where available) or updates at wsop.com:

Seat 1: Frank Kassela – 2,610,000
Seat 2: Jason Somerville – 1,665,000
Seat 3: Dan Kelly – 5,895,000
Seat 4: Eugene Katchalov – 475,000
Seat 5: Shawn Buchanan – 2,110,000
Seat 6: Mikael Thuritz – 1,535,000

Talbot tops day 1b 1k NL

Day 1b of the $1,000 No-Limit Holdem drew a field of 1,504 players Friday afternoon, with 255 players joining the rest of the day 1a survivors to have a total field of 586 returning at 2:30pm. The money will be reached when 396 players remain with the winner earning $570,960. The day 1b chip leader is Andrew Talbot with 70,175. The full list of day 1b chip counts can be found at wsop.com, those looking for a table draw, i’ll try to get it up on my Twitter as soon as it becomes available.

Sander grinds into lead at $2,500 NL

The final prelim of the WSOP, $2,500 No-Limit Holdem drew a field of 1,941 players Friday afternoon, with 500 players remaining when play resumes at 3pm. The money is reached when 198 players remain, with the winner pocketing a payday of $826,418. The reported chip leader is Dan Smith with 229,000, although he tweeted 22,900 earlier this morning. Marc Sander holds the chip lead with 98,000, followed by notables such as Mark Newhouse (81,400), Isaac Baron (70,100), Court Harrington (69,000), Dan Heimiller (53,100), Jamie Gold (42,000), Jonathan Aguiar (37,000) and Ivan Demidov (34,800). The full list of chip counts appears over at wsop.com and check my Twitter or WSOP’s Twitter for the table draw.

Ante Up for Africa

The annual charity effort held at the WSOP, Ante Up for Africa, gets underway at 2pm. The $5,000 buy-in event helps bring poker pros and celebrities together to help out a worthy cause. Those who make the money are encouraged to donate half of their winnings, hopefully the controversy from last year’s event will be avoided this year.


(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 36

by , Jul 2, 2010 | 6:59 am

Recapping Thursday night’s action, with the final bracelet event before the WSOP starting this afternoon:

Welch jams Eaton for 3k Triple Chance bracelet

After a lengthy heads-up match, Ryan Welch secured his first WSOP bracelet, winning the $3,000 No-Limit Holdem Triple Chance tournament, earning $559,371. Eaton earned $344,830 for his runner-up finish, Guillaume Darcourt finished 3rd for $223,459 and Will “The Thrill” Failla coming in 4th for $163,352. Full results and Nolan Dalla’s tournament report are available at wsop.com.

Kenney leads 25k NL 6-max into money

Day two of the $25,000 No-Limit Holdem 6-max finished with 18 players remaining with John Juanda being the unfortunate bubble boy. When play resumes at 3pm, Bryn Kenney will start the day as the chip leader with 2,425,000. Among the notables: Abe Mosseri (1,035,000), Daniel Negreanu (860,000), Isaac Haxton (835,000), Justin Bonomo (576,000) and Carlos Mortensen (484,000). Full chip counts and updates during the afternoon at wsop.com.

$1500 Limit Shootout Final Table

Day two of the $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout started with the disqualification of Yueqi “Rich” Zhu, for making a deal heads-up when he won his shootout table on Wednesday. Zhu explained to PokerNews he was feeling ill, and decided to make a deal with his opponent. After that was taken care of, the remaining 63 players at the eight shootout tables playing down to a winner. The final table will start at 3pm today with this lineup, each starting with 450,000 chips:

Jonathan Little
Terrence Chan
Mike Schneider
Joe McGowan
Ben Yu
Brian Tate
Brendan Taylor
Sijbrand Maal

Follow the updates for this event at PokerNews.

Dempsey leads day 1a of 1k NL

Day 1a of the final $1,000 No-Limit Holdem tournament of the WSOP drew 2,340 entrants Thursday afternoon to the Amazon and Pavillion rooms at the Rio. Play finished halfway through level 9 with 331 players to return Saturday afternoon. James “Flushy” Dempsey leads the day 1a field with 144,100 in chips. Among the notables returning: Shannon Shorr (45,000), Toto Leonidas (31,475), Jena Delk (23,175) and Liv Boeree (16,575). A full list of chip counts is available at PokerNews.

Paino leads 10k PLO Day 1

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha got underway Thursday afternoon with a field of 346 players taking the felt. After eight levels of play, 166 will return at 3pm, with the final 36 players making the money with the winner taking down $780,599. Antonio Paino leads the returning players with 240,000 in chips, with James Akenhead (181,100), Fabrice Soulier (151,200), Noah Boeken (114,400), Annette Obrestad (106,900), Tom Dwan (103,800) and Michael Binger (97,200) among the big names in the upper half of the leaderboard. The full list of chip counts is now available at wsop.com.

Friday’s tournament

Besides day 1b of the $1,000 No-Limit Holdem event starting at 12pm, the 5pm tournament is the $2,500 No-Limit Holdem event. Last year, Keven Stammen won this event in a field of 1,088 for $506,878.


(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 35

by , Jul 1, 2010 | 7:25 am

Recapping the action from Wednesday, with three WSOP bracelets awarded:

Busse “kickz” out Crowe to win 1k NL bracelet

Shawn “jordankickz” Busse got the better of Owen Crowe to win Event #47, $1,000 No-Limit Holdem, earning $485,791 along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Crowe earned $300,494 for his runner-up finish. Full results and Nolan Dalla’s tournament report at wsop.com.

Chance wins out at 5k PLO

The $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet goes to Chance Kornuth, earning $508,090 in defeating Kevin Boudreau heads-up. Boudreau earns $313,792 for finishing in 2nd, while Robert Mizrachi couldn’t join his brother Michael in winning a bracelet, finishing 8th at the final table. Full results and Dalla’s report at wsop.com.

Linn wins $1500 NL

Michael Linn ended up with all the chips in the final $1,500 No-Limit Holdem tournament of the WSOP, getting the better of Taylor Larkin in heads-up play to pocket $609,493 and the bracelet. Larkin has $378,905 to cushion the blow of finishing in second. Full results available at wsop.com.

Eaton leads 3k NL Triple Chance

Jon “sketchy1” Eaton leads the final 12 players returning for the final day of the $3,000 No-Limit Holdem Triple Chance at 2:30pm to play down to a winner. Here’s how the field will be seated when play resumes, follow the updates over at PokerNews:

Table 306:
Seat 2: Will Failla 960,000
Seat 3: Frank Rusnak 1,041,000
Seat 4: Gregory Ronaldson 145,000
Seat 6: Bradley Craig 340,000
Seat 7: Tad Jurgens 292,000
Seat 8: Koen Debakker 259,000

Table 307:
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes 984,000
Seat 3: Guillaume Darcourt 613,000
Seat 4: Jon Eaton 1,678,000
Seat 5: Sergey Lebedev 917,000
Seat 6: Ryan Welch 932,000
Seat 7: Noel Scruggs 553,000

Day 2 of 25k 6-max

A field of 191 signed up for the $25,000 No-Limit Holdem 6-max event, with just 69 returning when play resumes at 2:30pm. ESPN3 (where available) will start airing a feature table at that time. Only 18 players will make the money, with the winner earning $1,315,518. The current chip leader is Alexander Gruibem with 548,000, followed by Jason Somerville with 516,600. Other notables returning include: Daniel Negreanu (407,100), John Juanda (401,300), Nick Schulman (280,000), John Duthie (256,800), Freddy Deeb (234,400), Barry Greenstein (194,800), Ivan Demidov (169,200), Erick Lindgren (154,400) and Andrew Feldman (101,600). The full table draw is available here and follow the action at wsop.com.

1500 Limit Shootout makes the money

The $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout drew a field of 548, with the 64 winners of their table making the money, returning at 3pm to play down to the final 8. Among the winners yesterday: Chau Giang, Nam Le, Terrence Chan, Yevginey Timoshenko, Barry Shulman, Marcel Luske and Jonathan Little. The table draw for day 2 is now online, check out who’s sitting where here and follow the min-raising thrills over at wsop.com.

Thursday’s Tournaments

Today is the last day where two new bracelet events get underway, starting with day 1a of the final $1,000 No-Limit Holdem starting at 12pm with the usual crowd of thousands heading to the Rio. The 5pm tournament is the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, won last year by Matt Graham, winning nearly $700,000 in defeating a field of 295.


(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 34

by , Jun 30, 2010 | 6:38 am

First, regarding Main Event registration, day 1d registration is temporarily closed. That day has over 900 players registered while days 1a, 1b and 1c are running behind with around 350-500 players registered so far. Tournament staff hopes more players choose those day 1s catch up to day 1d’s figure before reopening registration.

For the first time in several weeks, no bracelets were awarded at the WSOP yesterday. However, as many as three could be awarded during Wednesday’s tournament action:

Seat 1: Wenlong Jin – 292,000
Seat 2: Chuan Shi – 894,000
Seat 3: Jason Mann – 893,000
Seat 4: Ilya Andreev – 985,000
Seat 5: Allan Baekke – 1,633,000
Seat 6: Shawn Busse – 1,203,000
Seat 7: Owen Crowe – 1,192,000
Seat 8: Pekka Ikonen – 626,000
Seat 9: Adam White – 1,685,000

R. Mizrachi leads 5k PLO

What is expected to be the final day of the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event resumes at 3pm with Robert Mizrachi (758,000) leading the field with 31 players remaining. Among the notables: Jose “Nacho” Barbero (480,000), Jason Mercier (221,000), Joe Beevers (212,000), Julian Gardner (190,000), Joe Serock (150,000), Justin “Boosted J” Smith (120,000) and Nam Le (60,000). Full chip counts available at wsop.com.

Linn leader final day of $1500 NL

Michael Linn (1,410,000) leads the final 23 players of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem when play resumes at 3pm this afternoon. Full chip counts available at wsop.com.

Vedes leads Triple Chance Day 1

Day one of the $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Holdem event drew a field of 965 entrants, with 177 returning to the tables at 2:30pm. Tommy Vedes leads the field with 231,100 in chips, followed by familiar names David Singer (204,100), Gavin Griffin (134,300), Joe Tehan (93,100), Tom Dwan (59,800) and Terrence Chan (52,200). Full chip counts available at wsop.com.

Wednesday’s tournaments

One of the most highly anticipated tournaments of the WSOP takes place at 12pm with the debut of the $25,000 No-Limit Holdem 6-max event. A field of over 200 players is expected, consisting of 6-max specialists from the Internet, veteran tournament poker professionals, and those with $25,000 to burn. Players start with 75,000 in chips with the opening level 150/300 with a 25 ante, giving players incentive to show up on time and get the action going. The 5pm tournament is the $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout, won last year by Greg Mueller in a field of 571 players, earning $179,291.