Posts Tagged ‘Brent Hanks’


by , Jun 2, 2012 | 10:25 am

Brent Hanks

Today’s WSOP Boxscore

Brent Hanks $517,725 – Event #2 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em
Leif Force $207,708 – Event #3 $3,000 Heads-Up NLH/PLO
Cory Zeidman $201,559 – Event #4 $1,500 Stud Hi Lo
Nick Jivkov $189,818 – Event #5 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em

Four open event bracelets have been awarded so far this summer and there have already been some impressive final tables. Fan favorite Brent “Bhanks11” Hanks won his first bracelet at a final table which included Vanessa Selbst, Jacob Bazeley, Andrew Badecker, and JP Kelly. The Stud Hi/Lo tables featured Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Todd Brunson, and Chris Bjorin while the Pot Limit Hold’em had none other than Old Kid Poker Negreanu, Tommy Vedes, and Jon Aguiar.

Just one bracelet to be won today and the $1,500 Stud has the biggest names atop of the leaderboard. David Williams leads followed by Andy Bloch and Barry Greenstein. $126,363 for first place and a fancy bracelet. Bloch is trying to get off the confounded “best players to not have won a WSOP event” list.

Aside from the action inside the Rio, it seems like a battle was being fought in the suburbs at the house warming party of Vanessa Rousso, Liv Boeree, and Maria Ho. Missing this party was one of my regrets in hitting Vegas a week late but I might have saved myself a little pain. At last report, at least 5 people ended up on the injury report including Ryan “g0lfa” D’Angelo and hostess Liv Boeree with a nasty looking ankle injury.

Lesson for the kids, don’t get drunk and try to do backflips.

Link Dump

Tweet o’ the Day – Brought to you by @AllenBari who is not generally known for doing anything other than complaining and bragging. Also for winning a crap ton of money, but mostly the complaining and bragging.

Pro-spective with John Monnette – The (top notch and very slick) BLUFF Magazine video team sat down with John Monnette, who explains how a dealer error in the Stud Hi/Lo tournament may have cost him a shot at the bracelet.

Why Female Players Will Break Through at 2012 WSOP – Another WSOP, another article looking at how women will perform. Things are looking great so far with Vanessa Selbst and Xuan Liu making final tables and Annette Obrestad’s deep run in the Mix Max Event.

WSOP 2012: Welcome Back to the Rio – Kristy Arnett and Sarah Grant from PokerNews take a walk around the empty Rio Convention Center.

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