Event 17 Pot-Limit Hold’em
The field was star studded this Sunday as the final seventeen players walked through the aisle to their respective seats to play for the $182,793 first place prize and the gold bracelet.
Cary Katz was the first unfortunate to leave in seventeenth place for $23,876 at the hands of Landfish. The second elimination was of David Benyamine by Alex Venovski. Landfish was in lead all through before he was dispatched by Andy Frankenberger in eleventh place. Ryan Julius belted along next to the exit in tenth position. Ivey led the final nine closely followed by Bevand with over a million chips in count.
Andy Frankenberger shone all through thereafter; he busted Deep in an exciting play of hands that left him in sixth for $84,688. Bevand met the same fate by losing a huge chunk of chips to Andy and finishing in fifth by Ivey for $110,731.
After a few more eliminations, Andy and Ivey sat against each other for the $445,899 prize money, and the gold bracelet. Andy turned down Ivey’s game by making him earn $275,559 for the runner-up place and clinched his second WSOP bracelet.
Event 18 Seven Card Razz
The famous Phils: Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth were a part of the eighteen eyeing the covetable WSOP gold bracelet.
Scott Clements, Chris “Fox” Wallace, Dan O’Brien and Chris Viox comprised early bust-outs. The final eight set a tough table with seeds such as Brendan Taylor, Hellmuth, Don Zewin and others that differed in chips by a small number.
Hellmuth had all eyes glued to him as he stumbled courageously against Zewin and Cantu. He maintained his lead and eventually notched up the title and his 12th bracelet with Zewin leaving in 2nd place.
Event 19 No-Limit Hold’em
Of the 262 players headed by Jessica Bertrand Hanna, nineteen players left empty handed. Pratik Ghatge opened the money stream for others as his pocket kings could not stand the opposition’s ace-queen and he left without a penny.
As the day headed to its final stage, only 19 players qualified into day three of the event. Those who could not make it include Lauren Kling, Jon Aguiar, Issac Haxton, the day opener Jessica Bertrand Hanna, Phil Collins, Collin Moshman, Victor Ramdin and many others. Hanna left in 43rd position for $10,721.
Day three will be led by Gregg Wilkinson with 1,227,000. Other who entered day three in top counts include Patrick Smith with 867,000, Cliff Goldkind with 760,000, Eric Wasserson with 725,000, Adria Balaguer with 697,000.
Event 20 Limit Hold’em
The inaugural pack of 166 players chopped down to 109 that entered the second day and by the end only 18 players cashed.
Those who left before the money bubble burst include Jason Mercier, Greg Mueller, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Jen Harman, Jeff Lisandro, Mori Eskandani, Matt Keikoan, Annie Duke and many others.
Matthew Woodward ended the as the leader on the board ahead of Terrence Chan by a few chips. The persisting seventeen will return for the final round of play on day 3.
Event 21 No-Limit Hold’em
The $1000 buy in event attracted a huge field of 2,779 players which filtered down to a minimal 228 players. The huge entries created a prize pool of over a million dollars. The money bubble burst on the first day itself with some players cashing to their names.
Edward Locke became the chip leader who ended the day with 133,200 chip counts. Lagging by a few in count are Joseph Cappello with 124,000, and Efran Garcia Louzao with 97,800.
Event 22 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Only 202 players registered for the $2,500 event which pared down to a good 79 players who will return for day two. The qualifying batch is being led by Shawn Buchanan with 61,800 chips opening Day2.