Event 27: H.O.R.S.E.
The top three players of the last day namely, Stephen Chidwick, Ylon Schwartz and David Chiu contended for the first-place finish and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Ylon Schwartz had the leading chip count and he sent Stephen Chidwick to exit in third place. Now the struggle was confined to between Ylon and David. Luck favored Ylon who’s King of hearts and double-seven’s of a diamond and a club wrapped up Chiu’s game who finished in second for $164,960. Ylon took home the first-place prize of $267,081 and his first-ever WSOP bracelet.
Event 28: No-Limit Hold’em Four Handed
The day started with a field of eight players which whittled down to five after the first level of the play. Another level and a half, and Merson was knocked down at the hands of Rubie in fifth place. Rubie played a good match and was also instrumental in knocking Anthony Gregg in fourth. James Schaaf went at the hands of Adams.
On final table were Adams and Rubie. Both had a neck to neck struggle which lasted for four long hours. Adams was eulogized in being awarded his first WSOP bracelet and $392,476 top-prize.
Event 29: Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Thirty three players will forge ahead into Day 3 of the event. Leading the pack into Day 3 is Kevin DeTienne who bagged over a million chips by the end of the day. Others returning for another round of fight include Hoyt Corkins, Shulman, Dennis Phillips, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and many others.
Some notable players who slipped on bad luck include Roy Rice and Joe Camarota, who left just before the money flew in.
Event 30: 2-7 Lowball
Sixty six players played down to the final seven who will wrestle in the finale for the WSOP title.
Those who could not make it include Leo Margets, David Sklansky, Liv Boeree, Ted Forrest, Todd Brunson, Bryan Devonshire and many others.
Brandon Cantu notched up 336,100 chips and closed the day as the chip leader. Others who made headway into Day 3 include Andrew Lichtenberger, Michael Mizrachi and many others.
Event 31: No-Limit Hold’em
The first day saw 2811 entries, of which just 311 grabbed an entry into Day 2.
Chad Holloway grew his chips in a gradual fashion and rose to 19,400 as the day closed. Many others who entered another round of fights include Cherish Andrews as the chip leader, John Juanda, Soi Nguyen, Angel Guillen, Lauren Kling, Carter Phillips and many others.
Some of the eminent players who lost it on Day 1 include Viktor Blom, Matt Affleck, Andy Frankenberger, David Williams and many others.
Event 32: H.O.R.S.E.
The $10,000 buy-in event saw 178 registrations. As the day wrapped up, 135 remained headed by Fabrice Soulier who garnered 146,300 chips.
Tim Finne was the first to leave as he could not stand against notables, Chad Brown and David Plastik. Others who didn’t sail through are Shannon Shorr, Vladimir Shchmelev, Annie Duke, Xuan Liu and others.
Many more from the 135 field will be filtered down on the second day of the event and those who will head nearer will be revealed.