2009 WSOP Round-Up: Ante Up for Africa Today, Main Event Tomorrow

Ben Affleck (foreground, left) is one of the many A-listers expected to appear at the Ante Up for Africa charity event today.

Ben Affleck (foreground, left) is one of the many A-listers expected to appear at the Ante Up for Africa charity event today.

Hard to believe we’re just a day away from the 2009 WSOP Main Event. The big buzz around the Rio today of course will be the Ante Up for Africa charity event. Lots of A-listers expected in attendance, including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Charles Barkley, and Sarah Silverman.

Here’s the rundown of yesterday’s tournament action.

:: Event #49 ($50,000 H.O.R.S.E.): As (briefly) reported yesterday, David Bach won an epic final table, defeating John Hanson. Bach banks $1,276,802 for the win. Vitaly Lunkin finished fourth and Huck Seed fifth. Get full payouts here.

:: Event #54 ($1,500 NLH): Blah.

:: Event #55 ($2,500 2-7 Lowball Limit): Abe Mosseri breaks through to win his first bracelet, banking $165,521. John Juanda finished fourth. Get full final table results here.

:: Event #56 ($5,000 NLH Six-Handed): There are 16 remaining, with Rory Matthews as the chip leader, stacked at 1,358,000. He’s followed by Peter “Nordberg” Feldman with 1,328,000. Surprising lack of recognizable names after that. Get full chip counts here.

 

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