2009 WSOP Round-Up: Chan Doesn’t Win 11th; Tran Goes for 2nd

The spectacularly-bested J.C. Tran (above) tries to make it two bracelets in two years today. Get more pics from his latest shoot below.

The spectacularly-bested J.C. Tran (above) tries to make it two bracelets in two years today. More pics from this shoot linked below.

Some ho-hum winners yesterday but also lots of top pros in contention in a number of tourneys today. Here’s the run-down:

:: Event #28 ($1,500 NLH): Mike Eise (we’re 100% sure someone will have an Eisey Does It! headline…and hey look whaddaya know) defeated a friends and family final tableTM for his first bracelet and $639,331. Get full payouts and results here.

:: Event #29 ($10,000 NLH Heads-Up): Missing out on a chance to be relevant again, Johnny Chan got KO’d in the quarters, meaning no bracelet #11. Dustin “Neverwin” Woolf was knocked out in the same round. So it’s Brit John Duthieag against U.S. American Leo Wolpert for the title today at 2pm PT. It’s just like high school.

:: Event #30 ($2,500 PLO): Here we go, a solid final table with four bracelet winners. Ross Boatman will take the chip lead into final table play, stacked at 718,000. Also remaining are Theo Jorgensen (419,0000), the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (above, more pics here, 387,0000), Rami Boukai (325,000), and John Juanda (129,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #31 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.): The field of 770 is down to an interesting mix of 23. Fabrice Soulier who eats frog legs is chip leader with 351,000. He’s followed guy-with-hot-porn-star-girls’-name-searching-for-first-bracelet Shannon Shorr with 32,500. Also still remaining including but are not limited to Joe SeRock (152,500), Vanessa Rousso, a woman (131,000), James Van Alstyne (130,000), NWP‘s Bryan Micon, and Paul Darden (Year of the Brother!) 54,500. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #32 ($2,000 NLH): A field of 1,534 entered the $2k no-limit hold’em event, with around 225 making it to Day 2. Some notable big stacks include Peter “Nordberg” Feldman, Alex Bolotin, and Neil Channing. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #33 ($10,000 World Championship Limit Hold’em): The final tourney of the day had 185 entrants with 157 making through to today. Jennifer Harman-Traniello, a woman, is the chip leader stacked at 127,600. She’s followed by Maria Hooooooo! (113,400), Josh Arieh (112,100), and Shaun Deeb (106,000). Surprisingly, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Ivey were all among the early eliminations. Get full chip counts here.


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