Another stacked weekend of tourneys. Phil Ivey winning his seventh bracelet in Event #25 (and second of the 2009 WSOP) was the big story, but there was plenty of other action to follow. For the sake of the poker economy, let’s hope the Lakers pull out the NBA title tonight.
:: Event #24 ($1,500 NLH): Panayote “Pete” Vilandos won his second WSOP bracelet (the first one coming in 1995 against a final table that included Annie Duke and Howard Lederer), banking $607,256. He defeated Andy Seth (never trust a guy with two first names) heads-up for the title. Dean Hamrick finished fifth. Allan Jaffrey wore an unfortunate hat while finishing sixth. Get full results here.
:: Event #26 ($1,500 LH): Play grinded down to 15 last night. Al “Sugar Bear” Barbieri takes the chip lead to today’s play with 400,000. Also remaining are 2008 bracelet winner Rep Porter (196,000) and Richard Brodie (152,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #27 ($5,000 PLO 8B): The Intense Stare of Scott Clements makes another attempt at bracelet #3, taking a huge chip lead into the final table. Clements is stacked at 801,000. He’s followed by Anthony Lellouche with 533,000. This solid final table also includes Roland de Wolfe (386,000), Alex Kravchenko (267,000), and Andy Black (182,000). Get full chip counts here.
Event #28 ($1,500 NLH): A field of 2,638 played down to around 300ish. Ways to go. Some notables include but are certainly not limited to Ivan Demidov (view his first Russian vlog on WCP RU here), Liv Boeree, a woman, and Kelly Kim, not a woman. Get full chip counts here.
Event #29 ($10,000 NLH Heads-Up): The field of 256 completed two rounds. Some big names advancing include Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso (a woman), David “The Dragon” Pham*, Scott Fischman, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, Erik Seidel, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Johnny Chan (still a big name?), and Mike Caro. Evelyn Ng and her boyfriend, Lex “Evy’s Boyfriend” Veldhuis, both won their first round matches and lost their second. Below is their vlog from the event. Get the full remaining field here.
* Not a real dragon.