2009 WSOP Round-Up: Phil Ivey Goes For Sixth Bracelet

As tournament action heats up, so are the Girls on the Rail.

Wrapping up the rest of the tournament action from yesterday, with the big story being: “Can Phil Ivey capture bracelet #6?”

:: Event #7 ($1,500 NLH): A mostly friends and familyTM field remains. Steven Karp (no relation to this one) is chip leader, stacked at 990,000. Jeremy Joseph is the one guy you’ve possibly heard of before remaining. He’s stacked at 250,000. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #8 ($2,500 2-7 Lowball NL): Pretty much the entire reason this post exists is to tell you that Phil Ivey is in contention for his sixth bracelet. When the money bubble burst, the field was still loaded with big names, but Erick Lindgren, Archie Karas, Layne Flack, Barry Greenstein, half-man, half-amazing Freddy Deeb, David Grey, and Vanessa Rousso, a woman, all bowed out. So now the final table is just Ivey and a bunch of guys you probably don’t know. Get full final table chip counts here.

:: Event #9 ($1,500 NLH Six-Handed): As expected, this one moved quickly, with the 1,459 sized field whittling down to 105 by day’s end. Doug “Toolbox” Lee is the chip leader heading into Day 2. Get full recaps here.

:: Event #10 ($2,500 PLO/PLH): The final tourney of the day had 453 entrants with 99 making it through to Day 2. Not sure who the chip leaders are yet, although we definitely know that Mansour Matloubi isn’t one of them.

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