2009 WSOP Round-Up: Johnny Chan Goes For Bracelet #11

We're assuming you'd rather see a picture of Liv Boeree here than Johnny Chan.

We're assuming you'd rather see a picture of Liv Boeree here than Johnny Chan.

Another big name pro took home a bracelet yesterday when Roland de Wolfe captured Event #27 ($5,000 PLO 8B). Otherwise, plenty of action to follow. And as promised, a Girls on the Rail photo dump will be coming later today. But for now, here’s the rundown of weekend events:

:: Event #26 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em): Pretty much the dictionary definition of friends and familyTM final table. Tomas Alenius won, banking $197,488 and his first bracelet. Get full results here.

:: Event #28 ($1,500 NLH): The field played down to 27 and got much less appealing when Liv Boeree (above) was eliminated in 57th ($7,237). Joe Simmons is the overnight chip leader, stacked at 1,100,000. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #29 ($10,000 NLH Heads-Up): This is the one we’ll be following today, as Johnny Chan, who had pretty much faded from the collective poker consciousness, finds himself in contention for a record-tying eleventh bracelet. “Eleventh” is a bitch to say if you have a lisp or a fat tongue. Only 8 remain, one of which is Dustin “Neverwin” Woolf. Can’t wait to read the headlines if he pulls it out. See the other six remaining here.

:: Event #30 ($2,500 PLO): A field of 436 played down to 109. Awesomely for the implication of pictures on our site in the upcoming 24 hours, the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran is chip leader, stacked at 176,900. Other big named big stacks include John Juanda (85,300), Leif Force (70,500), the really-needing-the-money-after-his-Phil-Ivey-prop-bets Eli Elezra (67,200), David Chiu (65,500), Andy Bloch (65,500), and Phil Ivey (56,600). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #31 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.): The final event of the day brought 770 entrants. Around 235 made it to Day 2. Sabic Sebastien is the likely overnight chip leader, stacked at 72,700. Other notable bigs include Marco Traniello (55,000) and Vanessa Rousso, a woman (30,900). Get full chip counts here.

 

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