While the big storylines of the day were Nick Schulman‘s first bracelet win and the introduction of Tig Bits to the newly created Girls on the Rail Hall of Fame (we’re creating one, and will have you guys select the first inductees, which we’ll set up sometime soon… so probably in two weeks to a month), there was plenty of action in all poker disciplines yesterday at the 2009 WSOP. Here’s the breakdown:
:: Event #24 ($1,500 NLH): The field played down to 20 last night with most of the big names bowing out. Andy ‘BKiCe’ Seth is the overnight chip leader, stacked at 1,250,000. Never trust a guy with two first names. Only other person most of you would know remaining is Dean Hamrick (guy who just missed out on the November NineTM last year) with 510,000. The completely adorable Kara Scott (video blog below) finished 58th. Joe Sebok went out in 104th. It’s just like high school. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #25 ($2,500 Omaha/7CS 8B): With 14 remaining in this Omaha/Seven Card Stud hi/lo mixed game, Jon ‘Pearljammer’ Turner, a ginger, has built a sizable chip lead, stacked at 465,000. He’s followed by Carlos Mortensen with 328,000. Other big stacks include but are certainly not limited to Dutch Boyd and Phil Ivey. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #26 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em): With Day 1 in the books, 124 of the starting 643 remain. Jan Von Halle, not a woman, but a German, is big stack with 68,300. Other big named big stacks include Justin Bonomo (44,800), Paul Darden (39,300), and Barry Greenstein (32,200). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #27 ($5,000 PLO Hi/Lo): The final event of the day brought in a field of 198. The overnight chipleader is J.D. Newitt, whose poker playing is quickly making us forget about the certain emailing incident that we won’t ever mention again from this point “forward,” with 185,900. Other big named big stacks include Roland de Wolfe (dude is heating up), Amnon Filippi, Andy Black, and Daniel Negreanu. Get full chip counts here.