2009 WSOP Round-Up: McLovin Goes for First Bracelet; Ivey After His Third

David Williams is among those in contention for the $10k PLO Championship.

David Williams is among those in contention for the $10k PLO Championship.

No All eyes will be on the start of the Seniors Event today. Should be brutally uninteresting exciting. In the meantime, here’s the rundown from this weekend’s events.

:: Event #39 ($1,500 NLH): A surprising number of “name” pros in the remaining 26 of this tourney. Michael Iacovone (not who we were referring to in the previous sentence) is big stack with 1,605,200. Also remaining are (here’s where we name names) Joe Bartholdi (1,040,000), Nam Le (500,100), Alex Jacob (433,000), Raymond Davis (401,000), and Brandon Cantuu (230,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #40 ($10,000 PLO): The money bubble burst late last night and 25 remain. Noah “McLovin” Schwartz is the chip leader, stacked at 1,220,000. He’s followed by Marcus Golser with 621,000. A bunch of Euros remain, as well as Barry Greenstein (467,000), Josh Arieh (356,000), Richard Austin (331,000), our Official Pick to Win ItTM Howard Lederer (326,000), and David Williams (198,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #41 ($5,000 NLH Shoot-Out): A total of 280 entered, creating a first place prize of $348,728. Among the 30 Day 1 table winners include a guy named Wilf Saar (Wilf? Really? Wilf? What girl is ever going to fuck a guy  named Wilf? “Oh Wilf!”), David “The Dragon” Pham*, Peter “Nordberg” Feldman, Jennifer Harman-Traniello (a woman), Lex Veldhuis, Joe Serock, and Phil Ivey, who looks for his third bracelet of the 2009 WSOP. Get a full list of winners here. Wilf?

:: Event #42 ($2,500 Mixed): The final tourney of the weekend brought in 412 entrants with 153 making it through to Day 2. Among the big stacks are Amnon Fillipi (90,000), Steve Billirakis (59,275), Andy Black (58,200), Jon “Pearljammer” Turner (41,275), and the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (34,700). Get full chip counts here.


* Not a real dragon.


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