2009 WSOP Round-Up: Ville Wahlbeck Wins $10k Mixed Championship

While we prefer trips, sometimes just a pair can look good. Really good.

While we prefer trips, sometimes just a pair can look good. Really good.

The 2009 WSOP continues to produce impressive fields. That’s mostly not translating into big name pros banking bracelets, but Daniel Negreanu, Roland de Wolfe, and a very short-stacked Phil Ivey have a shot of changing that today.

:: Event #10 ($2,000 NLH): Anthony Harb bested a field of 1,646 to capture his first bracelet and bank $569,254. Friends and family final tableTM, get full payouts and results here.

:: Event #11 ($10,000 Mixed Championship): A loaded field of 194 played down to a final table that included Huck Seed, David Chiu, Mark Gregorich, Mike Wattel, and Todd Brunson. In the end, Ville Wahlbeck of Finland defeated the aforementioned Chiu for the bracelet, earning $429,375. With the win, Wahlbeck, who also finished third in the $10k Seven Card Stud championship, surged to the lead in the 2009 WSOP POY race. Get full payouts and results here.

:: Event #13 ($2,000 NLH): With Day 2 in the books, 20 players remain. Big story here is Phil Ivey was among the chip leaders until one of the last hands of the night, when he repopped all-in pre-flop with A-10 (?) and was called by Brett Switzer’s A-K. Ivey is now short-stack with 31,000. Gregg Merkow is overnight chip leader with 932,000. Roland de Wolfe (400,000), Kirill Gerasimov (390,000), and Garrett Beckman (376,000) are still in contention. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #14 ($2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed): Can Daniel Negreanu make it two limit hold’em bracelets in two years? He goes into the final day of play second in chips, stacked at 470,000. Negreanu only trails Tommi Horkko with 500,000. Among the remaining 11 are Card Player founder Barry Schulman (351,000) and Nikolay Losev (216,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #15 ($5,000 NLH): An impressive 655 ponied up $5,000 for this no-limit hold’em tourney, created a total prize pool of $3,078,500. Day 2 will begin shortly with 165 players coming back. Among those are Gavin Griffin, Nenad Medic, and Vanessa Rousso, a woman (who vlogs about her day below). Get full tournament updates here.

:: Event #16 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud): The final event of the day was a $1,500 Seven Card Stud tourney. Of the 359 who entered, 97 survived to Day 2. Jason Mercier, John Juanda, David Grey, and Jeffrey Lisandro are among the big stacks. Get a full recap here.

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5 Responses

  1. JW

    June 7, 2009 3:45 pm, Reply

    Barry Shulman owns Card Player but he is not the founder of the magazine…. He bought the magazine from the original owners, the Fields 10 or so years back.

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