2010 WSOP Update: Grinder, Schmelev Battle for Another Bracelet

Vladimir Schmelev and Michael Mizrachi are going balls-to-the-wall at this year's WSOP, as both are making another deep run.

Phil Hellmuth’s elimination from Event #8 in 15th place took some of the buzz out of the Rio yesterday. Still, some big names are making runs again. Here’s the latest.

:: Event #8 ($1,500 NLH) – In the aforementioned Event #8, French-Canadian college student Pascal LeFrancois won his first bracelet, banking $658,974. A meh friends and familyTM final table otherwise. Results here.

:: Event #9 ($1,500 PLH) – J.J. Liu, a woman, has a chance to reclaim the Year of the WomanTM moniker for this year’s WSOP. She enters final table play stacked third overall with 479,000. Steve Chanthabouasy is chip leader, stacked at 533,000. Two other women, Julie Farkas, a woman (10th) and Melissa Hayden, a woman (13th) just missed the final table. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #10 ($10,000 7CS) – The field of 150 has played down to 12, with Vladimir Schmelev big stacked at 921,000. He’s followed by Sirious Jamshidi (638,000) and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (544,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #11 ($1,500 NLH) – The starting field of 2,563 played down to 297. Venkatesh Gupta is the Day 1 chip leader, stacked at 199,100. Some notable big stacks include Blair Hinkle (112,400), Shannon Shorr (64,300), Jerry Yang (49,100) and Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan (44,500). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #12 ($1,500 LH) – The final field of the day started with 625 and played down to 198. Jameson Painter is the overnight chip leader, stacked at 47,600. David Williams, making his 2010 WSOP debut, is third overall with 41,800. Get full chip counts here.

Of course, get more 2010 WSOP coverage at Tao of Poker (Pauly is KILLING it this year, good stuff), Pokerati, and Poker Road.


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