The World Cup got underway this morning, and we got a surprising 198 entrants into our fantasy pool. More prizes to be announced in the next week, but thanks to all who entered.
On with the recap…
:: Event #17 ($5,000 NLH) – After just missing out on his first bracelet in last year’s WSOP, Jason DeWitt closes this one out, banking $818,959. Jeff Williams finished third ($328,762) and David Benefield sixth ($135,718). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #18 ($2,000 LH) – 2009 November NinerTM Eric Buchman takes the chip lead (453,000) to the final table of this one, chasing his first bracelet. He’s closely followed by the awesomely named Hansu Chu (447,000). Matt Matros will attempt to grab his second bracelet of the 2010 WSOP, entering final table play eighth overall (224,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #19 ($10,000 2-7 NL Lowball) – Pretty stacked final table. David Baker (this one not this one or this one) tries again for a bracelet, holding the final table chip lead with 526,000. Eric “Not T.J.’s Son” Cloutier (366,000), Erik Seidel (280,000), John Juanda (225,000), Daniel Negreanu (223,000), and Andy Bloch (146,000) also remain. Get the couple other names we didn’t name here.
:: Event #20 ($1,500 PLO) – A total of 885 entered (lotta round numbers this year it seems) with 95 remaining (81 get paid). Jonathan Little takes the chip lead to Day 2, stacked at 129,600. We’d list some notables but it’s getting late and we need to get this post up, so chip counts here.
:: Event #21 ($1,500 7CS) – The final event of the day brought in a non-rounded number of 408, with 128 surviving. Scott Seiver is the Day 1 chip leader. Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan is still alive but among the short-stacks. Get full chip counts here.
Finally, one of our favorite Girls on the Rail from last year made a return, sweating her bf Steve Burkholder. View thumbs below or last year’s gallery here. View (almost) all of this year’s Girls on the Rail here.