2010 WSOP Update: Matt Keikoan Wins Bracelet

For all the hype coming into the WSOP, Annette Obrestad is all-too-often finding herself on the wrong side of the rail...

Like every Thursday, a ton of action going on at the WSOP. The big stories today include Phil Ivey being among the chip leaders in two tournaments, and James Van Alstyne looking for a repeat bracelet in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event. Here’s the latest.

:: Event #28 ($2,500 PLO) – Miguel Proulx of Quebec defeated a field of 596 to claim his first bracelet and $315,311. Get full final day payouts here.

:: Event #29 ($10,000 LH) – While Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi managed to make his third $10,000 buy-in final table of the 2010 WSOP (tying Vladimir Shchemelev’s record FOR THIS YEAR, thanks ACH), the story here is respected pro Matt Keikoan claiming his second bracelet (he won a $2k NLH event back in ’08). For the win, Keikoan banks $425,969. Brock Parker finished fifth ($105,782) and the aforementioned Grinder came in eighth ($49,732). Get full final table payouts here.

:: Event #30 ($1,500 NLH) – The field of 2,394 is down to 21. Christopher Gonzales is the chip leader. Neil Channing and David Sands also remain. Rest of it is pretty meh. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #31 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.) – With 24 remaining, Konstantin Puchkov is the chip leader, stacked at 465,000. Plenty of notables remain, including Robert Mizrachi (238,000), Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler (229,500), Johnny “Cliff Josephy” Bax (165,500), Al Barbieri (133,000), Chip Jett (120,000), and of course, James Van Alstyne (111,500). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #32 ($5,000 NLH Six-Handed) – A total of 568 registered, creating a first place prize of $667,433. Christian Harder is the overnight chip leader, stacked at 258,700. Among the top 10 stacks are Dave “Devilfish” Ulliot (176,000) and some guy named Phil Ivey (148,300). A total of 116 remain. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #33 ($2,500 PLO/PLH) – The final event of the day brought in 482 entrants with 126 surviving. Justin Smith takes the big stack to Day 2. Phil Ivey is also among the top half of chip leaders. Get full chip counts here.


5 Responses

  1. BJ Nemeth

    June 18, 2010 11:06 am, Reply

    John Juanda was the second player to score three final tables in $10K or higher buy-in events this year. Michael Mizrachi is now the third to do it.

  2. Vinny B.

    June 18, 2010 11:22 am, Reply

    Annette is a bitch that obviously read and believed all of her press. She acts like she is entitled to win every pot because, well, ESPN loves her. I played with her before. I was not impressed. Me and the guy next to me had some fun with her, and she was pretty humorless. If anyone here ever gets the chance to play with her, act like you never heard of her and ask her something like, “hey, you’re the girl that 4-flushed me at the 2/4 limit game at Imperial Palace the other day. I knew you looked familiar. I was so pissed that you took that $30 pot from me on such a lousy hand.” Watch how she reacts.

    As a former Main Event champion, Jerry Yang (a real nice guy) should be getting half the attention she is right now, the way he has played in this WSOP.

  3. ShamrockBaby

    June 18, 2010 12:08 pm, Reply

    You mean playing Q2 off doesn’t work as well live as it does when you play 30 tournaments a day online? Huh. Go figure.

  4. Kid Dynamite

    June 18, 2010 3:19 pm, Reply

    Christian Harder needs to be the founding member of his own club for guys with names that sound like porn star names. There you go. And so it is.

    What other clubs do you currently have? I know you have the Davidson Matthew club for guys with two first names…

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