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.