Really starting to “feel” like the WSOP. Lots of excitement rolling into the Main Event. With strong fields in the final two marquee events ($10,000 PLO and $25,000 NLH Six-Handed), as well as tomorrow’s Ante Up for Africa event, just a lot of momentum right now.
:: Event #51 ($3,000 NLH Triple Chance) – Ryan Welch outlasted a field of 965 to bank his first bracelet and $559,371. Get full final table payouts here.
:: Event #52 ($25,000 NLH Six-Handed) – They’re in the money. Really solid final 18 with lots of big names. Not among the aforementioned big names is Bryn Kenney, who leads, stacked at 2,425,000. He’s followed by follow non-big name Brian Hodhod with 1,484,000. Of the aforementioned big names remaining, there’s Abe Mosseri (1,035,000), two-time 2010 bracelet winner Frank Kassela (978,000), Daniel Negreanu (860,000), Jason Somerville (859,000), Isaac Haxton (835,000), Justin Bonomo (576,000), Carlos Mortensen (484,000), and Heather Sue Mercer, a woman (349,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #53 ($1,500 LH Shoot-Out) – Final table is set. Terrance Chan and Jonathan Little are among the remaining. See the full final table here.
:: Event #54 ($1,000 NLH) – Another donkamentTM, another day. James Dempsey continues his strong 2010 WSOP run, ending play as chip leader. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #55 ($10,000 PLO) – As noted in our previous post, big field, big first prize ($780,599). Australia’s Antonio Paino ended Day 1 as chip leader, stacked at 240,000. Big named big stacks include James Akenhead (181,100), Annette Obrestad, a woman (106,900), David Benyamine (104,800), and Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan (103,800). Get full chip counts here.