Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan seems more focused/playing more events in this year’s WSOP compared to the past couple (read: prop bets), and his attempt to capture his first bracelet is definitely the major story of the day. Here’s what else is going on at the Rio.
:: Event #9 ($1,500 PLH) – Brit James Dempsey made his way through a field of 650 to capture his first bracelet and $197,470. J.J. Liu, a woman, finished third ($86,512). Get full final table payouts here.
:: Event #11 ($1,500 NLH) – With 21 remaining, the aforementioned Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan ended play as chip leader, stacked at 1,068,000. He’s followed by Marvin Rettenmaier of Germany with 953,000. Last year’s Ante Up for Africa winner Alex Bolotin is eleventh overall with 480,000. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #12 ($1,500 LH) – The Limit Hold’em event played town to 13, with Jason Potter (memba him) as big stack with 371,000. Also remaining are Terrence Chan (288,000) and Matt Matros (272,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #13 ($1,000 NLH) – Day 1A brought in 1922 entrants with 304 surviving. Notable big stacks include but are certainly not limited to Andy Black (90,275), Phil Collins (44,375), Phil Gordon (44,225), Paul Wasicka (27,725), and Shaun Deeb (26,850). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #14 ($1,500 2-7 NL Lowball) – The final event of the day brought in 250 players with 67 remaining. Nick Binger ended day as chip leader, stacked at 54,300. Plenty of big names remain, including but certainly not limited to Scott Seiver (46,875 ), Chino Rheem (42,275), Josh Arieh (32,275), Chad Brown (25,325), Erick Lindgren (16,600), Bryan Micon (15,100), and durrrr (10,250). Get full chip counts here.
For an interesting look at the increase/decrease of field sizes compared to last year, go here.
Finally, we’ve got a growing Girls on the Rail gallery (including a Kimberly Lansing sighting)…so view here.
(photo courtesy of the three bet clothing girls)