Is the 2010 WSOP Main Event starting on Monday? Really? Really? What just happened?
Big day today. First, we’ll be on the Ante Up for Africa red carpet around noon. On the tournament front, Frank Kassela goes for his third bracelet of the year and looks to eclipse Tom Schneider as the most-random-solid-old-guy-who-isn’t-really-exciting-but-everyone-likes WSOP Player of the Year ever. Also, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan is ready to scare the bejesus out of Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Huck Seed, et. al. again as he is absolutely crushing the $10k PLO event.
Then finally, where will Lebron sign?
On with the updates.
:: Event #52 ($25,000 NLH Six-Handed) – Wow, this one had the potential to be a fantastic final table and it basically went thud after the first few eliminations of the day. Had the prospects of a Daniel Negreanu, Carlos Mortensen, Abe Mosseri (good TV), Sir Isaac Haxton, Heather Sue Mercer, a woman, Justin Bonomo final table and instead it’s Dan Kelly (5,895,000), Frank Kassela (2,610,000), Shawn Buchanan (2,110,000), Jason Somerville (1,665,000), Mikael Thuritz (1,535,000), and Eugene Katchalov (475,000). Good times.
:: Event #53 ($1,500 LH Shoot-Out) – Brendan Taylor wins the shoot-out, banking $184,950 and his first bracelet. Carry on. Full payouts here.
:: Event #54 ($1,000 NLH) – Another donkamentTM, another day. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #55 ($10,000 PLO) – Ruh-roh. All the Big Gamers with durrrr bracelets bets will be sweating this one. With 33 remaining, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan has a huge chip lead in the PLO Championship, stacked at 910,000. In second is Danny Wong with 563,000. Also alive…Phil Hellmuth with 347,000. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #56 ($2,500 NLH) – The final event of the day registered an impressive 1,942, creating a first place prize of $825,976. A total of around 585 remain. Peruse the names here.