Unlike the movie Fast and Furious, the action wasn’t as fast and furious on Monday as over the weekend, when Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan nearly decimated the poker economy. No real storylines we’re following, which is good, so we can finish our work on getting the UB list out.
:: Event #13 ($1,000 NLH) – The field of 3,042 has played down to 56. Matthew Vance, who has already cashed in two WSOP events this year, is the overnight chip leader, stacked at 547,000. Other notables remaining include Jared Hamby (still notable?) 217,000, seriously Ylon Schwartz (183,000), and Andy Black (51,000). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #14 ($1,500 2-7 NL) – After finishing third in a $2,500 2-7 WSOP tourney last year, Yan Chen closes the deal on this one and wins his first bracelet, banking $92,817. Get full final table payouts here.
:: Event #15 ($10,000 7CS 8oB) – With 18 remaining, Frank Kassela takes the chip lead into Day 3, stacked at 515,000. John Juanda (368,000), Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler [found a structure that agrees with him] (316,000), Vladimir Schmelev [yet again] (275,000), and Jennifer Harman [a woman] (197,000) all remain in contention. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #16 ($1,500 NLH) – A total of 1,663 played down to the money, ending with 146. Roger Teska will start Day 2 as chip leader, stacked at 221,000. He’s followed by Kevin Iacofano with 149,200. Other notables remain include but are certainly not limited to Mark Seif (70,300), Bryan Micon (65,500), Carter Phillips (64,400), Eric Buchman (58,200), Matthew Hawrilenko (53,100), Lee Childs (49,000), and Jerry Freaking Yang (38,300). Get full chip counts here.