Saturday night was the first genuine buzz moment of the 2011 WSOP, as Phil Hellmuth and his surprisingly large cheering section fell to John Juanda. So Sunday was more subdued, back to non-big-name final tables and focus on the Heat-Mavs finals (all the big names had a sweat on Game 6).
Here’s the latest.
:: Event #17 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.) – Indiana’s own Aaron Steury took this one down, capturing his first bracelet. For the win, Steury banked $289,283. He defeated former bracelet winner Michael Chow ($178,691) heads-up for the title. Adam Friedman, a ginger (the kid who cried at the WSOP Main Event years ago), finished third for $121,437. Get full results here.
:: Event #18 ($1,500 NLHE) – The massive field of 3,157 has played down to 36. Foster Hayes is chip leader, stacked at 1,250,000. He’s followed by Jordan Young with 1,082,000. It’s a mostly friends and family remaining field. Newlyweds Erick Lindgren & Erica Schoenberg finished 241st and 100th respectively. First will earn a whopping $735,400. Get full remaining chip counts here.
:: Event #19 ($2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold’em) – A total of 12 players return, led by two former Maxist-Leninist. Alexander Kuzmin is the overall chip leader, stacked at 412,500. He’s followed by Andrey Zaichenko with 315,500. Matt Matros is the uber-short stack with 69,000. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #20 ($1,000 NLHE) – A total of 3,175 players with 342 players remaining (324 get paid). Douglas Lang ended the day as chip leader, stacked at 119,700. Some notable names remain include but are certainly not limited to Lex Veldhuis (73,000), Amnon Filippi (65,400), Hoyt Corkins (46,700) and Jason Somerville (36,500). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #21 ($10,000 7CS) – The final event of the day brought in a respectable field of 126. The star-studded field is led by non-star-stud Sebastien Sabic with 129,900. He’s followed by Alexander Kostritsyn (105,600) and Joe Cassidy (92,900). Other notable big stacks include The Intense Stare of Scott Clement (80,300), Erick Lindgren (74,000), Jennifer Harman (69,600), and Men “the Master” Nguyen (65,400). Get full chip counts here.