Sundays are always among the better World Series of Poker days. The glut of tournaments that go on over the weekend usually get down to producing some winners. Here is the latest 2011 WSOP results and action:
:: Event #4 ($5,000 NLH) – Final table action picked up short-handed, with only four remaining. Allen Bari held a monster chip lead, and rode it to an eventual title. Bari collected his first bracelet and $874,116. He defeated Maria Ho, a woman, who had most of the room pulling from her, heads-up for the title. This was Ho’s biggest tourney cash ever, banking $540,020. After the win, Bari went on about how great he is, which usually we like from people, but doesn’t play well here. Says Bari: “I was expecting to win a bracelet. Seriously, I thought that if I did not win a bracelet it would like be a joke…I do not think my swagger is undeserved. I’ve been playing poker a long time and have been working hard at it. I’ve been putting in the hours and learning. I am not arrogant in terms of everything. Just poker, because – I’m really good at poker. I do not lie. I am just better than most people. Everyone else thinks they are good, but they’re not. They all stink (laughing). I’m the best.” All right then. Read in full/get full results here.
:: Event #6 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em) - Harrison Wilder of Beaverton, Oregon outlasted a talented final day field to capture his first bracelet and $205,065. The 29 year-old has been grinding $40-80 Limit live in Vegas, trying to make it as a pro. The Intense Stare of Scott Clements finished ninth for $15,281. Read more here.
:: Event #7 ($10,000 PLO) – Amir Lehavot took this one down, banking $573,456 and his first bracelet. Lehavot has been grinding in events for years, but has really come on in 2011. For the year, he’s banked over $1M in earnings, with a WSOP bracelet and WPT final table. Get full final table results here.
:: Event #8 ($1,000 NLH) – Day 1B brought the total field to 4,178, creating a first place prize of $611,185. Looks like Charles Sewell is the overall chip leader when the fields merge, stacked at 137,350. Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, a ginger, is second with 99,200. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #9 ($1,500 2-7 NL Lowball) – Play resumes today with 7 remaining. Matt Perrins holds the final table chip lead with 293,000. He’s followed by Bernard Lee with 265,000. Jason Mercier is short-stacked with 89,000. Get full chip counts here.