2011 WSOP: Darren Woods Wins Bracelet; Somerville, Mercier In Contention

The British are coming all over this year's WSOP. On the WSOP's face. Back. Stomach. Might be the Year of the British Coming.

Another Brit, another bracelet. Here’s the latest from the 2011 WSOP.

:: Event #18 ($1,500 NLH) –  Major friends and family final table. Foster Hayes leads with 3,620,000. Interesting side note, Tony Cousineau, he who owns among the worst WPT ROI stats, did make his 47th WSOP cash in this event. That’s the most by any player who hasn’t won a bracelet–or better put, he’s got just as many titles as LeBron James. Get full final table chip counts here.

:: Event #19 ($2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold’em) – Yet again, dare we say so close…yet…so far? Kim Nguyen, a woman, came thisclose to wining a bracelet, finishing second in the event. Not meant to be though, as Darren Woods, another Brit, banked the bracelet and $213,431. Darren Woods now has one more title than LeBron James. Get full results here.

:: Event #20 ($1,000 NLHE) – The starting field of 3,175 is now down to 39. Leading them all is PokerVT pro Jason Somerville, stacked at 749,000. He’s followed by Tim “TMay420″ West with 677,000. The other major notable is Lex Veldhuis (230,000). All three of the aforementioned names have–you guessed it–just as many titles as LeBron James. Friends and family participants after that. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #21 ($10,000 7CS) – Only 14 remain in the Seven Card Stud World Championship. Probably the least recognizable name is the chip leader, as Steven Landfish is stacked at 780,000. He’s followed by Johnny “World” Hennigan (688,000) and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (336,000). Other notables remaining include Chad Brown (212,000), Jason Mercier (210,000), defending champ Men “The Master” Nguyen (153,000), and Nick Schulman (118,000). First gets paid $331,639. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #22 ($1,500 PLO) – They’re in the money in this one, as the starting field of 1,071 is down to 117. Juha Vilkke holds a substantial chip lead, stacked at 165,000. He’s followed by Yaniv Birman with 92,000. Pretty good amount of notables remaining, including Tuan Le Memorial namesake Tuan Le (27,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #23 ($2,500 8-Game) – The final event of the day brought in 489 players with 248 surviving. Doug Booth is the overnight chip leader. Lots of play to go, so get full chip counts here.



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