Lots of good storylines yesterday from the 2011 WSOP that didn’t actually have to do with Full Tilt Poker dramabombs. Should be an interesting…and potentially toxic…day at the Rio. Here’s the latest.
:: Event #50 ($5,000 Triple Chance NLH) – Ok France, you’re changing our perception. 45 year-old Antonin Teisseire won a fun-to-watch final table (great rail), banking a whopping $825,604. After the win, Teisseire gave one of our all-time favorite WSOP winner quotes, ““If eating, drinking and partying were my sport, I’d be the Phil Ivey of the game…I love to eat! I love to drink! I love to live life!” Eric Froehlich finished fourth ($240,876) and Vanessa Peng, a woman, finished sixth ($134,895). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #51 ($1,500 PLO 8oB) – 21 year-old college student David Singontiko is one-for-one in WSOP events, capturing a bracelet in his first try and banking $268,235. Get full results here.
:: Event #52 ($2,500 Mixed Hold’em) – It’s two bracelets in two years for Matt Matros. Defeating a loaded final day field, Matros banked $303,501 for the win. Other notable finishes include Matt Hawrilenko (3rd – $124,837), Noah Boeken (7th – $40,284), Pieter de Korver (11th – $18,855), and Max Pescatori (12th – $18,855). Get full results here.
:: Event #53 ($1,000 Ladies Event) – This could get ugly. With 14 remaining, one male still remains. Jonathan Epstein, who is the little bro of FOWCP and former Inside Deal host Laura Lane, is stacked seventh overall with 216,000. There’s a lot of vitriol in general at the WSOP this year, and expect Epstein to be a target of it today, especially if the field dwindles and he’s a big stack. Shame that any dudes play in this event in general, and would be unfortunate if Epstein pulled it out. Valerie McColligan, a woman, is the chip leader going into the final day, stacked at 482,000. Amanda Baker (our pick to win it) is third overall with 326,000. And a very pregnant Karina Jett is eleventh with 140,000. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #54 ($1,000 NLH) – It’s another big field, big donkament. Get chip counts here.
:: Event #55 ($50,000 Players Championship) – Surprisingly (or not, given the increased WSOP attendance this year), the Players Championship saw a 10% increase in entrants, with a total of 128 dropping $50k. Only five eliminations on Day 1, so 123 return. Doug Booth of Kentucky leads after Day 1, stacked at 324,600. He’s followed by Greg Mueller with 322,700. Pretty much everyone who remains is notable, so just get full chip counts here.