2011 WSOP: Matthew Jarvis Wins Bracelet, Eugene Katcholov Doesn’t

Hard to tell from this photo but Matthew Jarvis was excited about winning his first bracelet.

Another weekend of massive fields. Two bracelets were awarded. Here’s the latest.

:: Event #40 ($5,000 NLH Six-Handed) – Not overly suspenseful. November Niner Matthew Jarvis came into heads-up play with around a 3-to-1 chip advantage and had no problems closing it out. Jarvis banked a whopping $808,538 for the win, pushing his career earnings to over $2M. This is also Jarvis’ third circuit win since making the 2010WSOP ME final table. He defeated Justin Filtz ($499,855) heads-up for the title.

:: Event #41 ($1,500 Limit Shootout) – All eyes were on if Eugene Katchalov could close-out the final table and become the first person at this year’s WSOP to win two bracelets. Katchalov had the chip lead for awhile, but couldn’t make like Wilson Phillips and hold on, bowing out in fourth ($50,993). The event was won by 26 year-old Justin Pechie ($167,060) of Thompson, CT. Pechie was an online pro who had to force himself into the live ranks after The Events of 4/15TM. So far, so good for him. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #42 ($10,000 PLO) – This one played down to four remaining until the 10-Level RuleTM kicked in. Ben Lamb ended play still holding on to the chip lead, stacked at 4,335,000. He’s followed by Ben Shipley with 2,705,000. Also remaining are
Sami “LarsLuzack” Kelopuro (2,155,000) and Christopher King (1,645,000).

:: Event #43 ($1,500 NLH) – Just 39 remain from the starting 2,857. Byron Kaverman is big stack with 1,345,000. He’s followed by Douglas Yamashiro with 722,000. Some notables still in the field include Nicolas Chouity (283,000) and that’s about it. It was yet another deep run but no bracelet for the man the myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim (81st – $6,402). Get full remaining chip counts and payouts here.

:: Event #44 ($2,500 Razz) – A total of 23 remain in the game that’s sweeping the nation–Razz! Why doesn’t the WSOP rebrand Razz with an exclamation point? Make it feel more like Yahtzee!? Give it some more excitement. Let’s give it a try. Tommy Chen leads all Razzers! going into Day 3, stacked at 473,000. He’s followed by John Monnette with 205,000. Chad Brown (90,000) and Robert Williamson III (32,500) also remain. Who will win this year’s Razz! championship? Find out today. And get full Razz! chip counts here.

:: Event #45 ($1,000 NLH) – Another 2,890 showed up for the latest $1k, creating a first place prize of $455,356. Notable big stacks among the 304 surviving include Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, and former November Niner Lee Childs. Get full chip counts here.



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