Thursday at the 2011 WSOP got the tournament action into full gear. A total of six events were going on over the course of the day. Here’s what happened.
:: Event #1 (Casino Employees) – Sean Drake captured the Casino Employees event, banking $82,292. Get full payouts and results here.
:: Event #2 ($25,000 NLH Heads-Up) – Same lead on this one as yesterday, as Gus Hansen is still gunning for bracelet #2. He’ll square off against Jake Cody. In the other Final 4TM match-up, [……….], who is playing for his first bracelet, will go against Eric Froehlich, who looks to capture his third.
:: Event #3 ($1,500 Omaha 8oB) – Just 25 of the initial 925 remain. Francesco Barbaro is the chip leader, stacked at 459,000. Some notables remaining include Jimmy Fricke (278,000), the insufferably annoying Humberto Brenes (160,000), The Intense Stare of Scott Clements (84,000), and Lex Veldhuis (27,000). First place will earn $262,283. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #4 ($5,000 NLH) – A whopping (considering The Events of 4/15TM) 865 entered, with 243 surviving to Day 2. First place banks $874,116. Gavin Cochrane leads, stacked at 175,500. He’s closely followed by Victor Ramdin with 174,700. Other notable big stacks include Brandon Cantu (129,500), Shane Schleger (112,700), and Erick Lindgren (102,200). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #5 ($1,500 7CS) – The final event of the day brought in 357 with 112 making it to Day 2. Leading the way is Kerry Shakura with 49,300. He’s followed by Ylon Schwartz, who was a surprising cashing monster at last year’s WSOP, with 46,000. Get full chip counts here.
In the made-for-TV category, Chris Moneymaker (re)won his heads-up match against Sammy Farha. Johnny Chan “got revenge” for his 1989 final table loss to Phil Hellmuth. Read more about it here.