2011 WSOP: Schmid Wins Bracelet; Chiu, Mercier In Contention

The 2011 WSOP continues to bring in head-turning fields and prize pools.

A slower, catch-up day on Tuesday. One bracelet was awarded, and, with his second second of the World Series, Phil Hellmuth moved into first place in the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year standings.

Here’s the latest.

:: Event #34 ($1,000 NLH) – As friends and familyTM as it gets. U.S. American Mark Schmid won his first bracelet, banking $488,283. He defeated Australian Justin Cohen heads-up for the title. Get full results here.

:: Event #35 ($5,000 PLO) – This one lost a lot of its star power right before play ended, as Erick Lindgren, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, and Vanessa Selbst, a woman who likes women, were eliminated in 16th-18th places. A total of 15 remain, led Greg Brooks with 1,294,000. He’s followed by David “Chiubacca” Chiu with 891,000. Michael “Timex” McDonald is third with 827,000. And Jason Mercier is fifth overall with 619,000. First pays out $619,575 and they play down to a winner tonight. Get full remaining chip counts here.

:: Event #36 ($2,500 NLH) – The field of 1,734 played down to 308. First place pays a whopping $749,610. At the end of Day 1, Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier was the chip leader, stacked at 174,100. He’s followed by Dan O’Brien with 168,300. Some notable big stacks include the man the myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim (110,000), Gavin Smith (103,900), and the awesomely named Dash Dudley (77,000) who you can follow on Twitter @studleydud. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #37 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.) – The final event of the day brought in 240 and played down to 173. First place will pay $609,130. Ron Ware ended the day as chip leader, stacked at 122,300. He’s followed by Dustin Leary with 114,000. In third overall is Eugene Katchalov, who is among the few with a legit shot to win a second bracelet this year and keep the streak alive, with 101,600. And in fourth overall is Daniel Negreanu with 99,900. Get full chip counts here.


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