Big Sunday Shaping Up at 2012 WSOP

It's three bracelets in three years for Matt Matros (right).

Could be a very interesting Sunday at the 2012 WSOP. A couple of poker’s biggest names are making bracelet runs in stacked field. Here’s what happened so far and what to look forward to today.

:: Event #16 ($1,500 NLH Six-Handed) – Make that three bracelets in three years for Matt Matros. The New Yorker outlasted a field of 1,604 to claim his third bracelet and bank $454,835. He defeated Canada’s Matt Radoja ($281,502) heads-up for the title. Matt Glantz finished seventh ($40,059) and Mike Matusow came in eighth ($40,059). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #17 ($10,000 PLH) – The starting field of 179 is into the money, with 17 players returning today to play for the bracelet. STRONG field made up almost entirely of “name” pros. Not among them is the overnight massive chip leader, Manuel Bevand, with 961,000. He’s followed by Steve Landfish with 599,000. All eyes though will be on the man stacked 11th overall, Phil Ivey (180,000). He looks to make his second final table in a week–and potentially score his 9th bracelet. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #18 ($2,500 Razz) – The other “all eyes on” (TM?) tourney of the day features Phil Hellmuth going for that ever-elusive 12th bracelet. With 18 remaining, Hellmuth sits third overall with 287,500. Leading all is Brandon Cantu with 298,500. Get full chip counts here.

Plenty of action to follow. Go to wsop.com for updates and BLUFF Magazine for more recaps.

* Photo credit: BLUFF Magazine

 

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