“One Million Dollars”

MillionchipsIt didn’t sound like a lot of money when Dr. Evil said it, but here at level 17 of the WSOP, with blinds at $2500-5000 and antes $500 a hand, it’s some serious loot for the three players now stacking a million: Greg Raymer (1,064,000), Rod Pardey, Jr. (1,041,000) and Brad Kondracki (962,500).

At the kick off press conference, Raymer gave himself about 1500-to-1 odds to win again this year, something only 4 men have done before, but his chances now are definitely looking much better with less than 200 players left. For Pardey, he’s been sitting pretty all day, hitting a million first and still holding on. Kondracki’s been at or near the top of the pack since he finished Day One, without much attention, but now that he’s over the mark he’ll no longer be under the radar.

In the rest of the field, Ivey (722,500), Matusow (454,500), Lederer (496,500), Ly (530,250), and Salzer (512,500) are names that could rise to the top while Watkinson (181,000) and Boyd (92,000) need to do some work before they bottom out.

For the Grinder, the machine finally stopped when his pocket sixes failed to improve against Lucky O’Brien’s pocket queens. And joining Mizrachi on the rail not long after was his feature table mate from yesterday, Layne Flack, who played exceptionally all three days. It would be a river suck out that would bring his WSOP to an end. Minneapolis Meehan and Matthew Hilger have also been eliminated.

 

4 Responses

  1. vash

    July 12, 2005 6:57 am, Reply

    any idea of a chip count or elimination place for the Long Islander Bryan Stellwagen you had mentioned the other day?

  2. vash

    July 12, 2005 6:57 am, Reply

    any idea of a chip count or elimination place for the Long Islander Bryan Stellwagen you had mentioned the other day?

  3. Wicked Chops Poker

    July 12, 2005 7:11 am, Reply

    Trying to confirm this…don’t think he’s busted. Pokerwire has a “Bryan Stelburger” listed in 11th overall right now that may be him (a typo on their part?). We’ll keep you posted and sort out.

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