Just five days in and we have already had some brilliant stories emerging from this year’s World Series of Poker. We have had PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst earn her 3rd bracelet yesterday, two first time winners today and the possibility of a 14th for Phil Hellmuth.
Check out all of the superb WSOP action below.
Event #4 – $1k NLHE Day 3 – Cartwright Wins 1st WSOP Bracelet
The first event of the day to finish up was that of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. It began with the 12 survivors returning to the felt one last time and finished with Kyle Cartwright securing his first WSOP title and bracelet.
He earned a good score of $360,435 for his efforts after coming out on top against Jason Paster during heads up.
How It Finished
1st) Kyle Cartwright – $360,435
2nd) Jason Paster – $223,518
3rd) Ylon Schwartz – $157,926
4th) Daniel Dizenzo – $113,550
5th) Matthew O’Donnell – $82,726
6th) Jeremy Dresch – $61,068
7th) Robert Kuhn – $45,656
8th) Ken Weinstein – $34,567
9th) Michael Sortino – $26,501
10th) Steve Chanthabouasy – $20,556
Event #5 – $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Day 3 – First Bracelet For Tuan Le
Event 5 also delivered us a brand new bracelet winner as Tuan Le overcame Justin Bonomo to lay claim to the $355,324 first place payout and perhaps more importantly that WSOP gold bracelet. This event was full of big names and the final table included the likes of Eli Elezra, Phil Galfond and PokerStars Team Pros George Danzer and Jason Mercier.
How It Finished
1st) Tuan Le – $355,324
2nd) Justin Bonomo – $219,565
3rd) Eli Elezra – $144,056
4th) Nick Schulman – $99,015
5th) George Danzer – $70,308
6th) Phil Galfond – $51,538
7th) Sergey Rybachenko – $38,961
8th) Alexandre Luneau – $38,961
9th) Jason Mercier – $30,794
10th) Michael Chow – $30,794
Event #6 – $1,500 NLHE Shootout Day 2 – Loube Leads Final 12
Next up we had Day 2 of the $1.5k NLHE Shootout event which brought the field down to the remaining 12 players. Among the big names still left in are Josh Arieh, Jared Jaffee and PokerStars Team Pro Dimitar Danchev but it is Steven Loube that has the chip lead with 361,000.
The final day later tonight will reveal another bracelet winner.
The Current Standings
1st) Steven Loube – 361,000
2nd) Josh Arieh – 358,000
3rd) Douglas Foster – 358,000
4th) Jared Jaffee – 354,000
5th) Maxx Coleman – 354,000
6th) Shawn Busse – 354,000
7th) David Trager – 354,000
8th) Alex Bolotin – 353,000
9th) Colin York – 353,000
10th) Dimitar Danchev – 352,000
Event #7 – $1.5k 7-Card Razz – Hellmuth To Get 14th Bracelet?
Probably the biggest news on Day 5 of the WSOP was the fact that Phil Hellmuth is creeping ever closer to yet another WSOP bracelet. He currently sits in second place in the chip counts in this event with just eight players remaining. Pappas leads on 391,500 but Hellmuth is not far behind with a chip count of 314,000.
Who would bet against a 14th bracelet in this position?
The Current Standings
1st) Greg Pappas – 391,500
2nd) Phil Hellmuth – 314,000
3rd) David Bach – 295,000
4th) Brandon Cantu – 175,000
5th) Ted Forrest – 171,000
6th) Brock Parker – 138,500
7th) Yuebin Guo – 90,000
8th) Kevin Iacofano – 45,500
Event #8 – $1.500 Millionaire Maker NLHE Day1/Day1b – Record Breaking Field
The final event that started last night was the Millionaire Maker, an event only added to the schedule last year has now become the largest ever single day attendance in a poker event of all time. Day 1a and Day 1b were both played out today with a combined field of 7,954, which is more entries than most WSOP Main Events.
Both opening day flights have finished up but understandable the figures of how many players are left and who is leading the chip counts have not yet been revealed, simply due to the large numbers of players.
Day 2 will start with both sets of survivors so hopefully we can fill you in on a bit more detail in our report tomorrow.