WSOP Day 18 – Two Bracelets, Two Final Tables

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We are now almost halfway through the World Series of Poker after Day 18 just finished playing out recently. It was one of the busier days of the series so far with six events, two bracelets awarded, two final tables reached and two fresh events started.

Check out all of the major details from the action below.

Event# 24 – $5k 6-Handed NLHE Day 4 – First Bracelet For Eyster

Easily the first event to be completed was that of the unplanned Day 4 of Event #24. The two heads up finalists in Kevin Eyster and Pierre Neuville returned to finish of the event with the former holding a 2-1 chip advantage.

It took less than an hour for him to see off his opponent to scoop the WSOP bracelet, title and first place payout of $622,998.

The Final Standings

1st) Kevin Eyster – $622,998

2nd) Pierre Neuville – $385,041

3rd) Andrew Lichtenberger – $242,847

4th) Bryn Kenney – $160,927

5th) Jeremy Kottler – $109,844

6th) David Borrat – $77,145

7th) Mustapha Kanit – $55,710

8th) Fabrice Touil – $55,710

9th) Matt Jarvis – $41,344

10th) Byron Kaverman – $41,344

Event #26 – $1.5k NLHE Day 3 – Rennhack Scoops Bracelet

The second event of the day to reveal to us a bracelet was this $1.5k No Limit Hold’em. The day began with the 12 players that had managed to make the final day but by the time the day had finished we had just Andrew Rennhack standing after he defeated Michael Katz heads up to lay claim to his first WSOP title and bracelet.

The Final Standings

1st) Andrew Rennhack – $408,953

2nd) Michael Katz – $252,826

3rd) Tony Gargano – $166,384

4th) Ryan Welch – $119,946

5th) Reed Goodmiller – $87,797

6th) Heinz Kamutzki – $65,202

7th) Geremy Eiland – $49,106

8th) Eric Rappaport – $37,486

9th) Dan Smith – $28,986

10th) Jonas Wexler – $22,788

Event #27 – $1.5k HORSE Day 2 – Lord Leads Remaining 15

Event 27 saw Day 2 of proceedings in which the field of 160 was reduced further to leave us with just 15 left battling for the bracelet. Kristan Lord sits at the top of the chip counts going into the final day but there are still plenty of names such as Jim Collopy and Dutch Boyd that have the experience needed to come out on top in this one.

The Current Standings

1st) Kristan Lord – 475,000

2nd) Stewart Yancik – 468,000

3rd) Brandon Guss – 371,000

4th) Jim Collopy – 336,000

5th) Chris George – 311,000

6th) Joe Villella – 287,000

7th) Dutch Boyd – 209,000

8th) Michele Limongi – 199,000

9th) Tommy Hang – 163,000

10th) Lonnie Heimowitz – 161,000

Event #28 – $10k PL Hold’em Championship Day 2 – O’Donnell Leads Final 10

Day 2 of the $10k Pot Limit Hold’em event brought us down to our final ten players as the 66 that started the day were whipped down in size. Matt O’Donnell has the chip lead going into the final day but has the likes of Chino Rheem, Dan Shak and Barny Boatman hot on his tail for the bracelet.

The Current Standings

1st) Matt O’Donnell – 849,000

2nd) Chino Rheem – 739,000

3rd) Alex Bilokur – 614,000

4th) Alexander Venovski – 538,000

5th) Dan Shak – 477,000

6th) Ismael Bojang – 459,000

7th) Pratyush Buddiga – 319,000

8th) Todd Brunson – 307,000

9th) Barny Boatman – 302,000

10th) Richard Lyndaker – 201,000

Event #29 – $2.5k NLHE Day 1 – Hutter Currently In Charge

This one was a fresh event that brought in 1,165 players who were quickly cut down to just 209 after Day 1 which consisted of ten levels. Once the dust had settle on proceedings it was Barry Hutter who was revealed as the chip leader on 150,500.

There is a long way to go in this one but Hutter is the man to beat at the moment.

The Current Standings

1st) Barry Hutter – 150,500

2nd) Grayson Ramage – 138,600

3rd) Justin Oliver – 115,100

4th) Richard Kirsch – 110,000

5th) Rep Porter – 107,900

6th) Jorge Walker – 104,700

7th) Isaac Baron – 103,100

8th) Jake Schwartz – 99,800

9th) Kunal Patel – 98,000

10th) Pierre Milan – 95,000

Event #30 – $1.5k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Day 1 – Fricke Takes Early Lead

This event was also started up last night and a field of 588 players showed enough interest to register. Come the end of Day 1 there were just 109 of those players left in the field with Jimmy Fricke just about edging the chip lead over Calvin Anderson with them holding 67,300 and 66,900 respectively.

The Current Standings

1st) Jimmy Fricke – 67,300

2nd) Calvin Anderson – 66,900

3rd) Christine Pietsch – 61,900

4th) Matthew Kelly – 61,400

5th) Joe Tehan – 55,500

6th) Todd Ickow – 43,700

7th) Andreas Hoivold – 42,900

8th) Kyle Hinnerichs – 42,800

9th) Hoyt Corkins – 41,000

10th) Ylon Schwartz – 38,700