Online Poker News - Update: Action Continues At WSOP
17th of June 2011 - latestpokerbonuses.com
Still no bracelet for Kim Nguyen
According to the latest reports from this year's WSOP, Kim Nguyen didn't manage to get her first WSOP bracelet, experiencing a bitter defeat from a British player Darren Woods, who took the bracelet for event 19 - the $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed - and the $213,431 main prize. Her runner-up prize could be considered consoling, as it amounted to hefty $131,900.
Another competition, Event 18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em ended on June 14, when the thrilling heads-up between 25-year-old Foster Hay and Casey Kelton saw Hay take the bracelet along with $735,400. Yet, his win was far from confident – the two players' results were so close that their chip counts had to be re-counted before the winner was announced.
Casey Kelton's second placing earned him a nice prize of $454,920.
Then there was the bracelet awarded to Jason Somerwille in event 20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. In the heads-up, Somerville met Yashar Darian, who was defeated thanks to Somerville's overwhelming lead. Apart from his first bracelet, Somerville also took home $493,091, whereas Darian took down a check for $305,009.
As for Event 21: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, it's getting near its closure, with Bertrand Grospellier in a tough heads up with Steve Landfish at level 23. So far, it seems like
Grospellier is closer to the win and a lion's share of the major prize pool of $1.18 million.
On the second day of Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 77 players were still in competition, with Juha Vilkki in the chip lead at the start of the play. By the end of the day, he was still in the lead, fighting against the other 12 survivors, which included Elie Payan and Rafe Kibrit.
In event 23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, 38 players remained in competition by the end of June 14, with Ben Yu as a chip leader, closely followed by Eric Buchman, John Racener, Eric Froelich and John Juanda.
An event that started on June 14, Event 24, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout saw a record player field, with 387 entrants, including some major poker stars, that created a prize pool of over $1.81 million.
At the end of June 14, the action reached level 11, and 40 players were still in competition for the bracelet and the first prize of $436,568. The top ten chip counts included JP Kelly, James Dempsey, Justin Bonomo, Adam Junglen, Jordan Young, Gavin Smith, James Akenhead, Tommy Vedes, Erik Seidel and Maxim Lykov.
In terms of Event 25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better, which also started on Tuesday, it attracted 606 players, including Frank Kassela, Maria Ho, David Steicke, Jerry Buss, Vitaly Lunkin, Justin Young, Daniel Negreanu, Alessio Isaia, Alex Kravchenko, Mike Matusow, author David Sklansky, Jon Turner, Ali Eslami, David Chiu, Karina Jett, Mike Sexton, Men Nguyen, Jeff Madsen, Scott Clements and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Mel Judah.
Early on June 15, the action reached level 8, with only 200 players still in the game and Tom Dwan leading a top ten list that included Karina Jett, Mike Sexton, Cyndy Violette, Frank Kassela, John Cernuto and Alex Kravchenko.
On June 15, one of the most anticipated events will start - the $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em competition, which is believed to be the among the most exciting events at 2011 WSOP.
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