Update: Joe Ebanks Takes Down Event 46

And earns $1,158,481

On the last day of June, the 2011 World Series of Poker saw event 46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship end and payout one of the biggest main prizes in the tourney so far. The skillful winner was Joe Ebanks, who beat Chris Moorman in the heads up on the fourth day of the competition, which lasted only a few hands.

Thanks to his massive chip lead, Ebanks will take home a massive prize of $1,158,481, whereas Moorman received a hefty prize of $716,282.

The third day of Event 48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em extended into the first day of July, with just 4 players remaining in contention out of the 30 which started the day. Athanasios Polychronopoulos was leading at level 30 on 4,700,000, ahead of Yevgeniy Timoshenko on 2,730,000, Simon Charette (2,350,000) and Peter Ippolito (2,230,000).

As for Event 49: $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, it saw only two players left at level 27 on the third day of action. The two survivors into the heads up are Justin Bonomo, who at the level had the advantage on 1,550,000, and Leonard Martin who was on 768,000. The action between these two experienced pros promises some exciting moments to come.

Another event extended into the early hours of July 1, Event 50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em, where 39 players survived the second day of action which was stopped at level 20. Darryl Ronconi was holding the chip lead on 800,000, with Isaac Baron right behind him on 750,000, and Eric Froehlich and David Baker still in the top ten, all followed by a number of dangerous contestants, including Ben Volpe, Jonathan Spinks, Ryan Young and Vitaly Lunkin.

An event that started on June 30, event 51: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better, its first day of action started with 946 entrants which generated a prize pool of $1.22 million. However, the number of players significantly reduced by the end of the day, when only 134 survivors remained in play, with William Speir in the chip lead on 115,300, followed by Dave Sands on 94,000.

Good action can be expected in the following days of the event, thanks to a number of big names still in contention, including Alexandre Gomes, Kathy Liebert, Alex Wice, Alexander Kostritsyn, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Joe Hachem, and David Sands.

Another event that started on June 30 was event 52: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit), which had an initial field of 580 and a prize pool of $1.31 million. However, the number of players still in the run for the main prize has reduced by the end of the day, stopping at 135 and seeing Nikolay Losev topping the leaderboard on 114,100 with Joseph Cheong closely behind him on 98,600. With a number of big names remaining in the competition, this event definitely still has a lot to show us.

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