1:05 AM – June 17 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Another WSOP day in the books, with a pair of new bracelet winners who’ll end the night on a very high note. Congrats to Ylon Schwartz for his win in Event #27 $1,500 HORSE and to Timothy Adams for taking down the title in Event #28 $2,500 NLHE 4 Handed.
Event #30 $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball is down to a final table of 7 players, with Brandon Cantu the chip leader when play resumes there:
1. Brandon Cantu: 336,100
2. Rep Porter: 233,400
3. Michael Mizrachi: 206,800
4. Erick Lindgren: 185,600
5. Andrew Lichtenberger: 161,100
6. Larry Wright: 116,200
7. Ryan Tepen: 51,100
Event #29 $1,000 NLHE Seniors finishes up with 33 players left as they continue to grind down through a massive field of 4,100+ runners to see who’ll emerge as the champion.
Event #31 $1,500 NLHE attracted a monster field of 2,811 entries, with just 331 of them still alive when play wrapped up.
Event #32 $10,000 HORSE would see 178 of the world’s top poker players take a seat, with Fabrice Soulier bagging up the most chips at the end of the night.
8:30 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
The venti mojo got him safely into the money after starting the day with a very short stack but it couldn’t propel him to a bracelet, with Beardedmiguel finally bowing out in 16th for $3,762 in Event #30.
Well done, sir, and many thanks again for the venti support!
2:30 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Lots of angst in the Twitterverse today about the very long lines to sign up for today’s $1,500 NLHE event, with 1 hour+ waits and very long lines facing anyone trying to get in before late registration closes in a few hours.
It’s always easy to bitch and moan but it is a bit odd that the WSOP struggles with issues like these year after year after year. I get the logistical difficulties but it’s not exactly a huge surprise that a crapload of people always show up for the $1K and $1.5K buy-in events so it seems strange to encounter the same pain point year after year after year.
2:15 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Ylon Schwartz is best known for his deep Main Event run in 2008 that netted him $4 million+ but he’s became the latest player to get the yeah-you-finaled-the-Main-that’s-great-but-what-else-have-you-done monkey off his back, defeating david Chiu in heads-up play to win Event #27 $1,500 HORSE.
Schwartz nabs the bracelet plus $267,081, with Chiu denied his fifth bracelet but still pocketing a hefty $164,960 cash.
2:10 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Not to blatantly blow our own horns, but that venti rungood kicked in early for Beardedmiguel, as he just tripled up in the early going of the Deuce to get a few chips to work with!
1:50 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
David Chiu and Ylon Schwartz are butting heads as the last two men standing in the $1,500 HORSE event, with Schwartz getting out to a big lead early but Chiu reeling him all the way back in to take a lead of his own.
Event #28 $2,500 NLHE 4 Handed is, oddly enough, five handed at the moment, with play moving to the main feature table where the action will shortly be on the official live stream.
Here are the chip counts per PokerNews:
1. Brendon Rubie: 2,150,000
2. James Schaaf: 1,770,000
3. Greg Merson: 890,000
4. Timothy Adams: 650,000
5. Anthony Gregg: 360,000
The Seniors field continues to dwindle, with under 250 players now left including Marcel Luske, Susie Isaacs, and lots of other folks 50+ years of age.
12:40 PM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Lots of old-folk jubilation at the Rio, as they’re now safely in the money in the Seniors event with the remaining players now locking up at least $1,858 for their efforts here.
Event #31 $1,500 NLHE is off and running as well, with a big field likely in store from weekend warriors piling in to take a shot as well as some of the Seniors event spillover hanging around for an xtra few days to chase another bracelet.
8:05 AM – June 16 – Day 21 of the 2012 WSOP
Let’s start out the day in our absolute favorite way (well, maybe our second favorite way), as yet another awesome and generous soul has stepped up to the plate to buy us a venti:
Latest Kickass Person to Buy Us a Venti
Beardedmiguel needs good JuJu for Deuce day 2 tomorrow.
He’ll start the day on a shorter stack but hey, get a little rungood and outlast just 65 players and boom, there’s a bracelet and $101,975 in cash. You can find Mike’s blog here for more details and updates from his WSOP experience so far.
Day 21 should be a busy one, as we’ll see bracelets awarded in Event #27 and Event #28, with two more new tournies added to the rotation as Event #31 $1,500 NLHE and Event #32 $10,000 HORSE get out of the gates.
Event #32 should be a good one for poker star watching, as the bigger buy-in HORSE events always tend to attract many of the biggest names in the poker world, all eager to show off their skills in what’s recognized by most as the best test of poker chops in the HORSE format.