Thursday June 21, 2012 : TWO MORE WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELETS WON (Update)
With the 43rd WSOP now over half completed, there has been no slacking in poker action
Two more World Series of Poker players were sporting shiny new winner's bracelets…and fatter bank accounts…. Thursday as events 34 and 35 passed into the history books.
In event 34 – the $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed competition, Naoya Kihara survived a field of 419 entrants to engage in an exciting if brief heads up with Chris DeMaci and emerge with his – and Japan's – first bracelet and $512,029 in winner's cash. Kihara's 5 to 1 chip advantage was too large for his plucky opponent to overcome.
The two players had earlier bested a final table that included Daniel Hindin, Hans Winzeler, Davidi Kitai and Tommy Le, culminating in De Maci's defeat at Level: 28 with the blinds at 30,000-60,000.
DeMaci took home a second placing check for $316,308.