6/1/10 – One of the biggest events in this year’s World Series of Poker – the $50 000 buy-in Player’s Championship – has reached a table of nine after four days of action involving 116 of the game’s best players.
Just before midnight Monday Vegas time the departure of Alexander Kostritsyn in tenth place after a clash with John Juanda decided the 9 survivors in the truly big money.
The structure of this year's tournament, requires that the nine remaining players will continue to play all eight games until one more elimination has been made. At that point, the tournament will break for the night and the final eight will be officially recognised as the final table participants, where the mixed games regime ends and NLHE will be the deciding poker genre.
This is what the chip counts looked like as we went to press.
David Baker 3,400,000
Vladimir Schmelev 2,780,000
Robert Mizrachi 2,700,000
Daniel Alaei 2,200,000
John Juanda 2,200,000
Michael Mizrachi 2,160,000
Mikael Thuritz 1,500,000
David Oppenheim 950,000
Nick Schulman 230,000
The average stack has now reached $1,933,334.
On the $1 000 buy-in NLHE event tables the competition had reached level 17 when we went to press, with 105 players still battling for supremacy. Blinds were at 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante, and the top ten chip counts were:
Men Nguyen 280,000
Marc Goldman 265,000
Drew Crawford 230,000
Jae Hwang 220,000
Andrew Youngblood 215,000
James Erickson 200,000
Horst Eilers 195,000
Matthew Kay 175,000
Jeremiah Degreef 170,000
Nancy Todd Tyner 161,000
Average stack had reached $124,143
In Event #4 – the $1 500 buy-in Omaha hi-lo 8 or better – 820 hopefls registered, and after a day’s action the field was down to 297, with Oleg Shamardin heading the leader board, well ahead of Scott Epstein on 45,400, and Daniel Klein on 39,900.
81 players will cash from a prize pool of $1 104 300 in the competition.
Some of the better known names still in action are Jimmy Fricke, Jeff Madsen, Erick Lindgren and Todd Brunson, but among those falling by the wayside were Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Bill Chen, Matt Savage and Tony G.
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