Monday July 4, 2011 : Short of the main event itself, one of the most prestigious competitions at the World Series of Poker is the $50,000 buy-in Poker Player's Championship, which kicked off Saturday with an impressive array of international talent on display.
Other events producing bracelet winners and big money on the day included:
Four players – the survivors of the 817 entrants for the competition – returned for an extra day of action Saturday in event 50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em: Led by Adam Geyer, finalists Antonin Teisseire, Darryl Ronconi and Eric Froehlich returned to the fray having been unable to decide the heads up on the third day of the competition.
The chip leader was the first of the quartet to head for the rail, and Teisseire set up the heads between himself and Ronconi when he eliminated Froelich. The finale did not last long, with 65-year-old Teisseire taking only around half an hour to despatch his last opponent and win the bracelet and his largest career cash yet of $825,604.
He celebrated for some time with a crowd of ardent fellow-Frenchmen who had cheered him on from the rail, whilst Ronconi headed for the cashier and a second placing check for $510,053.