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A brief update on 2011 WSOP

Tags: 2011 wsop, freddy deeb, jake cody, john juanda, tom dwan.
Posted on 07 June 2011 by "T".

In case you haven't noticed, or have been sleeping under a rock, the 2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker is running at Rio in Las Vegas at the moment. So far 8 events have finished and 3 events are being played at the moment (Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em, Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed, and Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship).

Jake Cody completes poker's triple crown
The most notable achievement so far is when Jake Cody, 22, from UK, won Event #2: Heads Up NLH Championship for $851,192 and became the 4th person ever to complete poker's triple crown - a World Series of Poker bracelet, an European Poker Tour win, and a World Poker Tour win. Cody is a relative newcomer to the poker scene. He made a name for himself last year when he won EPT Deauville for $1,213,194. Then it only took a few months before he won WPT London and earned the European Poker Award for Rookie of the year. We can expect to hear a lot more about Jake Cody in the future!

The most interesting event right now
The most interesting event that's running at the moment is Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship with a buy-in of $10,000. 202 players entered the event and at the moment 178 players still have chips left. In the top of the field you'll find big names such as Freddy Deeb, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, John Juanda and Todd Brunson. Apart from all the big names taking part in this event - a prize pool of $1,898,800, of which the winner gets $465k, is at stake. So we can expect it to get really exciting when the big money is getting closer.


2011 WSOP winners:
Event #1: Casino Employees NLH - Sean Drake (USA) $82,292
Event #2: Heads Up NLH Championship - Jake Cody (UK) $851,192
Event #3: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better - Francesco Barbaro (USA) $262,283
Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em - Allen Bari (USA) - $874,116
Event #5 Seven Card Stud - Eugene Katchalov (USA) $122,909
Event #6 Limit Hold'em - Harrison Wilder (USA) $205,065
Event #7 Pot-Limit Hold'em - Amir Lehavot (USA) $573,456
Event #9: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) - Matthew Perrins (UK) $102,105


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2 comments on "A brief update on 2011 WSOP"

 SuperNoob08/06/2011 14:43:35 GMT
dont know most of them but after these wins they are bound to get more famous.
still lots of games left for the big pros to win a bracelet, maybe one of them would do in the omaha hi/lo game.
 Macubaas09/06/2011 05:38:50 GMT
Eugene Katchalov, who five months ago won the $100,000 Super High Roller down at the PCA, can now also add a WSOP win to his resume after winning a gold bracelet in Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. It's nice to see to have a gold world series of poker bracelet on these games too, not only no limit holdem Big Smile Big Smile
I observed that lately people are eager to try more and more games except no limit holdem and pot limit omaha, first it was plo, but now it seems stud but most of all high stakes draw games are becoming really popular, and the stakes are higher than ever(1500-3000 Dollar Dollar ).
Except of the bracelet there are the high stakes cash games at wsop, where players like Brian Hastings rock on the mix games Smile
Looking forward to the 1 million dollars buy in next year Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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