Day 6 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event came to an end about 1 hour ago. Left are now only 57 players that will return to play Day 7 tomorrow. The current chip leader is Ryan Lenaghan with with almost 13 million in chips. In second place is Ben Lamb with almost 10 million chips, followed by 3 players with about 7-8 million chips (Matt Giannetti, Andrey Pateychuk & Phil Collins).
Notable names to survive play today include David Bach, Lars Bonding, Erick Lindgren, Sam Barhard and Team PokerStars Pros Sebastian Ruthenberg and Tony Hachem.
8 of the remaining players will become millionaires and one will become the World Champion and receive the coveted gold bracelet! We will return with an update as soon as day 7 is over. Stay tuned!
The 5th day of the 2011 WSOP Main Event is in the books. Out of the 6,865 players who signed up for the tournament 8 days ago, 142 players will return tomorrow and play Day 6 of the tournament. Not less than 5 players will return with more than 4 million in chips tomorrow. Chip leader is David Bach, from USA, with 4,7 million, closely followed by Pius Heinz (4,699,000) and Kyle Johnson (4,654,00).
Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event came to and end about half an hour ago. Out of the 1,864 players that started the day, "only" 900 players will return to play Day 4 tomorrow. In the lead are two americans - Patrick Poirier with 1,328,000 chips and Daryl Jace with 1,282,500. Sebastian Ruthenberg, from the UK, is the biggest name in the very top of the remaining field of players. Ruthenberg, who has 1 WSOP bracelet and 1 EPT title, played fantastic poker during Day 3 and has accumulated 889,000 chips and is in 6th place at the moment.
Apart from Ruthenberg, there are many big names with plenty of chips left (just to mention a few) - JP Kelly (33rd place - 492k), Ben Lamb (37th place - 450k), Erick Lindgren (64th place 355k), Tony Hachem (65th place - 355k), Allen Cunningham (87th place - 274k), Freddy Deeb (265k), Sorel Mizzi (93rd place - 250k), Jake Cody (95th place - 250k).
Day 2 of Event #55: The Poker Player's Championship came to an end about 2 hours ago. In the lead is Benjamin Lamb, winner of the $10k PLO Championship, with 704,500 chips, closely followed by Gus Hansen (688k) and Sebastian Ruthenberg (669k). These 3 and another 71 players will return to Rio's poker room tomorrow and play Day 3 of the tournament.
A prizepool of $6,144,000 is up for grabs and the winner will walk away with $1,720,000 - the largest 1st place prize so far at the 2011 WSOP! The remaining field of players includes many big names, so we can expect to see some great poker!
Its soon time for the European Poker Tour to make another stop. This time it will be in Berlin instead of Dortmund where it has been played in the previous seasons. Anyhow, PokerStars is expecting even more players this year than last year because of the new location and the €1 million first place prize guarantee (667 players took part last year - Sandra Naujoks won and took home the first prize of €917,000).
Team PokerStars Pros Sebastian Ruthenberg, Benjamin Kang, Johannes Steindl, Arnaud Mattern, Tom McEvoy, William Thorson are all scheduled to take part in Day 1a of the Main Event, which will give the tournament the best possible start!
232 came to start in Day 1b of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event. 138 players made it through the day and will now join the other 113 players (from Day 1a) today when Day 2 of the tournament kicks off. Peter Eastgate, the 2008 WSOP CHAMP, played very well in Day 1b of the tournament as he managed to accumulate 128,300 chips (4th place). A few other notable players that played very well in Day 1b of the tournament were Sebastian Ruthenberg (130,000 - 3rd place), Juha Helppi (120,600 - 6th place), Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier (113,700 - 14th place).
Further down in the field are Ramzi Jelassi, (Swedish poker pro - lots of great live tournament results), Luca Pagano (Italian PokerStars pro & probably the most successful EPT player ever?), and Tomas Brolin, the Swedish ex-football pro who has played in many EPT events in the past few years - without good results.
The 232 players who have made it to Day 2 will now fight for a piece from the total prize pool of 14,212 DKK (about €1,9 million dollars). The winner will get about €500,000.
Two notable players that made it through from Day 1b to Day 2 are Noah Boeken and Dario Minieri from Team PokerStars. Dario came third in EPT Warsaw 2 weeks ago and now he brings more than 64,000 chips with him to Day 2. Read more » EPT Prague: Noah and Dario through to Day 2
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