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!
Day 2b of the 2011 WSOP Main Event came to and end about 2 hours ago. The day started with 2490 players and ended with 1,080 players remaining. This means that about 1,900 players are through to Day 3 of the tournament, which starts tomorrow. In the lead is no one else than Ben Lamb, who took down the $10k PLO event for $814k, finished 2nd in the $3k PLO event, and has cashed in another 2 events at the 2011 WSOP. Other big names with plenty of chips left are Patrik Antonius (361,000 - 7th place), Tony Hachem (245,100 - 27th) and Jeff Madsen (231,500 - 29th).
We will return with more updates on the 2011 WSOP Main Event as soon as Day 3 comes to an end. Stay tuned!
Joe Hachem's (2005 WSOP Main Event winner) little brother Tony Hachem took home PokerStars ANZPT (Australia New Zealand Poker Tour) in Perth the other day after surviving a field of 222 players. For the win Tony received the first place prize of $132,750. Tony Hachem is the most successful player on the ANZPT tour since it started last year. Tony's great success in ANZPT has given him a lot of attention from media and also helped him a bit further out from the shadow of his older brother Joe Hachem.
Final table results: 1: Tony Hachem, $132 750 2: Aleks Lackovic, $84 250 3: Vesko Zmukic, $47 500 4: Dale Marsland, $38 300 5: Tu Le, $32 000 6: Jimmy Wong, $26 800 7: Zaffer Soemya, $21 700 8: Eoin Kennedy, $16 600 9: Wade Beavis, $12 750
The Main Event of Aussie Millions became a huge success this year as not less than 1143 players took part and created the largest Australian championship poker tournament field in history. After Day 1 a b c, Day 2 & 3 had been played, Matthew Ephraums and Brandan Edmonds were the 2 remaining players who were going to fight for the first prize of $200,025. At this point, both of them had equal stacks and plenty of chips to play with. In other words, it seemed like it would take all night before a winner could be crowned. Edmonds took the lead almost straight away thanks to his aggressive style of playing poker. But it didn't take long before Ephraums striked back and took half of Edmonds stack. All thanks to this great read.
Ephraums raise 400,000 on a 2[h]Q[c]10[h] flop. Edmonds calls.
Turn is 4[h] and Ephraums bet 600,000 and Edmonds called again.
Day 1a of Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia is being played at the moment. 327 players started today - 120 have survived so far. In the lead is Chris Chronis with 155,000 chips, closely followed by Xen Xenofontos (125,000). Chris has had a great run so far in the tournament and its a well deserved lead.
Tony Hachem (Joe Hachem's brother) & Richard Ashby (Full Tilt pro with great live tournament results since 2001) are 2 of the most notable players that still are in the tournament. Let's hope that both of them make it to Day 2 of the tournament, because it's always more interesting to follow a tournament when one recognizes some of the players.
135 players came to start in Day 1a and 128 players in Day 1b of the APPT Auckland Main Event. Out of these 263 players, 130 made it to Day 2 of the tournament. In the lead we find the Australian PokerStars Pro Emad Tahtouh with 162,900 chips. On second place is the PokerStars qualifier Lance Climo with 134,400 chips.
Tony Hachem is still in the game with a 53,400 stack. Even though he has 3 times less chips than the chip leader Emad Tahtoch, his stack is still well above the average stack of 37,669. Last year's winner Daniel Craker has also made it to day 2 of the tournament. He has 37,000 chips left, but hopefully he will still make it to Day 3 of the tournament.
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