The 2013 WSOP Main Event is now down to the last 9 remaining players who will re-unite to battle for the most prestigous poker prize in the world this November! This year's Main Event kicked off on July 6th with 6,352 players and a total prize pool of $59,708,800. Ten days later, only 9 remaining players are remaining to fight for the first prize of $8,359,531 + the Gold bracelet.
The following players will be seated around the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table in early November:
Two out of the remaining players has won WSOP Gold Bracelets in the past. The chip leader JC Tran has two previous WSOP Gold Bracelets: 2008's $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event #49 and 2009's $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event #30. Amir Lehavot won the 2011 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Chamionship.
This year's main event kicked off on Saturday with the first of three starting flights (1a, 1b & 1c). Day 1 A gathered close to a thousand players (943). There were a few known faces that was seated during the first day such as "Joe Cada, Pius Heinz, Olivier Busquet, Brian Rast, Justin Bonomo, Elio Fox and Ivan Demidov". However, none of them finished the day in top 10:
The second start flight had a higher number of participants when the 1,942 players sat down around the tables on Sunday. Day 1 B had no less than five former WSOP Main Event champions: Greg Raymer, Scotty Nguyen, Doyle Brunson, Chris Moneymaker and Dan Harrington. Top 10 Chip Count:
We will be back with chip counts once Day 1 C has been concluded.
Sandeep Pulusani is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Pulusani took down Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em after four days of play and outlasted a field of 1,072 runners. He was ranked fourth when the last day kicked off, and he made it to heads-up against Niall Farrell after several hours of play.
Farrell, from UK, had a massive 8-1 lead when the match started, but somehow he still didn't stand a chance against the American, who won several all ins and dominated play throughout the battle until he claimed the WSOP bracelet and a whopping $592,684 first prize. A very impressive comeback!
Two three-day event concluded today and U.S. players Jared Hamby and Steve Gross both won their first WSOP bracelets.
Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em gathered no less then 2,161 players and a total prize pool of $2,917,350. Out of all the entrants in this event, no previous bracelet winner made it to the final table. However, the final table did have an unusual amount of player representation from South America; 4th place Nicolas Fierro from Chile, 5th Joao Dorneles Neto from Brazil and on 7th place Richard Dubini from Argentina. The final table results below:
Joao Dorneles Neto
Event #41 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed saw 400 players be seated and battle for the first prize of $488,817. The total prize pool was $1,880,000 which was to be paid, in descending amounts, to the top 42 finishers. Among the top 42 players in this event there were a few familiar faces; Daniel Negreanu finished on 34th place ($10,960), Bluff Magazine's 2006 Player of the Year and former Hollywood actor - Chad Brown left on 39th place ($9,306) and Freddy Deeb, whose WSOP career includes two bracelets and $3,913,750 in total WSOP & Circuit winnings, finished on place 16th ($12,896). The last man standing after three days was U.S. poker pro Steve Gross who earned the first prize and his first WSOP bracelet by beating UK's Salman Behbehani.
Simeon Naydenov Wins Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout A total of 1,194 runners signed up for this event and created a $1,611,900 prize pool. When the last day kicked off there were 12 players left with the chance of taking home the bracelet and the $326,440 first prize. After about sevens hours of play a winner had been crowned: Simeon Naydenov from Bulgaria.
14 of 301 players remained when Day 3 of this event began. When the cards were in the air, all eyes were on David Bach who had finished both Day 1 and Day 2 as the chip leader. However, it was another player, Bryan Campanello, who dominated the final day and also managed put a stop to Bach's winning streak.
Just a few minutes ago, American poker pro Erick Lindgren (a well-known figure from the classic televised cash game High Stakes Poker) took down Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) after a very interesting heads-up against Lee Markholt, who was looking to win his first bracelet.
Lindgren brought a massive lead to heads-up play, but Markholt gave him a good fight. It didn't take long before Markholt doubled up with a flopped straight vs KK of Lindgren. After that he went on a winning streak to bring the stacks to about even. However, Lindgren never let go of the lead and proved too strong for Markholt who received $374,960 for finishing runner-up after losing several big pots. Lindgren received $606,317 in prize money and now has 2 WSOP bracelets under his belt!
Ken Lind is the winner of Event #26: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship Not less than 4,407 players (a new record for this event) signed up for Event #26: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship and created a $3,966,300 prize pool. Poker legends such as Johnny Chan, Tom McEvoy and T.J. Cloutier were among the participants, but, unfortunately, none of them were among the 34 players who returned for the final day (Day 3).
Event #19, #20 & #21, all three-day events, have been concluded and all three winners are non-americans.
Event #19, $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em saw Belgium player Davidi Kitai take home the first prize of $224,560 after hitting three of a kind after the flop revealed a Jack against runner-up Cary Katz whom had gone all in with KK. This gave Kitaia his second WSOP gold bracelet (his first bracelet was won in Pot-Limit Hold'em Event 38 in 2008's WSOP). The top 9 finishers below:
Five events of the 44th annual WSOP concluded during the weekend. Here's a short summary.
Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em 535 players was seated when event #12 started on the 5th of June.After two days and some seven hours, there was only one player left - Lev Rofman. Mr.Rofman left the event as the last man standing and $166,136 in prize winnings. The last table below:
Event #13: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better Event #13 concluded after three days. It was no other than Mike "The Mouth" Matusow whom secured his fourth gold bracelet and $266,503 in first-place prize. The final table concluded as below:
David "Bakes" Baker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em This event was also a three day battle where Jonathan Taylor out-played the field of 1,819 players. After hitting a pair of 9's on the turn in the last hand, Taylor won his bracelet and left the table with $454,424 in prize winnings. The last table finished as below:
Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 862 players participated in event #15 that started on Friday, June 7th. Two days later, Tom Schneider took home his third gold bracelet and the first prize of $258,960 after terminating Owais Ahmed. The top ten finishers of event #15 below:
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Canadian Mark Radoja took home the first place of the prestigious heads-up event #16. 162 participants and $1,522,800 in the total prize pool gave Mr. Radoja a nice first prize amount of $336,190. WSOP bracelet legend (13 bracelets and $12,253,057 in WSOP winnings), Phil Hellmuth finished on fifth place and earned $54,024. Below is the top eight finishers of event #16:
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em ($500 buy-in) 898 players (a larger field than expected) signed up for Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em and, after 11 levels and over 14 hours of play, only 55 made it through to Day 2. The chip leader is Michael Trivett with 133,900 chips, putting him about 30k ahead of Sean Small's second-place stack of 103,700. Play will continue at 1 p.m. local time tomorrow in the Amazon Room at the Rio, Las Vegas. The winner will take home $84,915 and a WSOP bracelet!
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em / Eight Handed ($5,000 buy-in) Day 1 of this event kicked off yesterday and saw a 481 players battle it out for eight levels of play. 232 players remained at the end of the day and the chip leader is Tom Marchese, who bagged up 153,975 chips. Only a few other players accumulated six-figures stacks, including David "Doc" Sands (110,825) and Scott Baumstein (111,100).
In addition to the players already named above, poker stars such as Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Moorman, Vanessa Selbst and Barry Greenstein will bring healthy stacks to Day 2. Here are some big names that, unfortunately, were eliminated during Day 1: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Erick Lindgren, Jonathan Duhamel and Marvin Rettenmarier.
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