Thursday, June 11, 2009

WSOP 2009 Event 19 winner, and updates for 20-25

Brock Parker is definitely making his mark on the WSOP 2009! I mentioned in an earlier post that Parker won Event #14 and laid claim to the WSOP bracelet; and now 4 days later, he lays claim to his 2nd WSOP bracelet, after besting the field of 1,068 players in Event 19 - $2,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em. Outstanding! Congratulations!

Down to the final 9 of the original starting 633, Event 20 - $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em will reconvene today where players will vie for the top spot of $194,434. Among those at the final table, a name you might recall is Erik Seidel, who is currently 3rd in chipstacks.

Event 21 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. wrapped up Day 2 a little over an hour ago... There are 21 of 452 players remaining. Among these players a few you may recognize are Ylon Schwartz, Chau Giang, and Gavin Smith.

Event 22 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout played down from the starting 1,000 players to 100. Recall that in Shootouts, tables do NOT get balanced as players bust out. Each table is played to the last man standing (err sitting) and then these winners of their respective tables are brought together again to full tables and then play down to an ultimate winner. Everyone who remains will get paid... but only one will lay claim to the $ 313,673 top spot and that little piece of WSOP jewelry.

Event 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw saw only 96 players come out to play, and with Day 1 completed, only 60 players remain. Currently Roland de Wolfe is our chip leader, with John Juanda in 2nd. There is still a laundry list of recognizable pros in this event, too many to mention. But this one could have some star power, despite the lower numbers.

Scheduled to get under way today are two events, Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em will get started at noon PST, and Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better at 5:oopm PST.

I hope you are all enjoying the series as much as I am. And as always big thanks to the entire crew for making it possible for us all to get a glimpse into the WSOP 2009!



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