Monday, May 31, 2010

WSOP 2010 Event #1 Winner

Congratulations to Hoai D. Pham, who became the first bracelet winner of the 2010 WSOP.  He bested a field of 721 players over 3 days to finally take it down.  Pham collected $71,424 for first place.

Michael Mizrachi continues to hold a tenuous lead over the field in Event #2 The Poker Players Championship $50,000 buy-in.  This high-stakes event drew 116 players this year, up from last year's 95 player field.  These are your elite players.  The field is now down to the final 21 players.  The format of play demands experience in nearly all poker variants and disciplines.  It is a mix of Triple Draw 2-7, Hold'em, Omaha /8B, Razz, Stud, Stud /8B, No Limit Hold'em, and PLO...  In addition to Michael Mizrachi, some of the other players I recognize in the dwindling field are Daniel Alaei, Robert Mizrachi, John Juanda, Nick Schulman, Andy Bloch, Erik Seidel, David Singer, and Eli Elezra.  I'm looking forward to the ESPN coverage of this year's event, with so many big names in the field.  Top spot in the event...$1,559,046.

Event #3 the $1,000 NLHE drew 4,345 players of which only 481 remain.  Top spot payout in this event is $625,872.  Still a lot of thinning of the herd to come in this one.

Event #4: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better began drew 818 players. of which 274 remain.

Event #5  $1,500 NLHE is just getting under way... 

Continue to follow along either here, or for the real quick scoop head over to and their live reporting!!!

And back here on the homefront... Teresa, Cole, and I went out the wilds of Gilmer County to do some camping and four-wheeling and had an absolute ball.  Along for the adventure were the Jacksons, Allmans, and Uncle June did make a showing... along with several other friends and family of his. Fantastic time was had by all, and Big Red in particular surprised me with the good time that she swears that she had!  We will definitely be returning for future trips!

Hope all is well with each of you and that life is going your way!



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