Posts Tagged ‘2011 WSOP’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Saturday, June 4th, 2011
The 2011 World Series of Poker continues, and now Events 4 and 5 are running while the first three events are in their final stages.
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Event 1 was the Casino Employees event, and it has now concluded to crown Sean Drake from Sacramento as the winner. He won the event with Q6 of clubs, going up against the J8 of diamonds that his opponent Jason Baker held. The board did not help either player, and so ended a back and forth battle that saw the last two players in this event changing fortunes every few minutes.
Event 2 is the Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship, and the two players to watch are clearly Gus Hansen and Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Of course, it would be insane to discount the other two remaining players Jake Cody and Eric Froehlich, but Hansen and Timoshenko have proven how dangerous they are in WSOP events time and time again.
Event 3 is the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event, and this event looks almost destined to produce a previously unknown bracelet winner. The remaining field just isn’t filled with enough recognizable names for the final table to be filled with more than semi-pros.
Event 4 started today, the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event. This has drawn a field of 865 players, but it will be greatly reduced by the end of Day 1. The total prize pool for this event is $4,065,500 and the winner is set to receive $874,116.
Event 5 is the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event, and it has managed to draw a fairly impressive field of pro players. Some big names include Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Mimi Tran, Andy Bloch, Scott Seiver, Eli Elezra, and Jennifer Harman.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
The 2011 World Series of Poker has now begun, with 3 events kicking off day 1 of the series.
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Event 1 is the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em event, a staple of the WSOP that is an early thank you to the hundreds of dealers who keep the action moving in casinos across the United States. The event has drawn 850 players, and the first two days saw the field greatly reduced. The total prize pool for this event is $382,500 and the winner will receive $82,292.
Event 2 is the $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Championship, which has drawn 128 dedicated poker players to make up a $3,040,000 prize pool. The first few hours of this tournament have been a bloodbath, and Tom Dwan is looking set for another final table appearance. The eventual winner is in for a treat, as the top prize will be $851,192.
Event 3 is the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low event. Despite being a less popular game than Hold’em, it has drawn a field of 925 players who are grinding away and looking to play the long game. A $1,248,750 prize pool awaits the fortunate few who break past the bubble, with $262,283 for the victor.
One of the most interesting stories about the WSOP is that Phil Ivey will not be attending this year. We wonder if has made arrangements about bracelet bets he has already committed to, as this decision could end up costing him big.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
The 2011 World Series of Poker is just hours away from starting, and we have some tips for the events to keep an eye on throughout the series.
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While Event 1 will be the Casino Employees special event, we’ll have to wait until the second event for the real action to start. The $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship is sure to attract some terrific players, and we would be very interested to see if Erik Seidel will end up taking this tourney to double up on his heads up cred after his NBC Celebrity Heads Up tournament performance.
Event 4 ($5K No Limit HE) could reveal some budding new stars to us, but we think that Event 7, the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship will be the next event for excitement after Event 2. Obviously, most of the Championship events will be well worth watching for professional level tournament play, but it’s the hold’em events that should see the stars pull out all the stops.
We will definitely be watching as much of Event 23 ($2.5K Eight Game Mix) as we can. The games included in this mix are Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw. This event is sure to bring out the very best players and Phil Ivey is a likely favorite to win.
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