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WSOP DAY 19 – DAY 35

World Championship 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) (Event 23)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 to Friday, June 12, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $902,400
Entries: 96

Roland De Wolfe 10th for $19,871

No-Limit Hold’em (Event 24)
Thursday, June 11, 2009 to Saturday, June 13, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $3,420,690
Entries: 2,506

Michael Greco Eliminated in 3rd Place ($248,855)

Andy Seth raised from the button, Michael Greco pushed from the BB and Seth called very quickly with 7s7h. Off to the races we go as Greco had AsTh. The board ran 3s6s6hkhqs to eliminate Micheal.

Omaha/Seven Card Stud HL/8 or Better (Event 25)
Thursday, June 11, 2009 to Saturday, June 13, 2009
Buy-in: $2,500
Prizepool: tbd
Entries: 376

Phil Ivey Wins Event #25 ($220,538)

Any final day which features superstars such as Chad Brown, Blair Rodman, Steve Wong, Dutch Boyd, Jon Turner and Carlos Mortensen is going to produce a final table for the ages. However, it was the undeniable presence of the six-time WSOP bracelet winner that was sending whispers around the Rio. Could Ivey really make it number seven today? Two bracelets in one year? All while multi-tabling two different WSOP events! The achievement would cement his place as a legend of poker and arguably the best player in the modern game. We say this, like there was ever any doubt. At times it seemed like Ivey just couldn't be touched as he cut through the final table like a knife through butter, claiming the chip lead and the destiny that awaited him. A memorable day for the WSOP, and the buzz in the air this evening was one that those present will always remember

Limit Hold’em (Event 26)
Friday, June 12, 2009 to Sunday, June 14, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $877,695
Entries: 643

Mike Ellis cashed in 58th spot for $2896

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better (Event 27)
Friday, June 12, 2009 to Sunday, June 14, 2009
Buy-in: $5,000
Prizepool: $470,000
Entries: 198
Roland De Wolfe Wins Event #27 -
Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better ($246,616)

Becoming only the second player to ever complete the so-called 'Triple Crown' (WPT, EPT and WSOP titles) Roland de Wolfe also became the second bracelet winner for the UK of this series. Afterwards Roland admitted that he had probably played less than an hours PLO8 in his life, "I had played Pot-Limit Omaha and Limit 08 so I just tried to mix the two together!" De Wolfe said he learnt a lot from watching Clements and Richey on the final, he felt he was the least experienced three-handed and had to gamble more because he wouldn't be able to chip away at the other two. On winning the WSOP bracelet to go with his WPT and EPT wins, Roland called it, "The missing link," claiming he was much more nervous than either of his other big title wins. Finally, he said he would definitely be back tomorrow to start playing again! Congratulations to Roland de Wolfe

World Championship Heads Up NL Hold'em (Event 29)
Saturday, June 13, 2009 to Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $2,406,400
Entries: 256

John Duthie Eliminated in 2nd Place ($386,636)

Leo Wolpert has the button. He limps, and Duthie checks. The flop comes Ts3s5c. Duthie checks, and Wolpert fires a bet of 120,000. Without delay, Duthie announces, "All in." Instantly, Wolpert calls to put Duthie at risk.
Duthie:Td2h Wolpert: 3h5h Duthie has flopped top pair, but he is in trouble against the bottom two of Wolpert. The crowd of spectators presses in on the table in anticipation of what could be the final turn and river of the match. Turn: Jh River: Qh That's all she wrote. With his two pair holding up, Leo Wolpert has eliminated John Duthie in 2nd place. Duthie was truly a joy to watch this week, and his efforts have netted him nearly $400,000 in cash... but no bracelet.

Roberto Romanello 9th for $38,424

Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 30)
Sunday, June 14, 2009 to Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Buy-in: $2,500
Prizepool: $1,002,800
Entries: 436
Jeff Kimber Eliminated in 2nd Place ($145,656) J.C. Tran Wins!

J.C. Tran Collects His Second Bracelet

Nine talented players started today's final table, but in the end, J.C. Tran was the last man standing. Play got off to a quick start and never really slowed down throughout the day. John Juanda and Theo Jorgensen both made early exits, busting from the event within the first 90 minutes. Chad Layne was the next to go and we saw the action tighten up as we reached six-handed play. Tran was in control throughout the day though, often dictating the pace of play. Even after he lost a big portion of his stack when he doubled up Jean-Paul Philippe in the middle stages, he continued to play aggressively, and quickly recovered. By the time we were down to four players remaining, Tran had built a comfortable lead and entered heads-up play with Jeff Kimber as a 2-1 favorite. He never lost that lead and finally took the bracelet when he got Kimber to call all in while drawing dead to a made full house. This is Tran's third cash of this year's WSOP and his second career bracelet, coming just a year after the first he earned in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament.

Ross Boatman 4th for $66,936
John Paul Kelly 34th for $6,056
Joe Beevers 40th for $4,883

No-Limit Hold’em (Event 32)
Monday, June 15, 2009 to Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Buy-in: $2,000
Prizepool: $2,791,880
Entries: 1,534

Jamie Roberts 16th for $19,012

World Championship Limit Hold'em (Event 33)
Monday, June 15, 2009 to Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $1,739,000
Entries: 185

Mark Teltscher 13th for $32,693

No-Limit Hold’em (Event 34)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 to Thursday, June 18, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $2,859,675
Entries: 2,095
Roland De Wolfe 5th for $112,957

Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 35)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 to Friday, June 19, 2009
Buy-in: $5,000
Prizepool: $1,706,100
Entries: 363
Devilfish 16th for $18,732

No-Limit Hold’em (Event 36)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 to Saturday, June 20, 2009
Buy-in: $2,000
Prizepool: $3,084,900
Entries: 1,695
Andrew Seden gets his 4th cash of this years series when he goes out in 8th place for $67,867

World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 40)
Saturday, June 20, 2009 to Monday, June 22, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $2,773,000
Entries: 295
Robin Keston takes 4th spot for $196,993

NL Hold'em Shootout (1,000 player max) (Event 41)
Sunday, June 21, 2009 to Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Buy-in: $5,000
Prizepool: $1,316,000
Entries: 280

Barny Boatman takes 6th spot for $16,739

Mixed Event (Event 42)
Sunday, June 21, 2009 to Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Buy-in: $2,500
Prizepool: $947,600
Entries: 412

Spencer Lawrence 27th for $5,695

World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em (Event 45)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 to Thursday, June 25, 2009
Buy-in: $10,000
Prizepool: $2,585,000
Entries: 275

John Kabbaj, Event #45 Champion ($633,335)

275 players started the WSOP Pot Limit Hold'em Championship three days ago in what many would call a precursor to the Main Event. In the last $10,000 event of the Series before July 3rd, a stacked field showed up to challenge the defending champion, Nenad Medic. Down to the last 14 players to start the day, a final table was reached relatively quickly in the second level of play when Mohsin Charania was eliminated in 10th place. The final table would turn out to be an exercise in small-ball poker, a thing you do not usually see in Pot Limit Hold'em. After days of pot-sized raises and reraises, players seemed less willing to commit themselves early in a hand. The slow play led to an interesting situation - with seven players left at the table, the average chip stack was just 14 big blinds. With the wealth spread so thin, players were almost forced to commit themselves in any hand they decided to play for a raise. Within an hour the tournament lost four players; Eugene Todd (7th), Jason Lester (6th), J.C. Alvarado (5th) and Davidi Kitai (4th). Another hour would pass before recent braclet winner, Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin, would be sent to the rail. He was first crippled when Kirill Gerasimov flopped two pair with Ac9h against his AdJd. Left with only 420,000 he was all in (and very shortly after all out) on the next hand. Going into the heads up match, Kirill Gerasimov had an almost 2-1 chip lead over John Kabbaj. It took Kabbaj only nine hands to find a way to double up, risking all his chips on a coin flip with Ad4h against Gerasimov's pocket threes. Kabbaj flopped the boat and never looked back. In the second to last hand, Kabbaj used a powerful reraise to muscle Gerasimov out of a pot (after a seven-plus minute tank). It appeared Gerasimov should have gone with the hand, as he ran into the cooler of all coolers on the final hand: aces vs. kings. Kabbaj was on the winning end, taking home the $633,335 first-place prize and having the privilege of having his picture taken next to his first WSOP bracelet alongside pocket aces.

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better (Event 48)
Thursday, June 25, 2009 to Saturday, June 27, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $1,040,130
Entries: 762

Steve Jelinek 6th for $36,893

World Championship H.O.R.S.E. (Event 49)
Friday, June 26, 2009 to Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Buy-in: $50,000
Prizepool: $4,560,000
Entries: 95

John Kabbai currently 9th with 19 runners left and looking for his third cash this year

Limit Hold’em Shootout (1,000 player max) (Event 50)
Friday, June 26, 2009 to Sunday, June 28, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $779,024
Entries: 571
Andreas Hoivold 9th for $4,356

Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em (Event 52)
Sunday, June 28, 2009 to Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Buy-in: $3,000
Prizepool: $2,357,040
Entries: 854

James Sudworth currently 20th with 149 runners left
Praz Banzi, Kieth Hawkins, David Tighe, Ian Frazer, Stu Rutter also still in there and doing well.

Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better (Event 53)
Sunday, June 28, 2009 to Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Buy-in: $1,500
Prizepool: $657,455
Entries: 467
Steve Jelinek still in there and looking for his 2nd cash this year


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