The World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet conveyor belt is well and truly underway after Trevor Pope and Charles Sylvestre win bracelets 2 and 3 of a prospective 62.
Yesterday, we reported that Pope had almost 50% of the chips in play when he sat down to compete in a tough final table in Event €2: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (NLHE). Nobody was going to bet against him taking the title and the prize did go the way of the man with all of the chips; Pope being mobbed by his friends (and customary dog) when the last hand was dealt.
“Words can’t express how I feel. I have the best friends in the world.”
So how did Pope amass such a huge chip lead?
“I ran like God as simple as that. I just couldn’t lose.” Pope told Kristy Arnett, PokerNews, sideline reporter.
Despite the big chip advantage, Pope still had to contend with the likes of David Vamplew, Darryll Fish, Jared Hamby, Dan Kelly, Brandon Meyers and David Peters.
“I knew that everyone was going to try and jump up the pay grades, so I wanted to apply pressure to anyone who had fold equity and it seemed to work out.”
It certianly did.
- Trevor Pope – $533,906
- David Vamplew – $342,450
- Darryll Fish – $215,286
- Jared Hamby – $154,518
- Jamie Armstrong – $112,695
- Dan Kelly – $83,552
- Brandon Meyers – $62,915
- David Peters – $48,130
Sylvestre Takes Down Event #3
The WSOP is a very successful stomping ground for those pesky French-Canadians. Jonathan Duhamel winning the 2010 WSOP Main Event and a bare chested Pascal LeFrancois taking his winning shot the same year immediately springing to mind.
This time it’s the turn of Charles Sylvestre who won the first $1,000 of the series in Event #3 in a final table that shot by like a rocket.
“I’m feeling great. I don’t realize right now because everything happened so fast. Tomorrow after I come down I will enjoy it some more.” Sylvestre told the PokerNews sideline reporter Lynn Gilmartin after his victory.
- Charles Sylvestre – $491,360
- Seth Berger – $303,952
- William Guerrero – $215,107
- Michael Cooper – $155,706
- Binh Ta – $114,017
- Ryan Olisar – $84,459
- Darren Rabinowitz – $63,273
- Ruben Ybarra – $47,925
- Pin Liu – $36,705
Event #4: $1,500 NLHE (Six-Max) has reached its final table and the American Mike Mustafa has the chip lead going into the final day. It’s going to be another cracking day on the live stream as former WSOP Main Event winner Joe Cada, WSOP bracelet winner Keven Stammen and German star Manig Loeser also feature.
Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8-or-Better has reached the third day of action and 19-players remain. Mike Gorodinsky has the lead, but keep your eye on Daniel Negreanu. The current WSOP Player of the Year leader has one of the shorter stacks but a lot of momentum. He is joined by the likes of Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow, David ‘Bakes’ Baker and George Danzer.
Finally, the Millionaire Maker has opened its doors and welcomed people by the thousands. Day 1A saw 3,713 start things off and a further 2,630 entrants joined the fray in Day 1B meaning the event has broken the WSOP attendance record with 6,343 players vying for the first prize of $1,198,780. 690-players remain and Scott Clements has the early chip lead.