Lee Davy shares his round up of all the action from the 29th day of the 46th Annual World Series of Poker including victory for Adrian Apmann in the Extended Levels event, Eli Elezra leading a Stud final table, and Phil Hellmuth on course for bracelet #15.
The Germans have another bracelet after Adrian Apmann was the only man left with a seat in the slog that was Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em.
The inaugural event lasted five days, and three handed action between Apmann, Yehoram Houri, and Barny Boatman lasted five hours – longer than any other triumvirate this series.
1,914 entrants made sure the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will include this in their roster of events next year, and the Austrian based German takes the lion’s share of the $2.5m prize pool.
Two former WSOP champions made the final table. The Russian Konstantin Puchkov finished seventh, and the British legend Barny Boatman finished third. This was Apmann’s sixth WSOP cash, and his first final table.
Final Table Results
1st, Adrian Apmann – $478,102
2nd. Yehoram Houri – $295,727
3rd. Barny Boatman – $204,464
4th. Anthony Diotte – $147,463
5th. DJ Buckley – $107,800
6th. Kurt Lichtman – $79,842
7th. Konstantin Puchkov – $59,920
8th. Artem Metalidi – $45,554
9th. Ross Gottlieb – $35,063
Other notables that cashed included Justin Zaki (18th), Patrick Leonard (22nd) and Yevgeniy Timoshenko (24th)
Phil Hellmuth Seeking Bracelet #15 in Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
I was talking to Dominik Nitsche a few days ago, and I told him that I felt he had the time, ability and heat, to one day surpass Phil Hellmuth at the top of the WSOP bracelet charts.
“Not if he keeps winning them.” Said Nitsche.
He makes an excellent point.
Hellmuth is only 50-years of age. He isn’t going anywhere soon, and he keeps mopping up. He has already added bracelet #14 to his trophy cabinet, after victory in the $10,000 Razz Championships, and he has a healthy stack heading into the third day of action in Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em.
When Hellmuth gets a stack, he is difficult to shift. It will be interesting to see how this one develops. It won’t be easy though. Simon Deadman is searching for this second final table of the summer, Nam Le and Barry Shulman have chips, as does the former WSOP Main Event champion Carlos Mortensen.
1,244 entered the event, 41 remain, and there is $551,941 awaiting the winner.
Top Five Chip Counts
1st. Tumor Margolin – 1,426,000
2nd. Raghav Bansai – 1,208,000
3rd. Andre Akkari – 709,000
4th. Matt O’Donnell – 705,000
5th. Simon Deadman – 650,000
Phil Hellmuth has 622,000, Nam Le has 589,000, Jeff Gross has 502,000, Barry Shulman has 440,000 and Carlos Mortensen has 383,000.
David ‘ODB” Baker Leads the Final Table of the Poker Players Championships
WSOP bracelet winner David ‘ODB’ Baker has made his second final table of the summer. He leads the final table of six in the $50k Poker Player’s Championship (PPC), an event he finished 10th in 2012.
Baker leads the final six players. Bracelet winner Mike Gorodinsky is making his third final table of the summer, and will start in second place, Jean-Robert Bellande will be looking to prove a few doubters wrong by carving his place in history, and the likes of Chris Klodnicki and Dan Kelly also book their berth.
The most interesting name to pop up is Ben Sulsky. More known for his online cash game exploits, Sulsky admitted to PokerNews that he is not the most experienced player at this format. Chips may be fumbled, but Sulsky knows how to put them into a pot without losing them. He starts in fifth place.
All remaining players are guaranteed $184,222, but they only have eyes on the $1.2m first prize.
Final Table Chip Counts
1st. David “ODB” Baker – 3,227,000
2nd. Mike Gorodinsky – 2,589,000
3rd. Jean-Robert Bellande – 2,188,000
4th. Chris Klodnicki – 2,130,000
5th. Ben Sulsky – 1,462,000
6th. Dan Kelly – 1,003,000
The players who cashed were:
7th. Jason Mercier – $139,265
8th. Shawn Buchanan – $139,265
9th. Abe Mosseri – $110,073
10th. Justin Smith – $110,073
11th. John Racener – $87,010
12th. Matthew Ashton – $87,010
Eli Elezra Leads the Final Table of Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud experienced a 31% drop in field size this year. None of that matters a jot to Eli Elezra. The two-time bracelet winner is hoping to make it number three. He has the chip lead in what is his third final table of the summer. Hot on his heels is Allen Cunningham. He is cashing for the third time this year, making his first final table, and hoping to become a six-time WSOP champion.
There is $112,591 awaiting the winner in that one.
Final Table Chip Counts
1st. Eli Elezra – 617,000
2nd. Allen Cunningham – 414,500
3rd. Gylbert Drolet – 355,500
4th. Ken Wittock – 282,500
5th. Byron Ziebell – 273,500
6th. Jean Gaspard – 263,500
7th. Benjamin Lazer – 120,500
8th. Matt Grapenthien – 51,500
Other notables that cashed were Mike Watson (11th), Barry Greenstein (16th) and Tom McCormick (18th).
Day 3 of Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Ends in Stalemate
1,655 entered Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, and two remain as the event spills over into a fourth day of action. Upeshka Desilva has a 5:1 chip lead over the Irishman Dara O’Kearney in that one.
Here are the other finishing positions
3rd. John Dolan – $172,752
4th. Patrick Rojek – $124,537
5th. Ilkin Amirov – $91,157
6th. Bobby Moore – $67,697
7th. Jorden Fox – $50,985
8th. Vasily Tsapko – $38,920
9th. Jason Koon – $30,095
Other notables that cashed were Barry Hutter (12th), Thor Hansen (15th) and Craig McCorkell (27th).
Nipun Java Leads Event #46: $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed
A second event that moved into an unexpected fourth day was Event #46: $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed. 682 have been whittled down to a final four, and keep your eye on Vasili Firsau to win his first WSOP bracelet in that one.
$437,575 awaits the winner.
1st. Nipun Java – 3,260,000
2nd. Andreas Freund – 2,900,000
3rd. Vasili Firsau – 2,595,000
4th. Numit Agrawal – 1,600,000
Vadzim Markushevski finished fifth for $76,373, and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Idema finished sixth for $53,342. Other notables that cashed included David Tuthill (7th), Felipe Ramos (10th) and Taylor Paur (11th).
Bryce Yockey Leads Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Bryce Yockey leads Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, after the first day of action. 815 players entered, a 18% drop on last year, and $231,102 is reserved for first.
Top Five Chip Counts
1st. Bryce Yockey – 155,300
2nd. Anthony Piazza – 138,000
3rd. James Hosbrough – 135,300
4th. Scott Clements – 119,000
5th. Jason Kornegay – 101,700
Other notables with chips include Charles Carrel (97,200), Chris Bjorin (58,800) and Connor Drinan (57,000).
Yegor Tsurikov Leads Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championships
There was also a dip in field size in Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championships – this time by 4%. 117 players entered and there is so much cream left in the event it’s sickening.
Yegor Tsurikov has the lead, but Anthony Zinno and Sorel Mizzi are not that far behind. 74 remain after the end of Day 1. 18 players will get paid, and $291,456 awaits the winner.
Top Five Chip Counts
1st. Yegor Tsurikov – 114,200
2nd. Anthony Zinno – 105,300
3rd. Sorel Mizzi – 104,800
4th. Aleksandr Denisov – 103,200
5th. Javed Abrahams – 102,300
Other notables with chips include Jesse Martin (80,500), Brock Parker (76,000), Daniel Idema (69,500) and Daniel Negreanu (62,900).