WSOP 2013 Latest
Friday, 31 May 2013
As one tournament draws to a close another is just getting started as the WSOP enters its third day of action inside the Rio casino.
The last 24 hours has seen the $500 employee event crown a winner and the $5,000 eight-handed tournament move one step closer to a final table. Indeed, having started the day with 194 players, including Tom Marchese, David Sands and David Vamplew, still in contention, the $5,000 event is now down to just 28 players.
After a day of turbulent action for some of the game’s best, the day’s survivors, headed by Rafal Michalowski, bagged their chips ahead of the penultimate session.
On offer for those returning tomorrow will be a place on the final table where the winner will walk away with $553,906 and a shiny WSOP bracelet.
In the employees event notable poker reporter Chad Holloway was making headlines of his own as he made it down to the final two of the $500 tournament. After battling his way through almost 900 players the American eventually won a hard-fought battle against Allan Kwong to scoop his first bracelet and $84,915.
Meanwhile, in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event #3, a total of 1,821 lined up on Day 1A and Day 1B and leading the 660 players when the action came to a close was Jerry Payne with 99,425 chips.
Event #1 $500 Employee Tournament Final Result:
1 Chad Holloway 84,915
2 Allan Kwong 52,318
3 Bobby Rooney 33,903
4 Brian Pingel 24,811
5 Daniel Ellery 18,426
6 Sean Small 13,868
7 Tyrone Smith 10,567
8 Michael Trivett 8,146
9 Hieu Le 6,348