Moorman, Greenstein and Sexton just miss out

Moorman, Greenstein and Sexton just miss out

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Hopes were high going into yesterday's play at the Rio that we would be toasting more British success. Unfortunately, Chris Moorman finished just short in the $2.5 No Limit Hold'em Six Max event busting out in third place.

This month's Bluff Europe cover star (you can read the interview here) looked in good shape for a double up when he got his chips in with KJ against Oleksii Kovalchuk's K9. The 10-5-Q flop looked safe enough, especially after a blank 7 on the turn. An unlikely Jack appeared on the river though to fill the Ukrainian's inside straight draw and send Moorman to the rail. Kovalchuk kept that momentum going, eventually sealing the bracelet after beating Ionel Anton.

The rail was hoping for some old school success to cheer in a couple of other events that concluded last night. Like Phil Hellmuth, both Mike Sexton and Barry Greenstein came tantalisingly close to winning bracelets but fell just short. Sexton couldn't make a Lazarusesque comeback to beat Chris Viox in the $1.5k stud while Barry G busted in third in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. The $10k title was won by long time chip leader and brother of 2+2 Pokercast host, Daniel Idema (we'll be expecting an extra special intro from Bunner this Monday).

Tags: WSOP 2011, Chris Moorman, Mike Sexton, Barry Greenstein, Danial Idema