WSOP 2011 - $1,000 NL event reduced to just 73 players

WSOP 2011 - $1,000 NL event reduced to just 73 players

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

We’re well in the money in the first $1,000 NL event of 2011 with less than eight tables of players left from the 4,178 that began this event on Days 1a and 1b. All remaining players are guaranteed more than $5,000 for their efforts thus far but all eyes look to the final table with almost $50k for ninth and a first prize of over $600,000.

Leading the field into the dying stages of Day 2 is Jon Turner who has built up his stack to over three-quarters of a million in chips, way ahead of second-place Brandon Shane’s 510,000. As always in the multi-thousand player events, finding big names is a tough challenge but of our 73 remaining players we found some.

Reigning world champion Jonathan Duhamel is closer than most to a second bracelet with an above-average stack of over 250,000. Also to be found are online pros Jordan Young and David Peters as well as Eric Mizrachi and... well, OK that’s it but we have some online phenoms, a Mizrachi brother and the current Main Event champion.

That’s way above Expected Pro (+EPr) in the last legs of a $1,000 NL WSOP event.

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #8, $1k NL, Jonathan Duhamel, Eric Mizrachi