WSOP 2011 – Marco Traniello leads $3,000 Limit Hold ‘em

WSOP 2011 – Marco Traniello leads $3,000 Limit Hold ‘em

Thursday, 9 June 2011

We all know that Jennifer Harman is or was at one point considered to be one of the best Limit Hold ‘em players in the world – she didn’t write a chapter of Super/System 2 for nothing. Now, we’re not using her husband Marco Traniello’s chip lead in the $3,000 Limit Hold ‘em event as proof of poker skill transferring via osmosis, but...

Overall the second Limit Hold ‘em event of the 2011 WSOP got a not-terrible field of 337, a little shorter than last year but still enough for a prize pool touching a million dollars with a first place of over $220,000. By the end of Day 1 just 180 of the 337 remain with one in five of them making the money.

Traniello has competition – right behind him and trailing by twenty big bets is Team PokerStars’ Victor Ramdin, who is having a killer 2011 and looks poised to make a run at this. Shawn Buchanan and Shaun Deeb also made it into the top ten chip counts with Jason Mercier, Alex Kravchenko, Justin Bonomo and Barry Greenstein all alive and ready for Day 2.

Of the 180 remaining, 36 will receive at least $5,612 for their efforts with the nine players at the final table guaranteed $18,547. Three players will leave six figures richer with over $220,000 and the bracelet for whoever wins.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, event #14 $3k Limit Hold'em, Marco Traniello, Victor Ramdin, Jason Mercier, Alex Kravchenko, Barry Greenstein, Justin Bonomo