Ivey finishes third in $5k Omaha Hi Lo
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Phil Ivey was hoping that it would be a case of third time lucky at this year's WSOP. After two final table appearances Ivey was looking to add to his extensive bracelet collection but once again fell just short, this time in the $5k Omaha Hi Lo.
Ivey was sent to the rail in third place by Scotty Nguyen who will battle it out with Joe Cassidy for the bracelet when play resumes later today. Other notables to make the final table were Mike Matusow, Bart Hanson and Meng La.
The heads-up chip counts when play resumes are as follows
1. Joe Cassidy – 3,000,000
2. Scotty Nguyen – 845,000
Simon Charette wins $3k Six-max NLHE
18 players were still in contention at the start of the final day of the $3k Six-max NLHE event and by the end it was Simon Charette who was toasting his first taste of bracelet success. The Canadian outlasted a final 18 that included Freddy Deeb, Eugene Katchalov, Andrew Lichtenberger, Scott Montgomery and Bertrand 'ElkY Grospellier before beating Ukraine's Artem Metalidi heads up.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1. Simon Charette – $567,624
2. Artem Metalidi – $350,806
3. Luis Rodriguez Cruz – $222,511
4. Eddie Blumenthal – $146,053
5. Foster Hays – $98,756
6. Bertrand Grospellier – $68,638
Kursevich heads $3k PLO
$361,797 is on offer to the winner of the $3k PLO event and there are just 18 players still in contention for that chunky pay day. Vadzim Kursevich is the man to beat with 741,000 chips but there are plenty of big names looming including the likes of Robert Williamson III, Dutch Boyd, John Racener and a short stacked Erik Seidel.
1. Vadzim Kursevich – 741,000
2. Romik Vartzar – 628,000
3. Oleksii Kovalchuk – 565,000
4. Huykhiem Nguyen – 439,000
5. Tom Chambers – 379,000
6. Robert Williamson III – 378,000
7. Austin Scott – 306,000
8. Brett Richey – 304,000
9. Dutch Boyd – 254,000
10. Thomas Pettersson – 243,000
John Racener 117,000
Erik Seidel 71,000