Monday, 4 June 2012
We can scrub Andy Bloch from the list of best players never to have won a WSOP bracelet after the American took the $1.5k Seven Card Stud title over the weekend.
The former blackjack king dominated a final table that included David Williams and Scott Abrams before beating Barry Greenstein heads up.1 Andy Bloch $126,363 2 Barry Greenstein $78,038 3 Stephen Su $50,332 4 David Williams $36,470 5 Huu Vinh $26,813 6 Lee Goldman $20,001 7 Caroline Hermesh $15,135 8 Scott Abrams $11,618 9 Joseph Ranciato $9,046Event #8 - Herbert Tapscott takes $1.5k Omaha Hi Lo Split 8 or betterVeteran Herbert Tapscott outlasted a 967 runner field in the $1.5k Omaha Hi Lo Split 8 or better to take his maiden WSOP bracelet. Tapscott beat a final table that included 2010 Main Event runner up John Racener before beating triple crown winner Gavin Griffin heads up to secure the $264,400 first prize.Torquay's Scott O'Reilly was the only Brit to make the money with Irishman John O'Shea also making the money.Event #9 - Huge turnout for $1.5m NLHE Re-entryA massive field of 3,404 was on hand for the $1.5k NLHE re-entry. A total of 514 players are left after two opening flights. John Juanda heads the list of notable names with 70,000 chips with the likes of Mike Matusow, James Akenhead, Jake Cody and Kathy Liebert also making it through to day two.Adam Kornuth heads the chip counts on 94,700 followed by James Dambrosio and Jovan Sudar.
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