WSOP Daily: Bracelets for van der Fluit and Razavi, Ivey's first cash, Hastings headlines heads up last four

WSOP Daily: Bracelets for van der Fluit and Razavi, Ivey's first cash, Hastings headlines heads up last four

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Wednesday saw two new bracelet winners, Phil Ivey make the money, Doyle Brunson make his 2012 debut and some Brits go deep. Here's the round up.

Event #9 - $1.5k NL Hold'em re-entry – Razavi wins first bracelet

Unfortunately for UK poker lovers it was Canada's Ashkan rather than Brighton's Sam Razavi who took the honours in the $1.5k NLHE Re-entry. The British Columbian beat a final table that included Brian Rast and Greg Mueller to walk away with his biggest cash score today and of course the all important jewellery.

The final table payouts were as follows:

1. Ashkan Razavi – $781,398
2. Amanda Musumeci – $481,643
3. Derrick Huang – $347,228
4. Ryan Olisar – $252,379
5. Duy Ho – $185,378
6. Brian Rast – $137,632
7. Greg Mueller – $103,258
8. Benjamin Reinhart – $78,259
9. Dien Le – $59,969

Event #11 – Dutch delight in $1.5k PLO

Vincent Van der Fluit has become the fourth player from the Netherlands to bag a bracelet after outlasting a 970-runner field in the $1.5k PLO event. The man from Utrecht worked his way through a largely unknown final table before Charles Tonne, from the unlikely sounding town of China in Michigan to the $265,111 first prize.

The final table payouts were as follows:

1. Vincent Van Der Fluit – $265,211
2. Charles Tonne – $164,132
3. Tristan Wade – $102,690
4. Damien Lhommueau – $74,536
5. Alex Dovzhenko – $55,025
6. Rodney Brown – $41,249
7. Brian Garbe – $31,375
8. Calvin Anderson – $24,186
9. David Schnettler – $18,896

Event #12 - $10k Heads Up down to four

The 32 returning players were whittled down to just four overnight with Brian Hastings, Brock Parker, Tommy Chen and Jason Mo returning tomorrow to battle it out for the $371,498 first prize. Parker will face Mo with Chen taking on Parker when the action resumes at 9pm tonight UK time.

Notables to bust out yesterday included Antonio Esfandiari, Andrew Lichtenberger and Kevin Saul.

Event #13 – 25 left in $1.5k Limit – Haxton and Harmon still in

The 222 survivors played down to 25 after a marathon session which finally drew to close after 2.15am. Ukrainian Lionid Bilokur is the man with the chip lead with 318,000 followed by Ian Johns 258,000 and Chris Swan 256,000. Notable names still in contention for the first prize of almost $212k include Isaac Haxton 72,000 and Jennifer Harman 63,000. They will play down to a winner tomorrow.

Event #14 - $1.5k NLHE Shoot Out – Ivey makes the money

It's been a while since we had much British success to report at this year's WSOP but that could be about to change in the $1.5k NLHE Shoot Out. 1,138 players started the event and there are plenty of Brits dotted amongst the 120 survivors including John Eames, Priyan de Mel, Keith Hawkins, Nick Gibson and Ben Jenkins.

They'll face stiff competition to reach the final table though with the likes of Erik Seidel, Padraig Parkinson, Terrence Chan, David Sands, former World Champ Joe Cada and Phil Ivey all returning tomorrow.

The 120 returning players are all guaranteed a pay day of $5,295 but will have eyes on the $311,174 they can win if they win their next two tables.

Event #15 - $5 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

The big names were out in force for the $5k Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better with the likes of Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Huck Seed and Phil Hellmuth among the 137 survivors from the starting field of 212.

Joining them tomorrow will be none other than Doyle Brunson who made his 2012 WSOP debut yesterday. Dolly closed with a slightly below average stack. The great man seemed to be enjoying himself, tweeting, “1:30 in the morning. Here I set I'n a poker tournament. I must be nuts.”

Chris Tryba holds the chip lead going into day two.

Tags: WSOP 2012, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brusnon, Phil Hellmuth, Huck Seed, John Eames, Keith Hawkins, Priyan de Mel, Barry Greenstein