WSOP Daily: Romanello and McCorkell at $3k Shootout final table
Thursday, 21 June 2012
With WPT and EPT titles to his name Roberto Romanello is two thirds of the way towards winning the poker triple crown and the Welshman is well placed to win his maiden WSOP bracelet after reaching the final table of the $3k Shootout.
Romanello will be joined at the final table of ten by fellow Brit Craig McCorkell, Antonio Esfandiari, Joe Tehan (who has already cashed six times at this year's WSOP) and last year's $1.5k No Limit Hold'em bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos. Rounding out the final table are Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, Alessandro Longobardi, Jonathan Lane, Sardor Gaziev and Thiago Nishijima.
All ten survivors are guaranteed at least $22,899 with the winner walking away with $368,593 and the all important bracelet. The action resumes at 9pm tonight UK time.
Chris Tryba wins $2.5k Mixed Hold'em
All eyes were on Phil Ivey at the start of the final table of the $2.5k Mixed Hold'em event. Rather than Ivey securing his ninth bracelet it was Chris Tryba who celebrated winning his first. Tryba had over $1m in earnings going into this event but had never bagged a score of over $150,000 but remedied that after beating a stacked final table that included Ivey, who busted in ninth, Michael Gathy and Salman Behbehani. The American sealed victory in the first hand of heads up play with Erik Cajelais, turning a straight flush to win $210,107 and his first bracelet.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1. Chris Tryba – $210,107
2. Erik Cajelais – $129,766
3. Salman Behbehani – $93,842
4. Joep van den Bijgaart – $68,576
5. Michael Gathy – $50,640
6. Samuel Golbluff – $37,793
7. Brent Wheeler – $28,494
8. Phil Ivey – $21,699
9. Michael Foti – $16,692