WSOP Daily: Zeidman beats Bjorin to Stud bracelet, Eames and Negreanu at Pot Limit Hold'em final table
Friday, 1 June 2012
Leif Force wins $3k heads up, Chris Bjorin falls just short in the Stud Eight or better, Kid Poker is well placed for bracelet number five while Southport's John Eames reaches his second WSOP final table.
Event #3 – $3k Heads Up NLHE / PLO – Force is with Leif
The man with probably the best name at this year's WSOP has got himself a bracelet. Leif Force won the final three matches of the $3k Heads Up NLHE / PLO mixed event to clinch his first bracelet.
The American beat Andy Frankenberger in the quarter final and Aussie Julian Powell in the semi before beating Jason Koon in a rapid-fire finale. The biggest names to have made the last eight, Annette Obrestad and David Benefield, both bowed out at the quarter final stage. Force pocketed $207,708 for his efforts.
Event #4 – Zeidman beats Bjorin to Seven Card Stud bracelet
We'll have to wait a little longer to report the first UK bracelet success at this year's WSOP as London-based Swede Chris Bjorin came up just short in the Seven Card Stud Hi Lo 8 or better. The two-time bracelet winner worked his way through a stacked returning field of 23 that included such luminaries as Michael Mizrachi and Mike Sexton but couldn't quite seal the deal against Cory Zeidman. Almost $125k should provide some consolation though.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Cory Zeidman $201,559
2 Chris Bjorin $124,838
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $84,415
4 Yarron Bendor $58,518
5 Michael Mizrachi $41,447
6 Xuan Liu $29,985
7 Todd Brunson $22,142
8 Bonnie Rossi $16,684
9 Marsha Waggoner $12,822
Event #5 - $1.5k Pot Limit Hold'em – Can Negreanu make it bracelet number five?
Daniel Negreanu has been one of the nearly men of the WSOP in recent years with a number of strong finishes but no new jewellery to show off. Kid Poker is well placed to make it WSOP bracelet number five though, returning to the final table of the $1.5k Pot Limit Hold'em event sixth in the chip counts with 212,000.
Leading the way is Bryan Pelegrino on 790,000 followed by World Poker Tour Jonathan Aguiar on 552,000. Other notables at the final table include Tommy Vedes on 247,000 and Southport's John Eames who returns to his second WSOP final table in eighth with 181,000.