WSOP daily – Ivey heads $5k Omaha Hi-Lo
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Phil Ivey has twice come close to collecting World Series bracelet number nine at this year's WSOP and is well placed for a third charge in the $5k Omaha Hi-Lo. Ivey leads the remaining field of 27 with Dan Kelly, Mike Matusow, Brian Hastings and Scotty Nguyen also in the top ten in the chip counts.
British hopes rest with Stephen Chidwick who returns in fifteenth place. Fortune wasn't smiling on James Dempsey who was the unfortunate bubble boy, busting when he ran into Bart Hanson's quad twos.
Mike Matusow also had a memorable day. The Mouth was suffering from tummy trouble and ended up being sick in a rubbish bin in the middle of the Amazon room. It didn't put him off though as the three-time bracelet winner ended the day in third place.
Michael Gathy wins $1k No Limit Hold'em
Belgium bagged its first bracelet of the 2012 WSOP after Michael Gathy won the latest $1k No Limit Hold'em event. Gathy outlasted a final table that included Eric Baldwin and John Esposito before beating Jamie Armstrong heads up to secure his first WSOP jewellery and the not so small matter of $440,829.
Michael Gathy – $440,829
Jamie Armstrong – $273,776
Noah Vaillancourt – $193,089
John Esposito – $139,457
Eric Baldwin – $101,948
Eric Davis – $75,422
Jean-Louis Santoni – $56,453
Jason Manggunio – $42,749
Joshua Field – $32,748
Randy Ohel takes 2-7 Triple Draw bracelet
Randy Ohel had to work extremely hard for his 2-7 Triple Draw bracelet, eventually sealing the title after a five and a half hour heads up battle with Benjamin Lazer. Ohel had just 10% of the chips in play at one stage but ground his way back to the title and with it $145,247.
Randy Ohel – $145,247
Benjamin Lazer – 89,714
David Baker – $59,925
Farzad Bonyadi – $40,987
Jason Lavallee – $28,585
Shawn Buchanan – $20,322
ElkY, Deeb and Lichtenberger among final 18 in $3k Six-Max
Just 18 players are left in the $3k No Limit Hold'em Six Max event with London-based Ukrainian Artem Metalidi leading the way on 1,523,000. Other notables names returning for the final day include Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier 487,000, Freddy Deeb 425,000 and Andrew Lichtenberger 246,000. Eugene Katchalov will have his work cut out though, returning as the short stack with just 84,000.
The action resumes at 9pm UK time.