2012 WSOP Week #4 In Review

Jun 25 2012 |

We are halfway through the 2012 WSOP and the story thus far is the success of the Phils. Both Ivey and Hellmuth are having an outstanding year at the WSOP with multiple final tables and cashes. In this Monday's Blog we get you up to date with the latest results and news form the 2012 WSOP.

Event #29: $1,500 Seniors Event Hold 'Em

This event set the record for most entrants in an opening day poker tournament. More than 4,000 seniors entered the event making it the largest ever. Former Main Event runner Dennis Phillips battled for first against Allyn Jaffrey Shulman. Shulman is the wife of Card Player Magazine founder and CEO, Barry Shulman. Entering the final day of play Shulman was the short stack, but she fought her way back into contention and later ended the drought of a woman winning a WSOP bracelet. Her win not only earned her the bracelet, as she also took home $603,713.

Event #30: $1,500 2-7 Triple Drawa

  1. Larry Wright $101,975
  2. Brandon Cantu $63,048
  3. Andrew Lichtenberger $41,445
  4. Michael Mizrachi $28,198
  5. Erik Lindgren $19,676

Event #31: $1,500 Hold 'Em

Carter Phillips, winner of 2012 WSOP Event #31

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A large field of 2,811 players paid the $1,500 entry fee to compete for the bracelet of this event. Joe Cada, who won the Main Event in 2009, went on to play heads up for his second bracelet. His opponent was Carter Phillips, who has one bracelet himself.  Cada, entering as the short stack, had to put up a nasty fight as he began the final table. In the end, Phillips outplayed Cada and earned $664,130 along with his second bracelet.

Event #32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.

  1. David Bakes Baker $451,779
  2. John Monnette $279,206
  3. Paul Sokoloff $183,784
  4. Phil Hellmuth $134,056
  5. Phil Ivey $99,739

Event #33: $1,000 Hold 'Em

This was the largest Hold 'Em event of the year so far with a total of 2,795 competitors playing for over $2.5 million in prize money. A final table absent any big poker names concluded with Max Steinberg winning his first bracelet and $440,238. This is Max's 3rd cash of the 2012 WSOP and 4th overall.

Event # 34: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha

  1. Naoya Kihara $512,029
  2. Chris Demaci $316,308
  3. Daniel Hindin $203,369
  4. Hans Winzeler $134,857
  5. Davidi Kitai $92,064

Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Hold 'Em

Phil Ivey, finished 8th in 2012 WSOP Event #35

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The mixed event is played using both limit and no limit styles of betting. Each time the blinds are increased the betting option changes. To win this event, one must be skilled at both forms. Long time poker player and one of the true grinders of the game, Chris Tryba, beat out 393 players to capture his first bracelet and $210,107. This event was Phil Ivey’s 5th final table of the series, where he finished in 8th.

Event #36: $3,000 Hold 'Em Shootout

At shootout events, a player must win each table to advance to the next round. It is a tough tournament to win, but someone has to do it. This time around, that person was Craig McCorkell. He had to beat out Antonio Esfandiari, who placed 3rd. Craig’s win adds $368,593 to his bank account along with his first bracelet of the WSOP.

Event #37: $2,500 Eight Game

  1. David Baker $271,312
  2. Greg Mueller $167,637
  3. Kevin Calenzo $106,564
  4. Joseph Couden $76,841
  5. Donnacha O'Dea $56,277
Dung Nguyen, WSOP Event #38 winner

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Event #38: $1,500 Hold 'Em

Another large field of more than 2,500 entered the 38th tournament of the series. Dung Nguyen started the final as the chip leader and never looked back. He beat out the likes of David Pham and Scott Clements to win his first bracelet. This is actually Dung's first ever cash at the WSOP and it earns him $607,200.

Event # 39: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha

  1. Jan-Peter Jachtmann $661,000
  2. Andrew Brown $408,393
  3. Steven Silverman $299,960
  4. Micah Smith $222,044
  5. Andy Seth $165,665

Event #40: $2,500 Limit Hold 'Em

There were plenty of solid players at the limit hold 'em final table, including Chad Brown, Sorel Mizzi, and Terrence Chan. None of those went on to win, however, instead losing out to the day’s initial short stack, Ronnie Bardah. It was a small field of only 302 players, but Ronnie’s ability to outlast them all and win earned him $182,088.

Five more events are underway at the moment, including the much-anticipated $50,000 Players Championship. This tournament features top pros playing 9 forms of poker. The winner is often crowned the best overall player by his peers. Next week, the largest ever buy-in for a poker tournament kicks off, and so far the prize pool is well over $50 million. Called the “Big One For One Drop,” this event is a newly added fundraiser to support the One Drop charity. One Drop is a charity founded by poker player and Cirque Du Soleil founder, Guy Laliberté, to support clean water access worldwide. This will be one to watch and we look forward to bringing updates as the event goes on.


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