WSOP Daily Update 8th June, 2013
posted in Poker News, WSOP on 9 June 2013 by

Yesterday saw a winner decided in event #14, continuing play in events #15 and #16, and the first day of play in event #17. The WSOP is surely moving along smoothly at the Rio in Las Vegas, and we’ve brought you an overview of all the action.

Event #14

The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event #14 crowned Jonathan Taylor as the winner, and he won $454,424. For all the details of Taylor’s dominating victory, check out our event #14 final table report.

The final table payed out as follows:

1. Jonathan Taylor – $454,424
2. Blake Bohn - $281,049
3. Hunter Frey - $194,315
4. Hiren Patel - $140,143
5. Tommy Vu – $102,449
6. Patrick Kubat – $75,879
7. Jed Hoffman – $56,946
8. Dan Gannon – $43,293
9. Joseph Pergola – $33,323

Event #15

Event #15, a $1,500 HORSE tournament, saw the 177 players who survived day one winnowed down to just 21 players remaining by the end of the second day of play. Most of the remaining players are relatively unknown. Andy Bloch, Norman Chad and Kathy Liebert all hit the rail early on day two. Dan Kelly is still alive, but is very short-stacked.

The top 10 chip leaders look like:

Mark Klecan – 518,000
Eddie Blumenthal – 443,000
Scott Bohlman – 382,000
Rep Porter – 279,000
Tom Schneider – 275,000
Frankie O’Dell – 271,000
Owais Ahmed – 243,000
Michael Cooper – 224,000
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy – 158,000
Dan Heimiller – 146,000

Play will resume at 1:00 PM Las Vegas time and will continue until there is a winner.

Event #16

The $10,000 Heads-up event #16 seems designed to attract the sickest gamblers and the most variance-loving high-rollers. On the second day of play, 28 players busted out, leaving a final 4 still standing:

Ben Sulsky v. Don Nguyen
Mark Radoja v Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo

Players who were eliminated include Phil Hellmuth, Randy “nanonoko” Lew and Phil Galfond. Hellmuth was in classic Hellmuth form. After being knocked out, he called out to his wife across the room in order to bemoan his luck. I wonder what happened to that “mindset” coach that he had hired a while back?

Play will recommence at 1:00 PM and will proceed until someone wins.

Event #17

$1,500 No Limit Hold’em event #17 got started yesterday, and only 226 players remain from the initial field of 2,105 hopefuls who began the day. This star-studded event features some big names returning for day-two play. Chris Moorman, Jonathan Duhamel, Barry Greenstein, Gavin Smith, Joe Cada, and Vanessa Selbst are just a few of the notable players who survived day one. The top 10 chip stacks are as follows:

1. Levon Khachatryan – 176,100
2. Kurt Jewel – 131,200
3. Michael Borovetz – 115,500
4. Evan Schwartz – 104,600
5. Matt Jarvis – 101,300
6. Josh Hillock – 100,000
7. Blake Purvis – 97,700
8. Matt Matros – 96,000
9. Robert Corcione – 90,000
10. Jason Everett – 81,300

Play will continue at 1 PM today PST and will last for 10 levels.

Player of the Year

The WSOP Player of the Year race remains astonishingly unchanged from before yesterday’s play. There has been some minor shuffling around of positions, but the top 10 remain the same. Daniel Negreanu still remains on top, by quite a healthy margin.

1. Daniel Negreanu – 427.15
2. Benny Chen – 300.00
3. Charles Sylvestre – 260.00
4. Daniel Marton – 252.00
5. Matthew Waxman – 242.00
6. Matthew Ashton – 240.75
7. Trevor Pope – 240.00
8. Levi Berger – 237.50
9. Mike Matusow – 228.75
10. Bryan Piccioli – 226.50

To keep up to date with the action from the Amazon Room at the Rio Casino, keep your eye on the @FTR_Poker_News twitter account, as we’ll be updating all our articles there.


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