Burlington’s Timothy Adams’ 7th career WSOP cash turned out of be the one that mattered most, after he took down Canada’s 3rd bracelet of 2012 and the first place prize money of $392,467 after winning Event #28, the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 4-Max.
Adams returned for Day 3 and the final 2 tables of the 4-Max No Limit Hold’em sitting 4th in chips and well behind the chip leader, but that didn’t stop him from kicking his way up the pay ladder until he took down the title. With $98,640 in prior WSOP winnings and Timothy’s 2nd cash of the summer, Adams now has won just over $490,000 at the WSOP. Congratulations!
Event #27 – $1,500 H.O.R.S.E – Delayed Final Day
As things are in poker Yion Schwartz, started the Day needing all the chips in the possession of the United Kingdom’s Stephen Chidwick just to be even with that chip leader David Chiu had when the 3 returned on an unscheduled Day 4 to crown a champion.
“The Schwartz” was definitely with Yion, as managed to get all the marbles, the WSOP gold and $267,081.
Event #29 – $1000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Day 2- (Must be 50 years of age or older)
Day reduced the largest single starting field of a live tournament ever down a mere 462 players returning for Day 2. Of those, only 33 advanced to Sunday’s Day 3 and all 4 of our own that are still in the mix and poised to make Canadian poker history.
Calgary’s William Thompson is sitting 11th in chips, Innisfail’s Caroline Tullosh in 12th, Clifton Green of Eckville in 19th and Frank Longinotti (also from Calgary in 23rd; the added significance of this scenario is that all 4 are Albertans and this province has yet to see a WSOP bracelet claimed by one it’s players. On top of that, no Canadian woman has ever won a bracelet outside a Ladies only event, so there are hefty bragging rights up for grabs today; that and more than $603,000 up top really up the ante for those Canadian players today.
With so many of our “over 50” players cashing in this one, look for an upcoming special report to list off all of those names and the areas they are from; for now, here is hoping history is made at the Rio today!
Event #30 – 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) $1,500 – Day 3
Though no Canadian’s are left to cheer on in this one, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi is clearly a man on mission after seeming to own the chip lead for most of the first couple days of play. He’s going into the final table sitting 3rd out of 7 and the fan favorite will be looking to pick up his third bracelet and $101,976 top prize.
As one of the Top 5 global money earners on the All Time Money lists, we are sure this is one of the rare occasions that the money is barely significant to the player as compared to the hardware.
Canada bricked this one, none of our own made the 35 pay-outs.
Event #31 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1
2811 entries came out of the gate and now just 311 remain and it looks as if no less than 20 Canadians are still in contention.
They are less than a few tables away from hitting the money with Quebec’s Erik Cajelais crushing once again and sitting at the top of the back, around 11th overall in chips.
Today also sees us sending out just a little extra “rungood” to many of our notables and “ones to watch”; Mike McDonald (Ontario), Joel Bullock (Alberta) and Samuel Chartier (Quebec) are in very good shape to get their first in the money finish of the 2012 WSOP today, while Cajelais, Philippe Boucher and Terrance Chan are likely to add even more cashes to their already impressive totals so far.
Also in still in the mix are; Jeffery Hillard (MB), Michael Malm (ON), Jonas Mackoff (BC), Kyle Ho (BC), Elliot Smith (BC), Bradey Duck (ON), Marc McLaughlin (QC), David Arnold (SK), Jarrien Eisinga (AB), Yeping Shan (AB), Chi Sang Wong (MB), Jonathan Plens (ON), Vaughn Prichard (AB), Gerald Dower (AB), Jean-Phillppe Piquette (QC), Ryan Mackinnon (NB) and Michael Neuber of Ontario.
There are a few Canadian names still showing chips below the 311 mark that may still be in this and several above that may not, but for now we’ll assume the list to be mostly accurate; our Day 2 report is sure to include some Canuck in the money finishes, so we’ll bring things 100% up to speed then.
Event #32 – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. – Day 1
With the added prestige of the title up for grabs in this one and the larger buy-in, we most likely won’t see they money hit until very late in Day 2 or even Day 3; of the 176 entries, 136 still remain.
Daniel Negreanu sits at the top of the list of Canadian contenders, sitting 23rd in chips. Behind him those players from north of the border include; Clayton Mozdzen (MB), Pat Pezzin (ON), Shawn Buchanan (BC), Paul Sokoloff (ON) and Ontario’s Matthew Wood.
We’ll check back tomorrow and hopefully all these guys are left in the fight for the bracelet and $451,779 up top.
Event #33 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
The second 1k of this seasons WSOP, a packed house in Las Vegas as even the recreational players start their holidays and a weekend start should see this eclipse the numbers of the first; Canada came very close in that one, with Noah Vaillancourt of Cowichan Bay, BC coming a very impressive 3rd place for $193,089!