It goes without saying that weekends bring sloughs of poker players down to the Rio’s World Series of Poker and with them a ton of action. Here is what all went down for our players participating on Saturday…
Event #40 – $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six Handed – Final Day
While Canada’s 4th bracelet of the summer eluded us once again, we were not without some top results in this one; both Toronto’s Sorel Mizzi and Vancouver’s Terrance Chan returned for the final 10 on Day 3.
Terrence looked to be in great shape as second in chips to start the day, but unfortunately fell just short of the official final table of 6, after being eliminated in 7th place. It was good enough to make the first pay jump of the day however, seeing Chan make his 8th 2012 WSOP cash, this time for $17,107.
Sorel did find his way to the final table, with just 5 players blocking the way to his first bracelet. Like Terrence, it just wasn’t in Saturday’s cards to see it happen and Mizzi was eliminated in 5th place for $33,541.
The USA’s Ronnie Bardah overcame the initial starting field of 302 to claim the bracelet and $182,088 top prize.
Event #41 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 3
Scott Montgomery and Vincent Bellissimo appear to have made it to the final 3 tables, though it does also appear that Vincent has recently been eliminated in 26th for $22,377. Scott looks to be sitting in the middle of the pack as far chip counts go, so good luck to him today!
A decent number of our players have already scored some loot as follows:
Victoria’s Conner Allison came 57th for $11,455 in his deep Day 2 finish, Toronto’s Ronald Goodfellow scored $7,840 for 84th, Abbotsford’s Steve Goosen went out 92nd for a $7,117 cash, Shayne Khanna of Saint-Lambert placed 111th for $6,470, Orangeville’s Steven Kerr placed 121st for $5,937 and his second cash over the 2 events he’s played so far, while Vancouver’s Charles Shapiro rounds out our list of in the money finishers with a 127th place showing worth $5,937 as well. players that are left of the 1394 players that started this one.
Event #42 – $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better – Day 3
Only one Canadian out of the 393 player starting field found his way to the cash cage late on Day 2 of this one; “2012 WSOP ’Ones To Watch’-British Columbia” pick
Chris “maxxscam” Back fought his way through a star packed field to finish 32nd for $5,575.
With his elimination, Day 3 will not see any of our players returning, but we’ll keep you posted on which country and player does end up walking away with the $228,014 first place prize and bracelet when this one does wrap up.
Event #39 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha – Winner
Jan-Peter Jachtmann of Germany took down his countries first bracelet of 2012, scoring $661,000 along with it.
Event #43 – $1,500 No Limit Hold’em
This one had 2270 Day 1 entries and after the evening came to a close, only 320 were left. There is some hefty incentive to come out on top of this one as $654,380 will accompany the WSOP gold. 297 players of those returning today will see at least $2,730 for their efforts and it shouldn’t take long today for that money bubble to pop.
Scanning the list of those Canadian’ still contention sees notables Mark Radoja, Sam Chartier and Pat Pezzin all immediately pop out, but we’ll be able to give you a more complete list of our players once the money hits and flags are posted with results, stay tuned for more.
Two of the more popular events of the summer get started today, depending on your bankroll and definition of popular that is…
Event #44 is a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em and as we head into the final quarter of the 2012 WSOP of poker, many players will want to take an affordable shot at some massive ROI and a bracelet. We can set the over/under to be at around 2500 players for this one, though we can expect the actual number to be even higher.
Event #45 is a $50,000 buy-in named “The Poker Players Championship” and when it comes to the top players in the world, this one carries with it almost as much bragging rights as winning the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship Main Event; some may even argue more.
Though the starting field sizes of the two are miles apart, the size of the buy-in and putting all of a poker players true skills to the test come into play in this one as 8 different disciplines of the game are played through-out.
Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Low Split 8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Hi/Low Split 8 or Better, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball will all be alternated to sort out who are poker’a true wizards as opposed to just being proficient in the more popular varieties of the game.