Well folks, the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship Main and final event of the 2012 World Series of Poker gets underway Saturday, so we have only a few bracelet winners to decide before we go into the several weeks of play that will decide the final table of 9 to be played in the fall.
Save the latter, all of the final “open” bracelet events are now underway and here is what Thursday, July 5th’s action brought…
Event #57 – $10,000 NLH 6 Handed – Day 3
The final 27 players of this event returned for Day 3, with just 2 Ontario players in the pack; in the end it was a 2nd 2012 final table finish for Burlington’s Timothy Adams, but he fell slightly short of winning his 2nd bracelet with a respectable 7th place finish worth $100,696. All told, he has raked in roughly $500,000 over 3 cashes this summer, Adams also having won his first WSOP bracelet a few weeks back and definitely making him one of our best 2012 performers.
Mississauga’s Martin Raus started the day as one of the shortest stacks, but managed to grind his way up to 17th place; good for $44,110.
At the time of writing, 2:30AM PST, 5 players were still remaining, so it we may end up seeing a forced Day 4 on this one yet; there is one of the last 2012 World Series of Poker bracelets and $1,136,197 up top, more than enough incentive to take things slow and cautiously. We’ll be sure to let you know how this one turns out.
Event #58 – $3,000 PLO Hi-Low Split-8 or Better – Day 3
Quebec’s Roch Cousineau is leading the final 3, with what is about half the chips in play. He’s guaranteed roughly $137,000,but first is near double at more than $330,000.
Dexter McNally of North Battleford Saskatchewan earned a 13th place finish in this one, with a payout of $16,255 for making it to the top half of the pack of the 31 players returning on Day 3.
Event #59A & B – $1,000 No Limit Hold’em – Day 1
The final numbers are in and after the close of registration on Day 1B, a total of 4620 players sat down to take a crack at this one. That number has now been whittled down to 786 players who will combine and return to play Day 2, however, only 468 of them will make the money.
1st place is a healthy $654,797 and after everybody has finally bagged and their respective end of day chips, at least 7 Canadians are in the top 100 on the chip counts; CanadaPoker.com 2012 WSOP “Ones To Watch-The Maritimes” player Owen Crowe is currently siting in 5th, Quebec’s Gylbert Drolet in 35th, British Columbia players Todor Plaseski in 36th and Roger Simpson in 51st, Ontario’s Soren Turkewisch in 55th, Alberta “Ones to Watch” player Khoa Nguyen is in 93rd and Quebec’s Alphonso Sorhaindo in 99th.
We are sure there are dozens more of our own in the remaining pack and we’ll be sure to let you know who makes the money bubble tomorrow.
Event #60- $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball – Day 1
As was expected, this one is a little light with only 101 entries; those with-out huge piles of cash to burn on the “bracelet hunt” will be saving their money and energy for the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship starting Saturday.
As of 3:00AM PST, 84 players remained, with Daniel Negreanu and Mike “Timex” McDonald a couple of noticeable Canadian names in the mix. With only a little more than the final table paying, it will be a few days before we get any real “meat” for this one.
In the mean time we can tell you that 14th or better starts the money at $19,722 and first play will pay a decent sum of $294,321.
$560 Bracelet Bounty No-Limit Hold’em
(1-Day Non-bracelet event)
Bracelet winners will be identified and announced before they are seat and players will receive a $500 Bounty every time they eliminate a WSOP bracelet winner.
- WSOP National Championship (3 Day Event)
Entry fee is free and open to the top 100 players who have qualified during the 2011/12 WSOP Circuit season.
The top 100 point earners from 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Europe, 2011 WSOP, and 2011 WSOP Europe
may buy in for $10,000 with the entire entry fee goes towards prize pool.