There’s a lot going on this long weekend at the World Series of Poker, with some of the biggest buy-ins of the summer as well as the first true Ladies Only Championship underway or wrapping up, so let’s have a look at what is going on for our players…
Congratulations to Anthony Gregg, winner of Event #47 $111,111 One Drop High Roller taking home$4,830,619!
First off, all eyes were definitely on the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers, with it’s top prize of more than $4,800,000. We thought we would have seen a final table or close too it after Day 2, with only 166 players participating…at 3:30 am EST late on Day 3 however,there were still 4 players battling it out. Leading the was Bill Perkins with 14.7M in chips doubling through Antonio Esfandiari.
Day 4 Updates:
- Chris Klodnicki eliminated in 2nd Place $2,985,495
- Bill Perkins eliminated in 3rd Place $1,965,163
- Antonio Esfandiari eliminated in 4th Place $1,433,438
Winnipeg’s Haralabos Voulgaris was our last man standing in this one, but narrowly missed the Event #47 money, finishing two spots out in 26th.
We’ll jump ahead a bit the $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship which for the first time has managed to keep out all the males, (men wouldn’t be an appropriate term for some of the douches of past years), without breaking any discrimination laws. Of course the buy-in is up significantly from the previous $1,000 entry level of prior years, but ladies get a 90% discount. (Well played WSOP, well played).
The tactic worked, seeing 954 satisfied women take their seats and their shot at gold, along with a more than $173,000 for first . We’ll be looking at less than 150 of them returning on Day 2 and will tell which Canadians are still in contention after the reports containing nationalities have been released…bring it home ladies!
Moving back to Event #48, a Six Handed $2,500 Limit Hold’em seen a familiar face in finishing in the “top ten” yet again this summer; Mike “SirWatts” Watson wrapped things up in 8th of 343 for $19,430, which should but him near the six figure mark in combined winnings for the summer. Also hailing from Ontario, London’s Guiseppe Massa was the only other Canadian to cash, placing 17th for $8,513.
Yet another $1,500 No Limit Hold’em makes up Event #49, this time drawing 2,247 runners. With less than 3 full tables remaining we have one of our own near chip lead, as British Columbia’s Tara Kripps is among the final 25 looking up at the bracelet and $546,000 reserved for the winner. Be sure to cheer him on for what should be a guaranteed Day 3 of play, as he currently holds the 2nd spot with play winding down for the evening.
Event #50 is a $2,500 Six Handed, 10 Game Mix; we recently seen Shawn Buchanan hit the rail in 24th of 372, but we still have a shot as Benjamin Dobson sits among the top ten in chips. It looks like he’s the Canadian left with a shot at the first place of more than $220,000 and it’s nice to have yet another Day 3 sweat for fans to keep track of on Saturday.
Finally, we wrap up our highlights with another monster buy-in at the 2013 WSOP; Event #51 is a $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Max. 170 players bought in, making for a top prize of more than $1.2 million up for grabs. It won’t be easy to make the 18 payout spots, still a long way off with likely more than 100 players left as Day 1 play comes to a close.
Chartier, Ladouceur, Adams, Marafioti, Voulgaris, Duhamel, Radoja, Duval, Lefrancois, Negreanu and Mizzi make up some of the big Canadian names participating in this one. Check back soon to see who makes it through to the money and at least $53,000!