Fan favorites Shawn Buchanan & Jonathan Duhamel are poised for a potential run at a bracelet, now having whittled their way into Saturday’s Day 3 and the final 27 players in WSOP Event #25, a $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better.
Buchanan may still be eying his first World Series of Poker gold, but he’s one the best in the world to have been oh so close a few too many times; Shawn has to be considered a top pick to win, especially given he’s also sitting on a mound of chips. Look for some great poker being played by the British Columbia on Day 3.
Duhamel will also be hungry to add to his WSOP poker resume and with an above average positioning to start the day, look for him to climb the ladder with Shawn.
The remaining 27 of the 241 player starting field are now guaranteed $9,741 for making the pay-outs, however, a much more significant ~$277,500 awaits the eventual winner.
Several other Canadians have made some deep runs of their own over the past couple days; Quebec’s Chanracy Khun finished an impressive 12th of 807 in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Max for just over $25,000 and Ontario’s Steven “BetrthanPhil” Tripp was our last man standing of 1731 entrants in Event #24. Tripp scored just over $12,600 for his 24th place finish in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament.
Looking at other recent results, Daniel Negreanu was the only Canuck to finish in the money in the $2,500 Seven Card Stud, placing 26th of 246 for around $3,900.
There will surely be a few more fine finishes to report as Saturday’s play continue a with a presumed slough of Canadians remaining of the almost 700 players advancing to Day 2 of the $1,000 Seniors Event. A record setting attendance of more than 4400 players will see whomever prevails taking home around $635,000 to go with some hefty massive field bragging rights.
Last but certainly not least, keep an eye on Simon Charette, Owen Crowe, Daniel Negreanu and Steven Kerr as they enter Day 2 play of Event #27, a $3,000 Mix Max (No Limit Hold’em) in which they all currently sit near the top of the pack, and yet another $1,500 No Limit Hold’em is also set to get underway.
Good Luck Players!