Mike Watson & Greg Mueller On To Day Threes, Jonathan D’Souza Out Front In 4 Max

Mike_Watson_EPT9-BarcelonaAnother day, a few more final tables and a lot of dollars in sight for our contenders at the 2013 World Series of Poker; this time it’s both Michael “SirWatts” Watson & Greg Mueller who are on to respective Day 3s.
Watson has defeated his second table of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em shoot-out, securing a spot in the final 12 that will play down to a bracelet and more than $325,000.
All of the remaining players of Event #36 will start with even chips and once the official final table of 9 has been made, the prize money starts to make significant jumps from the just over $18,000 that they are now guaranteed.
Watson can arguably be called a specialist and favorite for deep stacked, small field poker that has heaps on the line, having faired extremely well in super high stakes tournaments across the globe.
Greg-Mueller-WSOP-2013In Event #37, it might just be that the third time is the charm for “FBT”; Greg Mueller is only a few eliminations from his third final table of the summer, having finished third in several events so far and looking for his third bracelet…anyone superstitious? Well, if there is such a thing, it might just be Greg’s lucky day with that many threes involved. No matter what happens, we know he’ll be gunning for gold.
Only 12 players remain of 170 in the $5,000 Limit Hold’em and Greg is currently sitting 6th in chips. 1st pays more than $210,000.
Our most recent final table finish was made by Jason Duval who finished 6th in Event #34 for over $44,000 only a few days after winning a bracelet and more than $520,000 in Event #28.
British Columbia’s Noah Vaillancourt wasn’t far behind in 8th for more than $25,000 and both were joined by past bracelet winner Simon Charette and Samuel Greenwood, whom both also made Day 3 and the top 20.
Kyle White of Surrey also came pretty close in Event #32, finishing a respectable 12th for more than $30,000 in the $3k Six Max tournament.
Moving on, there are a few Canadians left to keep an eye on going into Day 2 of Event #38, a $2,500 Four Handed No Limit Hold’em:
Quebec’s Jonathan D’Souza will be starting with 7th of in chips of the 75 players remaining from the original 556 entries. They will need to drop 3 tables before the money starts today though, as well as accumulate as much as they can for a shot at the $309,071 top prize reserved for those returning Sunday.
Toronto’s Justin Oliver is in strong form as well, currently sitting in 13th and Quebec’s Erik Cajelais is still in it to win it in 24th to start the day. The eventual winner is looking at near $310,000.
Event #39 is a $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split still a long way out of the money and Event #40 is a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em set to get underway Saturday, but we’ll save those for next time. Until then, run pure everyone!
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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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