Today At The 2012 WSOP, Day VIII- Event Nine is Going To Be Huge!


Event #6,”Mix-Max” $5,000

While no Canadians were left in contention when the final 32 were placed in Heads Up brackets to determine the events winner, we figured you still might want to know who ended up with the bracelet and $480,564 1st place prize; we can’t tell you just yet, as the final 4 will play a few more matches today.

2010 November Niner Joesph Cheong of the USA, Warwick Mirzikinan of Australia, Hugo Lemaire of France and Aubin Cazals of Montserrat are all still in contention and while the USA has swept the WSOP thus far, that trend could also be broken with this one wrapping up.

  • Event #7, Seven Card Stud $1,500

Caroline Hermesh of Summer BC started the final table and Day 3 as one of the shorter stacks at a stacked table that included big named pros Andy Bloch, Barry Greenstein and David Williams, but that didn’t stop her from putting up a good fight. A few of the remaining 9 players were sent to the rail before Caroline found herself in a bit of a tricky spot against Andy Bloch; after check raising him for all her chips on fifth street, Hermesh found her draw behind Bloch’s pair of kings. Sixth street had her looking in good shape to double up when an Ace hit the board to give her a better pair, but it was game over for Hermesh when Andy made his second on seventh street and she failed to improve.

Caroline collected $15,135 for her 7th place finish, as well as being the second woman poker player to represent Canada at a final table in this year’s World Series of Poker.

When all was said and done, MIT graduate and fan favorite Andy Bloch wound up with his first WSOP bracelet and the $126,363 top prize.


  • Event #8, Omaha Hi/Low Split 8 or Better $1,500

Day 2, began with 220 players and as earlier reported, Negreanu had no troubles staying at the top of the chip counts appearing in the top ten chip counts once again for the first half of the day.

Daniel Klein of Toronto made it into the money, taking in a small profit for his 101st place finish worth $2,480. Kitchener’s Danny Scott would end up making the next pay jump to $2,689 and going out in 96th.

After the dinner break things really went south for Negreanu; spiraling down and out in 45th place for $5,639. Matthew Wood of Whitby Ontario put up his 9th career WSOP cash, running the deepest with a 30th place finish worth $6,670.

It looks to be an all American field remaining, and we’ll be sure to let’s you know who takes the gold.


  • Event #9A is a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry

Almost 1700 players turned out for the start of this one and before the official morning updates it looks like both Duhamel and Terrence Chan will have some healthy chips to start with once Day 2 arrives. The board reads 254 remaining, but who’s left is almost redundant as you get bet that many of those that didn’t make it through 1a will be taking advantage of the re-entry available and jumping back into the mix today.


Starting Today

Event #9b is the second starting heat of this 5 day $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry and should the final entrants numbers for this $1,500 around the 3500 mark. It’s going to be a huge prize-pool and the largest 1st place prize up for grabs so far over the 2012 WSOP so far; we’ll have those numbers in our next update.


  • Event #10, Seven Card Stud $5,000

Stud has been producing some of our best results so far and those with an edge in the game are most likely going to choose to play this over the massive mine field of the No Limit Hold’em re-entry. That doesn’t mean you won’t see some of them try to run a huge stack up early in 9b before the Stud events early evening start, but we are sure to see some familiar Canadians take their seats in this one tonight.







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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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