It’s now late afternoon on Tuesday and the only WSOP tournament in the bag as of now is the Event #1 that STHollywood reported on yesterday.
Event #2, which was a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tourney, was supposed to be done by now. However, an Event #2 record 447 player field has made this dream impossible. In fact, the final players have went through hell just to cut it down to 18 players.
These marathon men started at around 12:00 PM Monday and didn’t finish up until 6:00 A.M. It took two different players votes to decide that play wouldn’t make it to the final nine who would comprise the last table.
Right now, 10 players are left and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (6th place) is within striking distance of his 6th gold bracelet. Theo Tran is also doing quite well in third with 1,420,000 chips while the leader is James Akenhead with 1,995,000 chips.
A tournament that is mid-way through play is Event #3. This $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em tourney kicked off at 12:00 PM Monday and will continue on until Thursday barring any Event #2-type fiascos.
So far, Philip Yeh has shot out to the lead with 181,000 chips while Scott Seiver sits closely behind with 176,000. The biggest name player whose made their way up the list includes David Singer who is just behind Yeh and Seiver in third with 150,000 chips.
Event #4 is another one that is about midway through as it started five hours after #3. In this one, Ariel Schneller is sitting in first at 180,000 with Patrick Antonius a sizeable 39,000 chips behind in second.
Other big-time pros high on the leaderboard are Justine Bonomo in 6th, Gavin Griffin in 8th, David Williams in 13th, and Roland de Wolfe in 14th.
Event 5 and 6 just kicked off today so there will be updates on those later on. Make sure to check back in to catch them.