Friday, June 4th, 2010, marks the beginning of the second week of the 2010 WSOP (World Series of Poker) and for some players, the weekend began with bang. Several poker events reached its conclusion on Friday and several more poker events are scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 5th, 2010.
In Event#5, which is a No-Limit Hold'em poker tournament with a $1,500 dollars buy-in, Praz Bansi won the bracelet. Bansi also won the 1st place prize of $515,501 dollars. Vincent Jacques finished in 2nd place, falling short of taking home the bracelet but winning $320,913 dollars consolation cash prize.
One of the smallest poker events this year, the No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event title was won by Joshua Tieman. The poker pro from Chicago, Illinois outwitted a playing field of 358 players to take home the 1st place cash prize of $441,692 dollars. Neil Channing finished in 2nd place, taking home $273,153 dollars. Event#7, a two-seven Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) event, was won by Peter Gelencser from Hungary.
Gelencser won $180,730 dollars and a poker tournament that was expected to attract only 291 participants. The buy-in cost for the poker event was $2,500 dollars and the top thirty players will cash-in. Although several poker events ended on Friday, several other poker tournaments are still in progress.
One poker event that started on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 and two events that started on June 3rd, 2010, Wednesday, are already in their latter parts.
One of those events, the Seven Card Stud World Championship, has a familiar near the top of the tournament leader board, poker pro Michael Mizrachi. He won the $50,000 dollars Player's Championship title after defeating his brother, Robert Mizrachi, at the final table. Poker icon Doyle Brunson is currently in 18th place in the Seven Card Stud poker event.
07/18/2010 14:24 PM