Action and anticipation continues to build in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em as the field is slowly trimmed down one by one on Day 31 of the 2013 WSOP. Players sat on the stone bubble for nearly an hour and a half before Yevgeniy Timoshenko was eliminated as the 25th place finisher to put the remaining players in the money. Chris Klodnicki currently leads the final 14 players.
A final table was reached in the $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Max with Jeff Thompson leading the remaining five players. Players are nearing the money in the $2,500 10-Game Mix Six-Max with 72 remaining and the gender scales have tipped in favor of the women as more than 900 ladies showed up for the $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship.
$111,111 One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em
Action has been intense in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em for two days and as Day 3 rolls on the action has only gotten more extreme. Twenty six player returned for Day 3 and Haralabos Voulgaris was the first to exit, leaving the remaining 25 players on the stone bubble. It would take another 22 hands of play before a short-stacked Yevgeniy Timoshenko was ejected by Matt Glantz to put the final 24 players in the money.
On the 21st hand of hand-for-hand play Timoshenko doubled up after moving all in with A 6. Bill Perkins called with A 5 and the board ran out 7 3 2 9 K to give Timoshenko the double up.
“Leroy Jenkins!” He yelled as he scooped up the pot.
But the very next hand would not be so forgiving. Matt Glantz raised what he thought was enough to put Timoshenko all in and Timoshenko called for 590,000. The flop opened T 5 3, Glantz tossed out a bet and Timoshenko called all in with A A. Glantz turned over Q 4 and the 6 popped up on the turn. Glantz’s flush was good enough to have Timoshenko drawing dead. Always a gentleman, Timoshenko shook hands and exchanged hugs with all the players at his table before he made his exit.
In the Money Finishers:
15 – Blake Bohn – $208,968
16 – Mike Sexton – $208,968
17 – Daniel Alaei – $173,723
18 – Andrew Lichtenberger – $173,723
19 – Phil Laak – $173,723
20 – Shaun Deeb – $173,723
21 – Jason Koon – $173,723
22 – Farshad Fardad – $173,723
23- Dan Shak – $173,723
24 – Steve Gross – $173,723
$2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Jeff Thompson holds the chip lead over the final five players in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max with a WSOP bracelet and more than $200,000 in first place prize money on the line. Thompson has jumped to 620,00 while Danny Warchol holds 450,000. The two are trailed by Mike Schiffman with 440,000 and Marco Johnson with 400,000. Juha Helppi is playing the short-stack with 390,000.
The official final table was set with the elimination of Danny Le as the seventh place finisher. Le ran his pocket fours into Schiffman’s A Q on a Q 7 6 7d] board only to see the T on the river. Le left with $19,430 for his efforts.
Following Le to the rail was Maria Ho, the lone female at the final table, who became the sixth place finisher when her K 9 was bested by Helppi’s J 7 on a A 7 3 5 6 board. Johnson was also a part of the hand but only held queen high.
Final Table Results:
- TBA – $206,796
- TBA – $127,801
- TBA – $82,956
- TBA – $55,457
- TBA -$38,095
- Maria Ho – $26,858
$1,500 No Limit Hold’em
Russell Crane and Mike Jukitch are out in front of the final 78 players in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em as Day 2 moves forward. Gordon Vayo, Kevin MacPhee, Lily Newhouse and Michael Gathy all sit near the top of the leaderboard as well as the race to the final table trudges on.
Eric Baldwin, Matt Stout, Faraz Jaka, Kelly Kim and Jason Potter all make their exits on Day 2 but not before scooping up their share of the money.
$2,500 10-Game Mix Six-Max
Christopher George has taken the chiplead over the 72 players remaining in the $2,500 10-Game Mix Six-Max with 142,000. Bruno Fitoussi ended Day 1 second in chips and continues to hold that spot with 120,000.
Marcel Luske, Konstantin Puchkov, Shawn Buchanan, Freddy Deeb, Dan O’Brien and Rep Porter have all climbed to the top of the leader board in a tournament which tests player’s skills across 10 forms of poker.
“This one of course I want to win,” Luske said. “The beauty of this game is that it is a variety of games and you need to focus on every game separately. Some players are strong in certain games but weak in other games which they don’t want to admit.”
Seventy two players remain in the field but only the final 42 will get a piece of the prizepool.
Steve Zolotow, Huck Seed, Ryan Tepen, Shannon Shorr and Jared Jaffe were all sent packing early on Day 2.
Jaffe Tweeted after his elimination: “that was fun. Get outdrawn 4x in absurd draw hands then guy calls off in PLO when he’s never good and usually dead… river counterfeits me.”
$10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship
There is only one time each summer when the women outnumber the men at the Rio and that time has arrived at the 2013 WSOP. The $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship kicked off at 12 pm PT with 954 female hopefuls coming together for what has become a staple event at the WSOP.
Katie Stone summed up the overall feeling of the tournament when the chips began to fly.
“Played my first wsop ladies event in 2009 and only had a few female friends in my life. Now I see a friend at almost every table :)” she Tweeted.
With the first day of the three-day event about halfway over 490 ladies still remain, Liv Boeree, Jackie Glazier,, Amanda Musumeci, Kathy Liebert, Jennifer Tilly, Christina Lindley, Jennifer Shahade, Kara Scott and Annette Obrestad among them.
Xuan Liu, Lizzy Harrison, Tiffany Michelle, Gaelle Baumann. Lauren Kling, Elisabeth Hille and Vanessa Rousso made quick exits on Day 1.
One member of the Rousso clan may be out of the tournament, but Vanessa’s sister Tiffany is still alive. Rousso Tweeted after her bustout: “Out of ladies event, couldn’t win a hand. My sister Tiffany is still in, representing the Rousso’s. Good luck Tiff!”
Liu had this to say about her experience via Twitter: “Didn’t win the $10,000 Ladies Championship but had a ton of fun trying!”
$25,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Cards were in the air in the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max and with a large buy-in the field did not disappoint in terms of talent. Ivan Demidov, Bertrand Grospellier, Jason Mercier, Matt Giannetti, Tom Marchese, David Kitai and Chris Moorman were just a few of the notable named players among the 136-player field.
Registration is open until 9:45 pm and the number of entrants will likely grow before that time.
Continue to follow BLUFF.com for all the One Drop action updates and to see who wins the bracelet in the $2,500 Limit Hold’em Six-Max.
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