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A Bracelet for Schmid and High-Stakes HORSE on WSOP Day 22
Mark Schmid won his first bracelet, the $10k HORSE Championship began and two other events continued on Day 22 of the 2011 WSOP.
We've got highlights on that plus links to our live coverage below.
Event 34 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Winner
The latest $1k donkament ended tonight with Mark Schmid as the only man left standing from what started as a 3,144-player field.
Schmid defeated Justin Cohen heads-up to take home a staggering $488,283, plus the WSOP gold bracelet.
As this event's field was pared down barely a single familiar face remained. The bulk of the cash in this event went to recreational players, as the WSOP intended.
Event 35 - $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 2
105 of the original 507 players made it to Day 2 in this $5k PLO event and of those only 15 will be returning tomorrow.
This field has been stacked since the beginning but the talent has only become more distilled.
The leaderboard is saturated with big names like Mike McDonald, Jason Mercier, David Ulliott, Peter Jetten and Chris Moorman.
Unfortunately we lost even more pros late in the evening.
Tom Dwan, Vanessa Selbst and Erick Lindgren went broke 16th, 17th and 18th respectively.
Event 36 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1
1,734 players turned up for this $2.5k No-Limit event and just over 300 survived the melee that was Day 1.
Marvin Rettenmaier finished the night sitting atop the chip counts with 174,100 but Dan O’Brien is right behind him with 164,000.
Also near the top of the chip counts are Dwyte Pilgrim, Chance Kornuth and Gavin Smith.
This event boasts a $3,944,850 prize pool with $749,610 on the table for first.
Event 37 - $10,000 HORSE Championship – Day 1
All the $10,000 buy-in championship fields have been drawing healthy, pro-heavy fields but there’s something about the HORSE event that gets the best of the best out onto the felt.
It could be that the pros are looking to brush up on their mixed game tournament skills before the $50,000 Players Championship.
240 players bought into this event, creating a total prize pool of $2,256,000 and a first-place prize of over $600,000.
Ron Ware finished the day as chip leader with dangerous mixed-game specialists like Daniel Negreanu and Barry Greenstein close behind.