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A Second Bracelet for Brazil Highlights WSOP Day 29
Andre Akkari and Kenneth Griffin both won bracelets on Day 29 of the 2011 World Series of Poker.
We've got the details on those two victories plus ongoing action from four other events straight from the tournament floor in Las Vegas.
Event 43 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Winner
Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari has won his first bracelet, defeating a massive 2,857-player field in one of the last low-buy-in Hold’em events of this WSOP.
Akkari won $675,117.
Andre Akkari is just the second player from Brazil to win a bracelet at the World Series of Poker. The first was Alex Gomes in 2008.
Akkari defeated Nachman Berlin heads-up.
Event 45 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Winner
The second-last $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event ended today with Kenneth Griffin earning his first WSOP bracelet and $455,356.
He outlasted a field of 2,890 and a tough final table including Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari.
Griffin is a former US Marine and served tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was cheered on to victory at the final table by family and friends.
Event 46 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em/ Six Handed Championship – Day 2
The field in this $10,000 buy-in Six-Max event was star-studded from the get-go and as it got smaller it just got more potent.
Mike Sowers is in the lead with 21 players left.
That group of 21 includes ElkY, Lee Markholt, Chris Moorman, David Benefield, Tristan Wade, Ben Lamb, Thorsten Schafer, William Thorson and Chris Klodnicki.
Event 47 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low – Day 2
While Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Low tournaments aren't for everyone, 450 players turned up for this $2,500 buy-in version.
At the end of the day just 21 remained, with Michael Mizrachi leading the way to the final table.
Plenty of other talented players are still in contention, including Abe Mosseri, Chris Bell, Anthony Lellouche, Barry Greenstein and Richard Ashby.
Just over a quarter of a million dollars is waiting for the eventual winner.
Event 48 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1
The penultimate $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event of the summer drew 2,713 players and built a prize pool of $3,662,550. First place is just over $650,000.
Alex Bolotin finished the day as chip leader, followed closely by such decorated poker pros as Jonathan Little, Chino Rheem, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Sorel Mizzi and David Singer.
390 players made it through the day and with 270 getting paid we’ll have a little work to do before the bubble breaks tomorrow afternoon.
Event 49 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) – Day 1
310 players bought into the last 2-7 event of this year’s WSOP. They each paid $2,500 for the opportunity, building a total prize pool of $2,317,500. $189,919 is on the line for first place.
Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke finished Day 1 leading the remaining 120, followed by Arturo Diaz, Justin Bonomo and Tom Schneider.
Among the pros who bought in but failed to make it through the day were Brandon Cantu, David Benyamine, Billy Baxter, Terrence Chan, Gavin Griffin and Phil Hellmuth.