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A Third Bracelet for Ukraine Headlines WSOP Day 26
Just one bracelet was awarded today at the 2011 World Series of Poker.
We've got the info on that plus action from five ongoing events from the tournament floor in Las Vegas.
Event 38 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Winner
Arkadiy Tsinis made a name for himself in chess and backgammon long before playing poker.
With his victory today at the WSOP, he’s one big step closer to establishing himself in this game as well.
Tsinis, a long-time friend of 2008 November Niner Ylon Schwartz, outlasted 2,192 players en route to defeating Michael Blanovsky heads-up.
Tsinis grabbed $540,136 and the third bracelet for the Ukraine this year.
Event 40 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/ Six-Handed – Winner
Canada is on the verge of a fifth bracelet in 2011 with Matt Jarvis leading Justin Flitz heads-up in this shorthanded $5k tournament.
The two players reached the 10-level limit set on all WSOP days and were forced to halt the action and return tomorrow to decide a winner.
Right now Jarvis has 8,645,000 to Flitz’s 2,345,000. Matt Jarvis finished 8th in the 2010 Main Event and has a total of almost $1.3 million in career tournament earnings.
Event 41 - $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout – Day 2
The always-thrilling $1,500 Limit Shootout has reached a final table, headlined by Team PokerStars and 2011 bracelet winner Eugene Katchalov.
Katchalov is joined by Justin Pechie, Jordan Rich, Ari Engel, Adam Tyburski, Stephen Bass, Dale Eberle, Mathieu Jacqmin, Christoph Kwon and Dom Denotaristefani.
Just over $160,000 is on the line for first.
Event 42 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
38 players remain in this $10k PLO championship, down from the 361 who bought in yesterday.
Ben Lamb is leading the pack but plenty of big names are still alive to give him a run for his money.
With just 36 spots in the money two more players will have to bust tomorrow before anyone gets paid.
Tom Dwan had a big stack for much of the day but busted during the last level of the night.
Event 43 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 of the most recent $1,500 No-Limit event is over and Age Spets is sitting atop the chip counts heading into Day 2.
2,857 players threw down their buy-ins to create a total prize pool of $3,856,950, over $675,000 of which is waiting for the eventual winner.
Also stacked and ready to fight for a spot at the final table are Ryan D’Angelo, Marco Johnson, Jonathan Aguiar, James Mackey and Dwyte Pilgrim.
Event 44 - $2,500 Seven-Card Razz
363 players coughed up the $2,500 buy-in for a shot at RAZZ glory and just 166 made it through the day.
George Lewis finished the day in the number one spot, followed by big names like Hoyt Corkins, Chau Giang, John Monnette and Chad Brown.
$210,615 is on the line for first, plus a shiny gold RAZZ bracelet. The winner is scheduled to be decided on June 27.