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Badecker and Bonkowski Bracelets Highlight WSOP Day 11
Day 11 is done at the 2011 World Series of Poker and two more bracelets have been awarded.
With two events concluded and an additional three ongoing, there was no shortage of action at the WSOP today.
Event 13 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout – Day 3
Sometimes players can do no wrong and that’s exactly what happened to Andrew Badecker in the $1,500 Shootout. He entered the final table as chip leader and didn’t lose a step until the bracelet and the first place cash was his.
Badecker earned $369,371 for outlasting 1,440 players in this shootout format. The event concluded with an 18-player sit and go that included the likes of Erik Cajelais, Dan Kelly, Vitaly Lunkin David Pham and Frank Kassela.
Event 14 - $3,000 Limit Hold’em – Day 3
Canada scored its first win tonight in the $3k Limit Hold’em event as Tyler Bonkowski of Regina, Saskatchewan defeated 337 players to win $220,817 and his first WSOP bracelet.
It was an epic heads-up battle between Bonkowski and Brandon Demes that decided the tournament. After approximately two and a half hours of battle Bonkowski was able to put the match to sleep and lay claim to the biggest score of his career thus far.
Event 15 - $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em – Day 2
765 players bought into this Pot-Limit Hold’em event, building a prize pool of just over $1 million dollars.
After two days of play just ten players remain with Brian Rast leading the charge to the bracelet, and the $227,232 first place prize.
Other notables still with chips include Allen Kessler, Ali Eslami, Mika Paasonen and Ted Lawson.
Play will resume tomorrow and continue towards an eventual champion.
Event 16 - $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship – Day 2
We love $10k events, especially games like 2-7, because they attract only the cream of the poker pro crop. This year’s 2-7 Lowball Championship lived up to the hype, drawing 126 of the best players in the game today.
After two days that number has been reduced to nine, and plenty of talent remains in the hunt for his championship bracelet.
Richard Ashby is in the lead, pursued by Joe Cassidy and David “Bakes” Baker in second and third, respectively.
Every player left in this thing is noteworthy so check out the end of day chip counts for the full accounting.
Additionally, check out our live coverage from today, and keep an eye on it for a playdown to a winner tomorrow.
Event 17 - $1,500 HORSE – Day 1
This low buy-in HORSE event attracted a very respectable field of 963, building a prize pool of more than $1.3 million and putting more than $283,000 on the table for first.
Veteran big game player Eli Elezra finished at the top of the chip counts, leading the 196 players that made it through the day.
Nipping at Elezra’s heels are such notable players as Svetlana Gromenkova, Alexander Kostritsyn, Victor Ramdin and Lyle Berman.
Tomorrow will see the remaining players fight it out for a spot at the final table and a shot at the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.