PokerListings.com is the world's largest and most trusted online poker guide, offering the best online poker bonus deals guaranteed, over $1m in exclusive freerolls every year and the most free poker content available on the Web.
Bracelet Glory for Monnette and Payan on WSOP Day 16
Today's WSOP action was highlighted by a much-anticipated bracelet for Vegas pro John Monnette and a second bracelet for France in as many days.
We've got the rundown on both bracelet wins, and action from the other four ongoing events here in Las Vegas on Day 16 of the World Series of Poker.
Event 22 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – Winner
France has been running hot with Elie Payan winning the country’s second bracelet in as many days.
Payan outlasted 1,071 players in this $1,500 PLO event to take down his first WSOP title and $292,825.
The final table was stacked, especially for a low buy-in event, with David Sands, Emil Patel and Jeff Sarwer all making the final nine.
Payan joins Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier as the second French WSOP bracelet winner of 2011.
Event 23 - $2,500 Eight-Game Mix – Winner
Winning a WSOP bracelet takes longer for some people than others. For John Monnette it was a long time in the making.
He defeated November Niner Eric Buchman early this morning to secure his first WSOP bracelet, and over $278,000.
Monnette had 16 cashes at the WSOP previous to this win, with a runner-up finish in 2009 being his deepest run before today.
Monnette outlasted a field of 489 to win this mixed game event. Other notable players who ran deep include John Juanda, John Racener and Ylon Schwartz.
Event 24 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout – Final Table
Nine players remain in this shootout, from the original 387, and there are a few familiar faces among their ranks.
Sean Getzwiller, Adam Junglen, Tom Marchese, Dan Smith and Todd Terry are all at the final table, competing for the $436,568 first place prize.
For a look at all the action from today check out our live coverage of the $5,000 Shootout.
Event 25 - $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low – Day 2
Three tables remain in this low buy-in Stud Hi-Low event and Cory Zeidman is in the lead.
He’s followed by the voice of the WSOP Norman Chad, and Tyson Marks, who won the WCOOP main event in 2009 for $2.2 million.
Tomorrow we’ll attempt to play down to a winner, although with 23 players still remaining this event may have to be extended to a fourth day.
Event 26 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em/ Six Handed – Day 1
1,378 players bought into this $2.5k shorthanded event and just 189 made it through the day.
After ten levels of play Tyler Cornell is in the lead with Jean-Robert Bellande in second. Other notables near the top of the leaderboard include Alex Fitzgerald, Tuan Le and Mohsin Charania.
$689,739 is on the line for first place with 126 players in total getting paid.
Event 27 - $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship – Day 1
152 players bought into this $10k championship event, most of whom were big name poker pros.
Daniel Negreanu, the proud owner of four WSOP bracelets, finished the day leading the other 110 who made it through to Day 2.
Negreanus is trailed closely by Josh Arieh, Shawn Buchanan, Maria Ho and Barry Greenstein.
With 18 players getting paid we’ve still got some work to do tomorrow before the money bubble breaks.
Players of note who busted today include Johnny Chan, Ali Eslami, Matt Keikoan, Scott Seiver, Eli Elezra and Phil Hellmuth.
Keep an eye on all the action from Las Vegas in our 2011 WSOP Live Coverage section.