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Frankenberger is Best on WSOP Day 19
Andy Frankenberger proved why he was named WPT Player of the Year on Day 19 of the 2011 WSOP.
Frankenberger claimed his first WSOP bracelet on another marathon day at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.
He was the only bracelet winner as the 10-game Six-Max tournament went into the wee hours of the morning without a winner and at the time this article was published there were still three players fighting it out for a bracelet.
Here’s a look at all the action on Day 19 of the 2011 WSOP.
Event 28 $1,500 Hold’em Day 3
Event 28 was another one of the massive $1,500 tournaments that received 2,500 entrants this time around.
It was perhaps fitting that on Day 3 there were 28 players still in the hunt for a WSOP bracelet including Owen Crowe, Tyler Kenney, Lars Bonding and Matt Graham.
Crowe and Kenney made the final table but in the end they couldn’t overcome the 2011 WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger.
Frankenberger took down $599k and his first WSOP bracelet for his efforts. He now has over $1.2 million in lifetime earnings.
Event 29 $2,500 10-Game Mix/Six-Max Day 3
This is the first year the 10-Game Mix/Six-Max tournament and on Day 3 the goal was to find a winner in the 19 remaining players.
The 10-game format proved to take more time than originally expected, however, and the tournament carried on well into the morning.
Noted pro Shaun Deeb was the chip leader to start the day but would fade as the night dragged on.
At the time this article was published Chris Lee, Brian Haveson and Travis Pearson were still competing for a WSOP bracelet with a very real chance the event could be postponed another day.
Event 30 $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Day 2
The Seniors event surprised many poker fans this year by attracting a record-setting, for a single-starting day tournament, field of 3,752 players.
A total of 529 players returned for Day 2 and played for 10 more levels.
By the time the 10th level expired there were still 37 players with hopes of making it to the final table.
Craig Koch is the end of day chip leader and will hope to turn that lead into a WSOP bracelet tomorrow.
Action resumes at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 31 $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2
Day 2 of the $3,000 PLO tournament fell well short of a final table with 26 players sticking around for a shot at a bracelet tomorrow.
Although John Juanda, Eli Elezra, Joe Hachem and Dan Heimiller were sent to the rail without even a sniff of Day 2 there are some compelling stories left in the tournament with Sam Stein, Ben Lamb and Christian Harder all looking to seal the deal tomorrow.
Action resumes at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 32 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 1
Event 32 is yet another $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event and this particular event generated a field of 2,828 players.
Many pros entered the tournament but by the end of play Chino Rheem, Layne Flack, Time West, Josh Brikis and Todd Terry not only survived but also built massive stacks along the way.
A total of 362 players will reconvene tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with the very ambitious goal of setting a final table.
Event 33 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship Day 1
The $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo tournament is one of the more obscure but hotly contested events of the year.
Last year Frank Kassela was unstoppable in the event on his way to WSOP Player of the Year honors.
This year the event drew 168 players including John Juanda, Tom Dwan, Brian Hastings, Daniel Negreanu and Alexander Kostritsyn.
All those players would get snuffed during the course of play but John Racener, David Benyamine, Brandon Cantu, Allen Kessler, Bernard Lee and Jonathan Duhamel were among the 127 players who will return at 3 p.m. tomorrow with a shot at a WSOP bracelet.