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Good Luck Steury on WSOP Day 13
Aaron Steury was the only WSOP bracelet winner on the first five-event day in some time at the 2011 WSOP on Sunday.
Generally the WSOP always runs six events every day but it was a slightly quieter day at the Rio on Day 13 of the WSOP.
Despite that, there was still a WSOP bracelet winner, a gigantic $1,000 Hold’em event and prestigious $10k Championship to keep hungry poker fans sated.
Here’s a look at all the action that transpired on Day 13.
Event 17 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Day 3
The final day of Event 17 began with 17 players looking to grab a WSOP bracelet including noted pros Victor Ramdin and David Bach.
Both pros were ousted early leaving slightly lesser-known players David Baker and Jonathan Tamayo to carry the pro torch at the final table of eight players.
Neither player could seal the deal, however, and it was instead 24-year-old Aaron Steury who would earn his first WSOP bracelet and $289k in cash.
Hawaiian Michael Chow finished in second place for $178k, just missing out on his second WSOP bracelet.
Event 18 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 2
A total of 490 players piled into the Amazon Room on Day 2 of Event 18 with a shot at the final table on the line.
Erick Lindgren, Chris Moorman, Jean-Robert Bellande and Erica Schoenberg were all in the running to start the day but would fall short before the final level.
In the end a total of 36 players were still standing, which could make for a very long day tomorrow.
Online pros Jordan Young and Tristan Wade were among the top 10 chip counts when play was finally called for the night.
Action will continue at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 19 $2,500 Limit Hold’em/Six-Handed $2,500 Day 2
Day 2 of Event 19 began with 130 players and the very ambitious goal of setting a final table of six.
Alas it was not to be as there were still 12 players when organizers finally told everyone to bag their chips at approximately 3 a.m.
There are a couple notable names still in the field with journalist/poker pro Matt Matros and French pro Gabriel Nassif both looking to score a WSOP bracelet.
Action resumes at 3 a.m. tomorrow.
Event 20 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 1
Event 20 was the second $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event of the 2011 WSOP and, as expected, thousands came out to get in on the bargain buy in tournament.
The event had only one starting day so there was no way it would reach the 4,174 players that the first $1k of the summer grabbed but it still ended up attracting an impressive 3,175 players.
Among the big name players to climb to the top of the chip counts on Day 1 were Lex Veldhuis, Yuval Bronshtein, John Phan, Tim West and Gavin Smith.
Day 2 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 21 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship Day 1
The $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship began with a fair amount of fanfare in the Pavilion Room today.
As expected the event is a true who’s who of the poker world with Michael Mizrachi, Alex Kravchenko, Freddie Ellis and Huck Seed among the 126 players who took a seat in arguably the biggest Stud event of the entire year.
The aforementioned list of players may not have made it to the end of the night but Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman and Scott Clements all did.
The star-studded event resumes at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Tomorrow Event 22 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha and Event 23 $2,500 Eight Game Mix begin.