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Home Stretch - Day 35 WSOP Recap
51 of the 57 bracelets have now been awarded at the 2010 WSOP, with Ryan "gutshtallin" Welch coming away Thursday as the latest champion.
We saw a slew of poker's greats surround the halls of the Rio Pavilion, with both the $25k Six-Handed No-Limit Championship and $10k PLO Championships in play.
The $1.5k Limit Shootout also played down to the final table and the final eight are set to play for the bracelet tomorrow.
Here's a look around Day 35 at the WSOP:
Event 51 - $3k Triple Chance
The heads-up finale came down to two online wizards battling it out for a bracelet in a big-time live poker event.
Ryan Welch defeated fellow online pro Jon Eaton to take down the bracelet and first-place cash of $559,371.
The win gives Welch the first WSOP bracelet of his career to add to his numerous big online scores.
Other notable money finishers included Will "The Thrill" Failla (fourth), Tommy Vedes (seventh) and James Akenhead (17th).
Event 52 - $25k No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max
As expected, the WSOP's newest high buy-in event is playing out as a showcase for poker's best and wealthiest.
Daniel Negreanu, Carlos Mortensen, Heather Sue Mercer, Eugene Katchalov, Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney are among the 18 players still in contention heading into Day 3.
John Juanda was the unfortunate bubble boy, busting in 19th place. Juanda's elimination may have lasting implications for the WSOP Player of the Year race as Frank Kassela survived in this event and will get at least five POY points tomorrow.
Play resumes at 3 p.m. Friday. It's a four-day event and the final table is scheduled for Saturday. First place will pay out an epic $1.3 million.
Event 53 - $1.5k Limit Shootout
The final eight is set for this Limit Shootout event, which comes back at 2:30 p.m. Friday to determine a champion.
Canada's Terrence Chan is in the mix as is Jonathan "FieryJustice" Little as the players vie for the first-place prize of $184,950.
Notable cash finishers busted out on Day 2 included Theo Tran and Marcel Luske.
Event 54 - $1k No-Limit Hold'em
A huge turnout filled the Pavilion Room, as 2,340 players came out for Day 1A.
There were a few familiar faces amongst the mass chaos, as Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler, Liv Boeree, Shannon Shorr and Kara Scott all made it through to Day 2.
Day 1b of this event commences at noon Friday.
Event 55 - $10k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
The final $10k event before the Main Event, the $10k PLO World Championship began Thursday with 346 players.
The roster of players in the field reads like a poker who's who, with David Benyamine, Greg Raymer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Men "The Master" Nguyen all still in the game.
None other than Tom "durrrr" Dwan is also among the chip leaders along with former November Niner James Akenhead and Annette Obrestad.
Day 2 resumes at 3 p.m. Friday.
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