Jarvis, Pechie Are Golden on WSOP Day 27

Matt Jarvis
Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis made up for his early exit from the 2010 November Nine by winning his first bracelet on Day 27 of the 2011 WSOP.

It took Jarvis only five hands of heads-up play on Day 4 of the extended $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max to send his opponent packing and claim his bracelet. 

Meanwhile Justin Pechie made a name for himself in the $1,500 Shootout by outlasting notables such as Eugene Katchalov and Jordan Rich.

Here’s a look at all the action that happened on a very busy Day 27 at the 2011 WSOP:

Event 40 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Day 4

To say Day 4 of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max was short would be an understatement.

2010 November Niner Matt Jarvis and Justin Flitz played just five hands before Jarvis took it down with ace-high.

Jarvis received $808,538 for coming in first, a WSOP bracelet and a serious sense of validation after coming in eighth in last year’s WSOP Main Event.

Event 41 $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout Day 3

The overriding storyline of Day 3 of Event 41 was that Eugene Katchalov was in great shape to become the first multiple WSOP bracelet winner of 2011.

With just 10 players left, Katchalov could practically feel another WSOP bracelet on his wrist but it was not to be for the Ukrainian-born New Yorker.

Katchalov eventually crashed out in fourth place and will have to wait another day for his second bracelet.

Meanwhile Justin Pechie defeated Dale Eberle heads-up to claim the $167,060 first place prize and a bracelet.

Event 42 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3

A total of 38 players took seats on Day 3 of the $10k PLO Championship and the original idea was to play down to a winner.

After 10 levels of all-out war, they came within three players of finding a winner.

Instead the tournament will be extended to four days and Ben Lamb, John Shipley, Sami Kelopuro and Christopher King will return tomorrow to take a legitimate shot at a bracelet.

The short-handed final table will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 43 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 2

Event 43 is a monster event with an epic 2,857 player field but only 385 players returned for Day 2 with a shot at the final table.

After 10 levels of play 39 players remained.

Among the notables to make it to Day 3 are Simon Watt, Andrew Youngblood, Nicolas Chouity and Andre Akkari.

The overall chip leader is Byron Kaverman with 1.3 million in chips.

Play continues at 2:30 p.m. tomorrows.

Event 44 $2,500 Razz Day 2

Day 2 of the $2,500 Razz event saw 157 of the original 363 entrants return to try and set a final table.

Unfortunately setting a final table was slightly ambitious as 17 players still remained after 10 levels of play.

Among the final 17 are John Monnette, Chad Brown, Rep Porter, David Sklansky and Chris Bjorin although Tommy Chen is the overall chip leader with 473k chips.

Day 3 will not kick off until 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 45 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 1

Event 45 was yet another $1,000 Hold’em event and it was therefore no surprise that 2,890 players all showed up with dreams of a WSOP bracelet.

By the time 10 levels had expired there were only 304 players who still clung to that dream.

Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Blair Hinkle, John-Robert Bellande and Matt Graham have all booked their seats for tomorrow and will hope to get another taste of the final table.

Action picks up again at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

Event 46 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Championship and Event 47 PLO/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo begin tomorrow.

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