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Ladies Night: WSOP Day 15 Recap
Each day of the WSOP is a unique experience, and Friday was no exception.
More than 1,000 ladies entered the Rio Pavilion Room for the $1k Ladies Championship, with plenty of big names from both the celebrity and poker communities.
November Niner Eric Buchman also broke through with his first bracelet win as did online pro David "Bakes" Baker.
Here's a look around the day:
Event #18 - $2k Limit Hold'em
Eric Buchman added to an already impressive poker resume, taking down the bracelet from a field of 476 players.
The bracelet win is first for Buchman, who impressed many with his run to fourth place in the 2009 WSOP November Nine.
Buchman has expressed disappointment in not finishing higher in the 2009 Main Event, making Friday's bracelet win even more special for the 30-year-old New York pro.
"I made a lot of money, and I had a great experience. So it was bittersweet. But this is total satisfaction. This feels good."
Buchman takes home $203,607 for the win.
Event #19 - $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) Championship
With a small field of 101 elite players beginning this event, we were almost guaranteed to have an electric final table.
The tournament didn't disappoint, with John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel both making in to the final seven.
In the end young online pro David "Bakes" Baker outlasted the formidable field and took the title, WSOP bracelet and $294,314 in cold hard cash for first place.
In winning the event Baker also put himself in contention for WSOP Player of the Year thanks to his sixth place finish in the $50k Player's Championship.
Event #20 - $1.5k Pot-Limit Omaha
We began the day close to the money bubble in the latest PLO event, as 95 players came back Friday to play for 81 money spots.
Nenad Medic and Blair Rodman are two of the notables coming back for Day 3 Saturday, as play resumes at 2:30 p.m. and goes to a winner.
Finishing in the cash on Day 2 was Matt Stout, Ted Lawson and Robert Williamson III.
Event #21 - $1.5k Seven-Card Stud
Sorel Mizzi had a huge day, staying near the top of the chip leaderboard for most of the day.
If he can hang on at Saturday's final table, the first-place prize of $140,467 awaits. He will have to get past pros like Alex Kravchenko and Richard Ashby if he's to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Scott Seiver and Chip Jett were amongst the notables finishing in the cash.
Event #22 - $1k No-Limit Hold'em Ladies Championship
The biggest spectacle at the Rio Convention Center Friday revolved around the $1k Ladies Championship.
Svetlana Gromenkova ended Day 1 with one of the biggest stacks in the room, but she was just one of many notables on hand in the field of 1,054.
Tiffany Michelle, Vanessa Rousso, Shannon Elizabeth, Liv Boeree and Lacey Jones were all in the field, as just about every major female poker personality was on hand.
Also in the field was Victory Poker spokesperson and 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood and actress/poker superstar Jennifer Tilly.
Play resumes Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Event #23 - $2.5k Limit Hold'em Six-Handed
The $2.5k Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event brought out a bunch of poker's big names on Day 1, with the first-place prize of $234,065 on the mind of the 384 combatants.
Justin Bonomo, JC Tran, Shawn Buchanan and Phil Gordon were amongst the big names near the top of the leaderboard as Day 1 came to a close.
Players reconvene for Day 2 at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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