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Lindgren Leads Bracelet Run, Madsen + Mueller Crush
A resurrected Erick Lindgren led a trio of bracelet winners at the WSOP yesterday while former POY Jeff Madsen and WSOP stalwart Greg Mueller ran up big stacks.
Lindgren, once one of the most popular players in the world before a string of unpaid debts was exposed after Black Friday, battled all the way from the trials of the last few years to win Event #32, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max.
Bryan Campanello and Michael Gathy joined him in the winner's circle on a busy day at the Rio while former bracelet winners Jeff Madsen and Greg Mueller blasted to big chip leads in their events.
Lindgren Beats Markholt, Little to Six-Max Crown
One of the summer's toughest events came to an exciting conclusion last night as Erick Lindgren battled his way to the title.
The once-popular Lindgren has had a difficult two years post-Black Friday after losing his generous Full Tilt income stream and having some major sportsbetting debts exposed.
Lindgren told PokerListings the past few months had also been difficult as he scrounged around for tournament buy-ins before a big score at the WPT Championship changed his fortunes.
Yesterday's win was Lindgren's second career bracelet; relive all the action in our WSOP live updates. The final six and payouts:
- 1. Erick Lindgren - $606,317
- 2. Lee Markholt - $374,960
- 3. Jonathan Little - $238,833
- 4. Connor Drinan - $157,274
- 5. Vasile Buboi - $106,830
- 6. Ryan D'Angelo - $74,768
Campanello Wins First Bracelet, Gathy Takes Second
Lindgren was the most famous bracelet winner yesterday but he wasn't the only bracelet winner.
Bryan Campanello, a WSOP Circuit champ, earned his first gold by topping David Bach head-up for the $2,500 Razz title.
Belgian Michael Gathy, meanwhile, earned his second bracelet in two years by outlasting Jake Cody and more in the $1k Turbo event. Results and payouts for both events below:
Event #33, $2,500 Razz
- 1. Bryan Campanello $178,052
- 2. David Bach $110,098
- 3. Jim Wheatley $72,346
- 4. Sebastian Pauli $52,844
- 5. Ivan Schertzer $39,128
- 6. Brent Keller $29,369
- 7. Rick Fuller $22,351
- 8. Ismael Bojang $17,235
Event #34, $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
- 1. Michael Gathy $278,613
- 2. Benjamin Reason $172,252
- 3. Yueqi Zhu $113,358
- 4. Sergey Rybachenko $81,720
- 5. Daniel Bishop $59,816
- 6. Jason Duval $44,422
- 7. Jake Cody $33,456
- 8. Noah Vaillancourt $25,539
- 9. Russell Crane $19,748
Madsen Takes Big Lead with 19 Left in PLO
It's been seven years since Jeff Madsen won two bracelets and took home the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year crown.
Deep WSOP runs have been relatively scarce since for one of the youngest bracelet winners ever but Madsen is back in contention for his third bracelet in Event #35, $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Madsen ran up a huge stack to lead the field into Day 3 with just under a million chips. Chasing him however are a few bracelet winners themselves in Scott Clements, Isaac Hagerling and Jason Dewitt.
Revisit the day's highlights in our exclusive "Follow the Chip" coverage and tune in for the playdown to the winner starting at 2pm. The top 10 in chips:
- 1. Jeff Madsen 922,000
- 2. Scott Clements 534,000
- 3. Isaac Hagerling 440,000
- 4. William Black 418,000
- 5. Anthony Zinno 406,000
- 6. Ashton Griffin 352,000
- 7. Jason DeWitt 344,000
- 8. Yuri Perez 305,000
- 9. Michal Maryska 295,000
- 10. Ryan Chapman 273,000
Seidel Advances in Shooutout; Mueller Destroys Day 1 of $5k Limit
Two more events got underway yesterday at the Rio in Vegas with the usual amount of big names making waves. The popular $1,500 Shootout drew around 1,200 players with 120 advancing.
Among the big wheels to win their tables were Erik Seidel, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Tim Adams, Gavin Smith, Mike Watson and Max Lykov.
Meanwhile in the $5k Limit Hold'em event Greg "FBT" Mueller continued his strong play at the 2013 WSOP with a huge stack to end Day 1.
Mueller bagged up 94,600 to lead the remaining 103, including Daniel Negreanu, into Day 2. The top 10 in chips:
- 1. Greg Mueller 94,600
- 2. Todorovic Slavko 64,900
- 3. Brent Wheeler 57,500
- 4. Ronnie Bardah 54,800
- 5. Vincent Gironda 49,100
- 6. Tommy Heng 49,000
- 7. Justin Bonomo 46,600
- 8. Brock Parker 46,100
- 9. Matt Schreiber 45,000
- 10. Mike Leah 42,700