Lisandro crushes, Baron downed at 2009 WSOP June 9

Isaac Baron

If there was any question regarding Jeffrey Lisandro's Seven-Card Stud abilities all doubt was erased on Monday, June 9, at the 2009 WSOP.

Lisandro entered the final table of Event 16 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud as one of the favorites but he had to contend with skilled players like here.

Here's a look at the other big headlines on June 9 at the 2009 WSOP:

Event 15 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Many people say Isaac "westmenloAA" Baron is the future of poker but that future was delayed at least for awhile on Monday.

Baron came into the final table as one of the chip leaders but was quickly overshadowed by relatively unknown players Fabian Quoss and Brian Lemke. Lemke ended up beating Quoss heads-up to take down the bracelet.

Check out the news section for more on Event 15.

Ville Wahlbeck
Two bracelets for Wahlbeck?

Event 18 $10,000 World Championship Omaha-8

Day 2 of the Championship Omaha-8 event began with 129 players and the seemingly impossible task of setting a final table by the end of the day.

Indeed the final table proved to be a pipe dream for WSOP organizers and by the time 3 a.m. rolled around there were still 17 players remaining. Organizers decided to bring them all back tomorrow and play all the way down to a winner.

The event was stacked with well-known pros like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu all in the running.

Unfortunately Hellmuth and Ivey were eliminated before the end of the day but Negreanu, Annie Duke, Alexander Kravchenko, Daniel Alaei and several others still remain. Perhaps most impressive is Finn Ville Wahlbeck who is within striking distance of another bracelet just days after winning his first one.

Day 3 of the event starts at 12 p.m. tomorrow. Check PokerListings.com for live updates.

Christina Lindley
Busted!

Event 17 $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em

There usually aren't that many recognizable players by the time the final table of the ladies event is set and that was certainly the case at this year's event.

J.J. Liu nearly made the final table but she busted out in 13th. Texan Lori Bender will take the chip lead into the final table with 643,000 to her name.

The final table begins tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Event 19 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em/6-handed

Six-handed poker is always action-packed and Day 1 of Event 19 was certainly that. The event drew 1,068 runners to start the day but by 2 a.m. only 288 remained.

It's way too early to even start to pick favorites in the event but Erick Lindgren, Layne Flack and Humberto Brenes all built sizable stacks.

Day 2 kicks off at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Check out more in the PokerListings.com 2009 WSOP section.

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