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Mizrachi Chasing Bracelet: Day 33 Recap
Day 33 of the World Series of Poker saw no bracelets handed out, but we saw some incendiary tournaments playing out in the heart of the Rio.
Las Vegas experienced a sweltering day and inside the relative cool of the Amazon Room, the temperature also rose as a fiery group of poker players went head-to-head across four WSOP tournaments.
Two of the biggest names in poker also traded verbal blows.
This is how the day played out.
Event 47 - $1k No-Limit Hold'em
Event 47 was originally planned to be a four day event but, once it got down to the final nine, the tournament directors cried uncle and decided that for the sanity of the players and staff involved we should call it a night and come back for more tomorrow.
Out of the final nine. Owen "ocrowe" Crowe is the name that stands out and he'll be coming back tomorrow in fourth place with 1.2 million when the final nine return to battle for the bracelet.
Event 49 - $1.5k No-Limit Hold'em
The penultimate small buy-in "donkament" of the series played out day 2 today - if donkament is a fair description of a four-figure buy-in tournament.
Tha payouts are not inconsiderable, given the winner will collect s sizeable $609.493 for first and 23 players still have a shot at that.
Michael Linn will come in as the chipleader with just over 1.4 million in chips. Closely behind is Mihai Manole of Romania who is hot on Linn's tail with 1.25 million.
At 2.30 p.m. they will reconvene and play to a winner.
Event 50 - $5k Pot-Limit Omaha
The $5k Pot-Limit Omaha was scheduled to play to a final table, but was always unlikely to achieve that goal - 31 players still in the hunt by the time they bagged and tagged the chips.
Along the way English pro Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott crossed swords with "The Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth in what was a keenly-contested tournament.
They did manage to make it into the money spots and Robert Mizrachi snatched the chip lead by the end of the day.
He'll be looking to emulate brother Michael Mizrachi's bracelet success earlier in the series.
PokerListings blogger Jason Mercier and Hendon Mobster Joe Beevers were two others who survived and when they return at 3 p.m. tomorrow, they will be nursing ambitions of bracelet glory.
Event 51 - $3k Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em
The $3k Triple Chance was a fiesta of action, with a bumper field of 965 swiftly whittled down to just 189 come the close of play.
The field was stacked with some top-class players and the end of day chip counts relected this.
Tommy Vedes, David Singer, Gavin Griffin, James Akenhead and Tom "durrrr" Dwan will all return tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. well-placed to make a deep run and we expect fireworks when they resume.
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