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$50k Championship, Random Man Headline WSOP Day 33
Three bracelets were awarded, a man stayed alive in the Ladies Event and the $50k Players Championship began on a very busy Day 33 at the 2011 WSOP.
Antonin Teisseire, David Singontiko and Matt Matros all claimed bracelets throughout the day but much of the attention was instead focused on the prestigious $50k Players Championship and its star-studded 128-player field.
The Ladies Event almost stole the show completely, however, as a man made it into the final 14 players.
Here’s a look at all the action on Day 33:
Event 50 $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em Day 4
French players continue to roll at the 2011 WSOP.
Antonin Teisseire scored a third bracelet for the country by outlasting the 817 player field of Event 50.
Day 4 began with just four players competing for a bracelet. Among them were Adam Geyer, Eric Froehlich, Darryl Ronconi and the aforementioned Teisseire.
Geyer was the chip leader but would be the first player to bust as he had the misfortune of running a set into a straight and was crippled early.
Froehlich bounced in third and Teisseire would go on to beat Ronconi heads-up.
The Frenchman picks up $825,604 for his efforts.
See how the final levels played out in our Event 50 Live Updates.
Event 51 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Day 3
Day 3 of Event 51 should have been all about David “Doc” Sands as he had 25% of the chips in play with 10 players left.
In an incredible turn of events, however, Sands was the very first player to bust after losing several massive pots.
Instead it was Californian David Singontiko – who was playing in his first WSOP tournament – who would take it down.
Singontiko nabbed $268,235, a WSOP gold bracelet and a story he can tell all his friends for years to come.
Event 52 $2,500 Mixed Hold’em Day 3
Author and CardRunners instructor Matt Matros put in quite a performance in Event 52 and ended up claiming his second bracelet in the last two years.
Day 3 began with a final table of nine players and many had Noah “Exclusive” Boeken pegged to finally make some noise after a few years of near misses.
Boeken would instead bust in seventh place paving the way for a three-handed battle between Matros, his good friend Matt Hawrilenko and Jonathan Lane.
In the end it was Matros who came out unscathed with an extra $303,501 in his pocket.
Event 53 $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Day 2
A total of 14 players made it all the way to the conclusion of Day 2 of the Ladies Event.
The only problem was that one of them was a man.
Jonathan Epstein has created a storm of controversy at the WSOP by entering the Ladies Event.
He now finds himself seventh in chips with a very legitimate shot at becoming the first man to make the Ladies final table.
Outside of Epstein there are a couple of compelling stories with pro Amanda Baker in crush mode and Karina Jett also hanging around.
Action resumes at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and we may just see our first man crowned as the Ladies Champ!
Event 54 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 1a
Event 54 is the last of the popular $1,000 No-limit Hold’em events and it was no surprise the event drew 1,932 on the first starting day.
There were tons of notable pros in the field including Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Heimiller, Andy Black, Men Nguyen and Hoyt Corkins.
Unfortunately all the aforementioned players would bust before the end of the day while Paul Magriel, Tim West, Matt Stout, Brandon Cantu and Amnon Filippi would establish giant chip stacks.
Day 1b of the Event 54 begins at 12 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 55 $50,000 Players Championship Day 1
After six years the $50k Players Championship has yet to disappoint and 2011 was no exception.
A total of 128 of the biggest names in the poker world paid $50,000 to play the tournament this year with Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Doyle Bruson, Phil Hellmuth and Jen Harman all in the mix.
Perhaps the only disappointment was the absence of Phil Ivey, who was rumored to be a late addition but did not show.
There were only five eliminations after 10 hours of play and 123 players will return for more big game action tomorrow.
Day 2 begins at 3 p.m.