PokerListings pwns WSOP donkaments

Olle Sundin blogger Olle Sundin is deep-stacked in the latest $1.5k donkament.

PokerListings is taking over the donkaments at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Two PokerListings writers remain in contention for the bracelet at dinner time on Day 2 of the $1,500 NLHE tournament (Event 24). blogger Olle Sundin is sitting on a 240k stack after starting the day with 19,000, while writer Martin Derbyshire is climbing with 100k.

Only 103 players remain out of a starting field of 2,506. Each player is now guaranteed $3,352.

"I think it's a really good tournament," Sundin told PokerListings. "The structure is really good for smaller events.

"The WSOP is a very good place to play tournament poker. Usually there are one to two people per table who don't know what they're doing."

Sundin, who makes his living playing short-handed cash games online, credited his big stack to his relentless aggression.

"I think if you want to make it deep in these tournaments you have to raise a lot," he said. "I'm trying to steal as much as I can and I plan to keep picking on the weaker players."

The Swede's big hand saw him outflop a laggy opponent's pocket tens when his A-Q hit second pair.

"It felt pretty bad to me, but if you want to go far you have to gamble in these spots," he said.

Derbyshire won his seat in a PokerListings blogger SNG after PL's Matt Showell took down Event 2 of the Run Good Challenge.

"I'm just happy to be here," he said. "Yesterday I busted Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and it was one of the greatest moments of my poker life."

Derbyshire took 215th in a $1,500 event at the 2008 WSOP, cashing out for $2,970.

Check out the 2009 WSOP section for more World Series coverage.

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