Rho runner up again at WSOP June 6th

Peter Rho
Aussie Millions runner-up Peter Rho came second in the WSOP's $2,000 NLHE tournament.

2009 Aussie Millions runner-up Peter Rho played bridesmaid again at the World Series of Poker on Saturday night.

Rho finished second in Event 11, the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event, banking $350,019 to complement the $1 million AUD he made in Melbourne in January.

Anthony Harb was the sole man to get the better of the Californian, beating him with a turned nut straight against Rho's flopped two pair after a brief heads-up battle.

Harb earned $569,199 and his first WSOP bracelet  for the victory.

Here's what else happened on the tournament floor at the Rio on Saturday:

Event 12 - $10,000 Mixed Game World Championship

Finnish pro Ville Wahlbeck defeated David Chiu heads-up to claim his first WSOP bracelet just days after finishing third in the $10,000 Stud World Championship.

World Champion!

Check out the full recap here.

Event 13 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em

Twenty players survived the second day of play and will play down to a champion beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Gregg Merkow is chipleader with 932,000, while Roland De Wolfe, Kirill Gerasimov and short-stack Phil Ivey (31,000) represent the most notable names.

Event 14 - $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed

Daniel Negreanu leads an eleven-handed contingent into the final table of the shorthanded LHE event.

Kid Poker looks for his second LHE bracelet in as many years, but will have to defeat the likes of Barry Shulman, Brock Parker and Shawn Buchanan on his way to the title.

Action begins at 1 p.m. and will continue until one man is left standing.

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

Six-hundred and sixty-five players signed up for the $5k NLHE tournament and 500 of them were eliminated over the first ten levels of play.

Daniel Negreanu
Limit specialist!

Among the 165 to survive Day 1 were Gavin Griffin, Vanessa Rousso and Nenad Medic, while Alexander Toryanski is chipleader with 175k to his name.

Action resumes at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 16 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud

A total of 359 players ponied up for the entry-level stud event and 97 of that number would survive the day.

David Levi finished Day 1 as chipleader with 49,600, while PokerListings blogger Jason Mercier is in good shape with 35,000 to his name.

Also still alive are Jeffrey Lisandro, John Juanda and Allen Kessler, with the top 40 finishers getting paid.

Check out the PokerListings.com 2009 WSOP section for details.

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