Schulman, Carris take down bracelets WSOP June 13

Jeffrey Carris

Nick "The Takeover" Schulman won his first World Series bracelet Friday, but Ville Wahlbeck continued his tremendous run at the 2009 WSOP.

Schulman finished first in the $10,000 World Championship 2-7 final table with Wahlbeck taking second to grab control of the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard with 255 points.

An especially impressive feat considering Erick Lindgren won POY last year with only 245 points.

Both players outlasted a stacked final table that included Steve Sung, John Juanda, David Benyamine and Rolande de Wolfe.

Click here for an extensive recap of the prestigious event.

Here's a look at what else happened on another busy day at the WSOP:

Nick Schulman
Taking over!

Event 22 $1,500 Shootout Final Table

The $1,500 Shootout final table didn't have a lot of star power, but you wouldn't have known that by looking at the railbirds.

More than 20 fans donned orange Jeff "Wildcat" Carris t-shirts to cheer on their horse while Chris Moore and Jason Somerville also drew a large crowd of fans.

The screaming was near Main Event level as Carris proceeded to outlast all of his competition, including WPT Five Diamond winner Eugene Katchalov, to take down the bracelet and the $313,673 that came with it.

Event 24 $1,500 No-Limit Day 2

Event 24 was of particular interest to PokerListings' fans because two of our bloggers, Martin Derbyshire and Olle Sundin, were looking to go deep.

Both players made it past the 40-player mark but Sundin busted soon after and Derbyshire ended up coming in 29th. Not bad for the crew.

Pretty much everyone was excited to see EPT Hostess Kara Scott go deep in the event, but she also busted out around 1 a.m.

By the end of the day, 19 players remained with no big-name pros in the running. Although Dean Hamrick did bubble the 2008 Main Event final table.

Also trying to win the bracelet are Michael Greco, Panayote "Pete" Vilandos and Andy "BKiCe" Seth. Day 3 of Event 24 starts at 1 p.m. sharp tomorrow.

Phil Ivey
Two bracelets or bust?

Event 25 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud HL/Eight or Better Day 2

Day 2 of Event 25 began with 153 players including pros like Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, Gavin Smith and Chau Giang all vying to make another WSOP final table.

They made it all the way down to 14 players before opting to bag up the chips and come back tomorrow for what could be a long Day 3.

Jon "Pearljammer" Turner is your overnight chip leader with 365,000 chips. It could be an epic final table with Ivey, Blair Rodman, Chad Brown, Carlos Mortensen and Russ "Dutch" Boyd still in the running.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 26 $1,500 Limit Hold'em Day 1

Event 26 drew 643 players, which once again proves that the No-Limit variant of poker is easily the more popular of the two.

That said, the field was rather compelling with actress Shannon Elizabeth, Lakers owner Jerry Buss and all the usual suspects with Teddy "Iceman" Monroe, Erica Schoenberg, Brock Parker and Barry Greenstein all in the building.

By the end of the day there would still be 124 players remaining with Bill Chen, Justin Bonomo and Nikki Harris all wielding big stacks.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Event 27 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split Eight-or-Better Day 1

For an obscure event with a buy-in of $5,000, Event 27 did very well to bring in 198 runners.

Among the field were well-known pros like Phil Ivey, who multi-tabled Event 25, Barny Boatman, Shannon Shorr, Amnon Filippi, Clonie Gowen, Kathy Liebert, Erick Lindgren and many others.

By the end of the day 60 players were left with the money starting at 18. Daniel Negreanu, Jeffrey Lisandro and Roland De Wolfe were all stacked.

Day 2 starts at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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