Second Bracelet for the Brits Highlights WSOP Day 7

6394 Freddy Deeb
Freddy Deeb has chips in the $10k Omaha-8 Championship.

A second bracelet for the U.K. and the second $10k championship event of the summer highlight the seventh day of the 2011 WSOP.

Read on for highlights from the four ongoing events at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Event 8 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - Day 2

The first donkament of the summer reached the final 68 players this evening, pared down from the 4,178 that entered this event.

Jon “Pearljammer” Turner is leading with a healthy margin and looking to secure his first WSOP bracelet. Turner has made five WSOP final tables in his career with a fifth place being his deepest finish.

Joining Turner on the leaderboard are Hunter Frey, Albert Kim, Eric Mizrachi and reigning world champion Jon Duhamel.

Tomorrow will see the field pared further down to the final table beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Event 9 - $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)

The first 2-7 event of the summer drew 275 players and built a prize pool of $371,250, a modest number by WSOP standards.

The final table was stacked for a low buy-in event with bracelet winners Chris Bjorin and Jason Mercier in contention for another piece of World Series hardware.

Chris Bjorin
Chris Bjorin narrowly missed his third WSOP bracelet.

In the end it was Matthew Perrins who took down the title and the $102,105. Perrins is the second Brit to win a bracelet this year after Jake Cody took down the $25k Heads-Up Championship.

Jason Mercier finished seventh for $10,524, which he promptly used to buy into the 5pm $10,000 Omaha Split Championship.

Event 10 - $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em - Day 1

The majority of the tournament space available at the Rio was taken up by the 1,920 players that bought into this shorthanded event.

That number is up 257 from one year ago.

By the end of the day just 188 players remained and with 180 spots in the money the bubble will be breaking early on Day 2.

Anthony Spinella finished the day as chip leader. The list of notables with big stacks includes Amit Makhija, Alex Kamberis, Davidi Kitai, Eric Froelich, Matt Stout, Erica Schoenberg and Greg Mueller.

Event 11 - $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split World Championship Day 1

The second $10k event of the summer, this Omaha Hi-Lo Championship saw a field of 202 that included many of the very best players on the planet.

Nearly half a million dollars is on the table for first and right now Eric Buchman is the closest one to it. The 2009 November Niner finished the day atop the leaderboard but he’s got plenty of talent nipping at his heels.

Also on the leaderboard are Freddy Deeb and recent bracelet winners Harrison Wilder, Allen Bari and Eugene Katchalov.

Tom Dwan also has chips, and is looking to capitalize on his high-stakes prop bets by winning a bracelet this summer.

Only 27 players will be paid in this event with the minimum payout awarding $16,329.

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