Stammdog win, Negreanu loss headline WSOP June 7th

For the win!
Kevin Stammen (left) clinches his first WSOP bracelet.

Kevin "Stammdog" Stammen won his first WSOP bracelet at the Rio Casino on Sunday night.

The Ohio-based online pro defeated Angel Guillen in heads-up play to clinch the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em (Event 13) title, earning $506,786 and his first David "The Dragon" Pham.

Due to scheduling concerns, Day 3 will begin at noon Vegas time.

Maria Ho
Ho fo sho!

Event 16 - $1,500 Seven-Card Stud blogger Jason Mercier cashed in 16th place as the entry-level Seven Card Stud tournament played down to the final table.

Jeffrey Lisandro and John Juanda are the big names among the final eight, with Thor Hansen just barely missing the cut with a final table bubble.

They'll play down to a champion starting at 2 p.m. Monday.

Event 17 - $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em

More than one thousand women showed up for the Ladies Event, including pros Erica Schoenberg, Evelyn Ng, Beth Shak, Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle.

By the end of the night only 146 members of the fairer sex remained. Defending champ Svetlana Gromenkova continued her dominance of female-only events, finishing near the top of the leaderboard.

Erica Schoenberg
Scho fo mo!

Maria Ho and J.J. Liu were also among those to survive Day 1.

Event 18 - $10,000 World Championship Omaha 8-or-Better

A total of 179 of the world's best O8 players bought-in to the 5 p.m. World Championship event, including the aforementioned Negreanu, who multi-tabled the $2,500 LHE Six-Max.

By day's end, 133 were left, including Kid Poker, chipleader Scott Clements and defending champ David Benyamine.

Check out more in the 2009 WSOP section.

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