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Two More Bracelets: Day 7 WSOP 2010
Thursday featured another full plate of WSOP events, with two bracelets being awarded and the $10k Seven-Card Stud Championship kicking off.
We've completed one week of the 2010 WSOP and the festivities are in full swing. Here's a look at what went down Thursday:
Event #6: $5k No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
American Josh Tieman came away the winner in the battle between the U.S. and UK at the final table, taking down the bracelet and the $441,692 first-place prize.
It was Tieman getting the victory at a six-player final table that featured three U.S. players and three from the UK.
The young veteran Tieman had nine previous cashes at the WSOP before earning the biggest prize of his career Thursday.
"It's definitely a huge breakthrough," Tieman said. "I came out to Vegas and I don't want to leave a loser, so now I can say I am a winner."
Tieman held off British pro Neil Channing heads-up for the bracelet. Channing takes home $273,153 for second place.
Event #7: $2.5k Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Another international battle played out at the final table of the first Lowball event of the 2010 WSOP, as American Raphael Zimmerman battled Hungary's Peter Gelencser when the tournament went heads up.
It was Gelenscer coming away with the victory, taking home the bracelet and the first prize of $180,730.
Zimmerman finished second out of the field of 291, cashing for $111,686.
Event #8: $1.5k No-Limit Hold'em
A daunting field size of 2,341 players didn't prevent Phil Hellmuth from entering, and the 11-time bracelet winner held it down at the feature table for much of the day.
The Poker Brat appears to be heading for a big finish if he can keep it Friday when the tournament goes to Day 3.
The day wasn't as kind to Matt "Allinat420" Stout, who made it to the money but didn't survive the day and took home $9,070 with a 53rd-place finish.
The $1.5k No-Limit Hold'em event was scheduled to play down to a final table Thursday, but with the large field we'll return Friday with 25 players in the field and play down to a bracelet.
Action will continue at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Event #9: $1.5k Pot-Limit Hold'em
There was some drama on Day 1 of the $1.5k Pot-Limit Hold'em event, as we almost busted the money bubble at the very end of the day.
As it is, 68 players will come back Friday to play for 63 money spots on Day 2.
The event attracted an all-star field, as Liv Boeree, James Akenhead, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Tom Schneider were amongst the notables registered for the event.
The cards go back in the air at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Event #10: $10k Seven-Card Stud Championship:
The first $10k championship event kicked off on Thursday with Seven-Card Stud the game of choice.
As expected the event drew the majority of the biggest names in poker including Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen and the rest of the crew.
There were numerous eliminations during the eight hours of play. Among the players to be eliminated were prop-bet king Tom Dwan, diminutive Italian poker star Dario Minieri and John Juanda.
By the end of the day only 88 of the original 150 players survived to see the light of day.
Michael Mizrachi, who is on fire since winning the $50k Player's Championship, finished the day as the chip leader with 191,000.
Action resumes at 3 p.m. on Friday.
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