WSOP 3-Bet: Channing Beat, Dwan Tweet, Duke Dispute

Neil Channing's stack, before he was eliminated in second.

Day 29 at the 2012 World Series of Poker is over with a brand new bracelet winner and ongoing action in the $50,000 Players Championship.

Today in the WSOP 3-Bet we bring you news of another close call for London poker legend Neil Channing, reports from Tom Dwan and the high-stakes games he’s playing in Macau plus photos of the latest Annie Duke confrontation at the Rio.

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Neil Channing Finishes Second to Henry Lu

43 events are over at the WSOP and so far only one bracelet has been won by Great Britain.

Tonight Neil Channing had a chance to join Craig McCorkell as the only 2012 UK bracelet winners but ultimately fell short, finishing second to Henry Lu in the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.

Neil Channing
Neil Channing has now finished runner-up twice at the World Series.

This was the second runner-up finish for Channing at the WSOP. He came second in the $5k No-Limit Hold’em Shootout in 2010 for $273,153.

Tonight’s second earned the Brit $406,409.

Henry Lu, meanwhile, picked up his first WSOP bracelet plus $654,380.

Finishing third was former WSOP bracelet winner James “” Mackey who took home $286,633.

Here are the full final table results from Event 43, $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em.

1. Henry Lu - $654,380

2. Neil Channing - $406,409

3. James Mackey - $286,633

4. Tom Alner - $207,019

5. John Nelson  - $151,338

6. Hovan Nguyen  - $111,961

7. Balazs Botond  - $83,802

8. Francois Dur  - $63,459

9. Jared Rosenbaum  - $48,614

Neil Channing's lifetime tournament earnings now total over $3.3 million with results stretching back as far as 1999.

Tom “durrrr” Dwan Picks Macau Over WSOP

While we have been treated to a double-helping of Phil Ivey this summer there’s one former Full Tilter who’s been conspicuously absent..

Tom “durrrr” Dwan has so far skipped the WSOP, choosing instead to play the ultra-high stakes games in Macau.

But just because Dwan isn’t here in Las Vegas, doesn’t mean we can’t bring you a few recently played hand reports. Dwan has been tweeting all manner of things from Macau, including the following high-stakes hands.

Will Reynolds Confronts Annie Duke

It’s surprising that Annie Duke has spent so much time at the WSOP so far this summer, based on the amount of negativity that’s surrounded her in the wake of FS+G and Epic Poker folding.

What began with Jason DeWitt telling Duke to go f*** herself a couple weeks ago continued today with William Reynolds confronting Duke in the $2,500 No-Limit event.

Reynolds snapped the first picture below while Galen Hall, who described the exchange as a “friendly conversation” shot the second.

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