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Zhukov, Diaz Steal WSOP Day 10
The relatively unknown David Diaz and Viacheslav Zhukov stole the show on Day 10 of the 2011 WSOP.
Once again there were six ongoing events with much of the attention cast on the final table of the $10k Omaha Hi-Lo and the first day of the always pro-heavy $10k 2-7 Lowball (No-Limit).
Here’s a look at all the action on Day 10 of the 2011 WSOP.
Event 11 $10k Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Final
The final day of Event 11 began with just three players battling it out for WSOP supremacy.
It was down to just Steve Billirakis, George Lind and Viacheslav Zhukov with Billirakis and Lind the much more established players.
Unfortunately for Billirakis and Lind, the 2011 WSOP is proving that big-name players are overrated and it was the relatively unknown Zhukov would take down first place after a protracted heads-up battle against Lind.
Zhukov picked up $465k for his WSOP heroics.
Event 12 $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em Final
The final day of Event 12 brought 10 players back to the Rio with the goal of playing to a winner.
The most notable name left was two-time WSOP bracelet winner Bill Chen who entered play as one of the middle stacks.
Chen put on an impressive performance and was leading the final table at one point but was finally ousted in fifth place for a $100k score.
In the end it was U.S. player David Diaz who took down the WSOP bracelet and $352k.
Event 13 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Day 2
Day 2 of the Event 13 began with 160 players looking to win their table and secure a spot in the final 16.
Daniel Negreanu, Max Pescatori, Mike DeMichele, Blair Hinkle and Scott Montgomery were amongst the players to bust on Day 2.
Dan Kelly, Erik Cajelais, Frank Kassela and Vitaly Lunkin are all in the final 16, however, and will attempt to trade their chips for a WSOP bracelet.
Action resumes at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 14 $3,000 Limit Hold’em Day 2
Day 2 of Event 14 proved to be a marathon affair with 163 players all trying to fight their way into a seat at the final table.
Marco Traniello, David Baker, Alexander Kravchenko, John Racener and Andre Akkari were among the many pros to fall on Day 2 of the contest.
The event proved to be a long one and it was early this morning before they called play with 18 players left.
Shawn Keller will start the day with the chip lead. Viktor Ramdin, Jeff Shulman and Sorel Mizzi are a few of the pros still holding on for a shot at a bracelet.
Event 15 $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em Day 1
Event 15 saw 765 players pay the $1,500 buy-in but after 10 hours of play only 88 players were still standing.
Liv Boeree, Humberto Brenes, Antonio Esfandiari and Layne Flack all busted while James Dempsey, John Racener, Joe Sebok and John Dolan will carry the pro torch into Day 2 of the event.
Action resumes at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow with the plan to play 10 more levels of Pot-Limit Hold’em.
Event 16 $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No Limit) Day 1
The $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship is one of the most pro-heavy tournaments at the WSOP and this year’s edition was no exception.
Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow and Erick Lindgren were just a sample of the 126 players who bought in.
After getting down to 88 players, organizers finally called an end to the night near 2 a.m.
The plan is to return at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and set a final table.
Event 17 $1500 H.O.R.S.E. begins tomorrow at noon.