World Series Continues Apace With Two More Events Underway
Yesterday we brought you the opening news from the 2012 World Series Of Poker’s first open bracelet event, the $1,500 NLHE tournament, but another day has gone by and there are now two more events underway as well.
Firstly, in the $1,500 NLHE only 15 players remain and Jacob Bazeley currently leads the way on 1.29 million chips, but if he wants to seal the deal he’ll have to navigate past two potential trip wires in the form of JP Kelly (721k) and Vanessa Selbst (706k).
The two pros are the biggest remaining names in contention and pose a major threat to Bazeley’s admittedly impressive chip stack, but whatever happens when play resumes later today all 15 survivors will be guaranteed a payout of at least $23,655.
Looking at the other two events currently running, both the $3,000 Heads-Up NLHE/PLO and the $1,500 7-Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better tournaments have gotten underway, with the former in particular attracting an all-star cast of PLO aficionados all desperate to get their hands on a bracelet.
In total the event attracted 317 runners and the 64 remaining runners have all made the money and read like a veritable who’s who of poker aristocracy. Annette Obrestad is the last lady standing, but she’s in the professional company of countless others including Justin Bonomo, Andrew Frankenberger, Justin Smith, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and WPT’s own Mike Sexton to name a few.
The Stud event, meanwhile, attracted 622 runners, of which 210 remain with 64 being paid. At the moment it is the in-form Mike Mizrachi who leads the field on 41,500 chips, but there’s a long way to go before we reach the money pay-out spots in this one, so don’t count anyone out yet.