Aadam Daya picked up his first World Series of Poker bracelet when he took down Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em after outlasting a massive field of over 4,000 players to join the ranks of winners this year. Praz Bansi captured his second WSOP bracelet ― his first since 2006 ― in Event #5: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Three Brits and three Americans will return Thursday for the the final day of the first no-limit hold'em shootout event of the 2010 WSOP, and David Chiu is leading the pack in Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
A business analyst who hails from Mississauga, Ontario, is the third bracelet winner of the 2010 WSOP. At the end of Day 4, Aadam Daya had the chips of 4,345 players stacked in front of him, a WSOP gold bracelet and $625,872.
The final table came to an end when a short-stacked Deepak Bhatti moved his remaining chips into the middle of the felt holding . Daya didn't take long to make the call. After an easy glance at the pair of queens he was holding he made his move. The board ran out ending Bhatti's tournament life and securing Daya his first WSOP win.
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Event #5: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Praz Bansi picked up his second WSOP bracelet early Thursday morning adding to his list of poker accomplishments. Bansi forced a short-stacked Vincent Jacques to make a decision for his tournament life when Bansi raised preflop. Jacques re-raised putting his remaining 315,000 in chips into the pot, and Bansi didn't hesitate to call. Jacques showed and Bansi flipped over , the flop revealed two ladies that paired Bansi's jack . The on the turn gave Jacques a little bit of hope, but the on the river ended it all.
Bansi won over half a million dollars for besting a field of 2,092 players. Jacques was sent to the rail to collect $320, 913.
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Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 2 ended with three Americans, Joseph Elpayaa, Brent Hanks and Joshua Tieman, and six Brits,Stuart Rutter, Neil Channing and Nicolas Levi, as the winners of their tables in the first shootout tournament of the 2010 WSOP.
After five brutal hours of heads-up play Elpayaa was the final player to outlast his second table of the event and completed the final table to return Thursday for Day 3. Elpayaa's held up against Cary Katz's when Katz shoved for 150,000 in chips after a flop of . Elpayaa made the call and revealed his two pair. Katz was hoping for improvement on the turn, but the left him with only the river to keep him alive. The river helped Elpayaa instead, giving him a full house when the was opened up.
Follow all the action as the six remaining players try to win their third table in a row with our live updates.
Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
David Chiu leads the remaining eight players in Event #7 with a massive stack of 436,000. Chui, along with Peter Gelenscer, Don McNamara, Raphael Zimmerman, Tad Jurgens, Leonard Martin, Shunjiro Uchida and Jameson Painter will return to the Rio at 4 p.m. Thursday hoping to capture the seventh bracelet of the 2010 WSOP.
Pat Poels, Ted Forrest, David Baker and Farzad Bonyadi were the final casualties of Day 2, busting just before play ended for the night. Others who didn't make it through Day 2, but who did pick up a piece of the $669,300 prize pool includedBarry Greenstein, Greg Mueller, Bryan Devonshire, Huck Seed, Bill Chen and Tony G.
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Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
In true WSOP no-limit hold'em fashion a massive field of players flocked to Event #8 - 2,431 to be exact. But when chips were bagged for the night only 270 hopefuls were left.
Mark Seif saw his tournament life snuffed out in two brutal hands that made him the final player to be eliminated before play ended. Seif had been a commanding presence throughout Day 1, but his downfall began when he ran his into an opponent's on a board of . The final nail in the coffin came when Seif got all his chips in with versus an opponents . The board ran out sending Seif home.
Action will get under way Thursday afternoon. Follow all the updates here.
The first Limit event, Event #9: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em will start Thursday at 12 p.m. followed by Event #10: $10,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship at 5 p.m.
Video of the Day
Kristy Arnett caught up with Nicolas Levi right after he won his table in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event, sending him to the final table.
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