Two new winners were crowned at the end of Day 7 of the 2010 World Series of Poker. A quiet player from Chicago, Joshua Tieman, outlasted the field in Event #6, winning a third table in a row and taking home his first WSOP bracelet and Hungary's Peter Gelencser took down his first WSOP bracelet Event #7. It's beginning to look as though there could be a repeat of the Player's Championship with a battle between Michael Mizrachi andVladimir Schmelev: the two are leading the field in the Seven-Card Stud World Championship.
Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold 'em Shootout
After a little more than a dozen hands of heads up play between Joshua Tieman and Neil Channing the careful, mellow Tieman captured his first WSOP bracelet.
Channing was sitting on a short stack for most of the final table but was able to stay alive longer than tablemates Brent Hanks, Nicolas Levi, Joseph Elpayaa and Stuart Rutter.
The end came when, with a 7:1 chip advantage, Tieman opened from the button to 80,000. Channing moved all-in for 716,000 and, as usual, Tieman took his time, thinking it over, before he made the call. Channing showed for his tournament life while Tieman revealed . The board ran out securing Tieman a paycheck of $441,692.
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Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Peter Gelencser is Hungary's first 2010 WSOP champion after he outlasted a field of 291 players early Friday morning.
Gelencnser was a commanding force throughout the final table and at times it seemed like he just could not be stopped and in the end he couldn't. The heads up match came down to Gelencser and Raphael Zimmerman after Tad Jurgens, Shunjiro Uchida, Leonard Martin, Jameson Painter, David Chiu and Don McNamara had been picked off. Zimmerman was sure he could be Gelencser's , tossed one card and drew to a but drew another , ending his tournament life. Zimmerman picked up $111,686 and had to settle for being runner-up.
Here's how it all went down.
Event #8: $1,500 No Limit Hold 'em
Saar Wilf leads the remaining 25 players in Event #8 and was the only player to finish Day 2 with more than 1 million in chips.
2009 Casino Employees Event gold bracelet winner Andrew Cohen ended the night just behind Wilf with a stack of 848,000 and is looking to win his second WSOP bracelet. Cohen had been over the million mark earlier in the evening when he took a monster pot and eliminated Sam Dickson when Dickson ran his into Cohen's on a board.
Wilf and Cohen, along with Phil Hellmuth, Raymond Geary and Max Steinberg will return Friday and play down to a winner. Follow all the action as it happens here.
Event #9: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold 'em
A stacked field of players turned out for the first Pot Limit tournament of the 2010 WSOP which included reinging champion JP Kelly, Annette Obrestad, Gaving Griffin, Chris Ferguson, Lacey Jones, Joe Sebok, Lex Veldhuis, Antonio Esfandiari and 2009 Main Event championJoe Cada.
Sixty five of the 650 players will return for Day 2 at 2:30 p.m. Friday and no doubt action will start out slow as only two players need to be taken out in order to reach the money. Among the field will be Tom Schneider, Justin Young, Jonathan Little, Stephen O'Dwyer, Cornel Cimpan and Clark Hamagami.
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Event #10: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud World Championship
Could there be a repeat of the $50,000 Player's Championship? If things continue as they were on Day 1 it looks like there will be. Michael Mizrachi ended Day 1 with the largest chip stack of the field, bagging 191,000 at the end of the night and none other than Event #2 runner up Vladimir Schmelev held the second largest stack with 180,000.
Action was slow during the first few hours of play with nearly all of the 150 players still in the field. As the clock ticked on and the levels passed by the stakes rose and finally the field began to get smaller. Tom Dwan, Matt Hawrilenko, Huck Seed and Erick Lindgren were a few who saw their hopes for a 2010 world championship title dashed.
2009 champion Freddie Ellis, an old school player who hails from the East Coast, is still alive going into Day 2 with 89,000 in chips. Others who will return for Day 2 includeJoe Cassidy, Robert Mizrachi, Pat Pezzin, Brett Richey, Doyle Brunson and Men Nguyen.
The 88 remaining players will return to the Rio at 3 p.m. Friday. Keep up with all the action hand by hand here.
More hold 'em will be played at the Rio Friday. Event # 11: $1,500 No Limit Hold 'em will begin at 12 p.m. At 5 p.m. a new field of players will sit down for Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold 'em.
Video of the Day
Gloria Balding caught up with JP Kelly on break of the $1500 Pot-Limit Hold'Em event, the same event he won last year. They talk about the stacked field and why his friend Praz Bansi wasn't at his own bracelet ceremony.
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