Blow ups aside, Hellmuth is playing great this WSOP and has a 2nd chance this series at bracelet number 12, with just 18 left in the $10k Stud-8 Event.
I have to say that I’m impressed that yesterday saw three different events award bracelets. I expected more than one of the events to be impacted by the hard stop, but the players played more loosely than I gave them credit for and we finished out the tournaments that were scheduled to be done. So with that, there will only be 4 tournaments in action today, which marks the smallest number of tourney’s in action at the Rio since…well… I think day 1. That should make it easy to view all the action in place, what with, you know, only having to be 4 places at once instead of 6.
Firstly I have to get the congratulatory paragraphs out to the newest jewelry recipients from yesterday. Read more…
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We all know the affable Norman Chad from ESPN's telecasts of the World Series of Poker, but Chad may have a shot at a bracelet of his own.
I want to do this daily, but I’m not making any real promises here. Basically I was thinking about doing a quick little piece on the things that I’m interested in seeing in the upcoming day, but I don’t know that I’ll actually hold myself to a daily commitment of blogging. After all, I’m not getting paid for it, and sometimes life (and er…um…motivation) gets in the way. So when I do get to it, the piece will be here. When I don’t….well….tough noogies.
First let me start by congratulating the people that won the 23 bracelets so far in the series. You’re awesome. I’m not.
I particularly enjoyed the story of John Juanda besting Phil Hellmuth to gain bracelet number 5 and prevent PH from hitting number 12. I couldn’t take my eyeballs off the livestream…until what seemed to be the final hand of the event and they killed the broadcast. I had to find out through twitter that Juanda took it down because the feed went down in the closing seconds, but the rest of the match was a slow painful grind anyway. 2-7 Lowball is one of the more painful games to watch, so it was hardly mesmerizing. Juanda really tore up Hellmuth heads-up and overcame a more than 3 to 1 chip disadvantage to take home the gold. He’s certainly worth of acknowledgment.
I also want to sent congrats to my buddy Tristan Wade for final tabling the $1,500 NLHE event. Read more…
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