Hungarian poker pro Peter Gelencser has collected his first World Series of Poker bracelet, and a prize of $180,730 on winning event 7 - the $2,500 buy-in Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) competition. The internet ace took on an entry field of 290 other players that featured big names like Eli Elezra, Hoyt Corkins, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu and Tom Dwan, and triumphed, ending up in a final table heads up with Raphael Zimmerman.
The $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud World Championship event is also off to a great start with a massively star-studded 150 player entry field that includes almost every big name you can think of. Try Andy Bloch, Annie Duke, John Juanda, Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel, Joe Cassidy, David Singer, Erik Sagstrom, Tony G, David Oppenheim, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Chris Ferguson for starters.
Scotty Nguyen was there, along with Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Alex Kravchenko, Greg Mueller, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, Mike Mizrachi - fresh from his $1.55 million triumph in the $50K Player's Championship - Greg Raymer, Eli Elezra, Ted Forrest, Gus Hansen, Dario Minieri and David Benyamine.
When the first day's play ended in the early hours of the morning Michael Mizrachi led the field and could be in with a chance to achieve another major WSOP victory following his Player's Championship success ear;lier in the week.
However, he will first have to contend with Vladimir Schmelev, who is close on his heels on the leader board, and there are some formidable players among the 88 survivors of the first day such as John D'Agostino, Doyle Brunson, Men "The Master" Nguyen, Daniel Negreanu, Alexander Kostritsyn and last year's champ Freddie Ellis.
The $5,000 buy-in NHLE Shootout was decided in under four hours on Day 3 of the tourney as a six man final table got down to business, providing some exciting and dynamic action and one of the shortest final tables in WSOP memory.
In the first hour Brett Hanks headed for the exit, ousted by Neil Channing. He was followed by Nicolas Levi, taken out by Josh Tieman, and then Joe Elpayaa was busted out in fourth place to take home $125,387.
That left three handed play between Josh Tieman, Stuart Rutter and Neil Channing. The unlucky man out was Rutter, who collected a third placing paycheck $179,000 to ease the pain of setting up the Channing vs. Tieman heads up.
By then Tieman had almost seven times the chip stack of his last opponent at 7.7 million and the end came after only 10 hands, with Tieman collecting the $441,691 main prize and Channing a consolatory $273,153 for his runner-up finish.
Source: InfoPowa News