Day 2 of the 2007 World Series of Poker will play down to the final eight players today!
Friday, 08th of June 2007 03:16 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Final table action gets underway at 3pm Friday. These seven men and one woman will return to do battle for the next WSOP bracelet. Here are their chip counts and seat assignments, along with what they are playing for:
Friday, 08th of June 2007 03:13 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
And its OVER! For now, that is.
Phil Ivey took a big pot from Theo Jorgense when he bet the river with 4 diamonds showing. Theo made the call and Phil showed the A for the flush and Theo mucked.
Then a bit later, Mike Wattel got his last chips in on 4th street showing 9 8 against Theo who showed 7 5 . When the smoke cleared, Mike had two pair, 9s and 8s, but Theo held trip 5s and took the pot.
Mike Wattel finished in 9th place, earning $13,536.
Friday, 08th of June 2007 02:48 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
OK, this crowd is tough. No one wants to bubble this final table. Still 9 players. They played through the entire 1 hour 8k/16k level without busting anyone. Now they're playing 10k/20k, so I don't think it can be much longer.
Here are some rough chip counts:
Friday, 08th of June 2007 01:24 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Barbara Lewis had been short-stacked for a while and finally got her last chips in against Phil Ivey. Barbara's pair of 8s were not enough and she was busted.
Barbara Lewis finished in 12th place, earning $12,267.
Theo Jorgensen made trips to send Ralph Levine to the rail.
Ralph Levine finished in 11th place, earning $12,267.
David Oppenheim made two pair to bust Jerrod Ankenman, who finished in 10th place, earning $13,536.
One more player has to go before play can wrap for the night...and that player is.....
Friday, 08th of June 2007 12:32 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
12 players remain.
Friday, 08th of June 2007 12:01 AM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
A couple more players have departed the Stud realm. Helmut ran his pair of Kings into trip Aces held by Mike Wattel. Helmut Koch finished in 16th place, earning $9,729.
David Oppenheim dispatched Bill Munly in 15th place, earning $9,729.
Mike Wattel is up to about 180k now.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 11:36 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Johnny Chan has missed his chance at an 11th bracelet in this event. He busted out in 18th place, earning $8,460. Maureen Feduniak is also gone in 17th place, also earning $8,460.
They're down to two tables now, 16 players, and must continue until only 8 remain. Patrick Pezzin is in the lead with about 184k; Phil Ivey is second with about 169k, David Oppenheim is 3rd with about 155k, and Theo Jorgensen is 4th with about 147k.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 10:43 PM(Kaelaine Minton reporting)
Things are moving along fairly quickly now. Here are the folks who have departed this event with a little extra dough:
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 09:57 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Phil Ivey is making a run at another bracelet. He is the chip leader now with 165K. Theo Jorgensen is close behind at 161K and Marco Traniello has 158K. Maureen Feduniak has 28K. They are down to 24 players so they have made the money. Johnny Chan is going to need some luck if he is going to win his 11th bracelet. He has 20K.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 08:04 PM(Justin West reporting)
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 07:55 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Not much I can report, they are down to 4 tables and the crowd watching from the rail is huge. They are on break right now. Phil Ivey has moved into the top 5 with 90K. Johnny Chan is still in with around 30K. Maureen Feduniak is hovering around the 20K mark.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 07:19 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
They are down to 4 tables. Maureen had doubled up to 40K but is back down to about 25. The chip leader is Sherkan Farnood with 150K. In second is Theo Jorgensen with 120K and third is Thor Hansen with 110K. David Oppenheim is 4th at 90K. Some of the field still remaining includes Phil Ivey, Ted Lawson, Marco "I am a cashing in the WSOP God" Traniello, and Mike Wattel.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 06:36 PM(Justin West reporting)
Looks like we're down to only 6 tables, but we've got a heck of a field left and given that this is a limit event, and 7-stud is a generally slow game already, speculation has us getting out of here tonight around 4 or 5am. Worst case scenerio? 6am. Oh, to be a stud player!
Maureen Feduniak took a slight hit and has dipped just under 20K in chips. She is seated at the same table as Alan Kessler and Humberto Brenes, so she's got a few players to keep an eye on. Personally, I'd keep my eye on her, as she's a sweet woman but that can be deceiving! No doubt she'd take your money at the table in a heartbeat.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 05:44 PM(Justin West reporting)
Players were on a break for a bit there, but have returned to the tables and the cards are back in the air.
I was asked by a player on my way back into the media room why none of the tables have a full compliment of 10 players. Plain and simple, there ain't enough cards in the deck! There's a maximum of 8 players at each table, which of course would mean there are still not enough cards in the deck if all 8 players see all 7 cards. Chances of that happening are really slim, but I'd love to see the floor call on that one if they did.
Maureen Feduniak is sitting on around 42,000. I talked with her on the break.
"Are you feeling confident?" I asked her.
Maureen just laughed. "I never feel confident!"
I don't blame her, really. I wouldn't feel too confident either until I had that bracelet in my hand. (Mark my words, I will have one some day.)
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 05:11 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Maureen Feduniak is at 45K. Average stack is 31K and Maureen is very pleased with her play thus far and her position in the tournament.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 04:31 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
The current chip leader is Jacob Fernandez who has over 110K. Others on top of the leaderboard include Jerrod Ankenman, Nick Schulman, Theo Jorgensen, Sherkhan Farnood, Helmut Koch, Teysierre Oriane, and David Oppenheim. Last I saw (like 15 minutes ago) Maureen Feduniak had a bit over 35K.
Mike Patrick, the ESPN commentator, stopped by the press room. He is going to be playing in a couple of World Series events this year and said that his favorite game is Razz. We invited him to a private home game but for some strange reason he declined.
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 03:46 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
The rail is massive for this event, especially around the Negreanu table. Some photos for everyone at home:
Thursday, 07th of June 2007 03:22 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Play has resumed. Because they are under 15 tables I can only cover this event from the rail so my coverage is limited somewhat. I did manage to snap some photos of some of the players still in and talked briefly with Maureen Feduniak who won a small pot early to add to her chip stack.
End of day 1 chip counts and day 2 seating assignments are as follows:
Play was slow during Day 1, though it became a bit more heated during the late night hours. Some pros seemed a bit nonchalant about the tournament, but many of them were also distracted by the numerous railbirds who not only snapped photos (some with flash – a big no-no) but tried to make conversation and ask for autographs. Other players put on a serious face and kept it throughout the event. After all, this is a prestigious title to win, and most of them treated it as such.
The star-studded field carries over into Day 2, and there is no doubt that a handful of them will pursue this all the way to the final table. Which ones will make it? Which “unknowns” will join them to vie for the WSOP bracelet? It will all play out here on PokerPages.com.
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