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2011 WSOP Updates: Events 1-9

by Jeremy

Just one week into the WSOP, we’ve already seen some great stories and big winners. Some of the notable events that have happened already include the $25k Heads-Up NLHE Championship, Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and a huge $5,000 NLHE tournament. This being said, here is a look at the action so far:

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em - Sean Drake outlasted an 850-player field to win $82,292. Not much else to say with this tourney.

Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship - By far the most star-studded event of the group, this tournament featured all of the big names. In the end, Jake Cody became the 3rd triple crown winner in history (WPT, EPT and WSOP title) after beating Yevgeniy Timoshenko and winning $851k.

Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better - Former bartender Francesco “Cheech” Barbaro won this 925-player tourney along with the $262k first place prize.

Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em - With a $4 million prize pool, this is the biggest event of the WSOP so far. Maria Ho just missed out on becoming the 14th woman in history to win an open WSOP tournament after Allen Bari defeated her; Bari cashed for $874k.

Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud - Eugene Katchalov got the monkey off his back by finally winning a WSOP bracleet after beating Alessio Isaia. The Team PokerStars pro won almost $123k for the victory.

Event #6: $1,500 Limit Hold’em - Harrison Wilder benefited from a lack of star power at the top as he outlasted a 675-player field, and won this tournament along with $205k.

Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship - Amir Lehavot earned the biggest cash of his life after winning this prestigious championship event. Lehavot earned over $573k for taking first in the 249-player tournament.

Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - This tournament is still going on, and there are 120 players left from the original 4,178 participants. The prize pool is worth $3.76 million in this event.

Event #9: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball - In his first time ever playing 2-7 Draw Lowball, Matthew Perrins pulled off the amazing feat of winning a WSOP bracelet. The Brit earned $102k for the victory.

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