Can Chris Do It This Time? Day 3 of the $10,000 Six Handed NLHE Championship (Event 46) offers another opportunity for Chris Moorman to claim a well-deserved bracelet. Chris seems to feature in every Day 2 report we do and has four cashes already in this series – his best being in the $2,500 Six Handed NLHE Championship (Event 26) when he came third to Oleksii Kovalchuk. Chris is the last UK poker player standing following the late eliminations of Tom Middleton and a slightly subdued Dave Ulliott, and will start Day 3 in second position of the 22 players that remain – just one big blind behind overnight chip leader, Mike Sowers.
Brits Cash in Mickey Mouse Tournament
Despite the Omaha / 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship (Event 47) being overrun with American “names” desperate to avoid a strong challenge in Event 46 (it was cheaper for them to enter this tournament as well!), four UK poker players are guaranteed a cash as the final table approaches at the conclusion of Day 2. Stuart Rutter was unfortunate to be eliminated in 34th, but Matthew Ashton (currently 7th) Richard Ashby (12th) and Anthony Lellouche (11th), have all performed admirably to date and, with the field now down to the final 21 competitors, could provide us with an exciting climax this evening. Good Luck Chaps!
Darya´s At it Again
In the sixth of the seven “donkaments” to be scheduled at the WSOP, UK poker player Darya Hulyk is again making an impression on the leaderboard. Darya, who finished fourteenth in Event 45 (above), immediately invested some of her winnings into the $1,500 NLHE Championship (Event 48) and constructed a healthy stack during Day 1. 2,713 players entered this tournament, so there is still a lot of poker to be played if Darya is going to improve on her previous best finish.
Another Easy Game for the Yanks
The final event to kick off yesterday was the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship (Event 49). This tournament gives players three chances to make the worst possible hand with the safety net of limit betting. Consequently, all the “names” that failed to cash in the Mickey Mouse tournament (Event 47) are competing in this event, while the best of the British players (except those mentioned above) have taken a day off in preparation for the $5,000 NLHE bracelet which commences this evening. They should play 3 Card Brag at the WSOP and show the Americans what proper poker is all about!