WSOP 2012 Day 17 Updates

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Event 21 No-Limit Hold’em: Seventeen players returned for Day 3 to fight for the $440,840 top prize along with the gold bracelet. Seven eliminations occurred early in the game. Dan Smith became the unfortunate bubble boy who made an egress out of the game in position 10.

Top three chip counts by then were racked up by Noah Vaillancourt, Jamie Armstrong and Eric Baldwin in series. Baldwin’s game soon ended at the hands of Noah in fifth place.

Noah displayed an illustrious game and finished in 3rd for $193,089. With this, Michael Gathy was sitting opposite Armstrong on the final table. Gathy whipped Armstrong in a good struggle of hands positioning him in second place for $273,776 and earned himself a gold bracelet and the prize money of $440,820.

Event 22 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball: Third episode of the event saw nine players returning to play for the grand title and the bracelet. Josh Arieh found a tough survival against Shawn Buchanan due to a low stack and became the first to go home. Layne Flack was the next to go in position eighth for $14,725.

After Altizer’s exit, it was Buchanan’s turn to go. He had a decent chip stock before he paired with Laser and lost all. His game winded up in position sixth. After a few more eliminations, Baker left in third which set the final table.

The highlight of the day was an absorbing six hour struggle at hands between Benjamin Laser and Randy Ohel. Everyone gave a sigh of relief when Ohel sailed through as the champion taking home a whopping $145,247 and the gold bracelet.

Event 23 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed: A fine line of 141 players entered Day 2 of the event. The players who swept through the day and qualified into day 3 include eminent names such as Eugene Katchalov, Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Scott Montgomery and others. Artem Metalidi will open the day as the chip leader of the final 18 players with 1,523,000.

Those whose race was put to a halt include Jason Mercier, Dan O’Brien, Liv Boeree, Brad Booth, David Benyamine and many others.

Event 24 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better: Phil Ivey opened day two of the event leading a pack of 184 players. Dempsey was the first to cash in 28th place. Those who crashed down and failed to make it into the finale include Allen Bari, Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier, Justin Smith, Mike Sexton, Shannon Shorr, Robert Mizrachi and some others.


Even after losing on significant seeds, 27 players will wrestle in the next episode to unfold the champion of the WSOP Event 24.

Event 25 Limit Hold’em Shootout: By the end of the first episode of the $1,500 buy-in event some 50 players survived.

The lucky some who navigated through day 1 and into the second episode of the event include Scott Seiver, J.J. Liu, Ari Engel, Victor Ramdin, Brock Parker, Greg Mueller and a few more regarded players.

The who rued their bad luck as they could not find an entry into day 2 include Barry Greenstein, McLean Karr, Viktor Blom, Maria Ho, Bryan Devonshire and many others.

All action from the second phase can be caught on Fox Sports at local time. One more phase to filter the talent and luck-favored seeds and the winner will be crowned in the third episode on Thursday.

Event 26 Pot-Limit Omaha: The $3000 buy in event attracted a field of 589 players. Faltering through the ups and downs of the day, some 138 players were entitled to enter phase 2 of the event.

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