After the high powered H.O.R.S.E. tournament, with its $50,000 entry fee, it was back to the relatively mundane events! The buy-ins may be more affordable but the prize money stays huge with the cash contributions from the large fields.
So, let’s get straight to it:
Event # 21: $2,500 Limit Texas Hold’em (740 entrants)
1. William Chen (Pennsylvania, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $442,511.
2. Nath Pizzolatto (Texas, USA) - $238,280
3. Michael Guttman (Melbourne, Australia) - $139,564
Other notables: Phil Gordon 16th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Harry Demetriou 6th ($58.719); Joe Beevers 30th ($8,085); Trevor Whiteway 43rd ($5,957); Richard Ashby 66th ($4,255), Tom Birmingham 73rd ($2,127).
Event # 22: $2,000 No Limit Texas Hold’em (1,579 entrants)
1. Jeff Madsen (California, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $660,948.
2. Paul Sheng (California, USA) - $330,485
3. Julian Gardner (Manchester, UK) - $172,427
Other notables: JohnShipley 9th, Mats Gavatin 11th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Julian Gardner 3rd ($172,427); John Shipley 9th ($60,349); Edward Lundon 40th ($8,621); Stephen Wells 84th ($4,311); David Brannan 85th ($4,311); John Kalmar 88th ($4,311); Dave Colclough 92nd ($4,311); Steve Wilsdon 113th ($2,874); Peter Gould 117th ($2,874); Tony Bloom 147th ($2,874).
Event # 23: $3,000 Limit Texas Hold’em (341 entrants)
1. Ian Johns (Washington, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $291,755.
2. Jarrod Ankenman (Connecticut, USA) - $150,586
3. Javier Torresola (Arizona, USA) - $75,293
Other notables: Carlos Mortensen 17th, Barry Greenstein 21st.
UK/Ireland cashes: None.
Event # 24: $3,000 Omaha Hi/Lo (352 entrants)
1. Scott Clements (Washington, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $301,175.
2. Thor Hansen (California, USA) - $155,443
3. Brent Carter (Illinois, USA) - $77,722
Other notables: Phil Hellmuth 6th, Peter Costa 7th, Andy Black 11th, Allen Cunningham 18th, Huck Seed 24th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Peter Costa 7th ($38,861); Andy Black 11th ($11,568); Eric Dalby 35th ($2,914).
Event # 25: $2,000 No Limit Texas Hold’em Shootout (600 entrants)
1. David Pham (California, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $240,222.
2. Charles Sewell (Oklahoma, USA) - $124,488
3. Roland de Wolfe (London, UK) - $65,520
Other notables: Kathy Liebert 11th, David Singer 17th, Mike Sexton 20th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Roland de Wolfe 3rd ($65,520); Carlo Citrone 25th ($4,805); Ian Woodley 32nd, Roy Vandersluis 41st ($4,805); John Duthie 93rd ($4,805).
Event # 26: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha (526 entrants)
1. Ralph Perry (Nevada, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $207,817.
2. George Abdallah (Texas, USA) - $109,644
3. Brian Kocur (Maryland, USA) - $57,330
Other notables: David Williams 19th, Juha Helppi 20th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Peter Gould 17th ($5,016); Donnacha O’Dea 28th ($2,508); Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott 35th ($2,508); Paul “Action Jack” Jackson 43rd ($2,150).
Event # 26B: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Plus Rebuys (158 entrants plus 472 rebuys)
1. Eric Froehlich (Virginia, USA) - Winner of Bracelet and $299,675.
2. Sherkhan Farnood (Afghanistan) - $165,274
3. Chau Giang (Nevada, USA) - $90,810
Other notables: Bruno Fitoussi 5th, Rafi Amit 8th, Peter Costa 14th, Tony G 15th.
UK/Ireland cashes: Peter Costa 14th ($10,897).
Congratulations to the Bracelet winners, especially Eric Froehlich who claimed his second Bracelet at the tender age of 22. Well played to Roland de Wolfe and Julian Gardner taking substantial paydays for respective third places.
Good luck also to Padraig Parkinson who is, at the time of writing, due at the final table of Event # 27, the $1,500 No Limit Texas Hold’em with a huge 2,126 field. Great play to make the final 9 and a good payday assured. Padraig currently has the seventh highest amount of chips but is not especially short-stacked. It can be done!
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