Vicky Coren Deep In Event #53; Moorman In Top 10 Of Event #54
Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren is on course to add a gold WSOP bracelet to her European Poker Tour title and become the first woman since Vanessa Selbst to win an open World Series of Poker bracelet; something no female barring Selbst has done since 2008!
Coren has managed to progress to Day 3 of the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event where her 934,000 chips are enough to place her in fourth place with just 28 players remaining. According to the popular Brit's Twitter account this is the first time she has ever made it to Day 3 of a WSOP event.
Having made her first Day 3 Coren is now guaranteed at least $17,500 for her efforts thus far, a sum she describes as "being nice" but if she managed to navigate her way through Day 3 and reaches the nine-handed final table this amount will have increased to a much more substantial $55,093; plus she will then only be eight players away from winning her first WSOP bracelet.
Coren's stack almost took a huge dent to it right at the death when her opponent turned a set of jacks to crack her kings. But it appears Lady Luck is shining down on our lady because the river improved her to a hand-winning set and he stacked swelled the the proportions it is now.
Event #53 restarts at 14:00 Las Vegas time (22:00 UK) and you can follow all the action over on our live reporting pages.
Whilst Coren is battling it out in the $1,500 event a number of Brits will be doing the same across the room in the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament; Event #54. The best placed of these players is Chris Moorman with 97,400 chips which are enough to place him ninth of the 265 players who remain from the 3,221 who started the day!
Moorman was our banker bet for coming back to Bligty sporting a WSOP bracelet on his wrist after missing out on glory three times last year. At the 2011 WSOP in Las Vegas he finished third in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max then second in the $10,000 version then later in the year he finished second to Elio Fox in the WSOPE Main Event. Bring it home Moorman!
Not including these cashes UK & Ireland players have cashed 202 times so far at the 2012 World Series of Poker winning more than $4,010,000 in the process. Let's hope that by the time Event #53 and #54 come to a conclusion Coren and Moorman have helped push that past the $5,000,000 barrier and we have two more bracelets to brag about!
Follow Event #54 as it happens on the live reporting pages.