WSOP ' 12 - Summary of May 30, 2012

wsop2012_resultatA first bracelet for American Brent Hanks in No-Limit Hold'em ($1500); Philippe Boucher eliminated in the 4th round ($ 3395 scholarship) while Annette Obstard reached the quarterfinals in Headsup mixed NLHE/PLO ($3000); a final table which is likely to be filled with well-known faces in Seven Card Stud hi-low 8-or-better ($1500), the four eliminated Quebec from the first day in Pot-Limit Hold'em ($1500) as Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu are an excellent day. Here is the summary from May 30 to the WSOP 2012.

Event #2 – No - Limit Hold'Em $ 1500: A first bracelet for Brent Hanks.

It was difficult to ask better for a first final table of the 2012 edition. Indeed, Vanessa Selbst, JP Kelly and Andrew Badecker have all been able to reach this final table.

The day began with 15 players. It took only a few moments before the less experienced players will be eliminate and one finds oneself on the final table.

With six players remaining, Vanessa Selbst temporarily took the position of head. Unfortunately for her, Brent Hanks was able to hit a fullhouse while she was with a straight. She was then eliminated in 4th position (for $ 161 345).

After the elimination of Badecker in 3rd place, Brent Hanks and Jacob Bazeley is are offered a headsup for a few hours. But once the action and the dust had settled, one man remained standing: American Brent Hanks. Hanks had already made three final tables at the WSOP, but had never won a bracelet. He can now say "mission accomplished": it thus puts his hand on his first bracelet and $ 517 725.

Event #3 - tournament HeadsUp NLHE/PLO $ 3000: Philippe Boucher tilts in the 4th round.

The eyes of Quebec were turned to Philippe Boucher (PhilLeDingue), who began the fourth round of this tournament HeadsUp. Unfortunately for him, he first lost a coinflip and was never able to return to the part. He bowed therefore in 4th round and reaps $ 3395 for his performance.

The French Guillaume Darcourt known also the same fate and was not able to win the game against its first opponent of the day. Matt Jarvis and John Racener, finalists of the main event of the 2010 edition, also were not able to finish the day: Jarvis is inclined in the 5th round, while Racener was able survive a round over before be eliminated in the sixth round.

The only woman who survived the first day has been able to repeat his feat at the second day: Annette Obrestad is now among the 8 remaining finalists. It is only three parties to collect a WSOP bracelet. It must first overcome Jason Koon today.

The action will now begin with the quarterfinals:
Jason Koon vs. Annette Obrestad
Simeon Naydenov vs David Benefield
Julian Powell vs Gregg Merkow
Leif Force vs Andy Frankenberger

Event #4 - Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 - or - better $ 1500: Canadian Xuan Liu in mind.

They were 198 to have survived the first day; they are no longer now that 23, the lovely Canadian Xuan Liu being one that has the most shown today where she was able to accumulate 330 500 chips to temporarily seize the first place.

Many known faces have not been able to survive this second day, such what Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen, Barry Greenstein, Chris Viox (defending champion), Jon Turner, David Bach and many others. At the level of Quebecers, Marc Aubin and Gylbert Drolet were back... but they will have made that pass, while none of the two Quebec was able to reach the paid places.

Among the 23 remaining players, note the presence of David Singer (23rd), Mike Sexton (17th), Marsha Waggonner (15th), John Monnette (14th), Todd Brunson (13th), Michael Mizrachi (11th), Frank Kassela (8th), Linda Johnson (6th), Chris Bjorin (4th)... It could therefore be action back today!

Event #5 – Pot - Limit Hold'em $ 1500: Antonio Esfandia and Daniel Negreanu well-positioned.
639 players have answered the call for this tournament's Pot-Limit Hold'Em at $ 1500. Of this number, one could count four Quebecers: Erik Cajelais, Jonathan Duhamel, Max Romano and Harutiun Telvizian. Unfortunately, none of them was able to survive this first day.

A new rule has been implemented this year: when we are less than a table of reach paid places, the action continues until the bubble bursts. Thus, rather than finish the day with 77 players remaining, the action continued until there are only 71 players. All are therefore assured of $ 2432.

The German Philipp Salewski leads the way with 113 000 chips. It is followed very closely by Antonio Esfandiari and his 112 600 chips. Also note the presence of Daniel Negreanu 8th with 94 000 chips.

The players will return today and we should theoretically make us up to the final table.

To watch today:
-The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the event #3 (HeadsUp - Mixed NLHE and PLO), where Annette Obrestad will attempt to add a WSOP bracelet to the WSOPE that it already has.
-The #4 event final (7-Cards Stud) where many known faces will vie for a bracelet.
-Start of the event "No-Limit Hold'Em Mixed Max» $ 5000 where players compete first in format 'full ring', follow-up to"shorthanded"format, followed by the «headsup» format
-Start of Seven-Card Stud event to $ 1500

You can comment on the various tournaments by clicking the following links:
Event #2 – No - Limit Hold'Em $1500 - victory of Brent Hanks
Event #3 - tournament HeadsUp NLHE/PLO $ 3000 - Annette Obstard in the quarterfinals. Philippe Boucher bowed in fourth round.
Event #4 - Seven Card Stud Hi - Low 8-or-better $ 1500 - Marc Aubin and Gylbert Drolet eliminated.
Event #5-Pot - Limit Hold'em $ 1500 - no chance for Quebecers... but Antonio Esfandia knows a better fate.


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