Picking up right where I left off yesterday.
- Event #25, The $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament drew 596 entrants and created a prize pool of $804,600. A young British poker professional Benjamin Dobson took the first prize money and the bracelet. He earned $173,528 for his victory. Several poker pros made the final table, including Tom McCormick (5th place, $37,504), Jesse Martin (3rd place and $74,324) and Tim Finne who ended up taking 2nd place and $107,243.
- Event #26, The $1,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 986 players and created a prize pool of $887,400. The coveted bracelet and the $169,842 went to Filippos Stavrakis from Maryland.
- Event #27, The $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament drew 166 entries and created a prize pool of $1,560,400. The bracelet and the $414,692 went to John Hennigan, who overcame a stacked final table to gain this victory. The final table was full of poker pros. Australian poker pro Robert Campbell took 9th place and $31,656. Michael Noori went out in 8th place and earned $40,155 for the effort. Next to bust out was Daniel Zack, who earned $52,016 for 7th place. Randy Ohel busted in 5th place and took home $92,808. Laith Salem went out in 3rd place with $179,216 in his pocket. And David “Bakes” Baker went heads up against our champion, but could not do anything against him and ended up in 2nd place with a $256,297 payday.
- Event #28, The $3,000 buy-in NL Hold’em 6-Handed attracted 868 players and built the prize pool to an impressive $2,343,600. Very beautiful Ana Marquez from Spain made the final table, but busted out in 6th place with $67,116. James Mackey ended up in 2nd place with a $285,377 payday. And the first place and the bracelet and the $461,798 went to Gal Yifrach from Los Angeles.
- Event #29, The $1,500 buy-in Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw tournament attracted 356 players, and built the prize pool to $480,600. Hanh Tran from Austria took the bracelet and the $117,282 in prize money.
- Event #30, The $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 799 players and built the prize pool to $1,078,650. In the end, Ryan Bambrick from New Jersey was crowned champion, and received the bracelet and the $217,123 in prize money.
- Event #31, The $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud attracted 310 players and built the prize pool up to $418,500. Several poker pros made the final table, including Michael “Big Score” Moore (7th place, $11,095), Paul Sexton (6th place and $15,096), Frankie O’Dell (5th place, $21,035), Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (4th place, $29,999), and Jeff Lisandro who finished 2nd and got $65,282 for the effort. But it was Steven Albini who captured the title, and the $105,629 go with it.