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Carol Fuchs is the first woman to win a bracelet at the 2015 WSOP
Phil Ivey shows up, gets railed
Phil Ivey might be the best player in the world, but it’s unlikely that he’s going to beat Phil Hellmuth’s bracelet haul. Before the series started it was rumoured that without bracelet bets to motivate him, Ivey wouldn’t play many events. Whether that’s the reason or not, it’s been born out so far. Ivey did finally make an appearance yesterday, at the biggest buy-in of the WSOP so far – the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP – but he didn’t last long and was railed by Chris Klodnicki mid-way through the day.
It’s great news for poker fans though. It means Ivey’s in town for the big televised Super High Roller Cash Game, which plays out over the next three days in Vegas, along with the $500k Super High Roller Bowl.
Daniel Colman loves the ONE DROP events. He won the second $1m buy-in event in 2014 for $15.3m and is back doing his stuff here. He bagged the chip lead with 46 players left from the starting field of 135. Sorel Mizzi is second, Phil Hellmuth is seventh and big names litter the rest of the field.
Action resumes at 1pm and although the plan was to play to a winner tonight, it may need a third day. There’s $3,989,985 up top and 16 get paid, which might make it one of the few tournaments where the prize money is as important to Hellmuth as the bracelet.
Event #58: $111,111 Big One for ONE DROP High Roller
Dealer’s Choice delivers first female bracelet
Carol Fuchs became the first woman to win a bracelet at the 2015 WSOP, just before the Ladies event would have delivered one by default. Fuchs, a Hollywood screenwriter, triumphed in the $1,500 Dealers Choice event and came out on top of a tough final table that included Scott Clements, Chris Klodnicki and Robert Mizrachi – last year’s champion in the same event.
18 different formats of poker were played and Fuchs takes some serious bragging rights back to her film sets. Talking afterwards she said, ‘When I was playing at the final table, I really felt comfortable. I didn’t really feel much pressure. It’s fun for me. It’s not a payday. They had more pressure, I think. For me, this is a bonus.’
Event #52: $1,500 Dealers Choice
Jacquelyn Scott makes it two for the ladies
795 players entered the 2015 Ladies Event, and 66-year-old Jacquelyn Scott took the $156,876 first prize and the gold bracelet in her first WSOP cash. It was a dominating performance from Scott, who started heads-up play with a 4-1 chip lead and made light work of Hope Williams in second.
The Ladies Event has run since 1977, although it was played as a seven-card stud event until 2001 when it changed to a mix of hold’em and stud. It’s been a NLHE event since 2005.
Event #53: $10,000/$1,000 Ladies Championship
Alexander Petersen wins the $10k PLO Championship
The $10k PLO played to a climax this morning, and Danish Pro Alex Petersen won his first gold bracelet and $927,655. He beat out Jason Mercier in second, who started heads-up with the chip lead.
Petersen crippled Mercier on the first hand heads-up after raising with 4♥-2♦-5♣-6♥. Mercier called with Q♣-4♣-3♠-6♥ and got the money in on the turn with the board reading 3♣-A♣-2♥-J♦. The K♦ river gave Petersen a 5-1 chip lead and he hit his flush draw on the next hand to take the gold. The UK’s Simon Trumper – Live Director at Dusk Till Dawn was fourth for his biggest career cash of $267,778.
Event #54: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
Luck be the ladies tonight for Kevin MacPhee
Kevin MacPhee took down the $5,000 Turbo No Limit event, but he’s got to thank third place finisher Pascal Theodosiadis for his bracelet. With three players left Theodosiadis raised to 260,000 only to see both Yaroshevskyy and Kevin MacPhee move all-in. Theodosiadis tanked but eventually folded Queens face up only to see the other two table A-J and A-T respectively. The Queens would have held up and Theodosiadis would have won the bracelet without even having to sweat the heads-up.
As it was he lost A-K to MacPhee’s J-T seven hands later and then went on to bust in third place.
Event #56: $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em
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