Eye Catching Events at the World Series of Poker

June 22, 2012

A number of events saw their final day recently at the WSOP, but poker enthusiasts need not be dismayed because two events are still running, namely Event #36 and Event #37, the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout and the $2,500 Eight-Game Mix. Here are some updates on both these events.

Event # 36 updates

On the second day of the event 60 players competed against each other until only one table was left with 10 players, among who were Joe Tehan and Antonio Esfandiari. Athanasios Polychronopoulos was also among the 10. Justin Bonommo, Jean-Robert Bellance, Melanie Weisner and Christian Harder were among the players, who did not make it to the third day.

Weisner was defeated by Joe Tehan, and one of the first who finished off was Esfandiari.

Romanello is Chasing the Triple Crown: Roberto Romanello already boasts of the European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour title. He is now out to conquer a gold bracelet at the WSOP. He almost won the title last year at the WSOP Europe. He has made his way back to the top this year and only nine other players are in his way.

Esfandiari is working his magic: Antonia Esfandiari has conquered his first two tables and is making his final table appearance in this years’ WSOP. He won the first WSOP title way back in 2004 where he won a $200 Pot-Limit Hold’em event. The player has a little extra edge this year as he is in full form and is also on the top of three stacks.

Polychronopoulos is looking for gold: Athanasios Polychronopoulos will also appear at the final table. He is looking to win his second bracelet. He won the first last year while playing $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. Polychronopoulos is believed to be one of the top young players of no-limit hold’em.

Tehan Chases Gold in Seventh Cash: Joe Tehan is one of the notable players who will appear at the final table. The player is witnessing a lot of good luck at this year’s WSOP. He still does not have a gold bracelet to his name, but will be looking to attain that honor this year.

Event #37 updates

The second day of the event started with 209 players, but the number was soon cut down to a mere 27. The figures are sufficient to explain how close the competition was at the event. Some of the players who emerged at the top include Jennifer Harman, Greg Mueller and Scott Seiver.

There are 27 players still remaining in the event, which almost guarantees that a fourth day will be needed for it to finish. Some of the contenders include Rep Porter, Jen Harman, Jerrod Ankenman, Scott Seiver, Freddy Deeb, Greg Mueller, Chris Viox, Matt Hawrilenko, David Baker, Steve Zolotow, Barry Greenstein, Jeff Madsen, Steve Sung, Kevin Calenzo, Cory Zeidman and Michael Chow. The player field is pretty unreal, although just one of these players can win the much desired gold bracelet.