Jeff Gibralter's aggression here early on has gained him some chips to start the day. Still no one is close to Sands in chips, but Gibralter is up to around 650,000 and still second in chips as he has been the most aggressive player at the final table both last night and today.
|Bui||25,000 / 50,000|
Three small pots, two ending preflop and one on the flop, to start the action today.
Once again this WSOP final table features comers from all parts. We have seven Americans among our final ten players, including a couple (Cliff Kettinger and Jeffrey Gibralter) currently residing in Texas. Three other countries are represented here today as well: Michael Yee hails from Canada, Marco Oliveira comes from Brazil, and Igor Sharaskin from Russia.
What started with 946 is now just 10 here in Event #51: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better. We came into Day 2 with 134 players, so the fact that we reached the final 10 with half an hour left in the day is pretty impressive and a true testament to how much of an "action game" Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better really is.
Of the 10 who remain, one has separated himself from the back in a very big way, and it's someone many online players will recognize. David "Doc" Sands has been one of the best online tournament poker players for a long time, but after Black Friday he hasn't gone into hiding, he's come and made a name for himself at this year's WSOP. Unless something absolutely crazy happens and he manages to give away his massive chip lead, (1,130,000 chips which is good for 25% of the chips in play) he will be on his second final table of the Series (Sands already came third in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha) with one more elimination.
Notable eliminations that made the money included PokerStars Team Pro Alexandre Gomes (87th), Antony Lellouche (82nd), Mike Beasley (72nd), Dario Alioto (64th), Erik Seidel (58th), Alexander Kostritsyn (53rd), Day 1 chip leader William Speir (51st), Ben Yu (49th), Kathy Liebert (46th), Barry Shulman (19th), Fabrizio Gonzalez (16th), and Alexander Wice (11th) who played the biggest pot of the tournament thus far with Sands and that gave him the outright chip lead and put him in the drivers seat for the rest of the way. The rest of the final table is filled out with, Jeffrey Gibralter (514,000), Igor Sharaskin (487,000), David Singontiko (420,000), Robert Campbell (365,000), Thomas Scarber (359,000), Marco Oliveira (335,000), Cliff Kettinger (288,000), Michael Yee (213,000), and John Reiss (149,000).
The players will be starting here very soon at around 2:30 p.m. PST and we'll be playing down to a winner who will get $268,235 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for our day 3 coverage as well as our updates on every other event going on at the 2011 World Series of Poker.
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Giorno 3 iniziato