Four Players Land Bracelets in WSOP Events
By the time the new week rolled in, there were four winners at the WSOP tables – Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Ronnie Bardah, Craig Mc Corkell, and David Baker. Each of the players made their mark at different events at the WSOP. Here’s a glimpse at what they accomplished at the felt:
Pot Limit Omaha
At the final table of the Pot Limit Omaha event ($10,000 buy-in), thirteen men were prepared to claim their stake on the top spot. Of them, it was Jan-Peter Jachtmann who managed to best his 12 opponents for the position. Two strong players he was up against were Sam Farha (a veteran in Omaha) and Andrew Brown (the chip lead).
The final hand of the event was played between Brown and Jachtmann. Brown raised 80,000 which Jachtmann called. On a 2-3-Q flop, Jachtmann checked and Brown bet 160,000, which the former raised to 640,000 and the latter called. The turn brought a bet of more than a million from Jachtmann and an all-in move from Brown. When Jachtmann called it, his opponent was ahead. However, on the river, Jachtmann made a straight, which brought him a payday of $661,000 and the bracelet.
6-Handed Limit Hold’em
As the short stack at the final table, Ronnie Bardah added to the excitement on the final day of Event 40, a six handed Limit Hold’em event with $2,500 buy-in, when he won. Among the last ten players standing in the event were Rep Porter, Brent Wheeler, Terrence Chan, Sorel Mizzi, Chad Brown and Vincent Gironda. With just 64,000 chips, Bardah was the underdog, who did not seem to stand a chance against huge chip stacks like the 550,000 that Gironda had. However, when it came down to heads-up play, Bardah was facing off against Marco Johnson, who stood the risk of being sent out on more than one occasion, but held strong despite that.
No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Event 36, a No Limit Hold’em Shootout, saw ten men make it to the final table. Antonio Esfandiari, Roberto Romanello, Joe Tehan, Johnathan Lane and Craig McCorkell were among them. Three handed play was between bracelet holder Esfandiari and Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, and heads-up was between the latter and Craig McCorkell, who managed to cripple his opponent and take home $368,593 in winnings.
Another mixed game in this year’s WSOP, 8-Game Mixed ($2,500) had a number of top players like Steve Zolotow, Jeff Madsen, Cory Zeidman, Barry Greenstein and Steve Sung, who were sent to the rails in just a couple of hours of the final day of the event. By the end of the event, David Baker walked away the winner, leaving his opponents short of a bracelet.
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