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WSOP Daily – Friday, June 17th, 2011

By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer

Bracelet winners for Friday:

  • Chris Viox – Event #25 – $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low
  • Oleksii Kovalchuk – Event #26 – $2,500 NLHE 6-handed
  • Daniel Idema – Event #27 – $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship

Day 1’s

Event #30 – $1,000 Seniors NLHE Championship (Day 1 of 3)

  • Entrants: 3752
  • Remaining: 529
  • Prize Pool: $3,376,800
  • 1st Place: $557,435
  • Current Chip Leader: John Bovin (113,000)
  • Notables Still Alive: Paul Magriel (56,100), Susie Isaacs (26,500), Dave ‘MemphisMojo’ Smith (24,800), Shirley Williams (10,300), Tom Schneider (7,300)

Event #31 – $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Day 1 of 3)

  • Entrants: 685
  • Remaining: 138
  • Prize Pool: $1,870,050
  • 1st Place: $420,802
  • Current Chip Leader: Ben Lamb (169,800)
  • Notables Still Alive: Jeff Lisandro (94,100), Tex Barch (89,800), Christian Harder (79,000), Sam Stein (62,000), Brock Parker (60,900)

Day 2’s

Event #28 – $1,500 NLHE (Day 2 of 3)

  • Entrants: 2500
  • Remaining: 28
  • Prize Pool: $3,375,000
  • 1st Place: $599,153
  • Current Chip Leader: Steve Merrifield (1,025,000)
  • Notables Still Alive: Andy Frankenberger (764,000), Owen Crowe (462,000), Matt Graham (251,000), Jacobo Fernandez (145,000), Lars Bonding (117,000)

Event #29 – $2,500 10-Game Mix 6-handed (Day 2 of 3)

  • Entrants: 431
  • Remaining: 19
  • Prize Pool: $980,525
  • 1st Place: $254,955
  • Current Chip Leader: Shaun Deeb (321,700)
  • Notables Still Alive: Brian Haveson (288,000), David Benefield (211,300), Tad Jurgens (161,000), John D’Agostino (124,600), Matt Vengrin (110,300)

Day 3’s

Event #26 – $2,500 NLHE 6-handed (Day 3 of 3)

  • Entrants: 1378
  • Prize Pool: $3,134,950

1st – Oleksii Kovalchuk, $689,739
2nd – Ionel Anton, $428,140
3rd – Chris Mooman, $271,800
4th – Dan O’Brien, $179,162
5th – Mazin Khoury, $121,416
6th – Anthony Ruberto, $84,549

Event #27 – $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship (Day 3 of 3)

  • Entrants: 152
  • Prize Pool: $1,428,800

1st – Daniel Idema, $378,642
2nd – Matthew Gallin, $233,994
3rd – Barry Greenstein, $169,512
4th – Steve Landfish, $125,120
5th – Dom Denotaristefani, $94,029
6th – Justin Smith, $71,897
7th – Isaac Haxton, $55,908
8th – Richard Brodie, $44,207
9th – Nick Schulman, $35,519

Day 4’s

Event #25 – $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low (Day 4 of 4)

  • Entrants: 606
  • Prize Pool: $818,100

1st – Chris Viox, $200,459
2nd – Mike Sexton, $123,925
3rd – Gerard Rechnitzer, $77,907
4th – Hakon Lundberg, $55,917
5th – Tyson Marks, $40,782
6th – Cory Zeidman, $30,228
7th – Sean Urban, $22,767
8th – Hernan Salazar, $17,417

Notes: ESPN Poker Commentator Norman Chad finishes 12th  for $10,676

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