For those of you keeping score of the 2011 WSOP at home, here’s a roundup of what’s been going down at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas:
Perhaps Vegas was quiet for a while, after poker brat Phil Hellmuth took a moment to shut up, reflecting on the fact that he just missed out yet again on earning his 12th WSOP bracelet in Event # 33 ($10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship).
With this recent loss (if you want to call it that), he has 8 second place finishes to go along with his 11 WSOP bracelets. That said, we are sure Hellmuth is still entitled to some bragging rights, having earned a cool $273,233 in Event # 33, pushing his 2011 WSOP earnings just over $500k. However, it was Eric Rodawig who denied Hellmuth his 12th bracelet, but during the final table, it was at one point, a three-way between Rodawig, Hellmuth and Floridan John Racener, who came in second place during last year’s Main Event after being foiled by Canadian Jonathan Duhamel.
Meanwhile, in Event #32, the $1,500 NLH, Vancouver’s Kirk Caldwell beat out 2,828 players to capture his first WSOP bracelet and more importantly (to some) $668,276. Caldwell defeated U.S. American Corbin White during some intense heads-up.
At Event #35 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha/Six Handed, a total of 507 entered, with 110 surviving. Vanessa Selbst ended play as big stack with 250,300, followed by Erick Lindgren with 208,700.
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