Jonathan Duhamel Going Well In the $10,000 PLO At WSOP 2013

Roberto Romanello after winning his WPT title
Stats genius Nate Silver

Event 58 - $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em

From a massive 4,756 entries we now have just 67 players still in with a chance of taking down the Little One and along with it $663,727. There are a few familiar faces still going in this one including Roberto Romanello who is looking for a first WSOP win to go with his WPT and EPT titles for the triple crown. His 781,000 (98 BBs) puts him in third place going into day 3 so he is certainly in with a decent shout of doing that.

Also still going are Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (360,000) and Mike Sowers (217,000) although they are a long way behind chip leader Joseph Wilson who has 983,000. It would seem that there is next to no chance of this event finishing on Saturday as scheduled so what we’ll probably see is that day 3 will run until a final table is reached and then a fourth day will be added for the remaining players.

Event 60 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

The last low buy in event of the summer drew in 2,541 players and of those 297 will be playing again on Saturday. Joe Froehle bagged up 144,200 (144 BBs) for the chip lead and he is amongst those who are now pretty much certain to cash when play resumes. 27 players more need to bust before the money is reached so that should happen fairly early on during day 2.

Also among the big stacks are election predicting wizard Nate Silver (134,600), Lauren Kling (123,200) and Melanie Weisner (61,300.) This event concludes on Sunday with $609,017 to be awarded for first place.

Event 61 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

The penultimate event of the series, and certainly one of the more prestigious events, the $10,000 brought together 386 players, making it the best attended that this event has ever been. Over half of all players busted on the opening day including Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, Michael Mizrachi and Erick Lindgren.

It was a more successful day for Jonathan Duhamel who has already had a couple of deep runs at this WSOP and a final table at the APAC WSOP earlier in the year. His 253,000 (316 BBs) stack was good for second place, just behind Matt O’Donnell whose 269,200 was worth a massive 336 BBs at the end of the day.

Also having a good day was Jared “Harrington25” Bleznick who racked up 246,500 and Joseph Cheong with 244,800 to out themselves well in touch with the leaders. It’s going to be a big $852,692 payday for someone and we’ll find out who on Sunday when this event plays down to a winner.


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