Calen Mc Neil is in chip lead and in the hunt for the sixth 2013 WSOP Bracelet for his country Canada as the days play ended in Event 20, $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better. McNeil is heads up in the poker tournament with American Can Kim Hua and holds chip lead with 3,470,000 chips as against the latter’s 1,110,000 stack.
The Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino saw action in four events today with the WSOP Event #20 almost reaching climax. 10 Levels of play were held in this event and the players had the option to play out another level but the two heads up opponents decided to call it a day and decide the winner tomorrow. Dale Beaudoin who had started the day as chip leader amongst the 22 remaining here fell short of the final table and dropped at 10th spot.
The final table for this event had former bracelet winners Todd Brunson and John Monnette finishing at 3rd and 7th place respectively. The event had 1014 entries and the prize pool of $1,3698,000 will have the lions share of the top prize of about $300,000 going to the winner. Both the players remaining in the event will be vying for their first ever WSOP bracelet as play resumes tomorrow.
In Event #21, $3K, NL Hold’em, 6 handed, 13 players are left who are trying to make it to the final table. Matt Stout leads the pack with 1,268,000 chips while Benjamin Pollak is second. Poker pros including Erik Seidel and Nick Schulman also remain in the contention for this bracelet.
Event #22, $1500 Pot Limit Omaha also had the field of 1000 players come down to 122 after 10 hours of aggressive play. Brandon Crawford leads the field of players with 125,400 chips. Notable poker players like GPI Player of the year leader Paul Volpe, 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong and Kaven Stammen will also return tomorrow to have their chance at the coveted bracelet.
The playing field in Event #22 was skittered to half with 106 players still in the lurch for the WSOP bracelet in $2500 7-Card stud. Adam Friedman is at the top here and it waits to be seen who emerges at the top as the event resumes tomorrow.