Event#49: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em
On Saturday, Englishman Barny Boatman rocked the final table of Event#49: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em at World Series of Poker (WSOP) to grab first bracelet of his poker career. Event#49 saw a big field of 2247 players on day one. And by the final day of the event only 21 left to battle it out for the title. Within four hours the final table was set with its nine finalists. Boatman was not the front-runner in terms of chips but his tremendous poker skills helped him in winning the title.
Amongst the nine finalists, Brian O’Donoghue was the chip leader on the final table. And Boatman was right on his heels. Both the players Barny Boatman and O’Donoghue took over the lead one by one as all the other players got busted one by one by either Boatman or O’Donoghue.
Right from the beginning of the game on final table, it was very evident that these great poker pros will face each other in battle heads-up. When these two clashed for the title, Boatman’s pocket ten’s proved to be the winner over O’Donoghue’s Ace-King as cards on board came up with a ten to help the champion.
Event#49, Final table Standings
Event#50: $2,500 Six Handed 10-Game Mixed
After Boatman, it was Brandon Wong’s turn to mark his name in the WSOP history books. A total of twenty players returned on the final day to prove their superiority on the poker tables. Except for the six finalist, every player got eliminated in the first four hours and Philip Sternheimer started his game on the final table as the chip leader.
The first elimination on the final table came when Loren Klein when Scott Abrams better hand sent him the exit doors. The game on final table was turning in favor of each player one by one. Sooner Scott Abrams and Christopher George found themselves hitting the rail. Sternheimer kept it tight till he ran into the champion. Wong sent him home and received a huge chip stack of 700k.
Wong and Sebastian Saffari played several hands in the battle heads-up before Saffari hit the rail and Wong emerged as the new Champion.
Event#50: Final Table Standings