2014 WSOP Events 37-44: Robert Mizrachi strikes Gold, Will Intervention get one for India?

George Danzer with his 2 bracelets in the 2014 WSOP
George Danzer with his 2 bracelets in the 2014 WSOP

While there was an array of gold bracelet winners over the weekend at the 2014 WSOP including George Danzer capturing his second this summer, there was something to rejoice for Team India. Aditya Agarwal is among the top 5 stacks in Event 44: $1500 NLHE and is looking set to make day 3 and a first ever final table for an Indian at the WSOP.

Event 37: $1500 Pot Limit Omaha

Brandon Pastor claimed his first ever WSOP bracelet by taking down Event 37 reigning over 967 entrants. While Pastor marked his biggest cash at the WSOP winning $264,000 for the top finish, it seemed like a cake walk through the final table for him. He seemed to be steam rolling through the final nine as he was single handedly responsible for 5 eliminations on the FT.

Event #37 Results

      Name                        Prize

1. Brandon Paster      $264,400

2. Marcel Vonk             $163,625

3. Gabriel Nassif          $102,373

4. Matthew Humphrey  $74,306

5. Matthew Dames       $54,855

6. Millard Hale              $41,121

7. Dmitrii Valouev         $31,278

8. Kevin Saul                $24,111

9. Galen Hall                $18,837

Event 38: $10,000 Stud Eight or better Championship

George Danzer became the first player this summers to strike gold twice as he matched his win at the Event 18 two weeks back with victory at Event 38. He outlasted a field of 138 runners to race ahead in the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard. His closest competitor is Justin Bonomo who also came close last week to a second gold in the 2014 WSOP.

Event #38 Results

Name                        Prize

1. George Danzer         $352,696

2. John Racener           $217,935

3. Calvin Anderson        $136,490

4. Brian Hastings           $98,828

5. Jeff Lisandro              $77,238

6. Chris George             $61,594

7. David Singer              $50,018

8. John Monnette           $41,277

9.  Richard Sklar             $34,550

10.  Norman Chad          $34,550

Event 39: $3000 NLHE

Sean Dempsey came from behind to win his first ever WSOP Bracelet and the top prize of $548,460. Apart from the three finalists in Ryan Jaconetti, Jacob Schindler and Sean Dempsey, the seven-handed final table included Layne Flack (7th), Nam Le (6th), Ryan Laplante (5th) and Ryan Olisar (4th). Dempsey was the shortest stack on the final table but persevered to emerge victorious for the coveted win.

The event drew 992 runners creating a prize pool of $2.7 Million.

Event #39 Results

      Name                        Prize

1. Sean Dempsey       $548,460

2. Ryan Jaconetti         $339,440

3. Jake Schindler         $212,373

4. Ryan Olisar              $154,148

5. Ryan Laplante          $113,796

6. Nam Le                     $85,307

7. Layne Flack              $64,887

8. Takashi Yagura        $50,015

9. Andrew Becker         $39,078

10. Clyde Walters         $30,927

Event 40: $10k NLHE

David Suriano won Italy its first bracelet in the 2014 edition of the WSOP as he took down the other 136 players in Event 40. Suriano had to overcome Sam Stein and Scott Davis in a tough fight on the final table of the $10,000 No Limit Hold ’em Championship.

Event #40 Results

Name                        Prize

1. Davide Suriano       $335,553

2. Sam Stein                 $207,347

3. Daniel Colman          $111,942

4. Scott Davies              $111,942

5. Scott Baumstein        $54,736

6. Ankush Mandavia      $54,736

7. Tommy Chen             $54,736

8. Dee Tiller                   $54,736

9. Serkan Kurnaz           $26,584

10. Daniel Negreanu      $26,584

Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi

Event 41: $1,500 Six Handed Dealers Choice

The inaugural mixed game Dealers choice rolled off with Event 41: $1500 Six Handed Championship and Robert Mizrachi won his second career WSOP Bracelet. It was a competitive field of 419 players trying out the first ever Dealers Choice event at the WSOP where the game changed with every hand dealt. Playing in this event meant the final man standing had to be a master of 16 poker variations. Mizrachi with 32 career cashes at the WSOP was fittingly the right person to show his mastery of the poker game.

This was the first year for the new $1,500 Dealer’s Choice event. The tournament allowed the player on the button to choose from one of 16 different games, including some never before spread at the WSOP like Badeucey, Badacey, and Pot Limit Five Card Draw.

Event #41 Results

Name                        Prize

1. Robert Mizrachi      $147,092

2. Aaron Schaff            $90,854

3. Shane Abbott           $58,414

4. Bill Chen                   $38,735

5. Daniel Idema            $26,444

6. Frank Kassela          $18,575


Event 42: $5000 Six Handed Pot Limit Omaha

Michael Drummond leads the final 3 in this event and looks on course to take down the bracelet. The event was still going on as we went to press with Darius Studdard and Kory Kilpatrick the other two contendors for the gold bracelet. Phil Laak and Sorel Mizzi had also made the money in this event and finished 6th and 9th respectively.

Event 43: $1500 Limit Hold’em Event

25 year old Dan Kelly added to his first WSOP Bracelet won way back in $25,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event in 2010, to take down the Event 43 in the 2014 WSOP. Known a lot for his online poker wizardry Kelly won $195,000 for this win. Winning this bracelet in front of his parents meant a lot for the poker player from USA.

Others in the foray for this bracelet included Brandon Shack Harris who was making his 3rd FT this summers and Jeff Lisandro. This year’s $1,500 Limit Hold’em event drew 657 players and produced an $886,950 prize pool. The top 72 finishers each earned a payday. Some of the notables who cashed include Daniel Negreanu (63rd), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (30th), Jeff Shulman (25th), Berry Johnston (19th), and recent bracelet winner Steven Wolansky, who bubbled the final table in 10th place.

Event #43 Results

1st: Dan Kelly – $195,167
2nd: Yegor Tsurikov – $120,501
3rd: Brandon Shack-Harris – $78,335
4th: Sean Berrios – $57,536
5th: Jesse Katz- $42,857
6th: David Chiu – $32,338
7th: Jeff Lisandro – $24,683
8th: Bryce Landier – $19,051
9th: Ron Burke – $14,856

 Aditya AggarwalTeam India

Aditya Agarwal aka Intervention lead the Indian charge in Event 44: $1500 NLHE as he continued to stay in the top five stacks. He even jumped to be second in lead of the $1500 NLHE which saw 1914 entrants. As we went to press, the event saw the final 26 players in contention with Agarwal sitting good for a final table finish with 430,000 chips. Jordan Morgan was the monster stack in this event with more than 900,000 chips. Aditya Sushant finished ITM in this event cashing $3514 for his 125th position.