Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WSOP Main Event Day 7

Day 7 didn't play down to 27 as I'd previously thought as just 22 remained when play stopped. The top 5 going into day 8 line up as follows:

Anton Makievskyi - 21m
Eoghan O'Dea - 19m
Khoa Nguyen - 16.4m
Andrey Pateychuk - 16.2m
Ben Lamb - 14.7m

There is now only one Brit left in the field, Sam Holden is left flying the flag for our humble nation and is currently nursing a short stack of 6m.

Ukranian Makievskyi, who really isn't helping the announcers with his name, is sitting on top of the chip counts due in large part to the 20m chip pot he played after flopping a full house against Chris Moore's trips. The money went in on the flop and Makievskyi took down the huge pot, eliminating Moore in the process.

WSOP Main Event golden couple David "Doc" Sands and Erika Moutinho busted within a few hands of eachother. It's always good to be around people who know how it feels to bust the main event when you get knocked out yourself, but that must be one sad hotel room right now.

Also hitting the rail on day 7 were JP Kelly, Erick Lindgren, David Bach and the remarkable Andrew Brokos (known as Foucault online) who busted in 53rd this year, 87th in 2010 and 35th in 2008. That's a truly impressive run from someone who clearly has playing against the type of players in the WSOP Main Event nailed.

Day 8 is underway and it won't be long now until we know who our November Nine are as we're playing down to the final table today. There have been some early eliminations and Makievskyi has now amassed a huge stack of 33m, 10m more than current second place in chips, Irishman Eoghan O'Dea.


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