Weissman Wins At WSOP, Eight Remain Players Championship

Joey Weissman Wins At 2012 WSOPJust eight players remain the 2012 World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Championship and Joey Weissman took down the only bracelet to be won on Day 32 of the 2012 WSOP. For all of the latest news and views from the Rio, read on…

WSOP 2012 Event #45 – $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Is it just me, or is this the 2012 World Series of Poker all over again? Michael Mizrachi leads the remaining eight players into the final day of this year’s $50,000 Poker Players Championship, as he bids to repeat his2012 achievement of taking down the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

Mizrachi won his first ever WSOP bracelet in this event back in 2012 and that experience can only benefit him. But he seems to be in good form and is running well – a dangerous combination for his opponents.

Viktor Blom led coming into Day 4 but was only able to secure a 14th place finish, while the likes of Daniel Alaei and Jeff Lisandro also busted short of the final table.

2012 WSOP Players Championship chip counts in full:

1 – Michael Mizrachi – 3,648,000
2 – Andy Bloch – 3,598,000
3 – Chris Klodnicki – 3,276,000
4 – Stephen Chidwick – 2,026,000
5 – Luke Schwartz – 1,494,000
6 – Bill Chen – 1,293,000
7 – Roland Israelashvili – 694,000
8 – Bruno Fitoussi – 188,000

WSOP 2012 Event #46 – $2,500 No Limit Hold’em
Joey Weissman has landed his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet, as he outlasted a 1,607 strong field to claim the hefty first prize of $694,609.

The final 26 players – including strong players like Vanessa Selbst and Konstantin Puchkov – returned yesterday to play to a winner, but it was Weissman who dominated proceedings, holding half of the chips in play for long periods at the final table.

However, Weissman’s heaps up opponent Jeremy Quehen was not going to go down without a fight. Despite being very much the short stack, Quehen battled hard and eventually hauled himself into the chip lead. However, Weissman managed to double up and regain the chip lead when his pocket threes held up against two overcards.

This time, Weissman didn’t look back and after a gruelling three hour heads up match, he rivered the nut flush and managed to get Quehen to call off all his chips.

Final table payouts:

1 – Joey Weissman – $694,609
2 – Jeremy Quehen – $429,535
3 – Fernando Brito – $282,676
4 – Philip Meulyzer – $203,781
5 – Bradley Lipsey – $149,162
6 – Joe Gualtieri – $110,775
7 – Michael Gagliano – $83,428
8 – Joshua Pedraza – $63,686
9 – Konstantin Puchkov – $49,245

WSOP 2012 Event #47 – $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better
The second day of this $1,500 PLO8 event is in the books and Greek player Charalampos Lappas leads the remaining ten players into what should be the third and final day’s play.

$267,345 awaits the eventual winner, in addition to a 2012 World Series of Poker winners bracelet. Some of the players no longer in the hunt for the first prize, having busted on Day 2, include David Bach, Allen Kessler, Andy Frankenberger and James Dempsey.

Top six chip counts, WSOP Event #47:

1 – Charalampos Lappas – 994,000
2 – Steven Loube – 947,000
3 – Roch Cousineau – 505,000
4 – Cameron Mckinley – 477,000
5 – Timothy Finne – 455,000
6 – Sonu Sharma – 300,000

WSOP 2012 Event #48 – $3,000 Fixed Limit Hold’em
Two days of this event are now done with and just 20 players remain in the hunt for the WSOP bracelet and the first prize of $165,205. Paul Berende leads the way, boasting a huge chip lead over nearest rival Kenny Hsiung.

We lost plenty of big names on Day 2, including Humberto Brenes, Jarred Solomon, Leonid Bilokur and Daniel Negreanu, who was eliminated in rather ridiculous fashion. Negreanu got the money to the middle holding pocket tens and was called by a player holding 6 – 3. The board ran out 8 – Q – 6 – 3 – 5 and Negreanu was banished to the rail. He saw the funny side though, declaring, “I’m tweeting that one. That was funny.”

Top six chip counts:

1 – Paul Berende – 331,500
2 – Kenny Hsiung – 242,000
3 – John Virtue – 223,000
4 – Cary Marshall – 195,500
5 – Mitchell Davis – 155,500
6 – Jonathan Cohen – 112,500

WSOP 2012 Event #49 – $1,500 Ante Only No Limit Hold’em
Sameer Aljined leads the first ever World Series of Poker ante only tournament into its second day. 939 entrants stumped up the $1,500 buy in, making for a prize pool worth $1,267,650, but just 110 remain, including the likes of Justin Schwartz, Mike McDonald and Melanie Weisner.

Plenty of big names had a crack at this innovative new event, but many were busted before the day was out. These include Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Andrew Lichtenberger, David Williams, Neil Channing and Eugene Katchalov.

Top six chip counts:

1 – Sameer Aljined – 177,000
2 – Sabato Lorenzo – 115,000
3 – John Hayes – 104,400
4 – Justin Schwartz – 104,000
5 – Zach Humphrey – 101,700
6 – Mustapha Kanit – 98,000

Event #50 of the 2012 World Series of Poker is the only tournament beginning today – a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament. For news on this event and all the rest of the action from the Rio, stick with us.

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