WSOP 2012 Event #39 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
The 2012 World Series of Poker Pot Limit Omaha Champion is Jan-Peter Jachtmann, after he succesfully steam-rollered a tough final table that featured the likes of past WSOP winners Jason Mercier and Andrew Brown.
Brown in particular looked to be the man to watch, returning with a healthy chip lead. He busted Adam Kornuth in 12th and soon veteran players Sammy Farha and Ville Wahlbeck were also hitting the rail.
The action was thick and fast – the whole of the final table only lasted for three hours – and the eliminations were racking up quickly. By the time we got heads up, both Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Andrew Brown had deep stacks, but the tournament was still wrapped up in double quick time.
Brown found himself raising all in on the turn with top set and Jachtmann had an open ended straight draw, and made the call. He spiked an ace on the river to complete the straight and end his opponent’s bid for a second WSOP title and bagging a first bracelet of his own.
Jachtmann, who only secured his first cash the WSOP earlier this summer, was understandably delighted at this result: “For me, this was the highlight. I came over here specifically to play three Pot Limit Omaha events. It’s my favourite game, Pot Limit Omaha. It was always my dream to make the final table. I’m really feeling fantastic.”
And well he might, walking away the proud owner of a gold WSOP bracelet and $661,000 in his back pocket.
Final table payouts, 2012 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Championship:
1st – Jan-Peter Jachtmann – $661,000
2nd – Andrew Brown – $408,393
3rd – Steven Silverman – $299,960
4th – Micah Smith – $222,044
5th – Andy Seth – $165,665
6th – Benjamin Sage – $124,600
7th – Nikolai Yakovenko – $94,442
8th – Jason Mercier – $72,132
9th – Joe Kushner – $55,525
WSOP 2012 Event #40 – $2,500 Fixed Limit Hold’em (Six Handed)
Ronnie Bardah began the third and final day with the lowest chip stack of all, but after a double through in the first hand, he built up a serious head of steam and is now our newest World Series of Poker winner!
Bardah’s heads up opponent was Marco Johnson, who actually started the day second to last in chips, which made for a great story. Vincent Gironda finished third, despite having led at the end of the first two days, as well as heading into the final table.
“I love to play Limit Hold’em,” said Bardah after his victory. “That’s where I started, playing at Foxwoods short handed. We played Limit Hold’em day after day after day. Besides Terrance [Chan], I thought I had the most experience of anybody in Limit Hold’em.”
Final table payouts, WSOP Event #40:
1 – Ronnie Bardah – $182,088
2 – Marco Johnson – $112,525
3 – Vincent Gironda – $73,040
4 – Brent Wheeler – $48,828
5 – Sorel Mizzi – $33,541
6 – Hans Minocha – $23,648
WSOP 2012 Event #41 – $3,000 No Limit Hold’em
30 of the original 1,394 players remain after two days in this $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event, with Joseph Chaplin topping the chip counts.
The likes of JP Kelly, Scott Montgomery and Elio Fox also bagged up large stacks, but not everyone could be so fortunate – Josh Arieh, Brock Parker, John Racener, Carter Phillips and Annette Obrestad all hit the rail on Day 2.
Jackie Glazier, winner of the 2012 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event, is the last lady standing in the event and she’s in great shape to claim her first win at the World Series of Poker, just a handful of chips behind the lead.
Top six chip counts:
1 – Joseph Chaplin – 1,085,000
2 – Jackie Glazier – 1,077,000
3 – JP Kelly – 742,000
4 – Dylan Hortin – 740,000
5 – Elio Fox – 697,000
6 – Paul Vas Nunes – 642,000
WSOP 2012 Event #42 – $2,500 Omaha / Seven Card Stud High Low Eight or Better
Day 2 is in the books and just 22 players remain in the hunt for their slice of the $894,075 prize pool. The man in pole position to land the $228,014 first prize is none other than 2009 WSOP Player of the Year, Jeff Lisandro.
Lisandro will face stiff competition though, as the likes of Tom Schneider, Oleksii Kovalchuk and Bryan Devonshire are all lurking amongst the field. Also in a good position is poker pundit Norman Chad, who currently lies in third position.
Top six chip counts:
1 – Jeff Lisandro – 355,000
2 – Perry Friedman – 263,000
3 – Norman Chad – 224,500
4 – George Danzer – 219,500
5 – Yuval Bronshtein – 212,500
6 – Tom Schneider – 182,00
WSOP 2012 Event #43 – $1,500 No Limit Hold’em
2,770 turned up for this latest $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event, but only 320 would survive the first day. Some of the big names to hit the rail include Carlos Mortensen, Andy Frankenberger, Neil Channing, David Williams and Liv Boeree.
The chip leader ahead of Day 2 is Sam Barnhart, who secured his third WSOP cash earlier this series. Barnhart went deep in last year’s WSOP Main Event, finishing 17th for $378,796. He would better that if he could take down this tournament, as $654,380 of the total $3,739,500 prize pool awaits the eventual winner.
Another player that made a deep run in last year’s Main Event is also high up the chip counts – Pius Heinz, who actually won the 2011 WSOP Main Event – sits in tenth place.
Top six chip counts, WSOP Event #43:
1 – Sam Barnhart – 169,300
2 – Henry Lu – 141,600
3 – Andres Sanchez – 115,000
4 – John Nelson – 114,000
5 – Mark Ketteringham – 108,000
6 – Balazs Botond – 104,000
The excitement will reach fever pitch later in the day as the $50,000 Poker Players Championship gets underway. Brian Rast took down this event last year, while Michael Mizrachi won the inaugural event in 2010. As ever, the winner will collect the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy in addition to their WSOP bracelet.
Also kicking off later in the day is another $1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament. Stay with us for all the latest World Series of Poker news.