Posted at 07:00 2006-07-21
After three bracelets were decided on the previous day, Day 24 saw two new events kick off but no final table action. The $5,000 Seven Card Stud got underway and drew a field of 183 players with Australia well represented by some of our best stud players including Tony G, Mel Judah and Jeff Lisandro. Lisandro started off well but unfortunately all three fell before the money.
Cyndy Violette was the giant killer in the field, and eliminated many players on her way to a healthy chip lead. It won’t be easy for Cyndy when fifteen high quality players return on Day 25, including the likes of Sean Sheikhan, David Grey, David Singer and Mike Caro.
Meanwhile 562 players made a start in the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold’Em event. Mark Vos was lively both on and off the felt, reportedly involved in a heated altercation with John Bonnetti. Gary Benson was unlucky to be eliminated when he got all his money in pre-flop with pocket aces, only to lose to pocket kings when a king hit the flop. Sarah Bilney had a solid day but fell just short of the money when her pocket tens also ran into pocket kings.
Daniel Negreanu was the early chip leader, while Kathy Liebert was also going strong but eventually finished in the money in 46th place. Joe Hachem had a good day making it to the money as did Australian Mike Ivin. Both are relatively short stacked so will need a bit of luck when the remaining 40 players return on Day 25.
Finally the second day of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’Em Event saw 121 players resume play to fight it out for a final table berth. Hoyt Corkins had a couple of nice hands early to build his stack, but he fell away to finish in 30th place. Ashwin Sarin found timely hands to double up and ended the day as chip leader. The final table is set as follows:
Seat 1 - James Sileo - $144,000
Seat 2 - Richard Toth - $447,000
Seat 3 - Mats Rahmn - $511,000
Seat 4 - Billy Duarte - $96,000
Seat 5 - Padraig Parkinson - $278,000
Seat 6 - Ashwin Sarin - $591,000
Seat 7 - Chris Birchby - $497,000
Seat 8 - Michael Binger - $325,000
Seat 9 - Jordan Morgan - $307,000
Day 25 will also see the commencement of the $5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold’Em Event which should attract a high calibre field with plenty of action.
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