WSOP Then There Were Nine, Including Sam Holden

WSOP November NineWSOP Then There Were Nine, Including Sam Holden

The day started out with just 22 players left, each striving to claim one of the coveted seats at the final table for the event in November.  After just one level of play, seven more players were eliminated.  Makiievskyi was still in the lead, but O’Dea was in a close second, and each player maintained a chip stack of over thirty million.

Before the the dinner break, three more players would be eliminated and another shortly after, pushing their chances of winning a bracelet back another year.  With just eleven players remaining strategies changed and those who were short stacked started playing much more aggressively, with all-ins appearing much more frequently.

After Khoa Nguyen went out in 11th place, losing with pocket tens, the ten remaining players started remembering this point in the 2010 tournament, in which it took an astonishing six hours to eliminate the tenth player.  This year, it took just two hours to get down to the final nine (in no particular order) Samuel Holden Matt Giannetti, Badih Bounahra, Eoghan O’Dea, Phil Collins, Anton Makiievskyi, Pius Heinz, Ben Lamb, and Martin Staszko.

July 21, 2011 by : posted in Poker News No Comments