Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WSOP UPDATE ....
It was a long Day 6 at the WSOP, players were falling like flies early, one every 90 seconds or so, before things tightened up a little. At the end of the day, we were left with 64 and the leaderboard has clearly lost a little of it's international flavour, with ten of the top twelve, including the top four all being US based, oddly enough, the other two in the leading dozen are both French nationals.
Darvin Moon leads with 9.745m in chips, although all eyes are on Phil Ivey in 3rd and Antonio Esfandiari in sixth, two massive names in poker both of whom are within touching distance of the lead.
We said goodbye to defending champion Peter Eastgate, but last year's 3rd placed finisher Dennis Phillips, who took home $4.5m is still going strong with 2.3m in chips. His performance last year was viewed as something of a fluke, but there is clearly much more to his game and he is guaranteed, like everyone else left in the field, at least a $90k payday. Prize money takes a hike shortly, with a top 18 finish worth $500k and a first prize of over $8.5 m.
Back later with some football news.