WSOP Round-up

We catch up with all the action from the past few days at the WSOP

There’re just two bracelets left to hand out at this year’s WSOP. Whilst it’s a longshot that a Brit will win the main event, we’ve got a great shot at the other bracelet. Just 18 players remain in event# 56 $5,000 short handed no-limit Hold’em and the chip leader is Scotsman Rory Mathews.

Whilst all eyes were on the H.O.R.S.E plenty of other bracelets were dished out. John Kabbaj secured the UK’s third bracelet of the series winning the $10,000 pot-limit Hold’em World Championship for $633,335. It was Kabbaj’s first bracelet and there was controversy at the bracelet ceremony the next day when instead of playing the national anthem, they played the Sex Pistols version of God Save the Queen. Apparently a few of the British players had requested it. However, it had not been cleared by Kabbaj himself, and an embarrassed

Harrah’s agreed to award John his bracelet again at the next day’s ceremony.

Also scooping a bracelet was Brandon Cantu, who had finished second in event#39 $1,500 no-limit Hold’em but managed to snag a bracelet in event#48 $1.500 pot-limit Omaha hi/lo. Cantu defeated Lee Watkinson heads-up to claim his second bracelet as he’d previously won a $1,500 no-limit Hold’em event in 2006.

Other winners from the past week were:

Event#46 $2,500 omaha Hi/lo

Derek Raymond

Event#47 $2,500 mixed Hold’em

Bahador Ahmadi

Event#50 $1,500 limit Hold’em shootout

Greg Mueller

Event# 51 $1,500 no-limit Hold’em

To Carsten Joh

Event#52 $3,000 Triple Chance no-limit Hold’em

Jorg Peisert

Event #53 $1,500 seven card Stud hi/lo

David Halpern

Event#54 $1,500 no-limit Hold’em

Tom Veckey

Event#55 $2,500 limit deuce to seven triple-draw

Abe Mosseri

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