2011 WSOP Day 22 Recap: About Schmid
A relatively quiet day at the 2011 WSOP saw just one bracelet awarded, making Day 22 almost all about Schmid.
To be fair: Gregory Brooks also leads the $5,000 PL Omaha Six-Max Event going into the final day.
Mark Schmid Wins $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event
The latest $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event finally made the final table on Tuesday.
Mark Schmid led going into the final table but Robbie Verspui was the bigger story waiting to happen. In Event #13, Verspui finished 2nd and now was looking to win his first bracelet.
Unfortunately for him, Verspui started as one of the short stacks and fell in 7th place.
Chip leader Schmid, however, did manage to hold on and make it heads-up for the bracelet against Justin Cohen.
The heads-up battle between these two started with Cohen holding a 3-1 chip advantage, but Schmid quickly doubled up and took the chip lead.
Cohen was undaunted and quickly turned the tide back into his favor.
Cohen's lead was short lived as Schmid woke up with pocket queens and after flopping a set, all his chips got into the middle facing a single pair of jacks from Cohen.
This pot would give Schmid a 7.6 million to 1.8 million chip lead and that proved too much for Cohen.
The final hand saw Cohen shove the river on a board of Ks-10s-7h-7s-As. Schmid tanked for a bit and told Cohen that he didn't believe that he could fold the hand.
He finally made the call showing Qs-Qc for the nut flush and Cohen showed Jh-7c for trips. The spade on the river had wamboozled Cohen and gave Schmid the title.
Mark "pimpindonks" Schmid takes home his first WSOP bracelet and first-place prize money of $488,283.
Gregory Brooks Leads $5,000 PL Omaha Six-Max
One hundred and five players returned on Day 2 of the $5,000 PL Omaha Six-Handed Event but just 48 players will be paid in this event.
Among the ones to go home with a paycheck on Tuesday were Joseph Cheong in 47th, Layne Flack in 31st, Vanessa Selbst in 18th and Tom "durrrr" Dwan in 16th.
Gregory Brooks will go into the final day as chip leader. He leads a field that includes David Chiu, Jason Mercier, David Ulliott and Chris Moorman.
$2,500 NL Hold'em and $10,000 HORSE Championship Underway
The $2,500 NL Hold'em Event kicked off on Tuesday to a field of 1,734 players. As action continued through the day, the field was thinned down to just 308 players.
Those players will return on Wednesday to play to the money bubble and start playing towards the final table.
German Marvin Rettenmaier is the current chip leader and WSOP Circuit legend Dwyte Pilgrim currently sits in 10th place.
The $10,000 HORSE Championship also kicked off Tuesday. An elite field of 240 players took the field for the first of three long days of mixed game action.
Only 67 players fell on Day 1, leaving 173 to return on Wednesday to play to the money.
Ron Ware is the current chip leader with 122k. Eugene Katchalov and Daniel Negreanu are both in the top 5 in chips.
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