2011 WSOP Day 24 Recap: Durrrronimo!
Day 24 of the 2011 WSOP was all about one man: Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
With millions of dollars on the line in bracelet bets, Dwan again had pros fearing for their bankrolls when he made the $10,000 HORSE Championship final table.
Unfortunately for Dwan, again he fell just short.
Dwan Just Misses in $10k HORSE Final - Soulier Leads
The poker world watched intently - some with excitement, some with horror - as Tom Dwan entered the final table of the $10k HORSE Championship as the chip leader.
Fabrice Soulier, Michael Binger and Shawn Buchanan were the other big names that made the final.
Pros did not have to sweat long as Dwan soon began to falter and eventually he fell in 5th place.
Soulier and Buchanan made it to heads-up play in this event with Buchanan holding the chip lead.
However, Soulier made his own charge and not only took the chip lead but built a 6:1 lead before play was suspended after 10-levels as per the rule.
Soulier will return with 6.2 million in chips vs. 910k for Buchanan when play resumes today.
Eddy Sabat Headlines $2,500 No-Limit Final
Thursday was supposed to be the final day for this event but after starting the day with 39 players it took more than half the day to reach the final table.
When it was finally reached, Thomas Miller had the chip lead with over 3 million chips
Former APPT Champion Eddy Sabat started with around 1.2 million in his first-ever WSOP final table appearance.
Play was suspended after 10 levels with five players remaining.
Thomas Middleton will return on Friday with the chip lead and 4 million in chips.
Thomas Miller slipped to the short stack with 1.88 million and Sabat has just over 2 million.
Melanie Weisner in Contention for $1.5k NL Bracelet
The money bubble was on everyone's mind at the start of Day 2 of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem Event.
Once that was burst, the players could then concentrate on making the final table.
One player who has positioned herself for the final table run is Melanie Weisner.
The female pro currently sits 6th in chips with 23 players remaining and is looking to become the fifth woman to make an open final table at the 2011 WSOP.
Perry Lin is the current chip leader with 1 million in chips.
$2,500 PL HA Event Thins Field, Hachem and Clements Still Around
The $2,500 PL Hold'em/Omaha Event began Day 2 play with 131 players.
Over the course of the day, the money was reached and the field thinned to just 22 players.
David Lestock will take the chip lead into the final day of play in a field that still includes bracelet winners Joe Hachem, Scott Clements and David Baker.
$5,000 NL Six-Max Underway
The $5,000 NL Hold'em Six-Max Event was the only new event to start on Thursday.
A field of 732 runners took to the felt in what is considered one of the true deepstack events of the year.
2010 November Niner Matt Jarvis leads after Day 1 with 303,800.
Daniel Negreanu is also in the top 10 of chips, currently sitting in fifth.
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