Papola Stakes Claim to Best Six-Max Player
Day 8 at the 2011 WSOP saw just the second woman make a WSOP final table this year and Jeffrey Papola stake his claim as one of the greatest six-handed players in poker.
Jeffrey Papola Looking for Second Six-Max Bracelet
The big story for Tuesday was Jeffrey Papola's rise to the chip lead in Event #10, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.
Last year, Papola took his first career WSOP bracelet by winning the $5,000 NL Six-Max Event. Even more incredibly he had just finished 2nd in the $2,500 Six-Max Event a week earlier.
At the end of Day 2 action in this year's $1,500 NL Hold'em Six-Max, Papola leads the final 15 with 1.08 million in chips.
Ryan Welch and Anthony Spinella are among those still in contention.
Should Papola take down this event, this would establish him as one of the elite six-max players in poker.
Sadan Turker Leads Final Three in $1,000 NL Hold'em Event
A total of 59 players returned on Day 3 of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event looking to play to the bracelet.
Jon Turner started the final table as the chip leader, but the story going into final table play was that of Odette Tremblay. She become the 2nd woman this series after Mario Ho to make a final table.
Tremblay is from Quebec, Canada and finished 11th in last years $1,500 Stud 8 or Better Event.
She started the final table as the second-shortest stack and was soon at risk with K-7 against the J-5 of Sadan Turker.
Turker spiked a five and that was good enough to send Tremblay out in 9th place. The $49,258 prize for 9th is her largest score to date.
Play reached 10 levels before a bracelet was awarded, and by WSOP rules play had to be halted.
Three players remain and Turker has more than a 2-1 chip lead heading into play on Wednesday. Turner is still in the hunt, but he is now the short stack with 1.6 million,
Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Bubble Burst and Triple Chance NL Underway
The $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship worked its way through the money bubble on Tuesday.
164 players started with the final 27 getting paid.
Dan Kelly was the unfortunate bubble boy after moving in with aces against Freddy Deeb who held a wheel draw. The river completed his wheel and the final 27 were in the money.
The last day of this event will start with 22 players remaining and Guillaume Rivet in the chip lead.
Mike Sexton, Richard Ashby, Mikael Thuritz and Michael Chow are all still in the field, so this should shape up to be a action packed final day.
Tuesday's only new event was the $1,500 Triple Chance NL Hold'em Event. A total of 1,340 players turned out for the event.
Technically, this is a substantial jump over last year's triple chance event, but last year's event was a $3,000 buy-in.
Peter Hernandez will be the chip leader to start Day 2 play with 124,700.
Andy Black and JC Tran are near the top of the leaderboard as well.
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