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Former November Niner Finds Redemption

27 June 2011, By:
Former November Niner Matt Jarvis was the star of Day 27 at the 2011 WSOP, winning his first bracelet in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Event.
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Former November Niner Matt Jarvis was the star of Day 27 at the 2011 WSOP, winning his first bracelet in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Event.

Matt Jarvis Wins $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed

After a long day of play Saturday, the 10-level cap meant the heads-up battle between Matt Jarvis and Justin Filtz for the bracelet resumed on Sunday.

Jarvis led 8.6 mllion to 2.3 million to start the match and the battle only lasted a mere 5 hands.

The final hand of the match-up saw Filtz shove pre-flop for his last 2 million with Kd-9d and Jarvis snap-called with As-8h.

The board ran all baby cards and Jarvis' ace was good enough to win him his first bracelet.

2010 November Niner and Vancouver resident Matt Jarvis, who suffered a brutal double suckout to end his Main Event run in 8th-place last year, wins his first WSOP bracelet and $808,538.

Justin Pechie Wins $1,500 Limit Shootout Bracelet

The final table of the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout kicked off Sunday with Eugene Katchalov looking to win his second bracelet of the year.

Noted pros Ari Engel and Jordan Rich also made the final table.

Katchalov battled hard at this final table but could only manage a 4th-place finish.

Heads-up play was between Justin Pechie and Dale Eberle.

Pechie started the match-up with a 2:1 chip lead and quickly ground Eberle down, eventually leaving him with just a couple of bets left in his stack.

The final hand saw Eberle go to war with Qh-Jh and Pechie call with Ks-4h.

Pechie caught a pair of kings on the flop, and that pair held to give Pechie the bracelet and $167,060 in prize money.

Ben Lamb Leads $10k PL Omaha Championship

The money bubble still needed to pop to start Day 3 play of the $10k PL Omaha Championship.

After two players fell, the final 36 players were guaranteed a payday.

Most of the remaining day was spent reaching the final table.

Dario Alioto, John Kabbaj and Josh Tiemen were all former bracelet winners that made the final table, but none proved to be a factor in the end.

Four players were still alive in this event once the end of day was reached.

Ben Lamb is the current chip leader with 4.3 million but still faces a stiff test to win the bracelet.

Sami Kelopuro, John Shipley and Christopher King will return with Lamb on Monday to battle for the bracelet and $814,436 in prize money.

Esfandiari Prop Bet Highlights $1k NL Opening Day

The latest $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event kicked off on Sunday with a monster field of 2,890.

This day may have ended unremarkably if not for a prop bet between Antonio Esfanidari and a railbird.

A fan on the rail told Esfandiari how he loved his show "I Bet You."

Esfandiari then challenged the fan to enter the tournament area and touch Tom Dwan's hair for 10 seconds for $100.

The fan did so, and Dwan then offered him $100 to touch Freddy Deeb's bald head for 10 seconds.

Deeb played along but a bigger challenge remained.

Esfandiari dared the fan to go over and touch Phil Hellmuth for 10 seconds without telling Phil who he was for yet another $100.

Out of the pros, Phil was the one that might get the fan in trouble.

The fan showed real brass as he went over and starting giving Hellmuth a shoulder massage. Hellmuth never moved and actually started smiling away.

Esfandiari and the railbirds cheered as the fan returned to collect his final $100.

As far as the tournament, play ended on Day 1 with 304 players left and Jonathan Lane as the chip leader.

$2,500 Razz and $1,500 No-Limit Events Reach the Money

The $1,500 No-Limit Day 2 restart began with 385 players the money was quickly reached.

Gavin Griffin, Kathy Liebert, Eric Baldwin and Erica Schoenberg were among the players that cashed in the event.

Action concluded with just 39 players left in the field. Those players will come back on Monday and compete for the bracelet.

The $2,500 Razz Event also reached the money on Sunday.

Only 40 players will be paid in this event with Perry Friedman, Daniel Idema and Chau Giang among those that made a payday Sunday.

Tommy Chen is the chip leader going into the final day. Only 23 players remain in this field that includes David Sklansky, Chad Brown and Victor Ramdin.

For more coverage from the WSOP, check our WSOP blogs from PokerJunkie blogger compncards.

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