Day 19 saw another jam packed Amazon Room as a $1,500 NLHE tournament got underway. In the meantime, only two other events finished their first or second day of play in one of the lighter days of the WSOP in terms of number of events going on. Here are the recaps for the three non-final table events of the day: Event #31 - $2,500 NLHE Six Handed
And then there were six. Two days ago, 1,012 players started this event and 73 returned on day two to try and live out their dream of WSOP glory. Among the players who did not survive the day were Max Pescatori, Bill Chen, and Bruno Fitoussi. Scotty Nguyen was the final table bubble boy when his pocket 10's were viciously snapped off by the 9-7 suited of Seth Fischer that hit a flush. The final table seating assignments and chip counts are as follows:
Seat 1: Kevin Song (Rowland Heights, California) 1,173,000 Seat 2: Justin Filtz (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) 891,000 Seat 3: Dario Minieri (Rome, Italy) 1,721,000 Seat 4: Stuart Marshak (Chicago, Illinois) 183,000 Seat 5: John O'Shea (Dublin, Ireland) 589,000 Seat 6: Seth Fischer (Palm Harbor, Florida) 508,000
Event #32 - $1,500 NLHE
For a Tuesday start, this event had an impressive 2,304 players. They made the money shortly before the end of play for the day and when all was said and done there were 166 players returning for day two. Players who failed to advance included Theo Tran, Kenny Tran, Erica Schoenberg, Chris Ferguson, David Pham, Michael Mizrachi, Michael Binger, Lee Watkinson, Sorel Mizzi, Allen Cunningham, and Jared Hamby.
Among the notable players still in the running are Fabrice Soulier, Ray Henson, Michael Banducci, Beth Shak, Neil Channing, Morgan Machina, and none other than Phil Hellmuth. First place in this event will pay $573, 734. Play will resume at 2 p.m. as they attempt to play down to the final table of nine.
Event #33 - $5,000 Seven Card Stud High Low Championship
The big event of the day was the Seven Card Stud High Low Championship. With a $5,000 buy in, this event attracted most of the big names and a field of 261 started the day. By the end of play, some notable names had been eliminated including Tom Schneider, Jennifer Harman , Gavin Smith, Jeff Madsen, Doyle Brunson, Erick Lindgren, Tony G. , Ted Forrest, Greg Raymer, and Erik Seidel.
120 players survived, however, and there was no shortage of star power as the remaining participants included Norman Chad, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu , Mike Matusow, Josh Arieh, Mike Sexton, Andy Bloch, Michael Mizrachi, Barry Greenstein, Allen Cunningham, and Robert Mizrachi. Matt Grapenthien is the day one chip leader with 51,900 in chips. Play will resume at 3 p.m. local time.