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The WSOP 2010 is already approaching its end, but two major events still remain to be played. Of course the main event which will start on July 10th at the Rio Hotel and Casino. As is now customary this event will play for a few days until the Final Nine are decided, in other words the players who will make it to the final table.
And this final table will take place a few months later in November, so that the suspense can build up. Given the size of the field for the WSOP main event, is is not expected to be won by a well-known poker pro, but rather by an unknown. Of course this unknown will lose his anonymity forever after winning the event.
Another prestigious event is the Tournament of Champions. This a very unique tournament as there is no entry fee despite the cool one million dollar prize, half of which goes to the winner. The field is the smallest at the WSOP with only 27 players. But only a few players are eligible. First they almost all have a WSOP Gold bracelet.
And not just that, but they must be elected by the public. Can you guess who was the player with the most votes? Not really surprisingly it was Phil Ivey, and Daniel Negreanu was second. For now Mike Matusow is the chip leader and this tournament will continue in a few days.
Other noteworthy results so far are Gold bracelets won by poker superstars. A few did. The most notable is that Phil Ivey who won his 8th bracelet in the $3,000 HORSE event. Only 5 players have won more bracelets, but it is expected that Phil Ivey will surpass them all.
Sammy Farha won his 3rd bracelet in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event, and this is not really surprising either as Sammy is considered one of the best Omaha players in the world. Finally another well known poker player who had not yet a bracelet is Gavin Smith. He won the $2,500 Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No-Limit) event. Congratulations to all of them.
And good luck to you at the poker tables and slot machines.