Review–> Fifth Week of the 2013 WSOP:
It was a great week for seasoned poker pros and saw Antonio Esfandiari vying for the win in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers tournament, and Linda Johnson and Maria Ho as the first female poker pros at final tables this 2013 WSOP season.
The winners of the No Limit Hold’em events are:
Event #38 – Justin Oliver kept the Canadian sweep going when he won this $2.5K 4-Handed NL Hold’em tournament
Event #40 – Jared Hamby beat out 2,161 runner to take down this $1.5K No Limit Hold’em tournament
Event #42 – Norbert Szecsi beat out 2,100 players and won $345K for first place in this $1K NL Hold’em tournament
Event#44 – Sandeep Pulusani won this $3K No Limit Hold’em tournament
Event #45 – Ben Volpe bested 677 other players to take down this $1,500 Ante-Only No Limit Hold’em tournament.
Event #47 – Tony Gregg took home the gold and over $4.8M in the One Drop $111,1111 No Limit Hold’em tournament
Event #48 – Marco Johnson beat out 342 players to win this $2.5K 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em tournament
Event #49 – Brian O’Donogue outlasted 2, 246 other players to take down this $1.5K NL Hold’em tournament
- 64 year-old Michael “Big Store” Moore won the $5K Limit Hold’Em tournament (Event #37). It was his 3rd cash in the 2013 WSOP season, his 9th WSOP cash overall, and his first WSOP bracelet.
- Long-time poker pro and champion of the inaugural $1M One Drop tournament, Antonio Esfandiari ran deep in the One Drop High Rollers NL Hold’Em tournament this week, finishing 4th and winning over $1.4M. Esfandiari continues his support of One Drop, pledging 1% of his total 2013 WSOP winnings to the organization.
- Maria Ho representing! Maria Ho has had the deepest run of all females this year (so far). She finished 5th in the $2.5K 6-handed NL Hold’Em tournament this week. It was Maria’s 5th cash this season and 22nd WSOP cash overall. She is still seeking a WSOP bracelet. (Linda Johnson also had a deep run, finishing 9th in a 7 Card Stud Hi-Low tournament.)
- Phil Hellmuth focused on gaining publicity this week by not showing up for the One Drop High Rollers event, then tweeting/talking about how much he regretted that decision.
Live Streaming Update: Check ESPN3 daily for the time that final tables will stream. A guestimate is posted, like 5:30 PM, then is adjusted as the tournament progresses.
The $1oK Ladies Championship tournament is down to 9 and will finish up this evening (Sunday 6-30-2013). Turns out that no one paid $10K to enter, so, all 954 runners were females (who were given a 90% discount when entering the event). Champion will walk away with nearly $174K.
This is the final week of the 2013 WSOP. Ten tournaments will start, seven of which are NO Limit Hold’em tournaments.
This week features a $1,111 One Drop Low Roller tournament, the $50K Poker Players Championship (a couple of pics from the 2011 Poker Players Championship tournament), and the $10K Main Event which begins at the end of the week.
Check out the full 2013 WSOP schedule for details.
Have you registered for your tournaments? Register online at WSOP.com