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Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em

Anthony Harb outlasted a huge field of 1646 entrants to take down the eleventh event of this year’s World Series of Poker.  It took three days of play to reach and once there he commented “It hasn’t even sunk in that I’ve won over half a million dollars, man, it’s all about the bracelet though.”

Final Standings

  • 1st Anthony Harb $569,199
  • 2nd Peter Rho $350,019
  • 3rd Jim Geary $230,670
  • 4th Adam Adler $161,768
  • 5th Jonathan McGowan $116,833
  • 6th Adrian Dresel-Velasquez $92,867
  • 7th Scott Hall $76,390
  • 8th Michael Dyer $65,905
  • 9th Brent Sheirbon $59,315

Event 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event

The second world championship event was an emotional affair as Ville Wahlbeck won his first ever WSOP bracelet and had to take a few minutes to compose himself as he fought back the tear’s when collecting his prize.  He battled through to win on a tough final table that had Todd Brunson and Huck Seed amongst others.

Final Standings

  • 1st Ville Wahlbeck $492,375
  • 2nd David Chiu $304,176
  • 3rd Scott Dorin $199,940
  • 4th Mark Gregorich $139,159
  • 5th Huck Seed $102,286
  • 6th James Van Alstyne $79,181
  • 7th Mike Wattel $64,373
  • 8th Todd Brunson $54,854

Event 13 - $2,500 No Limit Hold’em

Kevin Stammen added his name to the players list who has won one WSOP bracelet in event 13.  After four WSOP cash’s last year he managed to go better this year and actually win an event.

Final Standings

  • 1st Keven Stammen $506,786
  • 2nd Angel Guillen $312,800
  • 3rd Shawn Glines $202,694
  • 4th Bahador Ahmadi $139,934
  • 5th Torrey Reily $100,446
  • 6th Antoine Berube $75,547
  • 7th Oktay Altinbas $59,356
  • 8th Matthew Lynn $48,621
  • 9th Gregg Merkow $41,439

Event 14 - $2,500 Six-handed Limit Hold’em

Brock Parker against all odds won event 14 when up against one of the best players in the world, Daniel Negreanu and had a short stack going into the heads up showdown.  He showed great determination to battle back and win the event preventing Negreanu from collecting his sixth bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Brock Parker $223,688
  • 2nd Daniel Negreanu $138,280
  • 3rd Tommi Horkko $89,660
  • 4th Kevin Hong $60,885
  • 5th Barry Shluman $43,201
  • 6th Kyle Ray $31,966

Event 15 - $5,000 No Limit Hold’em

Brian Lemke overcame a 4-1 chip deficit in the heads up showdown with Fabian Quoss in a three hour battle to win this event.  He collected $692,658 and his first WSOP bracelet when winning this event.

Final Standings

  • 1st Brian Lemke $692,658
  • 2nd Fabian Quoss $427,912
  • 3rd Thomas Keller $280,852
  • 4th Mike Sowers $194,931
  • 5th Lika Gerasimova $142,688
  • 6th Danny Illingworth $109,872
  • 7th Isaac Baron $88,784
  • 8th Billy Kopp $75,115
  • 9th Christian ‘Da_Professional’ Iacobellis $66,403



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