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Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 21 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Zac Fellows picked up his first WSOP bracelet playing H.O.R.S.E in event 21.  The 25 year old has been playing poker for over eight years and this was by far the biggest and most prestigious win of his career. He commented that this win would take at least few days to sink in.

Final Standings

  • 1st Zac Fellows $311,899
  • 2nd James Van Alstyne $192,866
  • 3rd Tim Finne $126,199
  • 4th Michele Limongi $87,264
  • 5th Chris Amaral $63,536
  • 6th Martin Eikeng $48,590
  • 7th Gabriel Nassif $38,947
  • 8th Matt Hawrilenko $32,647

Event 22 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootou

Jeff Carris took down the Shoot out event beating three 10 man tables over three days play to pick up his well deserved first WSOP bracelet and winning $313,673 in the process.

Final Standings

  • 1st Jeffrey Carris $313,673
  • 2nd Jason Somerville $194,004
  • 3rd Andrew Margolis $124,158
  • 4th Christopher Moore $82,322
  • 5th Joseph Cutler $56,440
  • 6th Brandon Wong $39,968
  • 7th Eugene Katchalov $29,195
  • 8th Michael McNeil $21,981
  • 9th Joshua Tieman $17,045
  • 10th Mike Shannon $13,609

Event 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw

Nick Schulman added to his two WPT titles with a WSOP bracelet and the title of 2009 2-7 Draw champions, with this bracelet being his first one.  Schulman is more renowned for his high stakes cash game expertise both live and online.

Final Standings

  • 1st Nick Schulman $279,742
  • 2nd Ville Wahlbeck $172,864
  • 3rd Steve Sung $112,042
  • 4th John Juanda $75,964
  • 5th Archie Karas $53,783
  • 6th Vince Musso $39,697
  • 7th David Benyamine $30,492
  • 8th Michael Binger $24,545

Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

A huge field of 2506 players entered event 24 all fighting to win the $607,256 first place prize.  After three days play poker veteran Panayote Vilandos, on his second final table in this year’s WSOP managed to battle through to win his second career bracelet.  The last one he won back in 1995.

Final Standings

  • 1st Panayote Vilandos $607,256
  • 2nd Andy Seth $372,855
  • 3rd Michael Greco $248,855
  • 4th Glenn McCaffrey $176,165
  • 5th Dean Hamrick $132,380
  • 6th Alan Jaffray $105,699
  • 7th David Lerman $88,937
  • 8th Ronnie Kevin $79,017
  • 9th Brian Fitzpatrick $73,886

Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better 

Phil Ivey picked up his seventh WSOP bracelet, the second this year, in event 25 playing mixed Omaha and Stud Hi Low.  He started off the final day as one of the short stacks but managed to battle his way to the top to take down the event.

Final Standings

  • 1st Phil Ivey $220,538
  • 2nd Ming Lee $136,292
  • 3rd Carlos Mortensen $89,342
  • 4th Dutch Boyd $61,919
  • 5th Jon Turner $45,237
  • 6th Eric Buchman $34,747
  • 7th Tom Koral $27,993
  • 8th Peter Gelencser $23,600



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