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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 26 - $1,500 Limit Hold’em

Tomas Alenius battled his way through 643 entrants in event 26 at this year’s World Series of Poker 2009 to pick up his first bracelet and the $197,488 top cash prize. He started the final day in the midfield and managed to overcome the early chip leader and favourite to win the event Al Barbieri.

Final Standings

  • 1st Tomas Alenius $197,488
  • 2nd Jason Tam $122,000
  • 3rd Al “Sugar Bear”Barbieri $80,072
  • 4th Glenn Engelbert $55,576
  • 5th Demetrios Arvanetes $40,681
  • 6th Dominik Kulicki $31,325
  • 7th Rep Porter $25,313
  • 8th Kim-Phong Duong $21,416
  • 9th Cole Miller $18,932

Event 27 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Roland de Wolfe became only the second player to get a triple crown, an EPT title, a WPT title and now a WSOP bracelet.  To get this he had to battle through a very tough final table with Andy Black, Alex Kravchenko, Robert Campbell and Scott Clements all making the last nine.  De Wolfe said afterward that he was more nervous going into this final table than he ever has been and was glad to get the missing link in his career tournament wins.

Final Standings

  • 1st Roland de Wolfe $246,616
  • 2nd Brett Richey $152,618
  • 3rd Scott Clements $101,063
  • 4th Robert Campbell $72,121
  • 5th Alex Kravchenko $53,881
  • 6th Andy Black $42,993
  • 7th John Racener $36,200
  • 8th Armando Ruiz II $32,105
  • 9th Anthony Lellouchef $29,965

Event 28 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Another huge field turned out for event 28 which was another low buy in no limit hold’em tournament, with 2641 competitors starting out.  Mike Eise came through the pack in the end to pick up a massive pay check of $639,331 and his first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Mike Eise $639,331
  • 2nd Jeff Chang $392,494
  • 3rd Rico Ramirez $261,963
  • 4th Jason ‘JP_OSU’ Potter $185,444
  • 5th Barry Berger $139,353
  • 6th Zach Fritz $111,266
  • 7th Avi Braz $93,622
  • 8th Jose Luis Franco $83,180
  • 9th Mike Zulker $77,778

Event 29 - $10,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold’em

256 players started out in event 29 all looking to become the 2009 heads up champion.  The tournament went on longer than expected stretching out over four days play.  The event was eventually won by Leo Wolpert, a law student from Virginia who over came the EPT founder John Duthie in the final best of three showdown.

Final Standings

  • 1st Leo Wolpert $625,682
  • 2nd John Duthie $386,636
  • 3rd Jamin Stokes $214,289
  • 4th Nathan Doudney $214,289
  • 5th Johnny Chan $92,580
  • 6th Dustin Woolf $92,580
  • 7th Steve O’Dwyer $92,580
  • 8th Bryan Pellegrino $92,580

Event 30 - $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha

JC Tran picked up his second career WSOP bracelet in event 30 playing Pot Limit Omaha.  He had to negotiate a very tough field with a lot of pro’s contained in the 436 players starting out.

Final Standings

  • 1st JC Tran $235,685
  • 2nd Jeff Kimber $145,656
  • 3rd Jean-Philippe Leandri $95,837
  • 4th Ross Boatman $66,936
  • 5th Dallas Flowers $49,387
  • 6th Rami Boukai $38,407
  • 7th Chad Layne $31,427
  • 8th Theo Jorgensen $26,955
  • 9th John Juanda $24,207



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