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Saturday, June 27, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 31 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

James Van Alstyne is starting to make a name for himself as a great mixed game player as for the second time in a week, he managed to make it to the heads up showdown playing H.O.R.S.E.  He came out second best in event 21 beaten by Zac Fellows when having a chip lead but this time he was not to be denied his first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st James Van Alstyne $247,033
  • 2nd Tad Jurgens $152,654
  • 3rd Mitch Schock $100,165
  • 4th Bryan Micon $69,505
  • 5th Shannon Shorr $50,881
  • 6th Brian Malcolm $39,183
  • 7th Fabrice Soulier $31,657
  • 8th Ron ‘Schifty’ Schiffman $26,780

Event 32 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em

Angel Guillen became another player who was runner up in a previous event, to come back and win a bracelet this year in event 32.  He outlasted 1,533 players and overcame an epic five hour heads up battle against Mika Paasonen taking home over half a million dollars in prize money.

Final Standings

  • 1st Angel Guillen $530,548
  • 2nd Mika Paasonen $326,203
  • 3rd Jason Boyes $214,974
  • 4th Steve Kohner $150,761
  • 5th Eric Ladny $108,883
  • 6th Daniel Makowsky $86,548
  • 7th Chris Macneil $71,192
  • 8th Antoine Amourette $61,421
  • 9th Clark Hamagami $55,279

Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold’em

Greg Mueller became the 2009 Limit Hold’em champion in event 33 in an eventful final table.  Every one had the chip lead at some point but Mueller picked his moments very well and deserved the gold bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller $460,836
  • 2nd Pat Pezzin $285,196
  • 3rd Chad Brown $188,855
  • 4th Daniel Alaei $134,733
  • 5th Matt Hawrilenko $100,688
  • 6th Matt Glantz $80,342
  • 7th Michiel Brummelhuis $67,647
  • 8th Soheil Shamseddin $59,996
  • 9th Kenny Hsiung $55,996

Event 34 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

After cashing five times in this years WSOP Eric Baldwin managed to win his first bracelet cashing for the sixth time.  A large filed of 2,095 entrants started out but Baldwin outlasted the lot to pick up the top prize.

Final Standings

  • 1st Eric Baldwin $521,932
  • 2nd Jonas Klausen $322,371
  • 3rd James Taylor $213,046
  • 4th Benjamin Scholl $150,133
  • 5th Roland De Wolfe $112,957
  • 6th Andrew Youngblood $89,222
  • 7th Steven Bradbury $74,352
  • 8th Martin Jacobson $65,487
  • 9th Eric DeFontes $60,335

Event 35 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha

Richard Austin took down event 35 in dramatic style by eliminating both Sorel Mizzi and Cliff Josephy on the same hand.  Mizzi held pocket Aces in his hand after the flop but was behind Josephy with a set of Kings.  Austin had a flush and straight draw and either one would be good enough to win the event.  Sure enough the flush hit on the river handing Austin his very first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Richard Austin $409,484
  • 2nd Sorel Mizzi $253,048
  • 3rd Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy $166,771
  • 4th Dan Hindin $116,748
  • 5th Rifat Palevic $86,516
  • 6th Felipe Ramos $67,663
  • 7th Van Marcus $55,687
  • 8th Peter Jetten $48,112
  • 9th Samuel Ngai $43,539



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