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Friday, July 3, 2009 | Francis Lee

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Event 51 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Another huge field of 2,781 entrants turned out for event 51 at the World Series of Poker 2009.  The prize pool for this event reached over $3.7 million dollars.  The final days play turned out to be a grueling one as it lasted for over thirteen hours with the heads up showdown between Carsten Joh and Andrew Chen lasting for over one hour.  It was Joh who won through in the end collecting $664,426 and his very first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Carsten Joh $664,426
  • 2nd Andrew Chen $412,632
  • 3rd David Walasinski $272,405
  • 4th Steven Levy $192,650
  • 5th Owen Crowe $145,199
  • 6th Thibaut Durand $115,817
  • 7th Georgios Kapalas $97,634
  • 8th Jason Helder $86,702
  • 9th Nathan Page $80,894


Event 52 - $3,000 Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em

Jorg Peisert won his first WSOP bracelet in event 52 in a tough field playing triple chance no limit hold’em.  He managed his chip lead right down to the end and was the deserved winner taking home over half a million dollars in prize money.

Final Standings

  • 1st Jorg Peisert $506,800
  • 2nd Jason DeWitt $313,227
  • 3rd Benjamin Gilbert $205,180
  • 4th Michael Noda $142,035
  • 5th Jason Somerville $103,591
  • 6th Michael Katz $79,385
  • 7th Karga Holt $63,781
  • 8th William Erickson $53,622
  • 9th Wes Watson $47,070

Event 53 - $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better

David Halpern had the chip lead going into the final table closely followed by William Kohler.  This is the way it finished in the end with Halpern taking home the final Stud bracelet of the series.  He admitted afterwards that he only enetered the event after being locked out of a cash game on the day the tournament started.  It turned out to be a very profitable decision as he took home $159,390 along with the gold bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st David Halpern $159,390
  • 2nd William Kohler $98,550
  • 3rd Max Stern $64,484
  • 4th Chad Brown $44,589
  • 5th Matt Savage $32,465
  • 6th Zak Gilbert $24,828
  • 7th Brian Swinford $19,901
  • 8th Allie Prescott $16,682

Event 54 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Tony Veckey battled his way through 2,818 players to take the first place prize in event 54.  He missed his flight home to Chicago to play the final day which didn’t matter in the end as the $673,276 paycheck meant he could go home in style.

Final Standings

  • 1st Tony Veckey $673,276
  • 2nd Jason Wheeler $418,122
  • 3rd Joseph Chaplin $276,029
  • 4th Sergey Konkin $195,213
  • 5th Andrew Malott $147,131
  • 6th Christopher Bonita $117,358
  • 7th Chistopher DeMaci $98,933
  • 8th David Jaoui $87,855
  • 9th Miha Remic $81,970

Event 55 - $2,500 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw

257 players entered the only 2-7 triple draw event at the World Series of Poker generating a prize pool of $593,400.  Abe Mosseri came out on top taking his first WSOP bracelet and $165,521.

Final Standings

  • 1st Abe Mosseri $165,521
  • 2nd Masayoshi Tanaka $102,313
  • 3rd Julie Schneider $66,285
  • 4th John Juanda $44,941
  • 5th Blair Rodman $31,818
  • 6th Brad Libson $23,484

Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold’em

Matt Hawrilenko won the last preliminary event in event 56 playing short handed hold’em.  He won the heads up showdown against Josh Brikis in just four hands and scooped just over one million dollars in prize money.

Final Standings

  • 1st Matt Hawrilenko $1,003,163
  • 2nd Josh Brikis $619,609
  • 3rd Faraz Jaka $400,526
  • 4th Sean Keeton $269,983
  • 5th Jonas Wexler $189,555
  • 6th Matthew Waxman $138,394



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