Champ to be Crowned at WSOP Event 26 Today


June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of three World Series of Poker bracelets will be awarded today for Event 26, No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed. Starting on Monday, the field of 1,245 players has dwindled to just 15 contenders for the bracelet and the top prize of $630,031. With a buy-in of $2,500, the remaining players will take home nearly ten times their buy-in, with 15th place paying out a respectable $23,537.

Steve Cowley has opened up a big lead in chips, holding nearly 1.3 million, while second place Martins Adeniya has just over 800,000. The rankings on the leader board and the chip counts are:

  1. Steve Cowley – 1,279,000
  2. Martins Adeniya – 823,000
  3. Jeffrey Papola – 797,000
  4. William Haydon – 776,000
  5. Joe Baldwin – 707,000
  6. Justin Smith – 641,000
  7. Jarred Solomon – 542,000
  8. Javier Etayo – 505,000
  9. Clement Thumy – 500,000
  10. Erik Cajelais – 345,000
  11. Andrey Danilyuk – 335,000
  12. Scott Augustine – 330,000
  13. Tyler Witteman – 326,000
  14. Patrick Ricci – 284,000
  15. Eduard Scharf – 211,000

A number of big name players made the money before getting sent to the rail on Day Two. The list included Annette Obrestad (126th), Chris Moorman (53rd), Sorel Mizzi (25th), David Benefield (20th), and Daniel Negreanu. (16th)

Negreanu was the last player eliminated before Day Two action ended. Chip leader Steve Cowley sent Kid Poker to the rail when his pocket 8s made a full house to beat Negreanu’s Q-J. The remaining 15 will look to make their move early today, as the final table is set and an Event 26 champion is eventually crowned.

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