Can Doyle Brunson Win His 11th WSOP Bracelet?Published on 2009-09-30 03:22:00
After three days of play, 36 of the original 334 entrants are still alive in the 2009 WSOPE (World Series of Poker Europe) main event.
At the top of the leader board is Matt "hoss_tbf" Hawrilenko, who will take a stack of over 700k with him into Day 4.
Hawrilenko is currently enjoying a phenomenal 2009, having already booked a WSOP bracelet (5k NLHE Six Handed) earlier in the year, in addition to several strong performances in major online tournaments. Hawrilenko, who is widely considered to be one of the very best Limit Hold'em players in the world, will be very tough to topple as the tournament approaches the final table.
Steven Fung (648k), Praz Bansi (471k), Arnaud Mattern (470k) and Barry Shulman (452k) currently round out the top five biggest chip stacks heading into Day 4 of the event.
There are a number of well-known names who are still alive in this event, including:
Ram Vaswani (322k)
Daniel Negreanu (314k)
Yevgeniy Timoshenko (285k)
Doyle Brunson (246k)
James Akenhead (153k)
Men Nguyen (63k)
The remaining 36 players will play down to the final table on Wednesday, with the eventual winner of the event taking home just over 800k pounds.
There are a number of interesting potential stories forming in this event, including:
-Daniel Negreanu could pass Jamie Gold and Phil Ivey on the all-time money list with a second place or better finish
-James Akenhead or Antoine Saout could potentially become the second player in consecutive years to final table both the WSOPE and WSOP main events (Ivan Demidov accomplished this feat last year)
-Doyle Brunson could tie Phil Hellmuth for all-time WSOP bracelets with a victory in this event
-Yevgeniy Timoshenko could potentially win the WPT Championship, WCOOP Main Event and WSOPE main event, all in the same year
Day 4 gets underway in just a few hours from now..
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