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WSOP Day 26 recap: Hungary wins again, Annette_15 in the hunt

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  • Published June 23rd, 2010 in WSOP

It will be tough for any stories to trump yesterday’s headlines of Phil Ivey winning bracelet #8, but there were some pretty interesting things taking place at the Rio yesterday. The lead story has to be Annette_15, and her first deep run in a WSOP event in the United States. It took nearly a month for Annette Obrestad to make her first splash at the 2010 WSOP; the much hyped rookie is amongst the final 14 players in the $1,500 No Limit Holdem Shootout tournament. 

Event #36: $1,000 No Limit Holdem

In a very short day of poker the final table for the event is set with Canadian Sebastien Roy leading the field. Another Canadian, Scott Montgomery, is the most accomplished player left in the tournament; you might remember Montgomery from his 5th place finish in the 2008 WSOP Main Event.

Event #38: $10,000 Pot Limit Holdem World Championship

Break up the Hungarians! After picking up their first bracelet in 2009 -thank you Peter Trapley-the Hungarians have added two more WSOP bracelets at the 2010 WSOP. The first winner was Peter Gelencser who captured the 2-7 Limit Triple Draw crown, and Valdemar Kwaysser gave Hungary its second WSOP bracelet in 2010 by defeating a very tough field in the Pot Limit Holdem Championship.

Facing off against a final table that included Dani “Ansky” Stern, Tom Marchese and Blair Rodman -and of course the obligatory two Canadian poker players-Kwaysser was able to outlast them all and walk away with his first WSOP bracelet and the $617k in prize-money.

Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Holdem Shootout

Only one player from each of the 14 tables that started the day would move on to the final day of play and nestled among those 14 players is one player that almost all eyes will be on: Annette Obrestad. Thus far the only impact Annette has had at the 2010 WSOP was some inflammatory comments about women poker players and Doyle Brunson.

Play will begin as a two-table, 7-handed, tournament today -the Shootout format is now over-and Annette’s biggest challenge will likely be from poker JC Tran, a no limit Holdem tournament specialist.

Event #40: $2,500 Razz

15 players remain in the Razz tournament with quite a few big name players still in the mix: Jennifer Harman, Frank Kassela, Chris Bjorin, and Vladimir Schmelev who is having a monster WSOP thus far. Harman will be looking to avenge her third place finish earlier in the tournament series.

Event #41: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better

An astounding 847 poker hopefuls registered for what is one of the newer poker variants to hit the scene PLO8. After some intense action throughout the day the field had dwindled down to 171 players with Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, and David Sands -another player have a monster 2010 WSOP-all in the top 20 in chip counts.

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  1. Lou Levino said on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    This guy from hungary has a few good cashes in the past - 2 for more than quarter million dollars. Hungary is coming on strong. Apparently Phil Helmuth did see this coming too.

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