Hellmuth Nearly Misses Main Event Day 2a

Phil Hellmuth, Paul Pierce and Mike Sowers were the names most heard around the Rio in Las Vegas on Day 2a of the World Series of Pokers 2011 Main Event. 2,031 players began the day, all hoping for a shot at Day 3 and ultimately, the final table. Among the pros that started the day were Praz Bansi, Annette Obrestad, Dan Fleyshman, Sorel Mizzi, Humberto Brenes, JP Kelly, Ted Forrest, Sebastian Ruthenberger, Jason Mercier and Daniel Negreanu.

Paul Pierce of the NBA was also on hand, hoping for his first entry into the money bubble at a WSOP Main Event. Unfortunately, Pierce as destined for the rail before the day came to a close.

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Tags: Day, Day 2a, Main Event   Posted in Gambling Professional

Ivey Favorite for WSOP Main Event

WSOP 2011 will kick off this weekend. There will be some notable events on the way, but ultimately the focus will be the Main Event starting on July 7. After the final table is set for the Main Event, there will be a break. Then the final table will resume in November.

The sports betting site Bet365 is among the first to release the odds for the winner of the Main Event. Right at the top is the popular favorite Phil Ivey with odds of 66/1. Next are three players with odds of 80/1. They are Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius and Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu will be thrilled to be placed ahead of rival poker professional Phil Hellmuth who has odds of 150/1.

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Tags: Event, Main Event   Posted in Casino Gambling Category