WSOP Event Results: Events 30 – 32
Event 30 – $1,500 2-7 Single Draw Lowball
Larry Wright would outlast 285 players to take home the title and the gold bracelet. The tournament went at lightning speed and in three short days was all over. Wright’s win wasn’t easy as he had to overcome a star loaded final table which included the likes of Michael ‘the Grinder” Mizrachi, Rep Porter, Brandon Cantu, Erick Lindgren and Andrew Lichtenberger. Wright Admitted after the tournament that he had only learned how to play the game 4 days prior and it was a major adjustment. However, he played like a veteran and would outplay everyone to win. Wright would win when he drew to 9 low, completing his low draw and taking out Cantu with his Queen low. With the win Wright takes home $101,975 and his first gold bracelet.
Event 31 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em
In the largest $1,500 event thus far (2,811 players), Carter Phillips would come out as the victor. It would not come easy as he would battle the 2009 World Champion, Joe Cada for several hours. Cada was trying to become the first main event winner in the last 10 years to win a second bracelet. The two would exchange the chip lead several times before Phillips would finally get the advantage and take out Cada. The final hand pitted Phillips’ Q-J versus Cada’s 9-7 in a pre-flop situation. Cada couldn’t improve and he was denied his second career bracelet. Phillips would take home over $664,000 in prize money.
Event 32 – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
David Baker was the last man standing in a terrific final table in event 32. You have to bring your best game and skills when playing in a H.O.R.S.E. event. Most players are good in just one of these variations, but you need to be well versed in all of them to come out on top. Baker would have to beat the greatest WSOP player in history, Phil Hellmuth and arguably the best in the game today, Phil Ivey to win. He would finally take out John Monnette in the Stud round, secure his second career bracelet and the $451,779 that came with it. As a side note with the 2nd place finish, Monnette takes over the player of the year standings as he also has a win and 3rd place finish this year.
More to come at the 2012 WSOP!
Mike “Daggum” Krisle – Beat Writer – AGP