WSOP Recap: John Juanda Lurking Near The Top Again In Las Vegas
John Juanda is a name that many fans of poker know well, and he made himself a household name at the World Series of Poker. This year, Juanda is taking a trip back to his glory days by going deep into several of the early tournaments.
Juanda's latest run is coming in Event #19, a 2-7 Draw Lowball World Championship (No-Limit) tournament. The buy-in for the event was $10,000, and 101 players entered. Juanda currently sits in forth position with 195,000 chips. David Baker is the chip leader with 405,000 chips.
While Juanda is in good position, several other top pros remain in the final twenty-one players. Chad Brown is holding on in twenty-first, and just ahead of Brown is Daniel Negreanu. Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, and Eric Cloutier are still alive. Jeffrey Lisandro was the most recent player to bust out.
Although that event is where many of the pros can be found, there are five other tournaments in progress at the Rio in Las Vegas. Event 17, a No-Limit Hold'em tournament with a $5,000 buy-in, has six players remaining at the final table out of the field of 792. Jeff Williams is the chip leader.
Twenty-six players are left in Event 18, a Limit Hold'em tourney. Jeff Shulman is the chip leader, with Shannon Shorr and Matt Grapenthien hot on Shulman's heels. The tournament began on Wednesday and is scheduled to conclude later today.
This will be a busy weekend for new tournaments starting up. On Friday, the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship begins, as does a Limit Hold'em/Six-Handed event. Saturday also has two tournaments scheduled to begin, with the Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better World Championship as the highlight.
June 11, 2010
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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