Gregory Merson hooked a Jack on the river to complete his straight and defeat Keith Lehr to win Event #57: $10,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em. With that he picked up his very first WSOP Gold Bracelet and $1,136,197.
Last year Viacheslav Zhukov was busy graduating from Moscow Mining School with a degree in geology. He must have learned a lot about gold and where to find it because he sure found it in Las Vegas when he won Event #58: $3,000 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split to take the $330,277 purse and the coveted “gold” WSOP bracelet.
Events #59 and #60 are currently in progress and then the race to reach the final table begins with Event #61. That’s scheduled to start tomorrow and continue through to July 16 when they’ll play down to the final nine players who will face each other at the FINAL TABLE October 28 through 30.
It’s incomprehensible to me how fast this series has moved. Unfortunately, none of our friends cashed this year, although we had one that made it into Event #59 but was booted out yesterday. Better luck next year, Eric. Maybe you should stop by and pick up a couple of poker books from the Texas Poker Store to help tighten up your game.