Big turnouts highlight final two WSOP preliminary events

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 06, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The final two preliminary tournaments began Tuesday at the 2011 World Series of Poker, and both tournaments saw solid attendance numbers. The penultimate preliminary tournament, a $1,500 No Limit Holdem tourney saw a field of 3,389 players take to the poker tables at the Rio, while the $5k Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better tournament saw its attendance increase by nearly 25% over last year as 352 players registered for the final preliminary tournament of the 2011 WSOP.

In the $1,500 NLHE event 4675 players survived the fast-paced Day 1 action and will reconvene at the Rio on Wednesday:

1. Benjamin Volpe — 156,200

2. David Zemel — 127,700

3. David Eldridge — 118,000

4. Bryn Kenney — 113,000

5. Tyler Patterson — 109,500

6. Brett Jungblut — 100,500

7. Dan Kelly — 99,300

8. Aleksandr Mozhnyakov — 94,800

9. Brandon Meyers — 93,200

10. Simon Lam — 90,100

In the $5k PLO8 tournament 189 players were able to bag up chips at the end of the night:

1. Gary Bolden — 98,300

2. Eric Crain — 96,500

3. Austin Marks — 89,500

4. Juan Caridad — 78,500

5. Max Pescatori — 72,000

6. Alexandre Gomes — 70,400

7. Joe Tehan — 69,500

8. Daniel Fuhs — 66,400

9. Ali Eslami — 64,400

10. Daniel Shak — 62,600

Results courtesy of wsop.com

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