PokerNewsBoy handicaps the WSOP Final Table Part 2

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 21, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

In Part 1 of this series we looked at Seat’s #1-#4 at the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event final table, and in this part we will take a look at Seat’s #5-#9.

* SEAT #5: Anton Makievskyi, 13,825,000

Makievskyi has the most upside of the remaining players and could really improve his game over the four-month break. However, with a short-stack and sandwiched in between a lot of aggressive players he is going to have hit some hands early.

PNB chance to win the 2011 WSOP Main Event: 10-to-1

* SEAT #6: Samuel Holden, 12,375,000 chips

Despite a lot of time on the featured table, Holden is still a bit of a mystery to me! I kind of feel he is a bit nitty and a spot-picker which could play to his advantage as he is also in the middle of the aggro sandwich. I can see Holden taking a John Racener/Tuan Lam line in the 2011 Main Event and just sitting back and watching the other players get picked off.

PNB chance to win the 2011 WSOP Main Event: 9-to-1

* SEAT #7: Pius Heinz, 16,425,000

Heinz is the one player left in the Main Event who could blow-up on any given hand, and much like Staszko I think he needs to hit some cards to win the Main Event. But, while Staszko needs to catch good hands, Heinz is likely going to need to draw-out since he’s capable of sticking his whole stack in with KTs, or 44.

PNB chance to win the 2011 WSOP Main Event: 12-to-1

* SEAT #8: Ben Lamb, 20,875,000

Lamb, arguably the best player left, also happens to have the best seat at the final table. If he is still running like the Sun when the November Nine reconvenes, watch out! Even with a smaller, but by no means short, stack he’ll be very dangerous, considering there is no single elimination that will worsen his seat –unlike say, Giannetti who would be in a terrible spot should Bounahra be eliminated.

PNB chance to win the 2011 WSOP Main Event: 3-to-1

* SEAT #9: Martin Staszko, 40,175,00

Staszko is a bit of a wild card –and in my opinion a card rack—and the only way I see him winning the Main Event is if the deck hits him in the face. His one saving grace is that he takes a sizable chip-lead into the final table and has a couple of the tighter players on his left –I don’t think Giannetti is going to get out of line 3-betting Staszko from the small blind, and Bounahra has shown a propensity to give up his big blind.

PNB chance to win the 2011 WSOP Main Event: 8-to-1

Link to Part 1

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