WSOP Notebook: Record set, One Drop names and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

There were a lot of interesting tidbits coming out of the Rio on Friday including a few new names being added and subtracted from the Big One for One Drop entry list. We also saw a record set on Friday during the $5k NLHE tournament, as well as a very interesting player near the top of the leader-board in the event.

Konstantin Puchov sets WSOP cashes record

A few days ago I noticed Konstantin Puchov was extremely close to breaking the record for the most cashes in a single year at the WSOP (a record currently held by Nicolay Edvakov) and yesterday the Russian managed to tie the record, with plenty more events to go. Puchov is now in the money in Event #50, the $5k NLHE tournament, and has already picked-up his tenth cash of the 2012 WSOP.

Puchov still has nearly 10 other events to enter at the 2012 WSOP, as well as the seven events that will take place at the 2012 WSOP Europe later this year.

Here is a look at the 10 events he has made the money in so far:

* Event #5 $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem

* Event #6 $5,000 NLHE Mixed Max

* Event #14 $1,500 NLHE Shootout

* Event #30 $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

* Event #33 $1,000 NLHE

* Event #35 $2,500 Mixed Holdem

* Event #37 $2,500 8-Game Mix

* Event #44 $1,000 NLHE

* Event #46 $2,500 NLHE

* Event #50 $5,000 NLHE

Man featured in Locked-Up Abroad going for WSOP gold

If you’ve heard the name Erik Aude before but not in the poker world it’s because the actor/poker-player was featured in a recent episode of the hit cable show Locked-Up Abroad, detailing his time spent in an Afghanistan prison. Aude is among the chip leaders heading into Day 3 of the $5k NLHE event, currently sitting in 4th place on the leader-board with 688,000 chips.

It’s highly unlikely that the pressure of a WSOP tournament will get to him considering his plight from just a few years ago!

One Drop update: Marchese and Mizrachi in, Beal out

The Big One for one Drop tournament got a little bit of an Italian infusion this week as Tom Marchese and Mike Mizrachi both declared they would be playing in the event. Unfortunately the tournament’s entry list only increased by one as ESPN is reporting that banker Andy Beal will be dropping out of the event.

Here is the updated entry list:

1. David Einhorn

2. Anonymous – U.S. venture capitalist

3. Anonymous – European hedge fund manager

4. Anonymous – U.S. hedge fund manager

5. John Morgan — CEO, Winmark Corporation

6. Guy Laliberté

7. Phil Ruffin

8. Cary Katz

9. Paul Newey

10. Richard Yong

11. Arnaud Mimran

12. Frédéric Banjout

13. Bob Bright

14. Paul Phua

15. Roger Teska

16. Eugene Katchalov

17. Jens Kyllönen

18. Jason Mercier

19. David Peat

20. Vivek Rajkumar

21. Andrew Robl

22. Nick Schulman

23. Noah Schwartz

24. Sam Trickett

25. Erik Seidel

26. Bobby Baldwin

27. Tobias Reinkemeier

28. Patrik Antonius

29. Gus Hansen

30. Daniel Negreanu

31. Johnny Chan

32. Tom Dwan

33. Jonathan Duhamel

34. Mike Sexton

35. Phil Ivey

36. Antonio Esfandiari

37. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

38. Tom Marchese

39. Mike Mizrachi

40. Daniel Shak

41. Jean-Robert Bellande

42. Justin Smith

43. Giovanni “Malibu” Guarascio

44. Haralobos Voulgaris

45. MGM Mirage satellite seat

46. Caesars Entertainment seat

47. Caesars Entertainment via June 30 $25,300 satellite at Rio

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