David Williams Looking To Return To Winning Ways In O8 At WSOP 2014

It's been a long spell without a big result for David Williams
Event 56 winner Mike Kachan

Whilst Daniel Colman was winning $15.3 million in the One Drop tournament, Mike Kachan became the only other bracelet winner on Tuesday, collecting a not inconsiderable $403,483 of his own for winning event 56 ($1,000 NLHE.) In an event in which Matt Salsberg (10th) and Steve Gross (7th) made deep runs, it was Kachan who eventually topped the huge 2,525 field by beating Jeff Blenkarn heads up for by far the biggest win of his career.

Event 58 ($1,500 mixed max NLHE) is down to a final ten players after six and four handed play on day 2, and Jared Jaffee is the big chip leader with 1,583,000 (158 BBs.) He has some tough competition ahead of him though with Mark Herm (927,000) Jeff Gross (550,000) and Mike Watson (388,000) also still in this event. There seems to be something about the mixed max event that Brandon Cantu likes and after an 8th place finish at the WSOP last year and a 2nd at WSOPE in 2012 he is well positioned for another deep run in this tournament with 918,000. Play will continue four handed on day 3 until there are only four players left, after which it will become heads up play.

A second day in event 59 ($3,000 LO8) has seen David Williams hit the front with 20 players returning for the final day of play. Williams (500,000) will be joined on the final day by Matt Glantz (396,000) Jordan Morgan (115,000) and Justin Bonomo (137,000) for whom a win would propel him right back into the player of the year race. Play concludes on Wednesday with $286,976 for the winner.

 The $10,000 stud championship (event 61) got underway on Tuesday, drawing only 102 players but it is a field packed full of experienced players. Paul Volpe, Scott Seiver, Huck Seed and Brian Hastings all failed to make it through the opening day, whilst the following are all through to play day 2:

Ben Yu (chip leader)   126,600

Todd Brunson                91,900

Barry Greenstein           71,000

Phil Hellmuth                 70,200

Matthew Ashton             44,200

There is $268,473 up top for the winner, and we’ll have further updates from this as well as the mixed max and Omaha hi low events in tomorrow’s WSOP update.


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