Greenstein takes 3rd at WSOP ($99,091), Cody chasing second bracelet
Barry Greenstein last night just missed out on picking up his fourth WSOP bracelet. The American Team PokerStars Pro busted out of Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better in 3rd place for $99,091, coincidentally scoring his third cash of the summer.
Greenstein got it all in with A♠A♣6♣4♥ on a K♣Q♥3♦ flop against Jarred Graham's A♥Q♠7♦3♠, which had flopped two-pair. Greenstein failed to catch up leaving Graham in pole position to win the bracelet and $255,942. Marco Johnson finished runner-up for $158,379.
In the first ever WSOP turbo (Event #34: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em), which featured 30-minute and 40-minute levels, 1,629 players were whittled down to just 35 in one day of play. All of those players are now guaranteed a payout of $6,729 with $278,613 allocated for the win. Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody currently sits in 9th with 190,000, which is good for 47.5 big blinds. He has a genuine shot at picking up his second WSOP bracelet.
Cody, the youngest ever Triple Crown winner, has scored two small cashes at the WSOP but comes in strong from a 5th place finish at the EPT Grand Final (€251,000) and a win in the UKIPT Series 1 event (£19,400). UKIPT player Marc MacDonnell (172,000) and EPT regular Jason Duval (193,000) sit either side of him on the overnight chip counts. Good luck to all three.