WSOP Event #9: PokerStars players still battling

(Updated at bottom)

In this, the most expensive event of the 2006 WSOP so far, Team PokerStars is doing pretty well for itself. While the Greg Raymer and Joe Hachem have been eliminated, PokerStars still has a number of players left in the event. Isabelle Mercier is looking strong and has enough chips that she has to stack them on both sides of her cards. Humberto Brenes was on his way to the door before spiking a two-outer on the river to eliminate Bernard Lee. Jason Strasser and Team PokerStars' newest member, Barry Greenstein are also both still alive.

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Still alive

Photo copyright Rob Gracie -- IMDPI
Raymer, shortly before getting beat by Billy Baxter

Out of the 622 players who started the eveent today, around 180 are left fighting for the $800,000+ first prize. The tournament will still likely run for another few hours tonight. Here's to hoping a few of our players head into tomorrow looking good.


Barry Greenstein and Humberto Brenes have been eliminated. Isabeller Mercier and Jason Strasser are still in the event and looking to make the money.

12:32pm--As we near the bubble, Isabelle Mercier is still alive.