WSOP Event #21/22: Schwartz out, Alvarado shootout

wsop2009_thn.gifToday was not a good day at the office for Team PokerStars Pro Ylon Schwartz. Starting day three of the $3,000 HORSE, he was well placed in chips with 186,000 in the remaining field of 21, and had high hopes of closing in on a WSOP final table so soon after his memorable fourth-place finish in the Main Event last November.

But an early hit at the hands of Matt Hawrilenko - as described here - set him back a chunk of 76,000, a blow from which he never really recovered.


Ylon Schwartz

Now he's on the rail, busting in 18th place for $8,782. His last stand was in Omaha 8 when the board showed 2♥[10h]4♥7♥. Stewart Yancik threw out a bet on the K♥ river and Schwartz called for his last chips showing A♣5♠8♠Q♣, but Yancik had a heart for the flush and a better low hand.

Meanwhile, the second round of the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout has begun, with Team PokerStars Mexico Pro JC Alvarado already in the money from his round one victory.

"I've only played three events so far," he said. "So I am feeling fresh and good for today."


JC Alvarado

A victory in round two would lock up $13,609, which shoots up on the final table to the winner's $313,673. The cards are with him so far - he's had quads and a straight flush - but he's not got action on either.