WSOP Event #33: Chad Brown back in contention
After a dodgy period when he dropped down the leaderboard, Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown is right back in the thick of things in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em event.
He's now back up to 1,065,000, putting him second in chips behind Pat Pezzin on 1,200,000. Blinds are now shooting up to 13,000-25,000, meaning those on the shorter stacks, like Matt Glantz on 275,000, need to get a move on.
With eight left, each are now guanranteed a $59,996 payout. The winner gets a bumper $460,836 and the gold bracelet.
Brown's chip building included one pot against Greg Mueller, who called the Team Pro's cut-off raise. The flop came [10s]3♠9♥ and Mueller checked-called Brown. Both checked the 6♠ turn, and Mueller led out on the A♠ river. Brown called, and found his K♣J♠ was good for the flush... and the pot.
Latest chip counts:
Pat Pezzin, 1,200,000
Chad Brown, Team PokerStars Pro, 1,065,000
Daniel Alaei, 875,000
Matt Hawrilenko, 775,000
Greg Mueller, 750,000
Michiel Brummelhuis, 365,000
Soheil Shamseddin, 295,000
Matt Glantz, 275,000
Meanwhile, over on our second final table of the day, Team PokerStars Mexico player Angel Guillen is now sitting nicely in the final seven, already guaranteed $71,182. First-place finisher here gets a $530,449 prize, generated by a total entry of 1,534 players.
Guillen and the other survivors have just returned to battle after a one-hour dinner break.
Chips at the restart are...
Eric Ladny, 2,600,000
Jason Boyes, 1,785,000
Mika Paasonen, 1,525,000
Chris Macneil, 1,200,000
Angel Guillen, Team PokerStars Mexico, 1,050,000
Daniel Makowsky, 500,000
Steve Kohner, 455,000