Gavin Smith Will Try For His First World Series of Poker Bracelet on SaturdayPublished on June 26th, 2010 4:49 pm EST
1. Mike "Quick" Swick Falls Short in $1,500 NLHE event.
Who said that mixed martial arts fighters can't play poker?
Mike "Quick" Swick made a very deep run in Event #42 ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em) earlier this week, eventually finishing in 10th place in the event for $34,748.
According to his Twitter feed, Swick was pretty intent on making the final table of the event, but ended up falling just short of his goal. While Swick ended up bubbling the final table, he can't be disappointed about the fact that he outlasted over 2,500 other players in the event.
According to TheHendonMob.com, this was the first "live" tournament cash of Swick's career.
2. Gavin Smith To Try for First World Series of Poker Bracelet on Saturday.
Gavin Smith has put himself in excellent position to take down his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday, as he will enter the final table of Event #44 ($2,500 Mixed Hold'em) as one of the chip leaders.
9 of the original 507 players who registered for this event are still alive after two full days of play. One of those players is Gavin Smith, who managed to finish Day 2 with around 745k in chips. Jarred Solomon, who finished as the Day 2 chip leader, has a slightly larger stack of 748k.
Gavin Smith has done very well during his career as a professional poker player, amassing over $5 million in total live tournament cashes. This includes a World Poker Tour title in 2005 (Mirage Poker Showdown) and a second place finish in the 2008 North American Poker Championship.
Can Smith win his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday, or will he fall short once again?
3. Richard "CHUFTY" Ashby Falls Just Short of His Second World Series of Poker Bracelet of 2010.
Frank Kassela remains the lone multiple bracelet winner of 2010 after Richard "CHUFTY" Ashby fell just short of taking down the $10k HORSE event on Friday night/Saturday morning.
Richard "CHUFTY" Ashby was looking to accomplish the feat on Friday after making the final table of the $10k HORSE event. After many grueling hours of play, Ashby found himself heads up against Ian Gordon for the title.
In the end though, Ian Gordon was able to fend off Ashby and claim the $10k HORSE bracelet.
The end for Ashby came Gordon's pocket Nines managed to hold up against Ashby's Ad-Jd during a round of Hold'em. The board ended up running out 6h-10h-8d-10c-Kd, and Gordon was declared the winner.
Congratulations to Ian Gordon on his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
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