Brits on the rampage at World Series of Poker (WSOP)
The Roland de Wolfe effect is certainly rubbing off on his compatriots as more Brits are in line for WSOP glory in Las Vegas.
First up, EPT founder John Duthie goes into the final of the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship. In that final, he will be up against law student Leo Wolpert. Wolpert was a professional poker player before heading off to college and had given up the game but decided to ante up here while he was in Nevada for a summer internship. The best-of-three final round starts tomorrow with both sitting on 3,840,000 and the blinds ar 15,000/30,000.
Meanwhile, in the $2500 Pot Limit Omaha event, two more homegrown players go into the final table chip leaders. Hendon Mobster Ross Boatman and BlueSquare pro Jeff Kimber head a tough final nine that also includes WSOPE champion John Juanda, Theo Jorgensen and JC Tran.
The day had started quickly, with 61 players returning for Day 2 and nearly half the field eliminated by the dinner break. Andy Bloch was out on the bubble, busting just out of the money in 46th place. Other notables, like Phil Ivey, Boatman’s fellow Mobster Joe Beevers, Noah Boeken and Eli Elezra departed shortly after.