| World Series Of Poker
2002 World Championship Report
April 19th - May 24th, 2002
|Jesse May Reports - Day Two - Day Three -
Day Four - The
|20 - 24th
May - $10,000 World Championship Event (No limit
Holdem) - 631 (+2.7%) players. Prizepool $5,931,400 (-3%). 1st prize
$2,000,000 (+33%). 2nd prize $1,100,000. 45 places paid. Two records have gone,
the top prize and the number of players.
|Down to 610 at the first break after 1 level. Amarillo
Slim was one of the first ones out (JJ beaten by AA). After play resumed many
more top names went including TJ Cloutier and Dave Ulliott. This years champion
will be different from last as Carlos Mortenson has also gone.
interest the Hendon Mob all managed to show up at the start but Ian Dobson and
former champion Noel Furlong did not due to health problems. (For Backgammon
players' interest, a formidable set of names played - Jason Lester, Paul
Magriel, Rick Barabino and Eric Seidel.). After the dinner break around 430
At the end of day one 357 players are left. Johnny
Chan and Ram Vaswanni are close to the top. Chip Positions: 1 Alan Boston $65K
2 Julian Gardner (Manchester, Eng) $64K 3 Eskimo Clark $60K 4 Michael Feterl
$59K 5 Glenn Cozen $56K 6 Gilles Hadden $51K 7 Rafael Perry $51K 8 Ram Vaswani
(London) $50K 9 Douglas Booth $49K.
Top inform players Flack 47K and
Phil Ivey 29K and Johnny Chan 40K are very well placed. Ross Boatman has 29K
also but we think Barney is just holding in with a few chips. All four Hendon
boys are still in and Londoner Gary Bush is bottom of the chip list but still
Good news for the Ultimate bet followers who in their freeroll,
Hellmuth actually has some chips, 46K in 14th position. Doyle Brunson played
and gave all his chips to Meng La who now has 42K in 19th position. Last years
runner-up Dewey Tomko is still there in the mid-field.
One Chip Counts
|Jesse May Reports - Day One - Day Three -
Day Four - The
|Into the second level of the days play (each level
being two hours) and we have 274 players from the original 631. Day Two started
with 357. Blinds are at 200/400 with a 50 ante.
The first Hendon Mobster
to leave the room was a rueful Barney Boatman, the only player to cash in both
the last two years. He managed to get all-in in a good sized pot with Aces
against Eights and it had to wait until the River card for the 8 to fall. The
other three are still all alive with Ram on about 50K and Ross at
Young rising star Julian Gardiner is making his way quietly up the
chip stacks with 85K.
U.S stars have had some trouble staying in but
two of top three tournament players in the world, Chan (50K) and Hellmuth, are
both still well situated. Layne Flack, the hottest player is also well
Irish eyes can still hope to see Padraig Parkinson in the
winners enclosure, he's there with 25K as is Alan Betson.
Julian Gardiner from Manchester, England holds the chip
lead at 180K. Pepe Klinger of Austria is second with 150K.
played three levels today, six hours of poker and from a Day Two beginning of
357 they are now down to 184 players. Blinds are 400/800, antes
Well placed are seasoned campaigners Phil Ivey 100K, Chip Reese
110K, Phil Hellmuth 100K, Tnoy D 75K, Alan Betson 75K, Ross Boatman 75K. Also
Joe Beevers 50K, Surinder Sunar 50K.
Struggling is Johnny Chan 25K and
Layne Flack is out.
At the End of Play Day 2
Chip leader is
the young phenom from England, (1) Julian Gardiner with 199,800.
just 131 players left in.
The rest: (2) Chip Reese 176,100, (3) Peppe
Klinger 153,700 (4) Dan Heimiller 149,200, (5) Allan Betson 129,800, (6) Phil
Hellmuth 126,900, (7) Phil Ivey 118,300,
Padraig Parkinson is out. Ram
Vaswani is out with AK vs QQ. Chan is out.
Jesse May's full report
Of Day Two Chip Counts
|Jesse May Reports - Day One - Day Two -
Day Three - Day Four -
|Into the second level of the days play and we have
around 100 players. Chip leader Gardiner is still leading with an improved
stack at the 240K mark. Chip Reese has improved his stack also but not by as
much, Gardiner leads comfortably.
Two levels gone and into level
77 players left and the antes are 400, blinds are 1200/2400. The
5000 chips are in play. Leading now is John Shipley with 290,000. Shipley took
a monster from Phil Ivey after the flop came A-3-x. They both put in over 130K,
Ivey had trip 3s, Shipley A-K. The next two cards were both Aces!!
D has 290K, Meng La 220K. Gardiner now has 160K after losing a large pot with
Kings against the Aces of Denis January.
Habib has 180K, Whitt has 130K,
Alan Betson of Ireland has 140K, Hellmuth has 120K, Reese 100K, Ross Boatman of
London has 100K after making a Full House against Reese's trips. Jack Fox has
After the third level today they on a Dinner break
players left. The main story so far is Phil Hellmuth has gone. They got it all
in, Phil with A-K versus Q-T suited and the flop came A-Q-T. Robert Varconyi
took all the money and now has 220,000 chips. Phil was then left with about 25K
which Ross Boatman busted him for. Ross still has about 100K.
leader remains John Shipley with a very healthy 400,000 chips. Julian Gardiner
has overcome his earlier loss and built back up to 300K. Tony D also has
Three Irishmen still have chip in the remaining 59. Alan Betson
has 50K, Owen Mullin has 200K and Scot Gray has 110K. Its looking good for some
serious Irish celebrations.
Amir Nasseri has 175K, Peppe Klinger 150K,
Michael Feter 200K.
Play will continue after dinner for a further two
levels or down to 45 players. The later looks more likely. Those players will
all be in the money.
After 13 levels we reached 45 players where
All remaining players are in the money, at least $20,000.
7 Europeans still in, they are: (3) John Shipley (Eng) $446,000, (6) Julian
Gardner (Eng) $274,000, (8) Scott Gray (Ire) $236,500, (13) Owen Mullin (IRE)
$154,000, (15) Sigi Stockinger (Aut) $152,500, (18) Martin Deknijff $129,500,
(24) Ross Boatman (Eng) $100,000.
Alan Betson was out before the money
with Jacks vs Aces in 50th place. Vikki Lincoln finished 65th. Chip Reese was
out in 55th when his A 8 of Clubs lost to Ross Boatmans Ace Jack. The
last 45 players made the money when Markus Golser found Jacks in the whole and
shoved his $30,000 in the pot. John Shipley ( $400k under the hood ) called in
a flash when he looked down and found Queens.
chip counts and especially
End Of Day Three Chip Counts
|Jesse May Reports - Day One - Day Two -
Day Three - Day Four -
|Today starts with 45 players
and plays down to the final 9 players
Peter Giordano gone in
45th and gets $20,000 [started with $63K in 35th position]
44th, $20,000 [started with $37K in 41st ]
Daniel M. Heimiller 43rd, $20,000
[$32K in 42nd]
David B. Sklansky 42nd, $20,000 [$9K in 45th]
41st, $20,000 [$64K in 34th]
Brian Haveson 40th, $20,000 [$85K in
First early chip leader goes out
Jason M. Lane 39th, $20,000 [$218K
Douglas R. Booth 38th, $20,000 [$89K in 26th]
The days first level is over
No big chip
movements though Ross Boatman is living gangerously by moving up, then losing
with Queens against Nines and then coming back again. Gardiner has
Hertzel Zalewski 37th, $20,000 [started with 100K in 23rd
Tom Schneider 36th, $30,000 [$27K in 43rd]
Randy Holland 35th,
$30,000 [$68K in 33rd]
Ross Boatman 34th, $30,000 [$100K in 24th] made an
odd call with 8-5 and hit an 8 which he bet but was beaten by 2 players, one
pocket 10s the hitting a Q on the board.
Varkonyi and Tony D leading with near $½m each
Amos 33rd, $30,000 [started with $79K in 31st]
Steve Melton 32nd, $30,000
[$62K in 32nd]
Scott Amos 31st, $30,000 [$79K in 31st]
Rameen Sai 30th,
$30,000 [$102K in 22nd]
Sam Whitt 29th, $30,000
Ray January 28th,
$30,000 [$124K in 19th]
Luan Phu 27th, $30,000 [$81K in 30th]
Wilkinson 26th, $40,000 [$51K in 38th]
Kurt Paseka 25th, $40,000 [$88K in
Gardner, Varkonyi and Shipley leading now
with near $½m each, Scot Gray has 400K and playing great stuff
Ivey has 40K, Wilson 80K, Feter 150K, Sigi has 200K, Fox has 30K, Mullin has
200K, Cronkleton has 250K, Rosenblum 200K, Ko has 250K.
24th, $40,000 [started with $59K in 37th]
Minh Nguyen 23th, $40,000 [$112K
Henry D. Crunkleton 22nd, $40,000 [$139K in 17th]
Going in to todays third level
21st, $40,000 [started with $96K in 25th]
No body out for a while as play
slows to a crawl. Another two to go and we are at the two table situation.
There we will have new re-counts.
Stephen Wilsdon 20th, $40,000 [started
with $50K in 39th]
Michael Feter 19th, $40,000 [$157K in 12th]
There will be a break for sometime then
Level 15 10
minutes at 1000 antes with 4000/8000 blinds then going to
Level 16 2000
antes with 6000/12000 blinds
Sigi Stockinger 18th, $50,000 [started with
$152K in 15th]
David S. Rubin 17th, $50,000 [$143k in 16th] in the same hand
to Rosenblum who has 400K
Bernard Ko 16th, $50,000 [$118K in 20th]
All time money winner Johnny Chan picks up the
Bracelet winners Championship for
bracelet number seven
James Neely 15th,
$60,000 [started with $154K in 14th]
Yoshio Nakano 14th, $60,000 [$21K in
Martin Dekhijff 13th, $60,000 [$129K in 18th]
Owen Mullin 12th,
$70,000 [$$154K in 13th]
Ralph Perry $900K John Shipley $900K Robert
Varkonyi $700K Don Barton $650K Julian Gardner $640K
Level 17 3000 antes
with 8000/16000 blinds
Amir Nasseri 11th, [$168K in 11th]
10th, [$170K in 10th]
Shipley in 1st
Final Table Chip Positions
|Julian Gardner in 7th
Shipley 2,033,000 (7/4)
Russell Rosenblum 927,000 (9/2)
Rob Varkonyi 640,000 (7/1)
Minh Ly 614,000 (6/1)
Scott Gray 545,000 (11/2)
Julian Gardner 394,000 (8/1)
Harley Hall 161,000 (20/1)
Seat allocations and Prize Money -