Brazil is everywhere in the halls of the WSOP Wednesday morning (21). In addition to João Simão and his strong support in Event 44, players from the country also made progress in two other competitions. In Event #47 ($1,500 HORSE), the main figure in Brazilian poker today is Yuri Martins.
The man from the state of Paraná had a strong showing in the combined five-mode tournament and collected 189,500 chips. Event #47 attracted 836 entrants and 260 players managed to chip in to continue. These include Jose Latorraca (114,000), Sergio Braga (48,000), Felipe Mojave (32,500), Renan Bruschi (25,000), Marcelo Valadares (18,500) and Jefferson Emerick (12,000).
The chip leader is Der American Mike Thorpe with 252,500 in chips. The winner will receive $207,688 and the prize pool will start at 126th place with a minimum ITM of $2,406. Play will resume at 5:00pm. and.
Event #47 ($500 Freezeout NLH) was well attended with 5,342 entrants but only 238 stamped their tickets. Alcioni Pollermann has extensive experience at the Brazilian tables and moved up to fifth with 1,690,000 in chips. Six other players from Brazil also qualified for the second day.
They are Patrick Leung (1,180,000), Henry Fisher (840,000), Luis Donelles (800,000), Igor Pinheiro (800,000), Nelson Pass Cole (525,000) and Milton Conca (420,000). Play resumes on Wednesday at 14:00 with blinds 15,000/30,000.