Corkins won Event 30, $2500 No-Limit Hold’em/Six Handed today.
Corkins played deep stack poker perfectly. He was patient when he needed to be and he was aggressive when he had to be. After he won the tournament, Corkins was awarded the WSOP bracelet by Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson himself. A perfect end to pretty perfect day of poker for the Alabama cowboy.
Shannon Shorr and Toto Leonidas are in the last 8 of Event 31, $5000 World Championship Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em.
In Event 32, $2000 Seven-Card Stud, Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer and Jeffrey Lisandro are at the final table. Negreanu is currently in 4th with 9 players left.
Event 33, $1500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Re-buys chip leaders:
- Matt Glantz $137,000
- Brandon Adams $129,000
- Jeff Madsen $115,000
- Humberto Brenes $98,000
- David Williams $96,600
Robert Williamson III admitted he spent over $26,000 on this event. We’ll see if the Omaha specialist makes it back.
With Jewish players Mike Matusow, Eli Elezra and Michael Mizrachi all seated around the same table, the plight of the Jewish poker player became the topic of discussion for a few minutes.
Born in Israel, Elezra pointed out that Matusow is recognized the most for his Jewish heritage because he’s often seen on TV wearing a Chai (a traditional Jewish necklace pendant).
Matusow said he figures one out of every 10 players in the WSOP is Jewish, but he wasn’t wearing the Chai today.
“I stopped wearing it because I got too fat to fit it around my neck,” he said.
I don’t think that 1 in 10 players are jewish. Approximately 0.3% of the world’s population is Jewish and even in America only about 1% of the population is Jewish.
There are a lot of top Jewish players though and out of the poker “superstars” – I would guess that more than 1 in 10 are Jewish. Stu Ungar was Jewish!