Jeffrey Papola Leads WSOP 2011 $1,500 6-handed No-Limit Hold’em

Jeffrey Papola Leads WSOP 2011 No-Limit HoldemAmerican Jeffrey ‘The Six-Max King’ Papola leads the final 15 for this evening’s third day of the $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) event #10 in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

In what was a hectic second day for WSOP event No.10, eliminations arrived swiftly from the off as the money was achieved within half-an-hour of the opening level, when Eric Froelich and Matt Jarvis sharing the dubious honour of bubble boys.

That was a sign of things to come as numerous casualties from the original 1,920 entrants hit the rail throughout the day, although the likes of Argentinian Team PokerStars Pro Jose Ignacio Barbero, Ali Eslami, Bill Chen, Greg Mueller, Grant Hinkle, Peter Jetten, Mark Flowers and Erica Schoenberg did make the money.

However, after 12 hours’ play over two days, it was Papola who emerged as favourite to take the bracelet.

The New York-based player, who won the $5,000 six-handed No-Limit Hold’em event last year after finishing as runner-up in the $2,500 version, sits on 1,088,000 chips, but has second-placed Alexander Wice, on 1,013,000 chips, for company.

Not too far back are George Jalkotzy, on 849,000, Eddie Blumenthal, with 808,000, and Scottish star David Vamplew (698,000).

Final 15 for the WSOP 2011 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (6-max) event:

1. Jeffrey Papola (USA) – 1,088,000
2. Alexander Wice (Canada) – 1,013,000
3. George Jalkotzy (Canada) – 849,000
4. Eddie Blumenthal (USA) – 808,000
5. David Vamplew (UK) – 698,000
6. Ryan Welch (USA) – 682,000
7. Ravi Raghavan (USA) – 592,000
8. Anthony Spinella (USA) – 517,000
9. Efren Garcia (Spain) – 511,000
10. Sean Grover (Canada) – 492,000
11. Darren Wong (USA) – 395,000
12. Joshua Mullen (USA) – 377,000
13. Bryan Colin (USA) – 301,000
14. Geffrey Klein (USA) – 236,000
15. Michael Hauptman (USA) – 139,000