Mon, Jul 8, 4:19am by Kevin Pitstock
Two Australians had solid finishes in event number forty-nine of this year’s World Series of Poker. Most of the preliminary events in the 6-week tournament have ended, as the WSOP Main Event got started on Saturday, July 6th in Paradise, Nevada.
Event #49 at the World Series of Poker this year was a no-limit hold’em freezeout tournament. The entry fee was $1,500, while the prize pool was $3,033,450. 2,247 players entered the field, so finishing in the top 212 players is a difficult feat.
Charles Caris of Brisbane finished in 116th place. Caris collected $3,640 in winnings for his place in the event. This was his first time to finish in the money at a WSOP event.
Timothy Duckworth of Melbourne finished in 212th place. Duckworth won $2,730 by finishing where he did in the event. This was Duckworth’s third money finish in the 44th Annual World Series of Poker. Duckworth’s previous winnings came from an 89th place finish in event #15, which was a H.O.R.S.E. event. He also finished in 96th place in event #53, a no limit holdem event with a $1,500 buy-in. Mr Duckworth won $2,595 and $4,752 respectively.
Timothy Duckworth had an event better tournament last year. He finished in the money four times, in events #21, 33, 56, and 59. All of these were NL holdem events, which netted him over $20,000 in winnings in the 2012 tournament. Duckworth also finished 26th in the 2012/2013 WSOP no limit holdem circuit event held at Caesars Palace in February. This was considered an official WSOP event.
Barny Boatman of Hendon in the United Kingdom won the event. Barny Boatman, the oldest member of the foursome known as the Hendon Mob, won $546,080 for his 1st place finish. Brian O’Donoghue of the United States came in second in the event. Despite a long and storied poker career, this was the first WSOP bracelet Barny Boatman has won. The other three members of the foursome, who made a name for themselves in the 1999 to 2002 UK broadcasts of Late Night Poker, are Joe Beevers, Ross Boatman, and Ram Vaswani.
As the current tournaments are finishing up, the Ladies No Limit Holdem Championship is about to get started. Several Australians women have started off strong in the tournament. It appears Tania McBride, Jackie Glazier, and Leanne Haas could make strong pushes to reach the final table of the event. Once you get to the final table, anything can happen.
As the ladies event plays out, this site will provide Australians with updates about how our ladies are doing. Despite a slow start to the 2013 WSOP, Aussies are beginning to make their presence felt in the later events.
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