Tue, Aug

The First Bracelet Goes to Medic


On Day 3 of WSOP Event #1, 10,000 USD Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship, ended with Nenad Medic upstaging Andy Bloch. When the day began Nenad had 1,200,000 chips to Bloch’s 2,115,000. As the table narrowed to the last four Bloch had maintained his lead and distance over his competitors.

The standings were Bloch – 3,300,000; Medic – 1,700,000; Mike Sexton – 1,600,000 and Kathy Liebert – 580,000. The tables turned between then and the heads up. Medic was with 4,940,000 chips while Bloch was stuck at 2,100,000. In the head up play it took an hour for Medic to knock out Bloch. Medic plays at Full Tilt Poker and this is Medic’s first bracelet.

Meanwhile in Event #2, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, the field was reduced to 223 players with David Bach in the lead. It was a bad day for many former WSOP champions who bit the dust including the likes of Jerry Yang, Jamie Gold, Berry Johnston and Phil Hellmuth.