EVENT #21 Day 25/13/97
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY - $3,120,000 PRIZE MONEY TO DATE - $12,259,000
Daily Report
Standings at the end of Day 2
27 remaining
1.Ron "Carolina Express" Stanley - Las Vegas$401,500
2.Stu Ungar - Las Vegas232,000
3.Peter Bao - Las Vegas214,500
4.Tormop Roren - Oslo, Norway190,500
5.Chris Bjorin - London, England152,500
6.Jay Heimowitz - Bethel, NY149,500
7.Mori Eskand - Las Vegas146,500
8.Rod Peate - Long Beach, CA135,500
9.George Gerds - Pleasant Hill, CA131,000
10.Phil Helmuth, Jr. - Palo Alto, CA125,500
11.Billy Baxter - Las Vegas123,500
12.David Roepke - Temple, TX115,500
13.Dewey Weum - Monona, WI104,500
14.Andrew Black - Cantebury, England104,000
15.Bob Walker - Las Vegas92,000
16.Ken Flaton - Henderson, NV88,000
17.Mel Judah - London, England87,000
18.George McKeever - Derry, N. Ireland78,500
19.Marsha Waggoner - Downey, CA72,000
20.Kev Nettles - Denver, CO69,500
21.Doyle Brunson - Las Vegas66,000
22.John Strzemp - Las Vegas57,000
23.Matti Kvoriti - Helsinki, Finland53,000
24."Eskimo" Clark - New Orleans, LA50,000
25.Rupert Housden - Bedford, England33,500
26.Parvis Roudi - Birmingham, England25,500
27.Michael Schichtman - Bethel, NY21,500

1997 Prize Money Breakdown
$1,000,0001st Place
583,0002nd Place
371,0003rd Place
212,0004th Place
161,1205th Place
127,2006th Place
95,4007th Place
63,6008th Place
48,7609th Place
33,92010th - 12th Place
29,68013th - 15th Place
25,44016th - 18th Place
21,20019th - 27th Place

Daily Report
Las Vegas, May 13, 1997. On Day 2 of the Final Event, play continues until there are only 27 players remaining, and that didn't happen until about 2:15 AM of Day 3. Along the way, all of the rec.gamblers bit the dust.

Steve Brecher got himself eliminated early in the session and joined Chris Ferguson's chief sweater, beautiful Cathy Burns, Mark Ferguson and me in the rg cheering section. When play restarted around 8:00 PM after the dinner break, Andy Bloch was up a little on the day to around $60,000 in chips, and Chris was among the leaders, with around $105,000, which was up from only $14,975 when the day began. There were around 60 players remaining at that point.

Andy couldn't get it going and only lasted until around 10:00 PM and Chris' chips kept dwindling until he was eliminated one out of the money in 28th place.

Steve Zolotow, who started the day in 39th place with $26,675 was among the chip leaders with over $100,000 at one point, must have finished somewhere in the 30's, because he was in good shape when I took a food break around midnight with less than 40 remaining, and he was gone when I returned a half hour or so later. I saw one key hand late in the day, where Steve's pocket 4's flopped a set and eliminated an all-in player who had a higher pocket pair.

The most formidible table. reputation wise, included at various times Bobby Baldwin, Doyle Brunson, Phil Helmuth, Berry Johnston and Stu Ungar (in alphabetical order). All but Doyle were there together for several hours and Doyle came later from a broken table. Phil Helmuth finally eliminated Bobby Baldwin when they both got all-in pre-flop in a large pot and Phil's AK suited prospered from an A K X flop to beat Bobby's pocket Q's and send Bobby home. Berry J. got transferred to another table and lasted until about 30th place.

Chris Ferguson showed very poor table selection skills by getting himself transferred to this table shortly after the dinner break.

After Doyle Brunson moved all-in with $60,000 or so late in Day 2, he called "time" on Stu Ungar, and Stu mucked just before his time was up.

Any player may call "time" on another player at any time, and when this happens, a floor person starts a one minute count down, announcing the 15 second increments, and at the conclusion of the one minute, there is a 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, "hand is now dead" further count down.

Marsha Waggoner is the only Lady to make Day 3, and she just barely survived, with 31 players remaining. Her all-in pocket Q's ran into pocket K's and a flopped set, to make a winning club flush on the river.
Best wishes to all-around-nice guy Ron "Carolina Express" Stanley who has a commanding lead going into Day 3. The other half of the "nice team", Ron's wife Rosanne, is a computer person as well as a very good poker player herself.

The Volunteer Story

Early in Day 2, John Esposito was transferred to Andy Bloch's table, and protested my sweating and recording of Andy's hole cards. John E. first phrased his protest on the grounds that Andy was likely to play better than otherwise because of my presence, and the fact that Andy's cards would later be subject to public scrutiny. John maintained that this hurt his (John E.'s) chances because Andy, who was the table chip leader, would thereby be less likely to play questionable hands, which might give John E. a better shot at Andy's chips. He then added that although I was considerate and non-obtrusive, that my presence was a distraction to him. Other people at the table, notably Rod Peate, said that they felt my presence was a distraction also.

Shortly thereafter, my Andy sweating privileges were revoked, and I recorded the rest of the play at Andy's Table from a distance of five or six feet, and without being privy to Andy's hole cards.

My 86ing was very disappointing to Andy and to me. Binion's was most apologetic to both of us, and we accepted the situation gracefully, and I won't analyze the whys and why nots too much, but there are an awful lot of distractions at the WSOP that seem to rank much higher than my sweating of Andy.

Andy had been at the same table as John Esposito during Day 1's play, and John E. had not voiced his concerns then. I do not blame John E. or Rod P., both of whom have reputations for being agitators. They were within their rights, and probably hoped to rattle Andy a little, as a minimum by-product of there complaining. It would have been nice if this situation had been forseen before I was given "Andy sweating" permission.

It was very unfortunate that John E. was eliminated from competition, shortly after lodging his protest.

They did not do an eliminations board again today (as they have in the past), nor did they take names nor do they know in what order today's eliminees finished.
www.wsop.com believes that things were running much better yesterday, and reported that they were getting many hits at their site. Their Email address is JWidman@wizard.com for any complaints, questions, feedback etc.. The site is expected to stay up, with access to all the TV feeds (past present and future), for the foreseeable future.

1997 WSOP Final Table Statistics

#Event# of HandsTotal TimeOver at
1.$ 2,000 Limit Holdem1082:366:46 PM
2.1,500 Limit Razz2024:028:07 PM
3.1,500 Limit Omaha1293:597:07 PM
4.1,500 Limit 7 Stud?3:588:09 PM
5.1,500 Pot Limit Omaha1093:417:49 PM
6.1,500 Limit 7 Stud Hi-Lo1723:087:15 PM
7.2,000 No Limit Holdem873:227:25 PM
8.2,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo1143:287:36 PM
9.2,000 Pot Limit Holdem1313:117:21 PM
10.2,500 Limit 7 Stud1563:127:28 PM
11.2,500 Pot Limit Omaha1133:457:51 PM
12.2,500 Limit 7 Stud Hi-Lo1534:128:18 PM
13.3,000 Limit Holdem1644:268:29 PM
14.3,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo1694:268:30 PM
15.3,000 Pot Limit Holdem972:236:31 PM
16.5,000 No Limit Deuce/Seven?2:411:11 AM
17.3,000 No Limit Holdem1293:387:44 PM
18.5,000 Limit 7 Stud1663:487:55 PM
19.5,000 Limit Holdem
20.1,000 Ladies 7 Stud
21.10,000 Final Event


1.Nevada Stupak2.Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
3.Chuck Thompson4.Ken Flaton
5.Ken Buntjner6.Mo Fathpour
7.Amadeo Parado8.Laurence Clenau
9.Jay Reisler10.Joseph Winston
11.Keith Taylor12.Andre Boyer
13.Kev Nettles14.Tormod Roren
15.Kenneth Davis16.Don Pittman
17.Marko Trapini18.Steve Kim
19.Sam Merchant20.Andrew Black
21.Anthony Guerriero22.George Gerus, Sr.
23.MacDonald Kempf24.Ron "Carolina Express" Stanley
25."Midnight" Pete Haugan26.Jack Fox
27.John Hendrix28.Dave Crunkleton
29.Jim Brown30.Mike Pilkington
31.Martin Comer32.Samir Khoveis
33.Gary Benson34.David Roepke
35.Don Holt36.J. C. Pearson
37.Tommi Han38.Phuc Bao
39.James Harman40.Ken Jacobs
41.Pete Dixon42.Bruce Van Horn
43.Bill Fain44.Myron Rosenbaum
45.Robert Henry Kojfer46.David Rubin
47.Jim Mascher48.Al McCoy
49.Mallie Hoyer50.Angus Hill
51.Herb Potter52.Allen Barker
53.Dr. Max Stern54.Robert Dale Ellis
55.Peter Lameureaux56.Milt Myers
57.Ken Sahek58.Cal Dykes
59.Alex Horowitz60.Thomas Sparks
61.Monte Kouz62.Phil Helmuth
63.Jack Keller64.Patrick Bruel
65.Louis Asmo66.Dan Fairly
67.Jerre Juhl68.John Strzemp
69.Tibor Tolni70.Gustavo Weiss
71.Melissa Hayden72.Paul Ladanyi
73.John Spadavecchia74.Ivin Mladen
75.Tom McEvoy76.Peter Brehm
77.Minh Ly78.Bill Gazes
79.Praviz Roudi80.Humberto Brenes
81.Pascal Perrault82.Joel Chaseman
83.Marsha Waggoner84.Randy Holland
85.Maria Stern86.Tom Jacobs
87.David Ulliot88.Noel Furlong
89.Brad Daugherty90.Phil Brodrick
91.Thomas Chung92.Vic Kramer
93.John Feranjesh94.Billy "Crocodile" Argyros
95.Alan Brodsky96.Jas Perdesi
97.Fred David98.Edward Stevens
99.Charles Wight III100.Michael Davis
101.Marcus Soloweiczyk102.Jim Ward
103.Matt Lefkowitz104.Buddy Bonnecaze
105.Mike Laing106.Robert Eccleston
107.Bruce Korman108.Mickey Appleman
109.Berry Johnston110.Bobby Hof
111.John Galbraith112.John Esposito
113.Thomas Franjesh114.Jason Gray
115.Shulman Berry116.Russ Hamilton
117.D. J. Keas118.Doyle Brunson
119.Bob Veltri120.Gustavo Echeverri
121.Lyle Berman122.T. J. Cloutier
123.Scotty Nguyen124.Adeeb Harb
125.Jay Heimowitz126.Sam Chehab
127.Barbara Laux128.Eli Balas
129.Jamie Ligator130.Dean Potashner
131.Mick Cowley132.Noli Francisco
133.Claud Sigmon134.Jose Rosenkrantz
135.A. Fritz136.Gerry O'Rourke
137.Ralph Levine138.Bill Alexander
139.John Montelepre Sr140.Hertzel Zalewski
141.Freddie Deeb142.Billy Baxter
143.John Heaney144.Hank Karwowski
145.Dave Spanier146.Luis Santoni
147.Clarence Kimbrough148.Gary Haubelt
149.William Woodson150.Tony Bloom
151.Phyllis Meyers152.Jack L. Ward
153.Bob Feduniak154.Marty Wilson
155.Julien Studley156.Howard Goldfarb
157.Men Nguyen158.Peter Vilandos
159.Donny Kerr160.Annie Duke
161.John Bonetti162.Tod Brunson
163.Steve Lott164.Roger Moore
165.Steve Pestal166.George Rodis
167.Aidan Bennett168.Cindy Violette
169.Athena Jordan170.Surinder Sunar
171.Mickey Finn172.An Tran
173.Mathias Ronacher174.Steve Brecher
175.Tex Morgan176.Len Miller
177.Yosh Nakano178.Mark Weitzman
179.David Grey180.Perry Green
181.Jason Lester182.Catherine Brown
183.Tom McCormick184.Gary Martin
185.Dewey Tomko186.Chau Giang
187.Ron McMillan188.David Chiu
189.Danny Dang190.Gloria Tschetschot
191.Mark McCluskey192.Richard Baldwin
193.Tony Lantz194.Chris Bjorin
195.Bob Walker196.Jacques Sollam
197.Farim Bazzi198.Dolph Arnold
199.Ron Huber200.Dan Harrington
201."Miami John" Cernuto202.Kevin Song
203.Eli Elezra204.Thomas Kreilein
205.Sam Korman206.Erik Seidel
207.Kevin Hunt208.Tony Chaskelsod
209.Don Zewn210.Liam Flood
211.Peter Delanos212.Jaeggi Alphons
213.Hamid Dastmalchi214.W. A. Boston Jr
215.Dave Allen216.Carl McKelvey
217.Herman R. Smith218.Fred Brown
219.Billy Thomas220.David Mosley
221.Hilbert Shirey222.Howard Lederer
223.Don Williams224.Al. Crux
225.Don Barton226.Monsour Matloubi
227.Paul Maxfield228.Brent Carter
229.Huck Seed230.Jim Bechtel
231.Steve Zolotow232.Alex Brennes
233.Richard Chase234.Charles Cushieri
235.O'Neil Longson236.Stanley Goldstein
237.Dan O'Dea238.Johnny Chan
239.Paul Rowe240.Glen Marsonette
241.Andy Pantuso242.Brian Meyers
243.Richard Klamian244.Shelby Panoff
245.Roy Flowerday246.Lance Straughn
247.Chip Reese248.Howard Stevens
249.Dr. Phil Earle250.Poggi Cesare
251.Michael McDonough252.John Aglialoro
253.Tong N. Pak254.Bobby Baldwin
255.Hal Kant256.Rod Peate
257.Mel Judah258.Ali Sarkeshik
259.Mark Edwards260.Vince Van Patton
261.Dick Carson262.Roy Thung
263.Pothiptinnakon264.Jimmy Jimmy Cha
265.Andrew Bloch266.Barry Greenstein
267.Dan Heimiller268.Matti Kuortti
269.Tommy Grimes270.Mel Weiner
271.Vince Burgio272.Mike Sexton
273.George McKeever274.Jim Tarr
275.Don Limor276."Eskimo" Clark
277.Dewey Weum278.Larry Sigety
279.Cesar Como280.Buddy Williams
281.Kathy Liebert282.Michael Schichtman
283.Steve Melton284.Keith Sexton
285.Pat Fleming286.Lee Salem
287."Doc" Berry288.Crews Johnston
289.Glenn Cozen290.Mori Eskand
291.Henry Orenstein292.Mark Rose
293.Jeff Lisandro294.Robert Housden
295.Larry Beilfuss296.Ted Forrest
297.Frank Henderson298.Walter Threadgill
299.Tommy Vinus300.Gabe Kaplan
301.Harry Thomas302.John Horn
303.Will Wilkenson304.Bob Stupak
305.Hieu Ma306.Robert Turner
307.Alan Boston308.Stu Ungar
309.Mike Alsadi310.Vasilis Lazarou
311.Victor Schperotti312.Diasimi Maurizio

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