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WSOP day 12 roundup: Getzoyan, Boyer win first WSOP bracelets

13 June 2007

Saro Getzoyan won the $5,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em event and Sally Anne Boyer won the $1,000 World Championship Ladies No Limit Hold'em title to claim their first World Series of Poker bracelets Tuesday night.

In other action, Humberto Brenes grinded his way to his third final table of the Series, Greg "Fossilman" Raymer will make his second stud final table of the Series, and Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren headline the final table in a No Limit Hold'em Shootout event.

Getzoyan wins World Championship title
Saro Getzoyan, a software engineer from Lexington, Mass., beat a field of 256 opponents to win the $5,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em event.

Getzoyan has only cashed in one other poker tournament (39th at the 2006 PartyPoker Million V $10,000 Limit Hold'em), according to The Hendon Mob database. And even though Getzoyan won $333,379 for his efforts, he was in a rush to find a flight home so he wouldn't miss work on Wednesday morning.

Runner-up Geoff Sanford won $200,511. William Thorsson, who was 13th in last year's Main Event, was third, while two-time WSOP bracelet winner Thor Hansen finished fourth.

Boyer wins one for the ladies
Sally Anne Boyer also won her first WSOP bracelet, defeating 1,285 opponents to win the $1,000 World Championship Ladies No Limit Hold'em title.

Boyer won $262,077 for first, while Anne Heft took home $166,177 for second.

Vanessa Selbst, the only player at the final table with previous WSOP final table experience, finished eighth.

Brenes makes third final table
Humberto Brenes is on a tear. He already leads the Casino City WSOP Player of the Year race, and he'll add more points to his total tonight when he makes his third final table of this year's Series in Event #19, a $2,500 No Limit Hold'em event.

Brenes, who started the Series tied for 15th with 20 career final tables, will move into a tie for 10th with Jay Heimowitz with his 23rd tonight. He had an impressive run last year with eight cashes and one final table and has finished in the money in at least one event in 18 of the last 21 years. But he hasn't won a bracelet since 1993, when he won two in less than one week.

He'll have a tough task today, as he sits in eighth place with $343,000 chips. Lars Bonding, the runner-up in this event last year, leads the field with $882,000. Devin Porter, who has played at two World Poker Tour final tables, is in second with $819,000. This is his first WSOP final table.

John "The Razor" Phan is in fifth with $445,000.

Negreanu, Lindgren face off in shootout final table
Good friends Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren will be playing against each other at the final table of Event #21, a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout, tonight.

In order to make the final table, players needed to win two 10-player single table tournaments.

Negreanu will be looking for his fourth WSOP bracelet, while Lindgren, who owns two WPT titles, will be looking for his first.

Other notable final table players include Fred Goldberg (a Chris Moneymaker look-alike who finished 10th in the 2006 Main Event) and Thomas Fuller (five cashes in the 2006 WSOP).

Final table action will be broadcast on a one-hour delay on www.worldseriesofpoker.com. It costs $49.95 to subscribe to the WSOP broadcasts.

First place will pay $264,107, while ninth pays $9,828.

Raymer looks for second WSOP title
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, the 2005 Main Event champ, will be looking for his second WSOP title at today's final table of Event #20, a $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better tournament.

Raymer, who already has one final table in a stud event this year, sits in third with $235,000 chips. Steve Graboski, who was 12th in the $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event earlier in the series, is the chip leader with $373,000. Ryan Hughes, who has six career WSOP cashes and is making his first final table, is second with $341,000.

Douglas Carli, making his third career WSOP final table, sits in fifth with $97,000.

The winner of the tournament will claim a $176,358 first-place prize, while eighth place goes home with $13,923.

WSOP day 12 roundup: Getzoyan, Boyer win first WSOP bracelets is republished from CasinoVendors.com.
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Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.