Poker pro John Juanda is a name that poker enthusiasts know well and he made himself popular at the WSOP (World Series Poker). Juanda is making a trip back to his heyday by having a good run into some of the early poker events in the 2010 WSOP.
Juanda's latest gaming run is in Event#19, a 2-7 Draw Lowball World Championship No-Limit event on June 10th, 2010. The buy-in cost for the tournament was $10,000 dollars and 101 players participated in the event.
Juanda is currently in 4th place with 195,000 in total chips. David Baker is the current chip leader with 405,000 in total chips. While Juanda is in a good spot, several other top poker pros remain in the final 21 players. Chad Brown is in 21st place and just ahead of Brown is poker pro Daniel Negreanu. Eric Cloutier, Erik Seidel and Andy Bloch are still in contention.
Jeffrey Lisandro is the most recent player to go home. Although 2-7 Draw Lowball World Championship No-Limit event is where most of the poker players can be found, there are five other poker events that are currently in progress at the Rio casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Event#17, which is a No-Limit Hold'em event with a $5,000 dollars buy-in cost, has six poker players remaining in contention out of 792 players.
Jeff Williams is the current chip leader. 26 players remain in contention in Event#18, a Limit Hold'em event. Jeff Shulman is the current chip leader, with poker pros Shannon Shorr and Matt Grapenthien following Shulman's lead. The event started on June 9th, 2010. This will be a full weekend for the WSOP with new poker events starting up.
On Friday, June 11th, 2010, the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship will begin as well as the Limit Hold'em-Six Handed poker event. Two poker events will also begin on June 12th, 2010, Saturday, with the Better World Championship as the main event.