July 13th – Daily Deal

Topics: WSOP Main Event Update, Poker Hall of Fame Voting and the Aussie Millions Heads-Up Championship.

On today’s Daily Deal, the public vote is open for the two-thousand ten Poker Hall of Fame, the Aussie Millions continues airing on GSN, and we bring you the latest news from the WSOP Main Event.

Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.

Well – Are you ready to vote? Harrah’s and WSOP officials have opened up the process of public voting for the 2010 Poker Hall of Fame. The public will vote on who they think is most deserving and the top ten players will be evaluated by a panel including the sixteen living Poker Hall of Fame members and a similar number of respected members of the media. Poker News Daily’s Dan Cypra was part of the panel last year, and explained that this year he would like to see Tom McEvoy, Erik Seidel, Barry Greenstein, Huck Seed, and Carlos Mortensen inducted. Only two players will be voted this year so head over to wsop.com to vote today.

The Heads-Up Championship at the Aussie Millions aired on GSN on Saturday night. Each match-up was played in a best of three format. Celebrating the Year of Women in Poker, the event featured many female pros, including newly signed PokerStars proVanessa Selbst along with Leo Margets and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Marsha Waggoner. In the finals of the Aussie Millions Heads-Up Championship, Barry Woods faced off against Canadian Kyle McMurphy – and McMurphy took the $69,000 first prize.

The World Series of Poker’s Main Event rolls on and yesterday saw the first time that both fields of play were put together into one room at the same time. Day 3, which saw four levels of play, is now concluded and is led by PokerStars qualifier James Carroll who has just over eight hundred thousand in chips. In the top ten we have Andrew Brown, Johnny Lodden and legendary bracelet winner Johnny Chan.

Players that didn’t survive day three included Phil Laak, Jen Harman, Chris Moneymaker and David Williams. Others that went busto include Kara Scott, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Russo and Erik Seidel. Also, Joe Cada’s run in the Main Event has officially ended as he too busted on Day 3.

The Mizrachi brothers – all FOUR of them – are still in the hunt, with Robert enjoying a healthy stack at just over 342,000. Other players still alive include Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier and Barry Greenstein. You might remember that both Phil Ivey and Doyle Brunson were sent to the rail back on Day 2B.

Today play will resume for Day four which is a huge day for the field as the money bubble will be burst TODAY. Obviously much of the buzz has been around Johnny Chan, but we’ll make sure to give you a complete recap of today’s play on tomorrow’s Daily Deal.

Thanks for joining me on The Daily Deal. Don’t forget to visit PokerNewsDaily.com and be sure to follow us at Twitter.com/PokerNewsDaily for the latest in poker news. This is Sean Gibson, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for another edition of The Daily Deal!

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